This information will allow you to know exactly how your period is working and when are your most and least fertile days of the month.
Although using dates to prevent or encourage pregnancy is not the most effective method, having this knowledge without confusion will help you make the right decisions when it comes to being intimate with your husband.
Nothing is more beautiful than bringing a baby into this world having desired it and being ready to give it a home, protection and all the love it deserves. And apart from this, having this information will also help you to know your body better and to detect early if something is wrong with your health.
Know your body with these steps and understand your period day by day:
1. Determine the length and regularity of your periods
The ‘normal’ is a period of 28 days. This is counted from the first day of bleeding (not when the brown discharge just begins, but when the actual bleeding begins) of your last period, until the first day of the next.
Periods can last between 23 and 35 days and can be regular (the length and frequency coincide) or irregular (each month is different). When the periods are regular is when it is easier to use this method, otherwise, it is not the most recommended, since ovulation can occur at any time.
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2. Know how the cycle happens
Day 1 to 5
If you are not pregnant, during this stage progesterone and estrogen will be at very low levels, your temperature also drops and your uterus removes all the tissue that it had prepared for a possible pregnancy.
At this time, the chances of you getting pregnant are slim to none.
Day 6 and 7
This is when your brain begins to give the signal that it is time for an egg to begin to mature in one of the two ovaries that will ovulate that month. In general, the ovaries are exchanged month after month.
At this time it is more dangerous for you to have unprotected sex, because sperm can live up to 5 days inside your body.
Estrogen levels increase and your uterus begins to prepare to house the baby, in case there is fertilization.
Cervical discharge changes in appearance. You will notice a higher concentration of water and it won’t be as pasty.
You shouldn’t have unprotected sex at this stage, unless you want to get pregnant.
Cervical discharge is the color of egg white and stretches. This flow is highly fertile and does not fight the sperm, but helps them to reach the egg.
Estrogen is drastically elevated, body temperature rises, and ovulation (the egg is secreted by the ovary) occurs in the next 12 hours.
The now-empty follicle in which the egg was located stimulates the production of estrogen and progesterone so that the body prepares for possible pregnancy.
Your body temperature has been high for three days and is now low. This means that your fertile window is over.
Your cervical discharge begins to stop being transparent to become creamy and opaque again.
Day 21 to 22
The progesterone level rises dramatically.
The tissue of the uterus that was prepared for the possible pregnancy, breaks.
You don’t secrete cervical discharge.
Progesterone levels drop rapidly, flow is more compact, and your period will start if you are not pregnant.
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After the fertility window has closed, which is approximately between day 6 and day 18, the danger of becoming pregnant is almost nil. So if you want to conceive, you should take advantage of the period between day 6 and 16. Know your body, observe the cervical discharge, the regularity and the prolongation of your periods and you can make the decisions without making mistakes.