Tracking your menstrual cycle is important, if you’re trying to get pregnant. Doing this will help in identifying the most fertile days when you are likely to conceive. In a menstrual cycle, the most fertile days are in the middle of the period, which is called ‘Ovulation period’. However, there is a common fertility myth that a woman is unable to get pregnant if she is on her period. Whereas the fact is that during period, the chances to get pregnant are lower but not zero. Yes, this is true and the reason might be
How does conception can occur even during period?
Typically, a menstrual cycle is 28 days, counting day 1 when a woman’s period get start. Ovulation starts around 14th day of the cycle but it could be from 12, 13, or 14 which is normal. During Ovulation, woman’s ovary releases eggs for fertilization and if a sperm is available in uterus, eggs get fertilize and a woman can conceive.
This generally means that having sex while on period, you are not likely to ovulate until several days later as it typically starts somewhere between 12 to 14 days later. But a women who have a shorter menstrual cycle might not have same duration between period and ovulation which might confuse the most fertile days.
Another factor which might let conceiving even during period is that a man’s sperm can live inside a woman’s uterus for up to 72 hours after ejaculation. Having sex toward the end of your period can left your sperm in uterus alive until 3-5 days which increases the chances of becoming pregnant if your ovulation occurs early.
There are variations in the length of menstrual cycle which makes it difficult to find out the most fertile days to conceive. If you’re willing to know your ovulation patterns, you must track the number of days between your periods which count day 1 when your period start and end with your period starts again.
If you are trying to get pregnant, having sexual intercourse during your period will not likely to help you in conceiving unless your period cycle is shorter than 28 days, but there are sleek chances to get pregnant because a woman’s ovulation cycles may vary. In short, we can say that chances of pregnancy is less in the earlier days of your period cycle and it increases in the later days.
If you are trying constantly to become pregnant but have not conceived yet even after a year or with unprotected sex, then you must consult your doctor or fertility experts who can guide you in right direction. Your doctor might get the fertility tests done and can also recommend effective treatment that will give you the joy of parenthood.