Most Fertile Days To Get Pregnant
There is no need to feel frustrated if you do not succeed to get pregnant immediately. In fact, many women realize that it is not that easy to get pregnant when you want to. Having sex around the time of expected ovulation which can be calculated as mentioned above should work but it may be also helpful to watch for signs of ovulation, especially if you are trying to get pregnant for a longer period of time. When you ovulate, your basal body temperature (your body temperature when you wake up in the morning) is slightly higher than normally. However, this method requires daily monitoring of your body temperature over a prolonged period of time in order to be able to determine the pattern that will reveal most fertile days to get pregnant – about 2 to 3 days before your basal body temperature rises. If you would like to try this method, use a thermometer that is specially made for measuring basal body temperature because the changes are too low to be detected by an ordinary thermometer.
Another way to determine when you are ovulating is to keep an eye on your vaginal discharge. Just before your ovary releases an egg, you will notice a colorless and slippery vaginal discharge (it resembles an egg white). You can look for changes in vaginal secretions on the toilet paper after wiping or by checking your vaginal opening with your fingers. If you notice the mentioned changes in vaginal secretions and if you are approaching that 14th day before your expected period, you should definitely have sex now.
If you do not have the patience to learn to recognize the signs of ovulation, you should perhaps consider ovulation prediction kits. They are found in just about every pharmacy and are very reliable. They work by detecting luteinizing hormone the levels of which rise 36 to 12 hours before an ovary releases an egg. All you need to do is follow the instructions, watch for the positive result and have sex as soon as the test gives you a positive result. There is no need to wait those few hours because the sperm survives in the vaginal environment at least 48 hours.
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