The fertile period is the number of days during which there is easier to conceive. So these days can either be used by women who are trying to conceive, to increase your chances, or avoided, for those who do not want to get pregnant.
While it is almost impossible to conceive out of the fertile period, there is a minimal chance of this happening, especially if intercourse occurs before ovulation. After ovulation, pregnancy is much more difficult, since the egg has already been released and has passed the fallopian tubes and can not be fertilized.
The days with increased risk to impregnate the entire cycle is the 3 days before ovulation, including ovulation day, as it is during this period that the mature egg is released from the ovaries and can be fertilized.
When you can get pregnant out of the fertile period
In many cases, the fertile period is considered between 3 days before and 3 days after ovulation and therefore, if a woman has compared these days it is more likely to become pregnant.
However, if any relationship to 5 days before ovulation, fertilization may also be, since the sperm under ideal conditions, can survive for up to 5 days. However, there are several factors that need to happen for that pregnancy begins and hence it is considered that there is a low risk of pregnancy.
In addition, many women do not always ovulate on the same day and, therefore, the fertile days may vary between cycles. So the best tip for those who do not want to get pregnant is to use other forms of prevention in the five days before ovulation and the following 3 days.
For those who are wanting to get pregnant, this is the best time to try to pregnancy, having more frequent sex.
How to know when ovulation occurs
Usually ovulation occurs 14 days before menstruation, which a woman with a regular cycle of 28 days, also corresponds to the 14th day of the cycle after menstruation. However, in women with more or less regular cycle, the ideal is to calculate the day of ovulation 14 days before the expected date of menstruation.
In addition, there are also some symptoms that can arise with ovulation, but can be difficult to identify, such as:
A slight increase of body temperature;
Presence of a small transparent and viscous discharge;
Women who have an irregular cycle are more difficult to know in advance the fertile period and therefore if they are not trying to get pregnant should use other ways to prevent pregnancy as the pill or condoms. Women who take the pill are not ovulating and therefore have no risk of pregnancy.