Ovulation is one of the several most important factors in a woman’s reproductive system that makes a pregnancy and eventually childbirth possible. Ovulation is the process of releasing an egg every month after a girl reaches puberty. This means the woman is fertile and can become pregnant if a healthy male human sperm is present during ovulation considering other important pregnancy factors are conducive as well.
Therefore, if you are considering or planning a pregnancy then you can take advantage of the ovulation phase to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Increase Chances of Getting Pregnant During Ovulation
When a teenager girl reaches puberty then every month she goes through the menstrual cycle. This is the process of releasing a mature egg which eventually travels through the fallopian tube to be fertilized by a male sperm. If a male sperm is present then chances of fertilization and therefore a pregnancy taking place are highest. The fertilized egg then travels to the uterus and gets embedded into the thickened uterine lining to further develop into an embryo and finally a developed human baby.
However, if a sperm isn’t present during ovulation then the unfertilized egg eventually reaches the uterus and along with the uterine lining which was prepared for an anticipated pregnancy disintegrates to be eliminated as menstruation blood and tissues.
Once ovulation takes place chances of pregnancy remain highest till 12 hours to 48 hours. If you have regular periods then you can easily calculate your ovulation dates apart from the physical indicators which point that ovulation has begun. However, if you can calculate ovulation then you can take most advantage by having sex four or five days immediatley before ovulation. The sperm remains for four to five days and therefore the moment ovulation occurs a sperm will be ready to fertilize the egg.
How to Track ovulation?
In a regular and normal menstrual cycle of 28 days ovulation usually takes places around the 14th day. Therefore, it is better to have sex from the 10th day till the 16th day at least to increase chances of getting pregnant during ovulation. However, most women may not have an exact 28 day menstrual cycle.
Then the technique is to note the date of your first day bleeding and the date of the next month day one bleeding. Calculate the number of days in between which gives you your menstrual cycle and simply subtract 14 from this number so that you get your ovulation date.
For exact tracking of ovulation and making best use of the time for getting pregnant you may also take additional help of ovulation tracking kits.
Such kits track the change of levels of other factors that change in the body during or just prior to ovulation like hormonal changes. You should begin checking from the 8th or 9th day so that the moment there is a change in level possibly on the 10th or 11th day signaling ovulation you can make best use of it by beginning to have sex till the 16th day.
Basal Body Temperature
Tracking the difference of basal body temperature may also indicate that you are ovulating but this only indicates after the ovulation has begun and not prior to it.
There are other kits and tests available for tracking ovulation like saliva testing and wrist watches. Take proper guidance from your doctor to use safe methods in the correct ways to track ovulation properly.