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The Following is a collection of Frequent Asked Question on couple's fertility and conception. If you are new to TTC the answers to these questions will lead you in the right direction. Please, take the time to read through them as they contain a great deal of information that anyone can use while trying to get pregnant.

Help Getting Pregnant FAQ

When Is The Best Time Of The Month To Conceive?

During your monthly cycle you will have a window of opportunity to get pregnant that is really very small. The best time to have sex in order to get pregnant is just before the egg is released by your ovary. The egg survives for only approximately 24 hours. You should not have sex when you ovulate but just before. 

How Do I Calculate Ovulating?

You can use this online ovulation calculator. Ovulation takes place 14 days before you have your menstrual cycle. So, your menses are 28 days long ovulation takes place approximately on day 14, but if your cycle is 29 days long you most likely ovulate around day 15.

Your ovulation day is calculated by subtracting the length of your luteal phase from the length of your menstrual cycle. A standard luteal phase is about 14 days long.

How Do I Calculate My Luteal Phase?

To calculate your luteal phase you need to chart your cycle for a few months to know for sure how long your luteal phase really is. Do not assume that you have a standard luteal phase of 14 days, because you will be sorely mistaken. Most women don't.

To calculate your luteal phase count the number of days between ovulation (the day after ovulation) and your period (the day before your next period).

In order to get pregnant you need to have a luteal phase of about 10 days in length to allow embryo implantation and prevent miscarriage.

What Is Luteal Phase Defect?

Luteal Phase defect occurs in women who have a shot luteal phase. Most doctors agree that a luteal phase less than 12 days in length can pose a problem because the embryo may not have enough time to implant itself in the lining of the uterus after fertilization.

What's Delayed Ovulation?

Delayed ovulation is often associated with long menstrual cycles, stress, medications, breastfeeding, low irregular cycle and polycystic ovaries. Delayed ovulation can indicate poor egg quality and hormonal imbalance.

If you suffer from delayed ovulation, you may have a hard time getting pregnant because you have less ovulatory cycles throughout the year. If you experience occasional longer than normal cycles and are not pregnant, you may have delayed ovulation.

How Do I Calculate My Most Fertile Days?

Your most fertile days can vary depending on your ability to produce fertile cervical mucus. The egg has a very short life, but the male sperm can live up to 5 days in your reproductive tract as long as you have fertile cervical mucus.

This mucus shows up just before ovulation and is under the influence of the hormone estrogen. Its job is to keep sperm alive and healthy while waiting for ovulation. You will know if you have fertile cervical mucus because it looks like raw egg white and is very lubricating, stretchy and slippery.

If you do not have enough fertile mucus, you can help your body increase fertile cervical mucus by taking FertileCM supplement. You are most fertile the day before ovulation.

So make sure to have sex the first day you detect fertile cervical mucus and continue until ovulation is detected. The egg survives about 24 hours, so the sperm has to be ready to fertilize it as soon as it is released.

How Can An Ovulation Predictor Kit Help Me Conceive?

Just before the egg is released (48 hour), your body releases luteinizing hormone (LH), which stimulates ovulation to happen. This LH surge can be detected by using an Ovulation Predictor Kit

Can I Get Pregnant With Irregular Cycles?

A menstrual cycle is considered normal if it 21-35 days long. If your cycle sis longer or shorter than talk to your doctor. There are many reasons why a woman has an irregular cycle. Many women use natural supplements, like FertilAid to help regulate the menstrual cycle.


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