How Do You Calculate When You Ovulate?

How Do You Calculate When You Ovulate?

Getting pregnant for some women can be one of the easiest things a woman can do, while for others the act of trying to have a baby takes a little more effort and time. When you are focused on conceiving, paying attention to your ovulation cycle is an important task, but some women find the effort of calculating when they ovulate a little confusing. Because of this we have put together a short guide for how to calculate when you ovulate and how to use that information to your benefit so that conception can be easier than ever. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Figure out how long your cycle is

Every woman’s cycle is a little different than others as each woman’s body runs on an individual internal clock that directs everything from ovulation to menstruation. A cycle starts from the first day of menstruation and goes until the day before the following menstruation.

Most women average a 28 day cycle between menstruations, but it could be more or less depending on your own body. If your body varies from month to month it is smart to add up the days between menstruations for the last few months (or more) to find out the average length between your periods.

Count back 14 days

The easiest way to calculate ovulation is to count back 14 days from the day you are supposed to start your next period. Example, if you have a 30 day cycle your body would ovulate roughly on the 16th day of your monthly cycle. If your body’s cycle varies, you can still use the average length between periods to calculate ovulation, but it is important to not keep that day set in stone as your ovulation day.

Prepare for ovulation

Once you have calculated a rough estimate of your ovulation day it is important to prepare for the day in advance. Using ovulation predictor kits and a basal thermometer in the days leading up to the estimated date can help you to be sure of your calculation and give you a clear idea of when you have officially started to ovulate. Having these on hand allows you to take a great deal of the guesswork out of your efforts and focus more on making love and actively trying for a baby.

Try to conceive

In the days leading up to ovulation it is important that you begin actually trying to get pregnant. Having intercourse at least once a day for 3 to 4 days before ovulation helps to increase your chances of success as sperm can stay viable in the reproductive tract up to 5 days.

The more sperm that is introduced to the reproductive tract the more likely that one of them will reach the destination and successfully fertilize the matured egg. And another fun tip, if your goal is getting pregnant with a baby girl, then your chances are better if you do strive to do the deed in the days leading up to ovulation as girl sperm live longer than boy sperm.

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Alyssia Granger
Alyssia Granger | ConceiveEasy
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.