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Ovulation Calculator – Know Your Most Fertile Days to Get Pregnant

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Ovulation is a significant occurrence in your body every month. Whether you want to get pregnant or avoid unwanted pregnancy, it is crucial to know when your body ovulates. If you are keen to get pregnant, mate with your partner when you ovulate, and if you do not want to get pregnant, make sure to use contraceptives.

Unlike your menstrual cycle date, ovulation dates are not easily known. Usually, it occurs between the 10th and 20th day of your menstrual cycle, but it is unique for each woman. MomJunction’s ovulation tracker helps you know the dates when you are likely to ovulate, or the days in a month when you are the most fertile.

 

Ovulation FAQs:

Here, we will try to answer the most frequent questions that usually worry you about ovulation.

Q. What is ovulation?

Ovulation is the process where in your body releases eggs into the fallopian tube. The egg, discharged from the ovarian follicle, has chances to fertilize if it meets a sperm released by your partner.

Q. What do you mean by ‘most fertile days’?

The most fertile days of your menstrual cycle are those when you have the highest chances of getting pregnant. This is the time when you release eggs. If they encounter a sperm, you are likely to conceive, if they don’t meet the sperm, you will have your next menstrual cycle when due.

Q. Are ovulation calculators accurate?

Ovulation calculators only predict your likely dates of ovulation based on the assumption that your cycle runs for 28 days. They may not be accurate, but what harm is it in having sex during these predicted days, if you want to get pregnant? It might work for you, who knows!

Q. How to calculate my ovulation period?

Ovulation period is calculated from the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP). It usually happens from the 10th to the 20th but not necessarily on all the days. Also, the days vary from month to month.

Q. What are the other methods of calculating ovulation date?

You can also calculate your ovulation period by tracking the cervical mucus, basal temperature, or taking an ovulation test.

  • Cervical mucus, a substance on your cervix, changes in quantity at various stages of your cycle. During ovulation, the discharge is more.
  • Use a basal (digital) thermometer to check your body temperature as it tends to rise just before you ovulate, and continues to remain high until your next menstrual cycle begins. The thermometer readings are accurate if they are taken in the vagina or rectum.
  • Ovulation test can be done using a kit widely available in drug stores.

Q. How do I know if I’m ovulating?

You need to pay close attention to detect ovulation.

  • Maintain an ovulation calendar to understand the trend your body follows every month.
  • Observe your body for some signals as there is a slight pain in the lower abdomen during this time.
  • Check your temperature regularly, as in the second half of your cycle it rises due to the release of progesterone hormone. This signifies ovulation.
  • Measure your cervix with your fingers, because it tends to expand while your body ovulates, to allow the sperm inside.

Q. Where is ovulation pain felt?

Around 20% of the women have cramps on either side of the lower abdomen when they are ovulating. The pain can stop within a few hours or last for up to three days.

Q. What does ovulation pain feel like?

For some women, the pain can be a slight ache extending for a couple of days, in some others, it can be sudden and sharp lasting for a few minutes. The pain is mild. But if it is acute, consult a doctor.

Q. What to expect in the ovulation calendar?

MomJunction’s ovulation date calculator assumes your average length of the cycle to be 28 days and average luteal phase length 14 days. It provides the ovulation period for your next three cycles and the expected due date, in case you miss your cycle in a given month.

 

Disclaimer: While our Ovulation Calendar predicts your tentative ovulation period, it is not the final authority. Visit a physician if you want to know the exact dates based on your medical past. Our calculations only indicate the assumed date. MomJunction is not liable for any related issues, consequences or damages.

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