It all starts with ovulation. Your ability to conceive a baby is known as fertility and it is closely linked to ovulation and your ovulation cycle. This all begins when a mature egg is released from your ovary and travels down your fallopian tube. There, the egg meets with the sperm and becomes fertilized.
Ovulation: The Key Moment
Ovulation determines when you are the most likely to get pregnant. To be able to conceive, a woman needs to be in the ovulation phase of the menstrual cycle
The exact date of ovulation cannot always be predicted, however, it is generally said to be on the 14th day of a woman’s cycle but this isn’t always accurate. Women vary in their dates of fertility and even one woman can have different fertility dates from one month to another.
There are ways that you can more accurately determine your date of ovulation and increase your chances of getting pregnant. But, in order to do so, you need to understand your ovulation cycle.
Ovulation Cycle: Identifying the Most Fertile Time
Determining your ovulation date accurately will help you know which days you are most likely to get pregnant. As sperm has a lifespan of four to six days and an egg only 24 hours, your most fertile days are the few days preceding ovulation as well as the day of ovulation.
To increase your chances of getting pregnant, it’s best to be intimate with your husband one to two days before ovulation and again on the day of ovulation. This way, you can make sure that there’s enough supply of sperm waiting for your released egg in the fallopian tube.