How to count dangerous days
The female menstrual cycle is regulated by several hormones that control the maturation of the egg, its release from the ovary (ovulation), and the condition of the endometrium. Throughout the cycle, there are days on which conception is most likely. Sometimes situations arise in which it is necessary to determine in which part of the cycle these days come.
You will need
- - notebook;
- - pen;
- - the calendar;
- - thermometer
In order to determine in which part of the cycle you are ovulating, keep a separate notebook in which you will make calculations.
Mark the day of your period on your calendar. This is the first day of the cycle. Calculate how long your cycle is. Ovulation usually occurs two weeks before the end of the cycle.
Often in the antenatal clinic, doctors give out special calendars for recording the menstrual cycle, which are very convenient to work with.
During the cycle, the so-called basal temperature changes. To measure your basal temperature, you will need to take your vaginal or rectal temperature every morning after at least three hours of sleep for 5 minutes. High accuracy thermometers must be used. Record the thermometer readings in a notebook. At the beginning of the cycle, before ovulation, the basal body temperature will be approximately 0.2°C lower than after ovulation. This moment of temperature increase is the period of ovulation.
You can buy ovulation tests in almost every pharmacy. They determine the level of luteinizing hormone in the urine. At the moment when the test shows a positive result, ovulation occurs.
Ultrasound diagnostics helps to determine the day of ovulation most accurately: the doctor performs an ultrasound of the ovaries and tells you after what time ovulation is expected. It is better to come to the reception not at the very beginning of the cycle, but closer to the middle. The disadvantage of this method is, of course, the cost and also the waste of time.
In addition to the above methods, some women are guided by such indicators as a change in the nature of vaginal discharge or ovulatory pain, but these signs are rather blurred, and they should be observed only together with the rest.
So, after you have found out on what days of the cycle ovulation occurs, you can calculate in what period conception is possible. Since spermatozoa can live in the female genital tract for up to 5 days (according to some sources, up to 7), then, accordingly, about 5 days before ovulation, the days favorable for conception begin. This period ends approximately 3 days after ovulation.
Tip 2: How to identify dangerous days
The opportunity to prepare for unpleasant events in life, to know in advance about the dangers that lie in wait, has always been appreciated by people, because it gives a chance not only to mentally prepare for a meeting with troubles, but also to avoid them. No wonder they say: “Forewarned is forearmed.” Since ancient times, people have resorted to astrology to determine dangerous days. How can you determine an unfavorable day with the help of the stars?
In fact, there are a lot of ways to calculate dangerous days. Some of them are more popular and are considered more reliable, some less. Let’s dwell on the generally accepted calculation options. It should be noted right away that if you need to calculate personal dangerous days as accurately as possible — the solution will be the compilation of a natal astrological chart, taking into account all the details of your birth and life stages. Only in this way it will be possible to identify dangerous days for each individual person with high accuracy. It is very problematic to make such a calculation on your own, so it is better to contact a professional astrologer.
However, there are techniques that allow you to identify unfavorable and dangerous days in general, which will surely allow you to avoid unnecessary troubles and stresses with the right approach.
First of all, in astrology, the days of eclipses, both solar and lunar, are considered dangerous. Eclipse days are always the most difficult and fraught with dangerous moments of the year, even if the eclipse is partial — on such a day one should be extremely careful and attentive. You should be prepared for moral discomfort, complications in relationships, as well as very real dangers that you may encounter.
Also very often the lunar calendar is used to calculate dangerous days. The influence of the Moon and the processes taking place on it has already been confirmed both by many years of research experience and scientific justifications.
Based on the lunar calendar, for each lunar day, a forecast is made of the auspiciousness of the day for certain undertakings. Some days of the lunar calendar are simply dangerous, but again in strictly defined areas. The use of the lunar calendar in practice will allow you to avoid many unpleasant and dangerous moments in your life and make it more harmonious.
It is worth noting that the definition of “dangerous” days cannot be considered as a reliable method of contraception, because the menstrual cycle depends on the influence of a large number of factors and may be unstable. According to the experience of a large number of women, there are no absolutely “safe” days, there is a chance of getting pregnant even during menstruation. Therefore, counting the days favorable for conception is appropriate for any problems with conception, but not for preventing it.
There is an opinion that the definition of ovulation plays a role not only in calculating the days on which conception is most likely, but in planning the sex of the child. So, some doctors say that a girl is more likely to conceive if sexual contact was a few days before ovulation, but a boy — if the contact falls right on ovulation.