For most women getting pregnant is a dream, also for the majority getting pregnant is a process that happens naturally, but more and more are the cases of women who delay in becoming pregnant, in these cases knowing their own body and their fertile period increases the chances to conceive a baby.
The fertile period is the phase of the menstrual cycle in which the woman releases an ovule (ovulation) that is fertilizable, at which time the woman is more likely to become pregnant if there is sexual intercourse.
The fertile period varies from woman to woman, depends on several factors, including the length of the menstrual cycle.
The menstrual cycle is counted from the 1st day of menstruation until the 1st day of the next menstruation. Most women have a 28-day menstrual cycle, but this can vary widely, ranging from 28 days to several months.
In case the menstrual cycle is superior to 40 days it is advisable to use medication to regulate the cycles, you should always consult a specialist doctor.
How to calculate the fertile period?
To be sure of the time of your menstrual cycle you should note and count, for at least 6 months, the days between the first day of your period and the beginning of the next.
The calculation of the fertile period is as follows, for example, in a 28 day cycle: 28-18 = 10 and 28-11 = 17. In this case the fertile period would be between the 10th and 17th day of the menstrual cycle.
Being that the peak is in the middle, on the 14th.
If I do not have the regular cycle, to find its formula should subtract the shortest cycle 18 days, and the longest cycle 11 days. Imagine you had a cycle of 26 days and a cycle of 32 days the formula in this case would be. 26-18 = 12 and 32-11 = 21, her fertile period would be between day 12 and day 21 from the first day of menstruation.
To facilitate this calculation you can find on the internet several calculators of the fertile period.