Nothing in life should be left to chance – especially pregnancy. Planning a pregnancy when the time is right and also avoiding getting pregnant when the time is not conducive are two factors that can be dealt with when you are tuned in with the working of your biological clock.
Planning a pregnancy can be stressful for many couples. By understanding your menstrual pattern and the time of your menstrual fertility, a lot of this unwanted stress can be eased out. Knowing your “safe” period can make sex enjoyable and hassle free during this phase.
Understanding Your Menstrual Cycle
The menstrual cycle is not as complicated as it’s made out to look. Everyone has a different cycle. For general purposes, the menstrual cycle is regarded as a 28-day cycle. However, this varies from one woman to the next and can be anywhere from 24 to 32 days.
The first day of your period is considered as the first day of your menstrual cycle. From now, counting the number of days to the start of your next period, will tell you how long your cycle lasts. Doing this over a few months will give you a rough idea as to how long your menstrual cycles are. Menstrual fertility can be roughly calculated based on your menstrual cycle.
Understanding A Menstrual Cycle And Menstrual Fertility
Somewhere around the eighth day of your menstrual cycle, the pituitary gland releases an excess of estrogen hormone into the bloodstream. This is turn aids in the ripening and the releasing of a ripe egg from the ovary. This is the time you are most fertile and can occur anywhere between day 8 and day 16 of your menstrual cycle.
An egg can survive for 24 hours. If the egg is not fertilized during this time, the hormone levels come plummeting down; the egg disintegrates along with the lining of the uterus. This will be got rid off by your body during your next period.
Changes During Menstrual Fertility
There are several changes that occur within the body during the period of menstrual fertility. There is a production of excess hormones during this period.
An egg is ripened and is released by one of the two ovaries. The lining of the uterus is thickened to enable the egg to attach itself to the lining. The vaginal discharge becomes thicker.
Pregnancy And Menstrual Fertility
In women who have regular periods, it is possible to plan a pregnancy and also avoid one with a fair degree of accuracy. However, this becomes increasingly difficult in women who have regularly irregular, irregularly irregular and irregularly regular periods.
These women can become pregnant at any time in a cycle and therefore should not rely on the menstrual cycle as a guide for planning or avoiding a pregnancy.
Other Factors To Be Considered
It should be also noted that while a pregnancy depends on the menstrual fertility period, other factors to be considered are the lifespan of the sperm and also the motility rate of the sperm. All these factors together should be considered when planning a pregnancy.