When Can I Get Pregnant?
There are only six days during any cycle when a woman can get pregnant - the five days leading up to ovulation and the 24 hours after ovulation. This is because sperm can live for up to 5 days in a woman's body, and the ovum lives for only 12-24 hours.
However the key to knowing when to get pregnant, is to know when you ovulate. Figuring out the exact timing of ovulation can be tricky because it does not happen at exactly the same time each cycle.
How Can CycleBeads Help You Know When You Can Get Pregnant?
CycleBeads lets you know when you can get pregnant by identifying 12 potentially fertile days each cycle – Days 8 through 19, where Day 1 is the first day of your period. These 12 days take into account the 6 days when pregnancy is possible as well as the variability in the timing of ovulation from one cycle to the next. Surveys of women using CycleBeads to get pregnant, show that they are highly successful, with more than 80% of women getting pregnant within 6 months and the vast majority achieving pregnancy within the first 3 months of trying to conceive.
How to Plan Pregnancy with CycleBeads?
To use CycleBeads to get pregnant, a couple should have intercourse as often as possible (preferably at least every other day) during the potentially fertile days of a woman’s cycle - days 8 through 19. That’s it. It’s that simple to get pregnant using this method. Using one of the CycleBeads tools can help a woman to track the days of cycle to get pregnant and ensure that her cycles are in range for using this family planning method most effectively.
If a woman is not pregnant within 6 cycles of using this method and has been actively trying, she should talk to her doctor to make sure that there are no health problems that are keeping her from achieving pregnancy.
Are There Ways I Can Determine "More Exactly" What Days I Can Get Get Pregnant?
While it is possible to pinpoint ovulation more exactly, it is a challenging process that requires time and training and the tracking of information such as cervical secretions, basal body temperature and charting throughout the cycle. Some women may also choose to use ovulation prediction kits, but these can be expensive and only indicate a very narrow window of time during which a woman is fertile. Meaning that women using an ovulation prediction kit may miss a number of potentially fertile days.
For women with regular cycles between 26-32 days it is much easier to simply know that you can get pregnant as early as day 8 of your cycle and as late as day 19 of your cycle and on all the days in between. If you have intercourse often during this time, you have an extremely high probability of getting pregnant. Many women using this family planning method find that as they become more familiar with their cycles, they begin to notice fertility signs such as secretions or light cramping which may help them pinpoint ovulation.
You may also be interested in reading a recent article on our blog: Fertility Myth - I Can Get Pregnant Any Day of My Cycle
Want to Get Pregnant Fast?
Studies have shown that women who use CycleBeads to help them plan a pregnancy, are able get pregnant quickly. 80% of women using CycleBeads achieve pregnancy within 6 months of trying and of those women who get pregnant, 40% of them are pregnant within the first month of use.