If you want to get pregnant, having unprotected sex is, in most cases, enough, isn’t it? For every couple that is not so simple, so they get frustrated. In order to avoid this you can follow some of the signs that your body shows to you. On this way, you will know when you are ovulating more and can try again to get pregnant.
Calculate them right
The first thing that you can do is to follow the calendar. The menstrual cycle for most women is twenty-eight days. Women who have regular period, generally, ovulate around the fourteenth day. If the cycle is shorter or longer than twenty-eight days, the ovulation won’t probably happen around the fourteenth day. In that case, simply, exclude fourteen to sixteen days from the beginning of your period – that means that if you have thirty-five day cycle, the ovulation will begin on the twenty-first day after the beginning of your period.
Another thing that you can do is to check the cervical secretion. After your period is finished you will notice that the secretion is thick, blurred and sticky. Also, you will notice that is not plentiful. As your fertile days are closer the secretion will be rarer and more plentiful. The rarer secretion allows sperm to easily pass into the uterus. After the ovulation the quantity of the secretion will reduce again and become thicker.
Also you can check the position of the cervix. Before the ovulation, during the first half of your period, the cervix is hard, closed and dry, and is low in the vagina. Shortly before the ovulation, the cervix softens, opens and rises, making it easier to the sperm to make their way to the egg cells. After the ovulation, the cervix is again hard and closed.
The next thing that you can do is to follow your basal temperature. If you want to know your fertile days it is important to measure your basal temperature every day. Normally, one day after the ovulation the temperature increases for around 0.3 to 0.5 Celsius. This happens due to the influence of the female hormone progesterone. The best time for measuring your temperature is in the morning before you get up from your bed. You need to measure it at the same time and with the same thermometer. After every measuring you need to write down the temperature. When you measure higher temperature three times in a row, you will know that you are in your fertile days.
In the end, none of these methods are completely positive but if you combine all these together you can approximately calculate your fertile days.