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fer·tile pe·ri·od

the period in a regularly menstruating woman's cycle, during which conception is most likely.

fertile period

the time in the menstrual cycle during which fertilization may occur. Spermatozoa can survive for 5 days; the ovum lives for 24 hours. Thus the fertile period begins up to 6 days before ovulation and lasts for 1 day afterward. It may be identified by observation of the changes in the quantity and character of the cervical mucus or changes in the basal body temperature, or it may be determined from a calendar record of six or more menstrual cycles, applying the knowledge that ovulation usually occurs 14 days before menstruation.

fer·tile pe·ri·od

(fĕr'til pēr'ē-ŏd)
The period in a regularly menstruating woman's cycle, during which conception is most likely.

fertile period

The time during the menstrual cycle when the ovum can be fertilized.

Patient discussion about fertile period

Q. i just have my period last november 25 and ended on 28.when is my possible fertile and ovulation period please help me identify my fertile and ovulation period

A. If someone knew it, it'd solve the human race many problems with fertility. The problem is that ovulation (and thus, the period of possible fertility) happens 14 days BEFORE the onset of menses, so you know about it only retrospectively.

However there ways such as serial body temperature measuring, along with kits that measures the level of hormones in the urine in order to estimate the time of the coming ovulation, and help in timing intercourse.

You may read more about it here (www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovulation-signs/AN01521 ) but anyway, consulting a doctor (e.g. gynecologist) may be wise.

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