How to calculate your fertile days to get pregnant | Doctor Akí

If you have ever wondered what are the days of the month where you are fertile, but you do not know how to calculate them, here we will tell you how to find out. And, every woman is a world, so knowing how your menstrual cycle works will help you identify what your fertile days are.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a baby, 👶 Knowing your fertile days will be of great help to you to get pregnant more easily.

How does the menstrual cycle work? 👩🏻‍⚕️

When your cycles are regular it is easier to be able to identify what your fertile days are.

In general, a regular menstrual cycle lasts an average of 28 days, states the Pedrosa Clinic, experts in fertility and women’s health. Although also, cycles between 25 and 35 days are considered normal; that you can calculate from the first day your menstruation appears until the day it reappears.

Everybody menstrual cycles have 3 phases, known as the follicular, ovulatory, and luteal phase, below we will tell you more about each one of them.

Follicular phase 🙎🏻

This phase starts from day one of the menstrual cycle to about day ten or fourteen; and during this period there is an increase in estrogens.

Women have many ovule follicles and during each month we develop approximately 20 units, and It is in this phase that the ovule follicles grow in the ovary.

Additionally, between days one and five approximately menstruation occurs, which lasts between three and seven days.

Fase ovulatoria 🚼

If you wanted to know what your fertile days are, pay close attention to this stage. Between days ten and fourteen of the menstrual cycle, only one of the follicles that was growing in the previous phase will mature. Once the ripening process is over An egg will be released that will be located in the fallopian tubes and that will finally reach the uterus; what is the specific time of ovulation.

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Luteal phase 🔴

This stage cor corresponds to the second half of the menstrual cycle, until the first day of the arrival of menstruation.

After ovulating, the follicle that has matured and that has expelled the ovum becomes the corpus luteum; which is a producer of progesterone. At the same time, the walls of the uterus thicken to accommodate a possible pregnancy, in case the ovum has been fertilized.

In the absence of fertilization, the corpus luteum does not continue to produce progesterone for twelve and sixteen days, this is when the lining of the uterus sheds, which results in what we know as menstruation.

But, and then how do I know what my fertile days are? 📆

Well, your fertile days correspond to the day of ovulation, in addition to the 3 days before and 3 after.

Now We invite you to use this calculator to find out the length of your menstrual cycle, for greater clarity regarding the result you should consult with your trusted doctor.⬇️

Also, you can use this app to carry the control of your menstrual cycle and so that you know approximately what your ovulation days are.


Note that If your cycles are irregular, you will most likely not ovulate every month. therefore, it is not so easy to know what your fertile days are. Therefore, we recommend that you consult your gynecologist or you can make an appointment with a specialist for Doctor Akí.

Lastly, don’t forget that when it comes to sexuality and fertility, on the blog of Doctor Akí We think about you.

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