All the days of the female cycle can be fertile days to get pregnant, what happens is that their chances are much scarcer compared to those other days when women have an immense greater probability of becoming pregnant: The latter are the so-called fertile days . Read on to find out exactly what those days are.

What are the fertile days to get pregnant?

The truth is that, determine which are fertile days to get pregnant , it depends on the body of every woman and length of their menstrual cycle . If it is a normal menstrual cycle of 28 days, ovulation usually occurs around the 14th day of the cycle.

The most fertile days being the 3 or 4 before and 3 or 4 after the day of ovulation, that is, between the 10th and the 19th day of the cycle. Being one or two days before ovulation and around 24 hours after it, the ideal period to maintain relationships if you want to be a mother.

Ovulation is the most fertile time of the menstrual cycle and represents the fertile days to get pregnant , when the ovary releases an egg that travels through the fallopian tube towards the uterus. This usually happens about 14-15 days before the first day of your period.

The egg does not live longer than 24 hours, but the sperm can wait inside the fallopian tubes for the egg to arrive. On the other hand, if during the period of time in which the ovum is ready to be fertilized, this does not occur, the body realizes that there will be no pregnancy and prepares to eliminate the ovum with menstruation.


Can I tell what are the fertile days to get pregnant?

Some women do notice when they are ovulating because they experience some aches and pains on those days. Such as changes in vaginal discharge, side discomfort or throbbing pain, increased body temperature that you will only notice if you use a thermometer to measure your basal body temperature on those days.

This occurs because when an egg is released, the production of the hormone progesterone is stimulated, hence the body temperature rises and this forms the stage of the fertile days to get pregnant.

A good option is to record the basal temperature for a few months to be able to predict the ovulation date. To do this you must take your temperature in the morning, before getting up. You can refer to the calculator to measure ovulation days.

Keep in mind that there are external factors that will affect your fertile days to get pregnant because our body faces stress , nerves, problems, dislikes … that can affect a woman’s period by advancing or delaying it and acting in this way on the days fertile that can vary from one month to another .

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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