How to: Ways To Calculate Safe Period To Avoid Pregnancy

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Natural means to enjoy it without fear

So many young ladies and young men are afraid of having unprotect sex because of the fears of becoming unexpected parents. However, the urge to enjoy it raw and natural is always keeping them between the devil and the blue sea.

Amid this delima, some others go for contraceptives which are potentially destructive to the reproductive system of victims. However, nature has given the best and non harmful approach to this issue; in this article, we will explore these natural means.

First of all, what is a Safe Period (Unfertile Period)?

‘Safe period’ refers to the days when a woman has reduced chances of getting pregnant. So, if you do not want a baby and do not want to use contraceptives either, this is the time you should have sex with your partner.

Biologically speaking, this is the time whenthe egg is not present to be fertilised.  If you have intercourse when there is no egg, you cannot get pregnant because this is the unfertile period in a menstrual cycle.

For most women, ovulation occurs approximately 14 days before the next menstruatal cycle starts. It is not easy to know exactly when you would start your next menstrual cycle . However, if your periods are mostly regular, it is easy to calculate the days of ovulation. To do this, you need to use the date of the previous menstrual cycle  as a starting point. It is important to note that an egg can be fertilised only four days before ovulation and three days after ovulation. In other words, this is not the safe period, and so, you should avoid intercourse during this period.

Calculating your safe period is advantageous because it will help you understand what days it is favourable to have sex without protection and with no pregnancy scares. Knowing how to calculate your safe period is essential if you do not wish to have a child right away. However, more importantly, safe period calculation is a great method of birth control because it does not involve ingesting hormonal birth control pills, using an IUD, or hormone injections which can have different effects on different women, ranging from extreme mood swings to weight gain and other problems that hamper one’s well-being.

How to Calculate Your Safe Period to Avoid Pregnancy
To calculate your safe days, you need to understand the various phases of the menstrual cycle.

Phases of the Cycle
The menstrual cycle can be divided into three phases: the follicular phase (pre-ovulation phase), the ovulation phase, and the luteal phase (post-ovulation phase). The duration of each phase varies from woman to woman. However, the average menstrual cycle is believed to be 28 days. The menstrual cycle is counted from the first day of menstrual bleeding. Let’s look at what happens in each phase.

1. The Follicular Phase / Proliferative Phase
The follicular phase occurs before ovulation. In this phase, the maturation of the follicles in the ovary takes place. This phase ends with ovulation. In this stage, estradiol is the hormone at work, and the Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is secreted.

2. The Ovulation Phase
It is in the ovulation phase that a mature ovarian follicle ruptures and discharges an ovum (also known as an egg). The time just before and after ovulation is usually referred to as the ovulation phase. A woman could get pregnant on the days she is ovulating.

Down below, we will show you pictures of calendar and how to count manually…

Safe Period Chart to Avoid Pregnancy
Here is a quick look at the breakup of safe days and unsafe days which simplifies the calculation for you and explains how to count your safe days:

Safe times using the calendar method
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Start of period 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Safe Days
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Unsafe days
15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Unsafe Days
22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Safe Days
Start of period 29 30 1 2 3 4 5 Safe Days

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