Spotting During Ovulation – Answers to All Queries!

Do you sometimes notice brown spots on your underwear around the middle of your cycle? Are you concerned about the vaginal bleeding about 2 weeks after your period?  Do you find yourself wondering “Oh, why have I got my period so early?” But does it disappear soon and you have your period 2 weeks later again? Well, you have come to the right place to know about spotting during ovulation.

Let’s explore the menstrual cycle basics especially ovulation first!

Being a woman, you should know the basic events and hormonal changes in your menstrual cycle. This helps you understand any symptoms you might be experiencing like spotting during ovulation and the reason behind it. This can also help you get pregnant or avoid getting pregnant.

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  • Your ovaries contain numerous follicles which are kind of balls of cells with an immature egg inside.
  • The typical menstrual cycle starts on the first day of your period.
  • They say “the menstrual cycle begins in the brain.” The pituitary gland secretes follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH).
  • During the first 7 days, a few follicles begin to grow and secrete estrogen in your blood.
  • Around day 7, all follicles stop growing and degenerate, except for one. This lucky follicle continues to grow and nourish the egg inside it.
  • Around day 12, this follicle secretes very large amounts of estrogen. There is an “estrogen spike.”
  • This estrogen travels in the blood all the way up to your pituitary gland and causes it to secrete luteinizing hormone (LH) in very large amounts. This acute rise in luteinizing hormone is called the “LH surge” and it occurs 36-40 hours after the estrogen spike.
  • Around day 14, the LH surge triggers ovulation. The egg detaches from the inside of the follicle. The follicle bursts open and releases the mature egg.
  • This egg is captured by the fallopian tube. It lives for 12 -24 hours, waiting for the sperm to fertilize it.
  • During the next 14 days of the cycle, the estrogen levels decrease and the progesterone levels increase to prepare the uterus for conception. Your body prepares itself for pregnancy every month!

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If the egg is fertilized by sperm

If fertilization has occurred, the embryo travels to the uterus and implants in the uterine wall 8-10 days later. The follicle continues producing progesterone to maintain pregnancy.

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If the egg is not fertilized

Then it sheds along with your menstrual bleeding because of a decrease in progesterone. And you have your period! It is kind of nature’s way of telling you “Relax! You aren’t pregnant!” You might be thinking, “It could just send us a text to inform us.” Well yeah, life would have been much easier!

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What is spotting during ovulation?

Spotting is any vaginal bleeding that occurs between periods. Your normal menstrual bleeding occurs once every 21 to 35 days. Any bleeding other than your period is spotting! It is also called intermenstrual bleeding. It can occur during ovulation.

When does it occur?

It accompanies ovulation. So it usually occurs on the 14th day of your cycle. But it can vary in different women and can occur anywhere between the 11th and 21st day of your cycle, depending on when ovulation takes place.

How common is spotting during ovulation?

Spotting during ovulation is not very common. 5-13% of women experience vaginal bleeding other than their period. But only less than 5% go through spotting during ovulation.

According to a study that was performed on 259 regularly-menstruating, healthy female volunteers from New York, 4.8% of women experienced mid-cycle bleeding.

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Why does spotting during ovulation occur?

Unfortunately, research has not shown the exact reason for spotting during ovulation. However, it is believed that it is due to the rapid hormonal changes during ovulation. Ovulation is triggered by an acute LH surge which may cause spotting.

There is a shift in the balance between estrogen and progesterone at ovulation. During the initial part of your menstrual cycle, estrogen is the dominant hormone. After ovulation, in the latter half of the cycle, the estrogen level decreases while the progesterone level increases. The hormone changes result in the weakening of the follicle’s surface and create a hole that allows the egg to pass through. Thus, the rupture of the follicle may cause spotting.

It is also possible that the estrogen spike results in spotting during ovulation.

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What does spotting during ovulation look like?

The color of blood depends on the speed of blood. It may be pink to bright red or dark brown in color. It is usually pink due to the cervical fluid that increases during ovulation. The brown-colored spotting indicates the presence of older blood within this period. When this type of blood leaves your body, it appears brown instead of the usual red.

Spotting during ovulation is much lighter than your period. If you are experiencing heavy bleeding, it is less likely to be ovulation spotting.

How long does it last?

It typically lasts for 1-2 days. If it lasts for a long duration, you need to consult a doctor.

Should I use a pad or tampon?

Spotting during ovulation is usually light; much lighter than your period. So you may not need to wear a pad or tampon. A thin panty liner would do. However, use feminine hygiene products according to the amount of bleeding. Wear whatever saves your clothes from staining and makes you feel comfortable.

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Is spotting during ovulation normal?

Well, this is probably what you were looking for! Yes, spotting during ovulation is rare but it is normal. But you have to be sure that it is due to ovulation. Because many other normal and abnormal conditions may cause spotting.

Other than being normal, it can be an advantage!

Ovulation during spotting can in fact be a blessing in disguise if you are trying to conceive. It serves as a fertility indicator. It helps you track the time of ovulation and your fertile window. Because it indicates the time when the egg is released. The egg lives for 12 to 24 hours. However, your fertile window is longer i.e. 5-6 days. This is because the sperm can survive for 3-5 days in the woman’s reproductive system.

This is why your doctor must have advised you to find the day of ovulation, and have more sex on this day, 4-5 days before it, and 1 day after it. Thus to increase your chances of having a baby, it is best to have sex when you notice ovulation spotting and one day after it as well.


  • Even if you do not want to conceive, it is good to know the time of your ovulation to avoid sex during your fertile window.
  • If you do not have spotting during ovulation, there are several other ways to find out the time of ovulation based on other changes in the body at this time, which are discussed later.
  • Spotting during ovulation does not affect your fertility.

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How to identify spotting during ovulation?

You must be able to differentiate spotting during ovulation from other causes of intermenstrual bleeding. These are some hallmarks of spotting during ovulation:

  • Not heavy
  • Occurs once every month
  • Lasts for a couple of days and stops on its own
  • Occurs around ovulation when you can notice other signs of ovulation as well

Also read: Discuss This With Your Partner Before Getting Pregnant

Other signs of ovulation

You must be interested to know the signs of ovulation to find the time of ovulation. This not only helps you get pregnant but also helps you identify whether your spotting is due to ovulation.

Cervical changes

There are changes in the firmness and position of the cervix. The cervical mucus has a raw-egg-white-like consistency as it becomes more stretchy and slippery. The cervical mucus secretions increase.

Changes in Basal Body Temperature

There is a slight decline in basal temperature before ovulation followed by a sharp increase at the time of ovulation. You should chart your body temperature if you are trying to get pregnant.

Pain on one side of the abdomen

There is pain or dull ache on one side of the abdomen, as one of the ovaries is ovulating.

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High levels of LH

These high levels of LH are the basis of ovulatory tests.

Breast tenderness

The hormones released after ovulation cause breast tenderness.

Increased Sexual Desire

Ovulation is characterized by an increased sex drive. Well, nature knows how to get you to have sex at an ideal time for conception.

What might be other reasons for spotting?

You should have an idea of other conditions that might cause intermenstrual bleeding so that you can distinguish spotting during ovulation from other normal and abnormal conditions.

Implantation spotting

Implantation of the egg in the uterine wall may also cause spotting in most women. It is one of the earliest signs of pregnancy and occurs a few days before your next period, unlike ovulation spotting which occurs around mid-cycle. You can also experience headaches, nausea, mood swings, breast tenderness, light cramping, and fatigue during implantation spotting.

Do not confuse it with spotting during ovulation. And go for pregnancy tests. However, implantation spotting is also completely normal and is not a danger for the baby.

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Other conditions that can show spotting are:

  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Menstrual cycles in which ovulation doesn’t take place (especially the ones before menopause)
  • Use of contraceptives
  • Uterine polyps or fibroids
  • Trauma to the vagina
  • Endometriosis in which the uterine tissue grows outside the uterus
  • Medication such as antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, thyroid medication, and blood-thinners
  • Kidney or liver diseases that cause bleeding disorders
  • Infections/ STDs
  • Tumors
  • Stress
  • An underactive thyroid
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease

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Research has shown that dysfunctional uterine bleeding may be an early symptom of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) in adolescents.

When to see a doctor?

Do not worry. If you have light bleeding at the time of ovulation which stops in a couple of days, there is nothing to worry about. It’s probably just spotting during ovulation. However, you must see a doctor if:

  • there is excessive bleeding
  • spotting continues for a long time
  • there are changes in the usual patterns of bleeding
  • you notice period clots
  • you experience very painful bleeding
  • it is accompanied by fever, dizziness, easy bruising or abdominal pain

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The doctor might perform the following tests/ exams to see if the bleeding is normal or not:

  • Pelvic examination
  • Pregnancy test
  • Pap smear
  • Blood or urine test
  • Ultrasound exams

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Spotting during ovulation occurs in less than 5% of women. But it is pretty normal if there is light bleeding around the time of ovulation which stops in a couple of days. It is a fertility indicator for women who are trying to conceive. However, look for signs that may indicate serious conditions that need to be treated. Your best bet is visiting a gynecologist!


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When Do Boobs Stop Growing? – Factors Affecting Breast Development

’When do boobs stop growing?’, is a question that you are guilty of asking yourself, at least once in your life! It definitely is a prime concern for all girls, perhaps from the moment you first start developing breasts.

Breast development is an important aspect of a girl’s growth and development. Your breasts undergo a lot of changes during your lifetime. You may notice a change in your boob size at various points in your life. And with these changes, stem a series of questions.

Well, look no further, as we help you get a better understanding of your body and feminine health.

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Till What Age Do Breasts Grow?

Breasts are dynamic organs. That is, they undergo changes throughout your lifetime, starting from puberty, to pregnancy, then the involution phase in the postpartum period to perimenopause and menopause. These changes correspond to changes in hormone levels.

Breasts first start growing during puberty (discussed below). With the start of breast development figured out, you may wonder, “When do boobs stop growing?’’. Boobs normally complete their primary growth within 1-2 years from when you have your first period.

From then on, breasts undergo changes in size, shape, and even contour till up to 18 years of age.  But this is not a fixed age. In some girls, changes in breast size and shape may even continue in their twenties or thirties.

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What Is Puberty?

You may have come across this word many times. But what is puberty?

Puberty is the period of transitioning from childhood into adulthood. It is that stage in your life when you become mature sexually.  The body produces more of certain hormones that bring about physical, mental, behavioral, and sexual changes.

Puberty in girls mostly occurs around 10-14 years of age, whereas in boys it hits around 12-16 years. Puberty affects girls and boys differently.

The first sign of puberty in girls is thelarche, which is breast development. So how do your boobs develop? Breasts first appear as small bumps under the nipple, known as breast buds. As the growth spurt of puberty continues, breasts which are made of fibrous and fatty tissue, also undergo changes. With both nipples and breast tissue undergoing the transformation.

This whole process is completed in a series of around 5 stages. And voila, at the end of stage 5, breast development is completed.

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What Triggers Boobs to Grow?

“When do boobs stop growing?”. That we figured out was by around 18 years of age. So, with that settled, you may wonder, “What triggers boobs to grow in the first place?”

Breasts are, as termed medically, one of the secondary sexual characteristics in the development of a girl. At the start of puberty, there is an increase in the level of certain hormones, including sex hormones.

These hormones are responsible for mammary growth. But there is an interplay of various other factors. These include genetics, diet and nourishment, as well as exercise, in addition to mental and behavioral factors, and the presence of an underlying medical disorder.

These factors work differently in different individuals. Hence the different bust size and shape.

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Does Pregnancy Affect Boobs?

Breast development first begins when the fetus develops milk ducts and nipples. From then onwards, breasts further develop and enlarge during puberty, as we saw previously. And their initial primary growth is completed as puberty ends.

But you would be wondering, “Does pregnancy affect the boobs?” And yes, it does. Breasts are considered to be truly mature and completed development once you become pregnant and produce breast milk.

Following menopause, lack of certain hormones, mainly estrogen (the female sex hormone) causes the breakdown of connective tissue. Hence your boobs sag down and lose shape.

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Changes to Look Out For!

As we saw previously, breasts are dynamic structures. That is, they are ever undergoing changes in size and shape. Let’s briefly take a look at a few of such variations, and those that need a prompt visit to your doctor.

Bigger the Better?

As we saw above, your boobs are liable to changes during your lifetime. You may notice one boob slightly bigger than the other. While this may give you a mini panic attack, you will be surprised to know that this is perfectly normal.

Pregnancy, changes in hormone levels, as well as postural changes are responsible for this asymmetrical size.

“When do boobs stop growing?” Around 18 to 20 years of age. But breasts are mostly made of fat. So, any changes in weight, that is weight gain or loss, affect your boobs in the same way.

However, beware of any sudden change in your bust size. Specifically, a localized increase in the size of your mammary glands. As that may be an early sign of breast cancer.

Color Changes

This may sound weird, but the area around the nipples known as areola changes color. This color change normally occurs in pregnancy. With the areolae becoming darker than usual.

But this is nothing to freak out about. It’s a normal happening. It may become normal once your pregnancy ends, but this is not necessary. A similar darkening of areolae also occurs as you age.

With the normal figured out, you may want to keep an eye out for any unusual color changes. As they are mostly predictors of breast pathology.

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Nipple Changes

Nipples are no exception to changes! They may protrude and enlarge slightly in pregnancy. But you mostly need to keep an eye on your perky nipples.

An inverted or a sunken nipple, a nipple with ulceration or surrounding growth, or discharge are all alarm signs. And you may need to see your doctor sooner than you wish!

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Boobs or No Boobs, What’s the Takeaway?

As we come to conclude this boob talk, I’m sure you have an understanding of how breasts develop. And the notorious changes you need to keep an eye out for. Regular self-examination is necessary to make sure these problems are at bay.

As for when do boobs stop growing, this boob concern has been successfully taken care of!

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Breast Soreness And Menstrual Cycle – Are These Inter-linked?

Relation of breast soreness with the menstrual cycle

Breasts develop under the action of estrogen and progesterone. During pregnancy, the levels of estrogen and progesterone vary determining the phase of the period. Since the levels change during the menstrual cycle they produce changes in the breasts as well. These changes range from a simple increase in size to irritating pain, often referred to as breast soreness.

Doctors call this breast pain or soreness “Mastalgia” and divide it into two types i.e. cyclic and non-cyclic. If the pain occurs regularly with your menstrual cycle at a specific day of the period and goes away once the periods are over it is called cyclic pain. However, if it occurs at random times and doesn’t usually go away once the periods are over it is called non-cyclic pain.

The breast soreness or pain varies in intensity from mere heaviness to sharp pain. In case you are a breastfeeding mother, you might have additional concerns like how to increase milk production, is it even safe to breastfeed in certain health conditions, or what if you have breast soreness while breastfeeding. Don’t worry, let’s explain things in a simple way for you.

What causes breast soreness or pain?

It is mostly the cyclic pain which is associated with the menstrual cycle and usually occurs after ovulation i.e. before the periods start. What happens is as the ovulation occurs the levels of estrogen start decreasing and the levels of progesterone increase.

Although the pathway is not clear; however, the changing levels of hormones during this period are considered the cause of breast soreness. The fact that the soreness improves once the periods begin further solidifies the logic because the hormones start becoming normal.

Breasts still sore after periods end, is it normal?

Cyclic pain is a normal thing. It occurs to most of the women and goes away once the periods occur. However, for some women breasts still stay sore after the period ends. If the pain goes on its own in a couple of days after the periods there is nothing to worry about. It may take a couple of days for the hormones to become normal. But if the pain persists longer you may want to look into the causes of the pain.

Most commonly this type of pain has nothing to do with the menstrual cycle and has some pathology associated with it. There is nothing much to worry at this point as most of the causes of this pain are easily treatable. However, you need to visit your doctor and figure things out.

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Some causes if your breasts are still sore after periods end

If your breasts are still sore after the period ends here are some causes for it:

  • Sometimes the breast milk ducts get clogged with milk or infection and end up causing breast soreness or pain.
  • A dense and lumpy breast is due to the fibrocystic tissue. It is usually painful and the pain often persists after the period ends.
  • Uncomfortable bras or inappropriate size bras can cause breast soreness.
  • A history of breast surgery or implant can cause breast soreness.
  • A breast injury can cause breast pain.
  • Breast infection is painful which may turn into a breast abscess in severe cases.
  • Since hormones are the cause of the pain, taking hormonal medication can cause breast soreness.
  • Certain medications like; diuretics, methyldopa, spironolactone, oxymetholone, digitalis, chlorpromazine, etc.
  • Sometimes a simple dehydration or diet variation can produce breast soreness.
  • In rare cases, breast cancer can be the cause of your breast soreness or pain. But in such a case you can feel a lump inside your breast in a majority of the cases.

Remedies for sore breasts after periods

Start from the simple lifestyle changes and move on to medical remedies if the soreness persists. Here is what you can do if your breasts are still sore after the period ends:

  • Improve hydration.
  • Eating a healthy diet which includes; fruits, vegetables, cereals, etc. can help in reducing breast soreness.
  • Give up coffee, smoking, tea, energy drinks, soda, and alcohol as they can cause breast soreness.
  • Reducing salt content in your meals is also important to avoid water retention.
  • Try wearing a more comfortable bra especially at night.
  • Make sure that you are wearing an appropriate size bra to avoid breast soreness.
  • You can use ice packs or heating pads to reduce the pain.
  • Adding vitamin supplements especially vitamin E and vitamin B-6 has shown to reduce breast pain markedly.
  • Avoid heavy exercises like running, jogging, or jumping as these exercises increase the breast soreness. On the other hand, light exercises help to reduce soreness.
  • Avoid stress, most of the times the breast pain is found to be aggravated by stress.
  • If you are on the healthier side, reducing weight is not a bad idea. Besides reducing breast pain, it also reduces the risk of a lot of other harmful diseases.
  • If these remedies don’t work giving your doctor a visit will be appropriate. He can advise you some NSAIDs to help with the pain. These NSAIDs include; ibuprofen or acetaminophen, etc.
  • For non-cyclic pain finding out the cause and treating the underlying cause of the breast soreness or pain is the treatment of choice.

When to see a doctor?

Here are a few signs which indicate that this is the time you should visit a doctor now:

  • If you feel a lump inside the breast tissue whether it causes the pain or not you should get is assessed by the doctor.
  • You are noticing a foul-smelling or bloody discharge from the nipple.
  • If your breasts are still sore after the periods end and the pain persists for weeks you should consult your doctor.
  • The painkillers are not relieving the pain anymore.
  • If you have a fever or the breasts are red or warm this shows an active infection. Although the antibiotics are the answer. However, you need to consult a doctor for the right antibiotic.

The bottom line is that the cyclic pain usually occurs before the periods start and goes away on its own with the start of the periods. However, if the pain persists weeks after the periods it certainly is not normal and should be evaluated by a doctor.

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How To Get A Woman Pregnant Fast? | The Right Parenting

One of the most awkward topics of discussion for couples around the world is when they have to talk about babies. At times one of the two partners might not be willing and need more time while the other one is desperately waiting to get pregnant. In the latter case, “how to get a woman pregnant fast” is the most occurring thought in mind.

This situation surely is bad but the worst comes when a couple wants to conceive but they are unable to do it despite trying. There are thousands of couples around the world struggling with depression of not being able to conceive. Imagine having to wait for months and months until you successfully do it.

But when there’s a will, there’s a way. There are certain proven ways in which you can get a woman pregnant fast. Here are the most prominent ones.

Stop Stressing about it!

We know that it is hard to calm down when you are going through all this, but controlling stress is the key here. Many studies suggest that people who take a lot of stress start releasing an enzyme called alpha-amylase. This enzyme is linked to difficulty in getting pregnant.

The moment you ask someone “How to get a woman pregnant fast?” you are certainly going through a lot already. Try exercising and meditation and figure out what works best for you to control stress. Once you are over it, you can start trying in a healthier way.

Start taking a healthy diet to get a woman pregnant fast

Consider this, your partner is now going to carry another human being inside her. She needs to be eating healthy not only for herself but for her baby too. Eating healthy is easier said than done because you have to make major lifestyle changes.

The woman will have to get all the required nutrients for healthy and regular ovulation. Eating vegetables, proteins, and complex carbohydrates in the recommended ratio will also help her in maintaining a healthy environment for the baby and the chances of carrying out a healthy pregnancy will increase.

Get a checkup done

Before you start trying to get pregnant yourself, it is always best to consult a doctor and a genetic counselor. Understand the pros and cons, chances and requirements for having a healthy conception and pregnancy.

Your doctor will check up both partners and suggest how you can get her pregnant fast. She might have to take some supplements like folic acid to create a favorable environment for the baby inside her body. A healthy pregnancy is even more important than getting pregnant in the first place, it is the best idea to start with professional help.

Understand the cycle

It is common knowledge that you cannot get a woman pregnant throughout the month. There are certain days in which she is ovulating and if the sperm reaches the egg during those days, only then you can expect to get pregnant. All you have to do is to know exactly when she might be ovulating.

The process is simple, first of all, the woman has to be sure about her normal menstruation date. The egg is released almost 13 to 14 days after her periods start. You can start trying to get her pregnant one week after her periods end. This will boost the chances of getting pregnant because sperm can live inside a woman for up to 6 days. Whenever the egg is released, the sperm will find it.

Stay in the bed for some time after sex

People have believed for a long time that staying in bed after having sex and keeping your feet in the air can help you conceive. This is not entirely true. Doctors suggest that staying in bed surely increases the chances of getting pregnant because the sperms can move inside the cervix by then. But keeping your feet in the air will not help you.

In fact, the movement of sperms in the cervix has nothing to do with your position. Waiting is good but doing anything funny won’t help. Also, avoid going to the toilet for at least 20 minutes after you have sex. This boosts your chances of getting pregnant fast.

Do not overdo it!

Some people falsely believe that having sex again and again when you are ovulating will help in conceiving sooner. This is not exactly how it works. Researchers suggest that having more sex can only help you if you do it every other day, have a lot of sex in one day has nothing to do with fast conception.

If you do a lot of sex in one day you might get very exhausted which is not good for people trying to conceive. The key to getting pregnant in a healthy way is to enjoy the act itself. Your sperm can live in her body for 6 days. And even if you do not have sex for a day or two, your chances of getting pregnant won’t be affected.

Try missionary position more

Relying on sex positions to help you get pregnant is not a smart thing to do. There are millions of myths about how very uncomfortable positions will help you get pregnant. While we assure you that these things have nothing to do with getting a woman pregnant fast, there are chances that a missionary position might help you.

Some researchers believe that this specific sex position allows the sperms to go directly into the cervix, reaching where they have to. Although the majority believes that you can still get pregnant through almost all sex positions.

Maintain a healthy lifestyle to get a woman pregnant fast

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is the key to give birth to a happy and healthy child. Many people find themselves unwilling to let go of bad habits like smoking and alcohol when they are trying to get pregnant. Evidence suggests that these unhealthy habits can lead to a delay in conception and adversely affect the health of the child.

Start exorcizing but not too much. Avoid unhealthy foods but do not start crash dieting. Maintain a balance and you can easily get a woman pregnant fast.

Dr. Syed Ahmad Raza
Dr. Syed Ahmad Raza

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Is Pregnancy Wheel Calculator Reliable? Know Facts And Figures

What is a pregnancy wheel calculator?

The pregnancy wheel calculator is a medically devised calendar which helps non-medical people to calculate the date of their delivery. It has become very popular among pregnant women because of the ease of its use. All you need is to know your first day of the last menstrual period.

However, calculating the due date is not the only benefit you can get from the pregnancy wheel calculator. It helps you identify all the important stages of pregnancy beforehand. So, you have ample time to prepare yourself.

You can get this calculator in the printed form. And you can also install it in the form of an application on your smart mobile.

How can it be used by a pregnant lady?

A pregnancy wheel calculator is a detailed calendar of the pregnancy which is so simple that you can use it without any medical need. It has 7 dimensions represented in different circles, each representing different gradations. The outer dimension displays all the 12 months of the year in order. It helps you in calculating the due date of pregnancy.

You pick the first day of your last menstrual cycle on this calendar and rotate it all the way to add 40 weeks to it. The date that comes at the completion of the 40th week on the pregnancy wheel calculator is the expected date of delivery.

Besides, the date of delivery also points out several significant stages of the pregnancy including; antenatal developmental milestones, screening, and scanning dates, medical testing dates, quickening, etc.

It also provides the trimester wise division of your pregnancy which helps you understand the baby’s development and improves bonding.

How much accurate is the pregnancy wheel calculator?

Pregnancy is a natural phenomenon and you cannot put a timer on it. It is more or less estimation even if you get it calculated by a medical professional at an early stage of your pregnancy. However, knowing the exact first day of the last menstrual period can help you make a pretty accurate estimation of the due date of the delivery.

A normally progressing pregnancy mostly ends a day or two around the due date calculated using this tool making it an accurate tool for pregnant women. It helps you a great deal to make the necessary arrangements for the delivery.

However, if you have a doubt about the first day of your last menstrual period or you need further confirmation you can always consult your doctor. Your doctor through the examination and 7-week ultrasound can help you calculate the accurate date of the delivery. Even after the calculation from your doctor, the pregnancy wheel calculator can help you a great deal with the different stages of the development of the baby.

Different benefits of the pregnancy wheel calculator

If you are thinking that it is merely a tool to calculate the due date then you are wrong. It is a detailed calendar of the pregnancy which highlights all the significant stages of the pregnancy which includes:

  • Development of the baby i.e. development of limbs, eyes, face, etc.
  • Quickening
  • Screening tests
  • Scanning dates

It also helps you with the trimester wise division of your pregnancy. Knowing all these facts about your pregnancy and baby helps with your bonding towards the baby and prepares you beforehand. It also makes you a responsible mother.

Some facts about pregnancy wheel calculator

A simple way to calculate pregnancy

There are different ways to calculate the date of delivery and the pregnancy wheel calculator is one of them. It may not be the most accurate one but it gives a good estimation and if definitely the easiest one. Although an ultrasound scan is the most accurate way this can only be performed by a skilled professional. It makes the use of the pregnancy wheel calculator popular among pregnant women. All you need to know is the first day of the last menstrual cycle.

Multiple benefits of pregnancy wheel calculator

Besides, the date of delivery of the pregnancy wheel calculator helps you to understand several landmarks of the pregnancy.

You can use it to easily plan your hospital visits, screening tests, and scans.

Still practiced by health care providers

It is still used by health care providers to calculate the date of delivery where the facility of scans is not available. It shows the simplicity and accuracy of this method. In an uneventful pregnancy, the date of delivery has been found to be the same as calculated by it in most of the cases.

A developmental monitor

The pregnancy wheel can be used by the doctors to monitor the developmental status of the baby and pick any deformity. Your doctor will see the baby during an ultrasound scan and can calculate the age of the baby through different milestones the baby has achieved. Your doctor can then compare the findings on the ultrasound with the pregnancy wheel and monitor the development of the baby.

Week based pregnancy wheel calculator

Among different variations of pregnancy wheel calculator, one is the weekly based pregnancy wheel calculator. You can understand the development of the baby on a weekly basis using it. It includes the dates of limb development, development of face and eyes, the beginning of the fetal movements, age of viability, and many more. It also includes the diagrammatic representation of the baby to satisfy your desire to see your baby.

In a nutshell, this is a simple and accurate way of calculating the date of delivery. And it also gives significant information on the stages of the pregnancy. This, in turn, helps you understand your baby and develop a strong relationship. And transforms you into a responsible mother!

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Dr. Syed Ahmad Raza
Dr. Syed Ahmad Raza

Medical Officer at Ammar Medical Complex, Founder at Therightparenting and Owner and Founder at OOPER with Syed Ahmad Raza

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