Myth: A Woman can conceive any time of the month.
Fact: A woman can only conceive only on a few days during her menstrual cycle.
Why Does it Happens?
The eggs and sperm only live for a short period.
- Sperm can live for only five days.
- Eggs can only be fertilized for around 24 hours (one day) after being released from the ovary.
The Eggs and sperm need to come together at the same time for fertilization to happen to create an embryo.
Facts about Ovulation timing
when a mature egg is released from the ovary is called Ovulation. When the egg then moves down the Fallopian tube there it can be fertilized. If sperm is in the Fallopian tube when the egg is released, at that point there is a good chance that the egg will be fertilized, creating an embryo, which can grow into a baby.
Pregnancy is only possible if you have sex during the five days before ovulation or on the day of ovulation. Having sex during this mentioned time gives you the chance of getting pregnant easily.
From 12-24 hours after ovulation, a woman can no longer able to get pregnant during that menstrual cycle because the egg is no longer in the Fallopian tubes.
There is no chance of getting pregnant if you have sex before or after the fertile window (but if you’re not trying to get pregnant, don’t rely on this – contraception is your best option!).
How to know you’re ovulating
Knowing it before when you are going to ovulate can help you plan for sex at the right time and improve your chance of getting pregnant easily. You can keep dates of your menstrual cycles on a chart, in a book, or on a free period-tracker app on your smartphone.
To check out the length of your menstrual cycle, record the first day when you start bleeding (first day of your period). This is day 1. The last day of your cycle is the before day of your next period starts.
These are just only the figures which are calculated as per general menstrual cycle.