Getting ready

When does it happen?

Every month a women’s body prepares itself for a possible pregnancy. Over 400,000 egg cells are present at birth; at gender maturity there are 40,000. Assuming a woman between the ages of 15 to 50 has 12 to 13 ovulations, only approximately 500 out of 20,000 egg cells reach the ovulation stage.

The point at which fertilisation occurs

The days in the middle of a woman’s menstrual cycle – around the time of ovulation – are normally the most fertile. However it’s just not possible to be sure of the precise moment when ovulation occurs. This varies from woman to woman, and outside pressures such as travel, sleep and stress can change the cycle. There are women who have become pregnant right at the end of their cycle. Our bodies are full of surprises and its reactions don’t always follow as planned. If you want to learn about your cycle and its most fertile days, you can easily use a NFP (Natural Family Planning Plan) or the Sensiplan method. This book helps you to understand and use this method to aid conception.

Wanting a child

We can’t plan with certainty when we will become pregnant. Sometimes it can be months or even years that the longing for a child remains unfulfilled. It is not always easy to accept this situation, however, use this time to your advantage. Perhaps you can further develop your relationship in your personal life or your professional career and continue to await the hoped-for pregnancy.