Knowing a woman’s fertile period is very important, especially for those of you who want to have a baby quickly. But on the contrary, knowing this can also be used as a ‘tactic’ to avoid pregnancy. So, how to find out the fertile period of women?
There are several ways you can do to find out when the fertile period. Two of them are methods that do not require any tools, while the other two use the tools.
4 Ways to Find Out Women’s Fertility
A woman’s fertile period, or ovulation period, is the time at which a mature egg is released and can then be fertilized in your uterus. The chance of getting pregnant will be higher if the sperm of your partner has been in the fallopian tube during the fertile period.
If you and your partner are planning to become pregnant, here are four ways to find out a woman’s fertile period.
Check Cervical Mucus
Measure Basal Body Temperature
Using the Ovulation Prediction Tool
To check a woman’s fertile period using this method, the first thing you should do is find out when you got your period last month or this month. Well, the fertility or ovulation occurs around 12-16 days after the first day of menstruation. So if for example you get your period on March 13, your fertile period is on March 24-28.
Unfortunately this calendar method is not suitable for those of you who have irregular menstrual cycles. This method is also not suitable if your menstrual cycle is less than 26 days, or more than 32 days.
Before ovulation, the vagina will expel more mucus than usual. Mucus which indicates that your body is in a very fertile condition has clear colored characteristics such as egg white, watery and comes out in sufficient amounts.
To use this method, you can begin to notice and record the condition of the mucus that comes out of your sex organs from the day after menstruation ends. At this time, avoid cleaning the vagina with special cleansing soap for female organs because it can affect the mucus of your vagina so that it is difficult to check.
Basal body temperature is the temperature when the body is at rest. However, when the fertile period or when the ovaries release eggs (ovulation), body temperature may experience a slight increase. When ovulating, the temperature may increase less than 0.3 degrees Celsius.
The body is said to have ovulated if for three or more days the temperature remained stable at that number. You will be in a very fertile condition 2-3 days before your basal body temperature rises.
The best way to measure basal body temperature is after waking up in the morning, that is, before you get out of bed. Measure using a thermometer that is specially produced to measure the basal body temperature for more accurate results.
Do this every morning and record the results so you can see patterns and predict your fertile period. However, do not measure your basal body temperature when you are sick with heat because the results will be inaccurate.
For more accurate results, you can find out the fertile period using ovulation predictors. This tool can check whether you are fertile or not by analyzing your urine.
You can get this tool at the nearest pharmacy, without having to have a doctor’s prescription.
For those of you who plan to have children, this fertile period can be used as the right time to have sex. But on the contrary, avoid sexual intercourse in those times if you have not planned to get pregnant or are doing a natural birth control method.
If you still don’t understand how to find out a woman’s fertility, you can consult a doctor to get more information about the fertility and fertility checks.