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fer·tile pe·ri·od

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

The time during the menstrual cycle when the ovum can be fertilized.
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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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It represents the total number of live births per woman, in terms of fertility by age in the observed year, ignoring mortality until the end of the fertile period. To ensure simple reproduction, fertility rates should be at a level of 2.1 children per woman.
This was timed to coincide with the interval between the previous brood fledging and the onset of the females' subsequent fertile period. However, we had a few instances where the nestlings had not yet fledged and the disturbance caused them to fledge prematurely.
The analysis of phenotypic trends of the selection experiment after 7 generations of selection showed a positive trend for phenotypic values of F (6.38 in G10 versus 5.59 eggs in G4 of selected synthetic strain), with correlated response for increasing H (5.73 vs 4.86 ducklings) and maximum duration of the fertile period (7.91 vs 6.84 days), without increasing the embryo mortality rate (0.65 dead embryos in G10 vs 0.73 dead embryos in G4) (Table 2).
However, more women in 2012 than in 1997 incorrectly reported that the fertile period is right after a woman's period has ended (18 percent versus 12 percent) or that there is no specific time during the menstrual cycle when a woman is more likely to become pregnant (34 percent versus 19 percent).
We hypothesize that male 1 and male 2 provided parental care to this brood because both attempted to copulate with the female during her fertile period. During 20032011 breeding seasons, feeding behavior of adults to nestlings has been observed for [greater than or equal to] 25 min every 1-2 days for 409 nests, with no prior observations of cooperative breeding.
To answer these questions they simulated an increased risk of adulterous behaviour in female reed warblers by briefly introducing a caged extra male to 31 reed warbler pairs during the female's fertile period.
OvuSense is a fertility monitor that accurately identifies and predicts a woman's fertile period to help couples trying to conceive.
Looking backward from the fraught politics of Bangladesh today, one is struck by the incredibly fertile period of democratic activity that took place in the 1930s and 1940s.
Egyptian Ala'a Negm says he puts the fertile period down to the change in weather.
* It is necessary to conquer the imbalance in the age structure of the population through an increase of the birth rate, decline in mortality (reducing the mortality with children, reducing the mortality with mothers), conquering the migration processes (reducing the emigration of young people and women in their fertile period);
In nonmonogamous species such as gorillas, males may benefit from killing other males' babies because losing a baby forces the mother to enter her fertile period sooner.