How Likely are you to Get Pregnant?
Dr Sahana K P
Basaveshwaranagar, Bengaluru Feb 17, 2017
Timing is everything when you’re looking to conceive. Read on to find out when your chances of making a baby is the highest.
During your periods?
The chances of you getting pregnant during this phase is almost nil. This is because during a cycle that usually lies between 3 to 7 days, around the fourth day, the ovaries begin preparation to release the eggs. So, the chances of a sperm meeting an egg during this phase is close to impossible.
Just after your period?
This is the pre-ovulation time where your fertile phase slowly returns. You will begin to see white discharge that slowly becomes white and creamy, indicating that your ovulation is on its way. However, although you aren’t ovulating, you could get pregnant right after your periods as sperms can survive for 4 to 5 days if trapped in fertile cervical mucus.
Your ovulating prime
This is the time around 14 days before your next period which happens to be the best time where chances are the highest. However, you might already be ovulating by now so it’s best to use ovulation kits and try within 36 hours of the results turning out positive. Around this time you will also observe that your discharge increases in both amount and consistency which is another sign.
This is the final leg of your cycle which lasts anything between 12 to 16 days. Your chances of getting pregnant are very low as the eggs are already released, progesterone levels rise and cervical mucus dries up.
Don’t stress yourself and it isn’t necessary to engage in physical intimacy everyday as trying once in 2 to 3 days also works at the right time. Unless of course it’s not forced and you both are really in the mood in which case trying every day is okay as well.