Can you get pregnant if you have sex during your period?
The first phase starts with the first day of bleeding during your period. Between days 2 and 14, aex hormones also help thicken the lining of your uterus to get ready for a fertilized egg. This is called the follicular stage. Ovulation usually happens between days 11 and 21 of your cycle. A hormone called luteinizing hormone LH surges, triggering the release of the egg that's most ripe. At the same time, your cervical mucus becomes more slippery to help sperm make their way to the egg.