If you’re trying to conceive and increase your chances of getting pregnant, it’s important to understand your menstrual cycle and the timing of ovulation. Ovulation is the process when an egg is released from the ovary and is available for fertilization. Timing intercourse around this period can significantly improve the likelihood of getting pregnant.
According to Healthline, the most favorable time to conceive is during the peak fertility period of your menstrual cycle. This phase, known as the “fertile window,” includes the five days leading up to ovulation and the day of ovulation itself. The highest probability of conception occurs during the two days preceding ovulation and the day of ovulation. Engaging in intercourse on these specific days maximizes your chances of getting pregnant.
Ovulation is the process in which a mature egg is released from the ovary and travels through the fallopian tube toward the uterus. It is during this journey that the male gamete ideally meets and fertilizes the egg. The male gamete can survive in the reproductive tract for approximately five days. Therefore, if your goal is to conceive, it is crucial to have viable male reproductive cell present in your fallopian tubes when ovulation occurs.