Becoming pregnant: Tips and questions about ovulation and fertile days
Few women get pregnant the first try. For most, the idea is not so easy. Women ovulate once a month, in the middle of their menstrual cycle. An egg can be seen from one of the ovaries of women and has, since then, with a maximum of 24 hours of fertile life. Outside the so-called fertile days, it is impossible to become pregnant.
Becoming pregnant is not as easy as it sounds. The approximate time to achieve a pregnancy is between six months and one year, although some women manage to do the first try.
The conception is possible only during the so-called woman’s fertile days when ovulation occurs. This occurs when an egg is clear from an ovary, in the middle of the menstrual cycle. The fertilization occurs if a sperm meets an egg in its passage through the fallopian tubes at the time of ovulation.
Is it possible to get pregnant during menstruation?
It is not possible to get pregnant because the egg is not such, but it has degenerated and can not be fertilized during menstruation.
In addition, ongoing bleeding and the hostile environment in the womb hinder the passage of the sperm and the survival of the same.
The reason why a woman who after sexual intercourse coinciding with genital bleeding becomes pregnant is that bleeding is not menstruation. It may be an irregular bleeding that coincides with ovulation, but is not the rule. In Gynecology this case is known as “spoting” or losses.
How long does it take to get pregnant?
The approximate time a pregnancy is between six months and one year, especially the greater are the partners.
Of course it is quite possible and often become pregnant before that time. If even beyond that time you cant got a pregnancy, you should consult with a doctor for tests to rule out any infertility problem or other, both in women as in men.
How to calculate the ovulation date?
To calculate the ovulation is to count 14 days from the first day of your period. On 13 and 15, ie the day before and after ovulation, are ideal for conception to occur. Keep in mind that the fertile life of an egg lasts 12 to 24 hours, while the fertility of the sperm is about 72 hours.
For a regular menstrual cycle of 28 days, ovulation would occur on day 14. However, it is rare to have such regular cycles , and often a few days early or late, depending on the month.
What is the best time to conceive?
Some gynecologists believe that they increase the chances of conceiving if you have sex every other day, when about the time of ovulation and just after it.
For a 28-day menstrual cycle, you would typically ovulate on day 14, which would remain sex on day 13 and day 15.
This is, according to these experts, because the sperm, as has been said, have a lifespan of around 72 hours and during that time continue their path towards their ultimate goal which is the egg.
There are specialists who advise having three days before ovulation, and that is when the cervical mucus becomes more watery texture and transparent and is more suitable for the survival of spermatozoon. Fertilization takes 24 hours or more.
What could hinder conception?
Recent studies have found that if, during the passage of sperm, appear new, occurs for the first invasion and a kind of battle is being waged among new tenants and the old.
All this makes the work of fertilization, but not necessarily prevent it. Keep in mind that in a normal ejaculate sperm involved about 200,000, of which only about 200 are close to the egg and only one (sometimes two) is capable of fertilization. The egg wrapped sperm in a few hairs that prevent the entry of others.