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When to have sex to get pregnant

If you are trying to conceive, you might be aware about the term ovulation. It is THAT time of the month when the females are most fertile. Having sex at this time of the female’s mentrual cycle can lead to pregnancy. Let’s find out what is the best way to check if you are ovulating.

What is ovulation?

Let’s start at the start. When females are born, they have about one to two million eggs in their bodies. After they attain puberty -- that usually happens between the ages of 10 and 15 years – the monthly menstrual cycles begin and continue until menopause around the age of 45-50 years. 

The first day of the menstrual cycle is the first day of the period, and the last day of the menstrual cycle is the day before the next period begins. This span of a menstrual cycle is usually 28 days (but cycles that are regular but shorter or longer than 28 days, say 21 days or 40 days, are also normal). 

Ovulation occurs each month around the mid-point of this menstrual cycle. Ovulation is part of a woman’s menstrual cycle when her body ovulates, meaning the ovaries release an egg (or more than one egg) that’s ready to be let out into the fallopian tubes. It is THAT time of the month when the females are most fertile. Having sex at this time of the female’s mentrual cycle can lead to pregnancy. Let’s find out what is the best way to check if you are ovulating. 

How to know when I’ll ovulate/Symptoms 

  1. Body Temperature: The body undergoes some changes during ovulation. There's a small rise in body temperature after ovulation takes place. This is caused by the increase in the hormone progesterone. 

Mapping the body temperature with a basal thermometer (bought from a medical store) each morning before getting out of bed can help tell if ovulation is around. This method is not too accurate though. For the release of eggs from the ovary, luteinizing hormone or LH hormone is responsible and its levels in the body surge about three days before ovulation happens. 

  1. Cervical mucus method: Cervical mucus is that part of the vaginal discharge that deposits on the crotch of underwear. The main purpose of cervical mucus is to either to prevent things from entering the uterus through the cervix or to provide nourishment and help move the sperm through the cervix into the uterus. It is secreted by glands found in and around the cervix. 

The consistency of the cervical mucus (part of the vaginal discharge) changes consistency through all phases of the menstrual cycle. Cervical mucus  becomes clear, watery, stretchy, and slippery; and is often compared to the texture of raw egg whites, which helps the sperm to move up towards the ovum (female eggs). 

Tracking the texture of this discharge helps knowing when ovulation is happening, and is known as the cervical mucus method.

  1. Ovulation Kits: Just like home pregnancy kits, home testing ovulation kits are available at the pharmacies. These kits check the LH levels in urine and tell the time of ovulation. This is a convenient and highly accurate method, possible by getting an ovulation kit from a medical store. 

However, if you have a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome or disease (PCOS/PCOD), you may get multiple positive results, even if you aren’t ovulating, making the kits useless.

  1. Apps and Websites: There are also apps and websites that track your ovulation by asking for some personal details and dates about the body and its menstrual cycles. Through this, they predict when ovulation is likely to happen for a certain person. Through tracking of the ovulation cycle for a while, one can know around which day of the menstrual cycle their ovulation usually happens, or know their ovulation calendar.

Other symptoms of ovulation: 

Some young women experience changes when they are ovulating like:

  • a brief pain or dull ache felt on one side of the abdomen
  • slight cramping or pain on the left side of pelvis/abdomen
  • an increased desire for sex
  • a bloated abdomen
  • a keener sense of vision, smell, or taste
  • light spotting 
  • breast tenderness 

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Hmmm! Did you consulted a doctor yet? Consult a specialist or a registered doctor. For Pregnancy tips read here: https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/tips If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, "Just Ask” https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Hmmm! Did you consulted a doctor yet? Consult a specialist or a registered doctor. For Pregnancy tips read here: https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/tips If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, "Just Ask” https://lovematters.in/en/forum
No bete- these are not conclusive signs of any sort for pregnancy. Symptoms don’t come so soon anyway. It’s perhaps any other problem- consult a registered doctor. Just relax. If you want to be double sure - do a home test - after 10 days of this act... and then NEVER have sex without a condom. Ok? https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/home-pregnancy-tests-dos-and-donts If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, "Just Ask" . https://lovematters.in/en/forum
maam i gave a blowjob and then masturbated though there was no sexual intercourse involved but i have no idea ki whether i had his ejaculation on my fingers or not please tell me if this can cause pregnancy or not
Relax Ranu bete! Virtually there is no chance of pregnancy in this situation. But if you want to be sure about pregnancy - do a home test - after 10 days of this act... Ok? https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/home-pregnancy-tests-dos-and-donts If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, "Just Ask” https://lovematters.in/en/forum
maam there was no intercourse but there was a touch but i hadnt ejacuated everything was normal but her period has delayed 12 days is there any chances of getting pregnant
Don't be so afraid of it Karan beta, sometimes period are too late because of stress, tension or hormonal changes... already 12 days passed so the best would be to immediately find a doctor. And if you have any doubt about pregnancy- rather virtually seems no chances of it in this situation- do a home pregnancy test and be sure. OK!! https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/home-pregnancy-tests-dos-and-donts If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, "Just Ask” https://lovematters.in/en/forum
My girl friend and I didn't have any intercourse but rubbed our genitals with both of our underwears on. Both of us ejaculated in our respective briefs. She had her period 10-12 days later. Is there any chance of Pregnancy??
No, bete, First there is no chance of pregnancy in this situation and second if your gf is still having periods after unsafe sex, then there are virtually no chances of being pregnant. But just to be on the safe side, it would be wise to take a home pregnancy test. Please use condom next time. https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/safe-sex https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/home-pregnancy-tests-dos-and-donts If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, ‘Just Ask’ https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Manaya puttar please consult a specialist or registered doctor, and it may possible if your menstrual circle is regular. For Pregnancy tips read here: https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/tips https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/pregnancy If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, "Just Ask” https://lovematters.in/en/forum
anonymousxxxxx
Sun, 03/21/2021 - 14:53
maam i had sexual intercourse with my boyfriend but he didnt get his penis inside my vagina but his sperm was out i guess and he rubbed his penis on my vagina while naked and my periods got late its like i am getting down on time from past few months and at the same time. i m very worried..... i dont know if i have symptoms of pregnancy i dont want to get pregnan.. can u pleaset tell if i m pregnant?
Bete at first symptoms don’t come so soon anyway, and second there is no chance of pregnancy in this situation and but just to be on the safe side, it would be wise to take a home pregnancy test. Please use condom next time. https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/safe-sex https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/home-pregnancy-tests-dos-and-donts If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, ‘Just Ask’ https://lovematters.in/en/forum
HAI MAM I ALREADY CONSULT DOOCTOR THEY GAVE TABLTS FOR ME MY PERIOD AM GEETING VERY IRRITATING AND AM FEELING VERY WEAK AND SICK MOSTLY DIZZINESS LIKE LOW BP ......WHATS IS THE REASON BUT I DNT HAVE LOW OR HUGH BP ALSO IS IT SYMPTOMS OF PREGNANCY... PLZ GIVE SUGGESSION FOR ME
Relax Devika puttar!! These are not conclusive signs of any sort for pregnancy. Symptoms don’t come so soon anyway. It’s perhaps fear and nervousness more than anything else. Please consult your registered doctor regularly and follow her/his instructions. If you want to be sure - do a home test: https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/home-pregnancy-tests-dos-and-donts If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, ‘Just Ask’ https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Listen these are not conclusive signs of any sort for pregnancy, and you are still having periods - whether it is light bleeding -Seeming the chances are low, but to assure yourself - do a home pregnancy test. Sometimes trauma upsets our cycle too. and then NEVER have sex without a condom. Ok? https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/home-pregnancy-tests-dos-and-donts If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, ‘Just Ask’ https://lovematters.in/en/forum
I am feeling lower abdomen pain and viginal pain. Yesterday night we had sex. me and my husband. Is there any chances of pregnancy. I am on 18thday.
Bete these are not conclusive signs of any sort for pregnancy. Symptoms don’t come so soon anyway, consult a registered doctor about it. It’s perhaps fear and nervousness more than anything else. If you want to be sure about pregnancy - do a home pregnancy test. https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/home-pregnancy-tests-dos-and-donts If you would like to join in on an elaborate discussion on any topic, feel free to join our discussion board, ‘Just Ask’ https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Hello maam, Me and my wife did sex before 4 day of her periods and her periods exact start after 4 day. but after 2 days of periods, periods stoped and we was worried about pregnancy then we checked pregency test after 9 days from sex. But test was negative.. But still she has weakness and dizziness and also feeling of vomit.. Can you please me in this?
Bete if your wife have still having periods after unsafe sex, then there are virtually no chances of being pregnant and these are not conclusive signs of any sort for pregnancy. Symptoms don’t come so soon anyway - and your report shows negative also. It’s perhaps fear and nervousness more than anything else, consult a registered doctor for weakness, dizziness and feeling of vomit. https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/safe-sex If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, "Just Ask” https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Shiva Kumar
Thu, 04/15/2021 - 19:30
Hi, We are planning to have a baby, we are doing sex every alternative days from 3 months and I don't see any result that she is conceive and some times I feel my Penis is not going full inside and all the time after sex I see sperms are outside, I don't know whether sperms are entered in wife Vagina, can you please suggest, when is the best time to have a sex
Hmmm! Did you consulted a doctor yet? Consult a specialist or a registered doctor soon. For Pregnancy tips read here: https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/tips https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/pregnancy If you would like to join in on an elaborate discussion on any topic, feel free to join our discussion board, ‘Just Ask’ https://lovematters.in/en/forum
i had sex after my periods for 2 days (8th-10th April) but my periods usuaaly start from 25th of the month .last month although it shifted and started from 1st of April to 7th April .is there any chance of getting pregnant i am tensed according to the ovulation .
Shalini bete gradually the chances of pregnancy is very low...but to assure yourself - do a home pregnancy test - after 10 days of this act...and calm yourself down. https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/home-pregnancy-tests-dos-and-donts If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, ‘Just Ask’ https://lovematters.in/en/forum
If you are still having periods after unsafe sex, even unusual, then there are virtually no chances of being pregnant. But just to be on the safe side, it would be wise to take a home pregnancy test. Please use condom next time. https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/unsure-about-being-pregnant/unsafe-sex-missed-period-am-i-pregnant https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/home-pregnancy-tests-dos-and-donts If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, ‘Just Ask’ https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Ruhi bete yadi unsafe sex ke baad bhee periods ho rahe hain toh ismein pregnancy ke chances na ke barabar hai. Phir bhi yadi aap aur safe hona chahtey hain to chemist se liya gaya ek Home pregnancy test kit se test kar leejiye aur sthiti nischit kar leejiye. Kripya aaj ke baad condom ka nirdharit upyog keejiye. https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/unsure-about-being-pregnant/unsafe-sex-missed-period-am-i-pregnant https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/home-pregnancy-tests-dos-and-donts Yadi aap is mudde par humse aur gehri charcha mein judna chahte hain to hamare discussion board “Just Poocho” mein zaroor shamil ho! https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Hello Mam , me and my bf had sex approx one month ago. We didnt use protection but after the sex i used unwanted....and adter taking the pills ..i got periods of 2 days that are not on my menstrual cycle.....its one month now.....i am just feeling a kind of suffocated feeling at night and also i didnt get my periods after that 2 day bleeding ....is this a sign of pregnency?
Paarthi bete these are not conclusive signs of any sort for pregnancy. Symptoms don’t come so soon anyway. It’s perhaps fear and nervousness more than anything else. And Unwanted pills are very trustworthy, so pregnancy chances are not the same after taking it, but if you have any doubts, take a home pregnancy test and make sure of the situation. https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/safe-sex https://lovematters.in/hi/birth-control/types-of-birth-control/emergency-contraception Please use condom next time. If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, ‘Just Ask’ https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Hello Ma'am, I had an intercourse with my partner, where the condom ripped and I had to take pills. That month (after sex) I didn't miss my cycle. But this month I am running late by 20 days. Is there any chances of pregnancy?? I was not intimate lately.
Ayisha bete emergency pills are very trustworthy, so pregnancy chances are not the same after taking it, and it's not surprising for periods to be irregular because of this pills. One more thing is if you are still having periods after unsafe sex, then there are virtually no chances of being pregnant. But just to be on the safe side, it would be wise to take a home pregnancy test. Please use condom next time. https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/unsure-about-being-pregnant/unsafe-sex-missed-period-am-i-pregnant https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/home-pregnancy-tests-dos-and-donts If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, ‘Just Ask’ https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Hi Mam, I had intercourse with my partner on 10th of June with Protection, and after that my periods start from 25th June which is 2 days earlier as I expected. My periods lasts only 2 days and irregular from 2019 December after my gall bladder removal surgery. is there any chance of pregnancy?
Akriti bete that was safe sex, with condom, so, there is not any possibility to get pregnant and also you are still having periods after sex, then there are virtually no chances of being pregnant. But but if your menstrual circle is irregular every month, please again consult a specialist or a registered doctor soon. Read here also: https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/safe-sex https://lovematters.in/hi/birth-control/top-10-facts-about-emergency-contraceptive-pills https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/menstrual-cycle https://lovematters.in/hi/our-bodies/my-periods-are-irregular-what-should-i-do If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, ‘Just Ask’ https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Listen bete Please quickly meet an expert or a registered doctor and see what can happen. You can ask for MTP, get the opinion of a trustworthy doctor in any clinic and don't come to the words of a quack or chemist at all- DOCTOR ONLY https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/unplanned-pregnancy You can also contact fpai clinic, which you will find on its website. https://www.ippf.org/about-us/member-associations/india If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, "Just Ask” https://lovematters.in/en/forum
No bete, it is not possible, for pregnancy, it is important for the male sperm to go into the vagina of the woman and fertilize her ovum. Which can only be done by sexual intercourse. Read here: https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/fertility If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, "Just Ask” https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Hi, We are planning to have a baby, we are doing sex every alternative days from 8 months and I don't see any result that she is conceive and some times I feel my Penis is not going full inside and all the time after sex I see sperms are outside, I don't know whether sperms are entered in wife Vagina, can you please suggest, when is the best time to have a sex
Don't worry! It is important for the male sperm to go into the vagina of the woman and fertilize her ovum, even a drop goes in, there are chance of pregnancy. Did you consulted a doctor yet? Consult a specialist or a registered doctor soon. For Pregnancy tips read here: https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/tips https://lovematters.in/hi/resource/fertility https://lovematters.in/en/our-bodies/ovulation-calendar-how-to-calculate-ovulation If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, "Just Ask” https://lovematters.in/en/forum
Mam, I had my periods from July 11th to 16th and later on 31st of July to August 5th. I am writing this on 31st of august and I haven't had my periods yet. I was sexually active on 14th of august and didn't get my periods yet. I have been experiencing cramps and vomiting. I have increased vaginal discharge which is white gummier thicker texture. Also, my breasts are tender and sore to touch. Please advise if this is due to pregnancy.
Dear these are not conclusive signs of any sort for pregnancy. Symptoms don’t come so soon anyway. But if the sex was unsafe, then chances of pregnancy may be there. To be assure take a home pregnancy test at the earliest. Read here: https://lovematters.in/en/resource/unplanned-pregnancy https://lovematters.in/hi/pregnancy/home-pregnancy-tests-dos-and-donts If you would like to join in on a further discussion on this topic, join our discussion board, "Just Ask” https://lovematters.in/en/forum
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