What is the fertile window?

The interval involving the fertile days of a menstrual cycle is also called fertile windows. This interval begins 5 days before and ends 24 hours after ovulation. Having sexual contacts in these days gives you more chances for pregnancy.

Ovulation is a part of your menstrual cycle. It occurs when an egg is released from your ovary.

When the egg is released, it may or may not be fertilized by sperm. If fertilized, the egg may travel to the uterus and implant to develop into a pregnancy. If left unfertilized, the egg disintegrates and the uterine lining is shed during your period.

Understanding how ovulation happens and when it takes place can help you achieve or prevent pregnancy. It can also help you diagnose certain medical conditions.

Pregnancy is technically possible only if there is sexual contact in one of the 5 days before and on the day of ovulation. But the most probable days are the 3 days preceding the ovulation and the day of ovulation. 12 to 24 hours after ovulation, the fertile window closes, and the woman has almost no pregnancy for that menstrual cycle.

How to Understand When Ovulation Occurs?

Knowing the moment of ovulation would help couples in sexual contact programming at the right time and therefore optimize your chances of getting pregnant. Every female now has it very easy through various apps on smartphone to record menstruation on a chart. The first day of menstruation is always called day 1 of the cycle. The last day of the cycle is the day before the coming of the menstruation.