6 signs that can indicate the fertile period
It is possible to know when is the fertile period through the days of menstruation and the symptoms that the woman presents at this stage of the month, such as increased vaginal secretion and libido. The fertile period lasts 6 days and takes place every month until menopause, starting 10 to 14 days after the first day of menstruation.
Knowing exactly when is the fertile period is important for those trying to conceive, to know when they should have intimate contact because there is an increased chance of pregnancy. Put your data here and find out what is your most fertile period of the month to get pregnant or prevent pregnancy:
Women who do not wish to become pregnant should choose a contraceptive method, which does not include only the observation of the fertile period. If you are not trying to get pregnant, see which contraceptive method is right for you.
6 common signs of the fertile period
The main symptom of a fertile period is an increase in vaginal discharge, but there are others that arise when the egg is released by the ovary and reaches the fallopian tubes, being ready to be fertilized by the sperm and start the pregnancy. Are they:
1. Transparent vaginal discharge
Transparent vaginal secretion, similar to raw egg white, is the first sign that ovulation and the fertile period are coming and, in this phase, there is a release of a hormone called estradiol, which produces more fluid than usual, as if it were a lubrication mechanism that helps sperm enter the vaginal canal.
In addition to being a sign of a fertile period, when vaginal mucus becomes more fluid and transparent, sperm find it easier to reach the egg, facilitating fertilization.
2. Appearance of pimples
The appearance of pimples is common when the fertile period is near, because in this period the woman's skin tends to get more oily, favoring the appearance of small blackheads and pimples, even after the adolescence period.
3. Slight increase in temperature
The increase in body temperature occurs due to the efforts made by the organism to prepare for fertilization. During this period, the follicles release the eggs, which increase the amount of a hormone called progesterone, which is responsible for increasing the temperature by 0.3 to 0.8ºC, which can be measured with a thermometer upon waking up.
4. Increased libido and appetite
This symptom also occurs due to the increase in hormone levels, making the woman feel more attractive and with more sexual desire.
5. Pain in the lower abdomen
Pain in the lower abdomen, which is pain in the lower belly, more or less at the height of the ovaries, is one of the most frequent symptoms. Some women may experience cramping pains that appear and disappear, which is a concrete indication that they are ovulating.
6. Irritation and emotional instability
The variation in mood is also common in the fertile period, mainly due to the common hormonal changes of the period.
Women who are trying to conceive but have difficulty calculating the fertile period or are unable to identify their symptoms, may choose to have an ovulation test that is purchased at the pharmacy. See how it works and how to do the ovulation test.
Those who have irregular periods can also calculate the fertile period. Watch in the video how to calculate: