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What days can a woman get pregnant during her cycle?

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The menstrual cycle begins on the first day of the last period and ends on the first day of the next period. Ovulation, when a woman is most likely to get pregnant, occurs between days 11 and 21 for most women, according to the American Pregnancy Association.

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There are several recommended methods that women can use to estimate when they are most likely to get pregnant during their cycles, including keeping track of cycles on a calendar, looking for changes in cervical mucus and keeping track of basal body temperatures, according to Mayo Clinic. Cervical mucus becomes clearer before ovulation and thicker and cloudier after ovulation.

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