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How to Calculate Ovulation Cycle

on Nov 03, 2012

by Alyssia Granger

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How to Calculate Ovulation Cycle

Charting your ovulation cycles is actually very easy and can really help you a lot in figuring out when you are most likely to get pregnant.

Charting and tracking your ovulation cycle is a big part in trying to conceive. If you know when you are ovulating, you can figure out when you are most likely to get pregnant. This is very important, and if you are actively trying to conceive, then by the time you are done you are likely to be an expert at tracking your ovulation cycle. However, if you are just getting started, here is what you need to know. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

How long is your cycle?

First of all, you need to start by figuring out how long your average menstrual cycle is. You count day one as the first day of your period and your cycle goes until you start your period again. Keep track of the days, and once you start your period again, the day before that is the last day of your ovulation cycle. Most women have a cycle of between 28 and 30 days. By counting your cycle for several months, you will be able to really start to see a pattern and figure out when you are ovulating each month.

Mark your calendar

Now that you know the length of your cycle, start marking it on the calendar each month. That way you can keep track.

Calculate your ovulation date

Now, starting from the LAST day of your cycle, count backwards 17 days. That day is the day that you are most likely to ovulate. Most women believe that they ovulate 14 days after their period starts, but that is not always true, so it is very important to chart your cycles for a few months so you know exactly when you are ovulating. To get pregnant, you should have sex a couple of days before that day, or right around that day. There are also a few other ways to chart your ovulation cycle.

Other methods to calculate

You can get a special thermometer and chart your BBT, or Basal Body Temperature each day. You will notice a small spike when you are ovulating. There is also another way to calculate when you are ovulating. After your period ends, you can check your cervical mucus each day. When your cervical mucus is watery and like egg whites, that is when you are ovulating. If you are looking for a more accurate way to check when you are ovulating, there are tons of over the counter ovulation prediction kits on the market that are very inexpensive and available at local drugstores everywhere. There are also a ton of online ovulation calculators that can help you to determine when you will ovulate. Once you get the hang of it, charting your ovulation cycles is actually very easy and can really help you a lot in figuring out when you are most likely to get pregnant.

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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.

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  • Soniafitzgerald

    Been trying for over a yr and tryed clomid 3x what to do next

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  • Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

    Conceiving doesn’t come easy for a lot of couples. But that does not let you down. If you have been trying for a year and have tried Clomid 3x, you may want to see a fertility specialist to discuss your fertility and check your overall health. One way to get pregnant faster is to know your ovulation days to know the best time to have intercourse.

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  • Stephanie

    My lmp was 5/25. My cycles are anywhere from 28 to 33 days. I had a blood test done on 7/2. The hcg was 59. I think I conceived around 6/17-18. Is my hcg low or my calculations of conception off maybe?

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  • anonymous

    My partner and I had unprotected sex 3 days before my normal period day is it possible I wil get pregnant?

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  • Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD

    To calculate your ovulation dates, we need to know the first day of your last period and your average cycle length. But on average, the ovum (egg) survives for 24 hrs after ovulation, and if it’s not fertilized, menstruation occurs after 12 to 14 days. If you had sex and got your period 3 days after, it is most likely that you cannot be pregnant as the ovum have already deteriorated at the time of intercourse.

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  • esther

    I usually get raw egg white discharge 5 days after my period does this mean im ovuluating?

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  • anonymous

    my last period was on nov 2 and ive had unprotected sex last nov 16 and 23. is there a chance that i might be pregnant?

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