How many days after menstruation does it take to get pregnant?

You want to have a child and you are full of questions : When should I stop taking contraceptive pills ? How many days after menstruation can I get pregnant ? How can I know when I am ovulating ? What if I was infertile ? etc. Nothing is more normal than to ask yourself this kind of questions when you want to embark on such a beautiful adventure. MyBuBelly answers all your questions to let you be serene and help you get the best possible odds!

To get pregnant, you need to know your menstrual cycle

The period to get pregnant each month is very short. Indeed, no woman is fertile at all times : fertile periods are regulated by your menstrual cycle. This fertility period lasts only a few days and is around the time of ovulation.

Your fertility is therefore decided on your ovulation, and it’s all a matter of timing with sexual intercourse. You may be wondering, “how can I know when I’m ovulating?” The answer requires to be organized : ovulation starts 14 days before the next period, on the 14th day of a 28-days cycle and on the 21st day of a 35-days cycle. During this period, you may experience congestions in the lower abdomen or have an abundant mucus emission at the time of ovulation, but not all women experience these symptoms.

To know precisely the day of your ovulation, different methods exist. If your cycles are regular, calculation is the simplest and the most efficient method (14 days before the next period). You can also use the ovulation test to detect the hormone LH in urine, which is characteristic of egg release, a few days before the middle of your cycle. Observing your cervical mucus can also indicate approaching ovulation when its consistency is more fluid and stringy. And following a temperature curve can also tell you the date of ovulation when it increases slightly.

The MyBuBelly program uses all these elements to help you identify the best period to procreate.  

Creating a healthy environment to get pregnant

In general, you should feel in good conditions during this period and not take any medication. Indeed, some drugs act as endocrine disrupters and will affect the uterus and the hormones involved in ovulation and their quality. If you are undergoing treatment,we recommend to seek advice from your doctor.

Other elements can also act as endocrine disrupters. Dr. Véronique Bied Damon, gynaecologist at MyBuBelly, warns all expectant mothers about their environment: “We must be careful with plastic packaging, avoid food preservatives and ready meals. But also cosmetology such as perfumes, home products, household products, etc.”  

Don’t forget to also pay attention to the future father’s fertility : his fertility varies throughout the year. Some specialists say that sperm are more mobile in the autumn, but there is no evidence of this. All periods can be ideal, as long as the future dad is also in good conditions and relaxed !

Does contraceptive pill prevent you from getting pregnant very quickly ?

Once you have decided to try to have a baby, you can get pregnant as soon as you stop using contraception. But you have to stop your pill at the end of the pack. At first, “artificial” periods will appear and then a new cycle will be set up and the first ovulation may lead to fertilization.

Be careful : you will have to be patient because even if some women get pregnant as soon as their contraception stops (despite several years of contraception), others are forced to wait several months, which remains a normal delay.

In fact, you have to wait until you go back to a regular cycle, because the body sometimes needs time – from one to several months – to restore natural menstrual cycles. Immediately after discontinuing contraception, cycles are often anarchic and it is not uncommon to bleed even outside your period. During this period, your body takes the time it needs to restore the uterine mucosa to its normal thickness.

How to know if there is a problem ?

Even if this period lasts, don’t worry ! Getting pregnant within 3 months after discontinuing the pill is actually very rare. 90% of women get pregnant only after one year. The MyBuBelly program can help you boost your fertility with an all-natural diet program that gives you all the nutrients you need for your pregnancy. We recommend considering to consult a doctor only if you have been trying to conceive for more than a year.

There are many causes of infertility, but other factors can explain the difficulties in getting pregnant, such as the frequency of sexual intercourse and the age of partners.

If your doctor thinks there may be a sterility problem, he or she may use different tests for women and men. And based on the results of these tests, he or she can then diagnose or not infertility in you or your partner and advise you on how to correct it.