Your Pregnancy Questions, Answered: "When Can Conception Happen During My Menstrual Cycle?
Your Pregnancy Questions, Answered: "When Can Conception Happen During My Menstrual Cycle?

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Your Pregnancy Questions, Answered: "When Can Conception Happen During My Menstrual Cycle?

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Essential Takeaways

  • When it comes to pregnancy and becoming a parent, we know you have questions—lots of questions.
  • In this exclusive video series, health educator, doula, and Loom co-founder Erica Chidi Cohen fields your biggest FAQs, from assembling the right support system to the topic of “natural” birth.

Every woman has a fertility window, which falls during the ovulation phase. Typically, this lasts about 6 days. Fertility Awareness Method (or FAM) is built around this timeline.

But there’s one important caveat: Since ovulation timelines can vary from person to person, it’s worth doubling down on accuracy by measuring your basal body temperature (which fluctuates ever so slightly). As Erica mentions, there are a few great devices and apps that can help (1).

Catch the rest of our pregnancy FAQ here.

References:

  1. D.B. Dunson, D.D. Baird, A.J. Wilcox, C.R. Weinberg, Day-specific probabilities of clinical pregnancy based on two studies with imperfect measures of ovulation, Human Reproduction, Volume 14, Issue 7, July 1999, Pages 1835–1839

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