# How do I calculate my safe days in my cycle?

## How do I calculate my safe days in my cycle?

What are the safe days to have sex when using the calendar method?

- Find the shortest cycle in your past record.
- Subtract 18 from the total number of days in that cycle.
- Count that number from day 1 of your current cycle, and mark that day with an X.
- The day marked X is your first fertile day.

**What are the safe days in a 24 day cycle?**

In a 24-day cycle, ovulation happens around day ten and the most fertile days are days seven to ten. If a woman has sex six or more days before she ovulates, the chance she will get pregnant is virtually zero.

**Is 7 days before menstruation safe?**

Although it is possible to get pregnant in the days leading up to your period, it isn’t likely. You can only get pregnant during a narrow window of five to six days a month. When these fertile days actually occur depends on when you ovulate, or release an egg from your ovary.

### How do I calculate my menstrual cycle to avoid pregnancy?

Find out the first day of your fertile window by subtracting 18 days from the length of your shortest cycle. For example, if your shortest cycle was 27 days, subtract 18 from 27, and write down day 9. Find out the last day of your fertile window by subtracting 11 from your length of the longest cycle.

**How do you calculate ovulation on a 24 day cycle?**

On average, a woman with a regular 28-day cycle ovulates on about the 14th day of each cycle. If a woman’s cycle is longer or shorter than 28 days, the predicted ovulation date is changed accordingly. For example, during a 24-day cycle (4 days shorter than the average), ovulation takes place on about the 10th day.

**What is the safest day to avoid pregnancy?**

Ovulation will occur one day during your fertile window. The egg released is viable for 12 to 24 hours. That doesn’t mean you can get pregnant every day during this window. But if you’re trying to prevent pregnancy, you should abstain from unprotected sex during the entire fertile window.

#### What is the best day to conceive after a period?

“Sperm can live in fertile cervical mucus for up to 5 days,” she says. An egg can live up to 24 hours after ovulation. Generally, your best chance of getting pregnant is 12-16 days before your period, says Edward Marut, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist with Fertility Centers of Illinois.

**Are safe days real?**

Days other than this are considered SAFE, that is, the 1st-7th day of the cycle and then again from the 22nd to the 28th day.

**How late can a period be without being pregnant?**

However, so long as you are not pregnant, your period can be infrequent with the time between each period varying, the number of days for bleeding varying, and even having a heavy flow or light flow during the period. A period can late 5 days in most cases if either of the factors above are involved.

## How long should your period be?

The menstrual period lasts on average between 3 and 5 days although this can vary from woman to woman. The blood and endometrium matter leaves the uterus through the cervix.