Here are certain myths about when you can get pregnant. Check out –
It is possible to get pregnant at any time of the month?
Yes, it’s true. It is possible to get pregnant at any time of the month. To get pregnant you need to have intercourse on the day leading up to and around when you are ovulating. And after the egg has gone i.e. within 24 to 48 hours of the ovulation you cannot get pregnant until your next menstrual cycle has started.
But again 14 days before your menstrual cycle, there will be ovulation and you will notice it in the forms of body cramps, rise in temperature, cervical mucus, etc. at that time you know you are ovulating and have sex then you can get pregnant.
It’s impossible to get pregnant the first time you have unprotected sex?
It is a kind of a common myth among the people that you cannot get pregnant the first time you had unprotected sex. This is not true at all. There is a possibility that you will get pregnant if you have unprotected sex-even the very first time when you have it.
There are many couples who conceive the first month they will try and there are 75% of the couples who will conceive say within 6 months.
You can only conceive on two days each cycle?
No. The day before and the day when you ovulate is the most fertile time. The Sperm can survive up to 5-6 days. Having sex on such specific days up to the time of ovulation can lead you to conceive. The short menstrual cycle is connected with reduced fertility.
The time of ovulation starts 12 to 14 days before the period, so these are the days when there are high chances of you getting conceived. So, you can try on these days and check out whether you are able to conceive or not. This is how to identify your most fertile days, and know when to conceive.
If you have sex during your periods you can’t get pregnant?
No. There are women who are not able to conceive during their period. For up to 5 days the sperm can survive within the female reproductive system. And this would mean that some people have a chance of becoming pregnant if they have unprotected sex during their periods. So, it is advisable that you don’t take the risk.
Ovulation happens in the middle of the time of your periods i.e. 14 days before your period starts. If you have a shorter menstrual cycle then there are more chances of you becoming pregnant.
Menstrual cycles are always 28 days long and every woman ovulates on day 14?
Yes. A few days before day 14 your estrogen levels will rise up and again it will cause a sharp rise in the level of LH hormone (Luteinizing Hormone) and this will force the mature follicle to burst and it will then release the egg from the ovary, called ovulation on day 14. Ovulation will start 14 days before your period will start and if you have an average menstrual cycle of 28 days, then you ovulate on day 14 and your most fertile days are 12, 13 and 14.
If you forget to start the next pack of contraceptive pills after the 7-day break, you can’t get pregnant?
No. The fact is that you can get pregnant. Contraceptive pills help in reducing the process of ovulation. It prevents you from ovulating. So, if you forget to start the next pack of contraceptive pills and after the 7 days break, there are chances that you can get pregnant. So, why should you take the risk? It’s always better to have the contraceptive pills in time and not break the chain.
I never used a hormonal birth control method, so we should get pregnant as soon as we start trying?
Yes. It is possible for you to get pregnant/conceive within months or two after stopping the hormonal birth control method. You should stop the hormonal birth control one month before contraception.
It is estimated that 15 out of every 100 women who have taken the hormonal birth control pills have become pregnant each year. This also would mean that pregnancy is more likely to happen even after you have stopped the hormonal birth control method.
You can do a Pregnancy test as soon as you have had sex?
For the most accurate result, you should wait for weeks until you have missed your periods. If you don’t want to wait until you have missed your period then you should at least wait for one to two weeks after you have had sex. If you are pregnant your body will need the time to develop the levels of HCG which are detectable. If you make urgency then it may be possible that your HCG levels won’t show up and it would be hard to find out whether you are pregnant or not.
You need to wait several days after you have missed a period before you can do a Clearblue pregnancy test?
No. It is not true. You will have to wait for one to two weeks so that your body can develop the HCG levels. So that when the tests are done it can detectable -that whether you are pregnant or not. But with the Clearblue pregnancy test, you can do the test 5 days before you will your period. For this, you will have to use the Clearblue Digital Pregnancy test. The test results are very accurate.
You’ll get pregnant quickly if you track your temperature?
Yes. As during the period of ovulation one of the signs that you will get is a slight rise in the basal body temperature. If 14 days before your period you get cervical mucus and there is a slight rise in your body temperature i.e. will ½ to 1 degree on the thermometer.
Then you can be sure that you are in your ovulation period and it is active. And that is the correct time for you to have intercourse. This will help you to get pregnant quickly. So, now you can track your body temperature and get pregnant.