When Are You Most Fertile?

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The American Pregnancy Association also gives advice for trying to conceive:

  • Based on a 28-day cycle, which is the average length, you are most fertile between days 11 through 21. (Day one is the first day of your period.)
  • For a more precise look at your cycle, note your cycle days on a calendar for a few months and try to determine the length of your cycle. Then subtract 18 from the number of days in your cycle. The number you get should determine the first day of your most fertile time.

Another way to track fertility is by using an ovulation kit. The kit will detect the amount of luteinizing hormone. This hormone is always in your urine, but the amount increases one or two days before ovulation.

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The American Pregnancy Association recommends having sex three days after a positive result from your ovulation kit. While this method is fairly accurate, it can also become costly. So if you're on a budget, your best bet is to just be in tune with your body and chart the signs of ovulation you observe.

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43 comments

  1. christina says:

    good advice for people who are trying and good luck to those whose trying

  2. Angie says:

    Good article… my doc sqid takin prenatals and having sex during the 10th dqy through the 16th day after ur 1st period day, once a day or every other day to have sex.. good luck everyone 🙂

  3. Desiree says:

    lots of good stuff to read.

  4. Gabby akin says:

    my baby name is Topanga kay

  5. Cait says:

    I gave up and am using an ovulation test

    • Megan Klay says:

      I used ovulation tests and basal body temperature along with an app. I liked Fertility Friend best. And then we just tried pretty much every day around the time it said. Good luck!

  6. TaKeisha says:

    I used to be really good about keeping track of my fertile days then after months of not conceiving I just stopped keeping track.

  7. I give a lot of credit to the women that so precisely track their cycle. I always forget to write it down!

  8. maria says:

    After i had my first baby at 25 i got my period for a whole month nonstop and now i havent got my period for over 4months im scared to go see doctor and tell me i wont b able to have any more kids g(

  9. Marilyn says:

    It took me bf and I a year of trying to get pregnant. That was with the use of ovulation tests. We are so happy now!

  10. My doctor helped me map this out

  11. I’m really fertile

  12. JoyRied says:

    We figured this out to know when it was safe to have sex.

  13. Janice says:

    I do not know anyone that went this far out of the way to have a baby!

  14. Melody says:

    Yeah, I’ll be keeping track this next time around–I don’t want another august baby–not that there’s anything wrong with being born in august, but I didn’t care for being big and pregnant in those hot summer months!

  15. RAQUEL says:

    sex is the bomb during ovulation.

  16. best times of my sex life= fertile times! lol

  17. ErinF says:

    Agreed. The kit was relatively inexpensive online, and took the guesswork out of it.

  18. Angela says:

    Good article. Thanks for the info.

  19. Foxin3ss says:

    The kit sounds like the easiest most secure way to go. I 100% agree.

  20. Foxin3ss says:

    Hmmm… Never really thought of that.

  21. Julie says:

    I think if I had to choose I would go with the kit. One time I tried to use a calendar and got no where. We weren’t even trying when I got pregnant.

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