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Calm! Before saying whether or not you have trouble getting pregnant, some questions must be answered: you know your fertile period? You have had sex during this period? Menstruate every month on a regular basis? How long have you been trying to conceive? It may seem strange, but it makes much difference.

You have a lot of woman who is trying to get pregnant but do not know your body. Many think that when have sex in the fertile period, the chance of getting pregnant is 100% and are super anxious when they do not get pregnant in the first two or three attempts.

By the way, did you know that excessive anxiety can affect a woman's fertility?

But know that high levels of anxiety and stress can increase cortisol levels (the stress hormone) and bring to the reproductive system disorders. Not to mention that when you are in "neura" to conceive, to fuck with our partner can turn a must, which also ends up not being cool. Relaxation techniques, yoga and meditation can be helpful, but if necessary, seek help from a professional to help control anxiety.

Returning to the body of knowledge of the subject, you know what's fertile period and how to calculate it? This information is essential for those who are planning to have a child. It is fertile phase of the menstrual cycle when a woman is most likely to conceive. Not coincidentally, this period coincides with the time of ovulation, which occurs approximately in the middle of the cycle. As it is not possible, in most cases, to state with certainty the date on which the woman is ovulating, we estimate a period of time when it is more likely to happen. Hence the name of fertile period. For example, in a menstruating woman regularly, every 28 days, the most likely time of ovulation is around the 14th day, counted from the first day of menstruation (and not the last day as most people think).

There are some signs that appear in the woman's body during this phase that may indicate that the woman is in her fertile period: the output of a secretion type "egg white" the vagina and gooey, it is a sign that ovulation is about to happen in the coming days. On the day of ovulation, a woman may also feel a slight pain in the pelvic area and observe the output of a streak of blood, along with the more fluid vaginal discharge. After ovulation observed an increase in temperature of 0.5 ° level of woman's body.

If you want to know more precisely your fertile period is good to use the table, also known as the rhythm method. The table will help to calculate the fertile period and many women use it as a contraceptive method, despite having a high rate of failure and do not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, something that only condoms can do.

How to use the rhythm method:

1 - Write down the length of the last 6-12 menstrual cycles. If you menstruate regularly, it can be assumed that the following cycles will follow the same pattern. Remember that the first day of the cycle is the first day of menstruation.

2 - Calculation of the fertile period: to know the first day of the fertile phase, one must subtract 18 the duration of the shortest cycle; the last day is calculated by subtracting 11 from the length of the longest cycle.


Date of menses the last 6 months: 3/3 31/3 29/4 27/5 28/6 26/7 28/8 26/9

Duration of these cycles in days:

28 29 28 32 28 33 29

Beginning of the fertile period: 28-18 = 10th day

Last day of the fertile period: days 33-11 = 22

In this example, the fertile period is from day 10 of the menstrual cycle until the 22nd day. This is the time with greater chances of pregnancy.

But beware: a greater chance does not mean 100% accuracy! The occurrence of pregnancy in any given month depends on several factors such as the time it happened intercourse, the woman's age, regular cycles and no fertility problems (both male and female). To get an idea, the chance of a couple to get pregnant without any problems with fertility and having sex in the fertile period is approximately 25% each month. After one year of trying, 90% of couples fail to conceive by natural means.

The woman's age is a factor in this calculation because their eggs have a shelf life genetically determined. When older the woman, the less likely to happen pregnancy by natural means.


Up to 25 years: 75%

From 26 to 30 years: 65%

From 31 to 35 years: 50%

From 36 to 40 years: 12%

From 41 to 42: 8%

From 43 to 45: 1%

Source: World Health Organization (WHO)

In addition to the age factor, women who do not have regular cycles, are more likely to be anovulatory, ie fail to ovulate every month. One of the main causes of anovulation is polycystic ovary syndrome, but of thyroid gland dysfunction and other hormonal changes, such as increased prolactin, can also downregulate the menstrual cycle.

So if you are young, menstruating regularly and in principle has no reason not to get pregnant is better relax and wait one year of attempts to then leave for some kind of investigation. On the other hand, if you're past 35, you better run against time and do not expect much. In such cases, it is recommended to seek help from a doctor specializing in infertility after six months of trying unsuccessfully by natural means.

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