Plan Pregnancy

Want To Get Pregnant Fast? Know Your Days.

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.


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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 of 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, at least 2-3 days per week, during the potentially fertile days of 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 to track the days of cycle to get pregnant and ensure that cycles are in right range for using this family planning method most effectively.

If not pregnant within 6 cycles of using this method after actively trying, talk with your doctor to make sure that there are no health problems that are causing problems for conception.

Are There Ways I Can Determine "More Exactly" What Days I Can Get Get Pregnant?

While it is possible to estimate 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, which are expensive and only indicate a very narrow window of time during which a woman is fertile. This means that women using an ovulation prediction kit may miss a number of potentially fertile days prior to ovulation.  

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 very high probability of getting pregnant.  It normally takes 1 to 6 cycles to achieve pregnancy when actively targeting fertile days.  Many women using this family planning method find that as they become more familiar with their cycles, they begin to recognize signs associated with fertility, such as secretions or light cramping.  

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.