Getting pregnant isn't always easy, but by knowing the window of time to get pregnant ideas can help make the process much easier. The first step is to understand about ovulation. Basically ovulation is a timed cycle of your body. If you are hoping to become pregnant it is the time when you are most fertile. You can keep track of your periods and trace your ovulation cycle to find out what day it is that you ovulate.
Your cycle starts when the ovary releases an egg that rolls down the chute of the fallopian tube to arrive safely in the uterus to await fertilization. If the egg doesn't get fertilized it will break down and be absorbed by the uterus. And the uterus has an agenda all its own. If the egg doesn't attach itself to the uterus, then it says bye-bye to both the lining and the egg which occurs during your menstruation cycle.
You need to pay attention to your ovulation cycle because this is when you can prevent or become pregnant. This is what is known as your fertile time, your egg has between 12 to 24 hours for the sperm to fertilize it and know that the sperm can live inside your womb for three to five days expanding the window of opportunity for pregnancy. To narrow down your ovulation date is not always an easy task, but with a few tips you can do it.
An ovulation calculator can help you to predict ovulation pinpointing the most fertile time in your cycle by looking at several physiological variables. You are fertile for only a few days during your cycle, and your unfertilized egg has a life-span of only one day, so timing intercourse is key for conceiving. There are three charting methods for fertility calculations.
When will you be most fertile?
About 11 to 18 days before your next period is when you are the most fertile. To make an ovulation calendar you can use the calendar on your computer, cell phone, or the paper one on your desk. Circle the day that your period begins, you should do this for 6 to 12 months to get an accurate picture of the duration of your menstrual cycle. You will need to count the number of days from the first day of bleeding until the day before your next period. Don't guess or assume, you need to be accurate about the length of your cycle, if you are a day or two off that could be the difference between getting pregnant and not.
The next thing that you will need to do is to count the number of days in the shortest cycle of the time that you recorded and subtract 18. Whatever number that you come up with, take it, and start counting that number of days beginning with the first day of your next period and that should be the first day that you are fertile.
So now you have the first day, let's figure out the last day. Subtract 11 from the number days of your longest cycle. On the first day of your next period, take the difference and count that many days forward and mark your calendar because that will be the last day that you will probably be fertile.