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Ovulation and The Safe Period

Ovulation and the safe period are the two terms which are so important in a woman’s life. A woman just cannot surpass both these terms in her life. When she needs to get pregnant or she is planning a family with her partner, both these terms/ concept Ovulation and the safe period comes in play.

Well, let us know understand what does both terms Ovulation and safe period /days mean.

Ovulation:

When you wish to get pregnant fast, then you need to know your ovulation period. In Ovulation, a woman’s egg is released from her ovary and gets pushed down via fallopian tube. After this, it gets available to be fertilized by your partner’s sperm, if intercourse will take place.

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It should be noted that the best days for getting pregnant are as follows:

  • Two days before the ovulation
  • Two days after the ovulation

These days are also called unsafe days or the most fertile days (for getting pregnant).

Ovulation generally happens on the 14th day (mid period) of your menstrual cycle. But this will happen if a woman gets regular periods that is she is having the cycle of 28 days. But if her periods are irregular, then ovulation doesn’t happen on the 14th day. So, this means there comes two cases, first being if a woman has regular cycle and second if a woman has irregular cycle.

Let us know understand both cases:

  • If a woman has a regular cycle:If this is a case, then as discussed above ovulation will happen on the 14th day (mid period) of her cycle. Thus, the most fertile days for getting pregnant will be 12th day, 13th day, 14th day, 15th day and 16th day. So, these five days will be the unsafe days or the most fertile days/ range/ period. Thus, for getting pregnant you should try to have an intercourse with your partner in these days. There would be maximum chances of conceiving provide you are not on the contraceptives or your partner is not using condom.
  • If a woman has an irregular cycle: If this is a case, then ovulation period calculation becomes difficult. Firstly, for its calculation you need to know that of how many days your cycle. Once you know this, subtract “14” from the cycle days. Let us understand this by taking a simple example. Let’s suppose a woman has a cycle of 31 days. So, subtract 14 from 31. This comes out to 17. This means ovulation will happen on 17th day. Thus, the most fertile days for getting pregnant will be 15th day, 16th day, 17th day, 18th day and 19th day. Thus, plan to have sex with your partner in these above given days for maximizing the chances of getting pregnant fast.

Also, if you will go to your doctor for taking the advice for getting pregnant fast, he/ she will also suggest the same to keep an attentive track on your ovulation period.

Safe period/ days:

Safe days are the days in which you can’t get pregnant afterwards if intercourse happens. So, if you don’t wish to get pregnant then you need to know your safer days. Now let us understand what will be your safe period to avoid pregnancy.

Once you know your ovulation period and the fertile range/ days, then it becomes very easy to know the safe days in which pregnancy cannot happen. Let’s suppose if your fertile days are 15th day, 16th day, 17th day, 18th day and 19th day. Then leaving all these days, would be the safer period when you can have sex without taking any tension of pregnancy. Well, your calculation sometimes may go wrong, so it is advisable to use contraception methods if you wish to avoid pregnancy.

If you are still getting confused in the calculation of ovulation and safe days, don’t worry. For your help, there are so many calculators available online for tracking the ovulation and your safe days. Many online apps can also be downloaded from your App store having a good rating, thus you can rely on that. You just need to know your cycle days and the duration of menstrual cycle. If you know both, you can track ovulation and safe days every month very easily.