What is a Fertile Window?

What is a Fertile Window?

Your fertile window is the 6 days in a menstrual cycle that you have a high chance of conceiving through having sex. It usually includes the day of ovulation and five days leading to ovulation. Once an egg is released into the fallopian tube, it has only up to 24 hours of lifespan. Fortunately, sperm may survive in women’s reproductive system up to 5 days during the fertile window so fertilization can occur. If you are trying to conceive, these are the days you don’t want to miss. The closer to ovulation that the sperm is there, the more likely conceiving could occur. So, sex close to ovulation is the best to make a baby.

Cervical Mucus Changes During Ovulation

Cervical Mucus Changes During Ovulation

Your cervical mucus changes throughout each stage of your menstrual cycle. Mucus changes in consistency, amount, and thickness due to changes in your hormone levels. Many women use changes in cervical mucus to track ovulation. Monitoring these changes is often referred to as the cervical mucus method. If you want to try this method, you’ll need to learn about cervical mucus changes during ovulation. Spotting these changes can help you detect patterns in your cycle. Read on to find essential information about ovulation tracking through cervical mucus changes.

How to Track Your Most Fertile Days

How to Track Your Most Fertile Days

If you’re actively trying to get pregnant, you probably want to do it in the most efficient way possible. Here’s how to separate the outdated information from the most recent scientific findings to determine your most fertile window.