Fertility is the ability to conceive and give birth to a child.
Fertility calendar helps improve your chances of becoming pregnant when actively trying to produce a child.
Fertility calendar is also known as ovulation calendar. It is an effective method to predict the right time for conception or to avoid pregnancy (each month). [Contraceptives to prevent pregnancy]
It also helps predict your future baby’s gender, approximate day of the baby’s birth, your baby’s zodiac sign and next menstrual period.
Your chances of becoming pregnant will be more during ovulation period. However, the most favorable time for fertility is the day of ovulation.
So, identifying your ovulation period can help find the proper fertile days to have sexual activities for conception and to choose the gender of your baby. Also, it helps to avoid sexual activities if you are planning for birth control.
Ovulation is a process of releasing of an egg (ovum) from one of the ovaries.
Ovum (eggs) is the female reproductive cell that is produced in the ovaries, which then passes through the fallopian tubes and (if fertilization takes place) finally enters the uterus where the ovum becomes an embryo and develops into an infant.
If your periods are regular, then ovulation occurs once for every four weeks. It is in the mid of your monthly menstrual period.
After the ovulation, the ovule gets into the uterus through the fallopian tube if fertilization occurs. If not, the ovum will be emitted from the body during your next period.
Remember that the length of your period is between 28-32 days; ovulation takes place between 11-21 days (approximately). If the length is 27-28 days, your ovulation may occur fourteen days before your next period.
It is true that sperm that carries X-chromosomes lasts for longer period and swims very slowly when compared to sperm carrying Y-chromosome.
So, having sex about three days before ovulation increases the chances of conceiving a baby girl and closer to ovulation increases the chances of producing a baby boy.
The fertility calendar is a natural way of birth control because it helps evaluate the unsafe days for sexual intercourse when you decide to stay away from unwanted pregnancy.
Using fertility calendar is very easy. All that it needs is the date of your last period and the length of your menstrual cycle. It is found that nine out of every hundred will become pregnant.
For using the fertility calendar method, first try to note down the length of your each menstrual cycle for the last six months. The length of menstrual cycle is the number of days of your menstrual cycle (from the starting day of your period to the day before your next period begins).
Next, select the longest cycle and the shortest cycle among the six menstrual cycles. Now, subtract eighteen from your shortest menstrual cycle and eleven from your longest menstrual cycle. This helps determine the fertile days of the month or your monthly ovulation period.
Remember that it works effectively only when you have regular menstrual cycles. It is ineffective if you are with irregular cycles.