Ovulation may occur this week, which means that you are going to get pregnant very soon.
Ovulation: Ovulation means that an egg is released from the ovary. Once you ovulate, the egg begins to travel to the fallopian tube to wait for that lucky and hard-working sperm that wins the race against a million others. This doesn’t necessarily occur right in the middle of your cycle. It could happen any time between days 7 and 21 as the normal menstrual cycle varies from 21 to 35 days.
You’re most likely to get pregnant if you have sex within a day or so of your ovulation.
Check the mucus: Since there is a link between cervical mucus and ovulation, you can check your cervical mucus every day so you can start to see the patterns — this helps you to estimate the day you are most likely to ovulate.
What you can do now
For your body to be perfectly ready to conceive Your Child, you can supplement your diet with folic acid. A large body of research has shown that folic acid has health benefits for expecting women and their babies, including reducing the risk of heart defects, gestational diabetes, and preterm labor. If you’re taking some medications, consult your doctor or pharmacist to know whether they are safe to use during pregnancy.
We are trying to be as accurate as possible, but, especially during the first 4 weeks of your child’s life, the medical and scientific community is not quite sure what exactly happens. So, despite great progress in the last 100 years, there are still many unknowns and many mysteries to be discovered.
We, therefore, want to remind you to be mindful of the fact that the information presented might not be accurate or apply to your individual pregnancy or child.
Dr. Wanwadee Sapmee Panyakat (OB-GYN) (20 October 2021)