Tracking your period cycle, determines your most fertile days and increases your chance of conceiving or applying for birth control.
What is ovulation?
Ovulation is that period in a woman’s menstrual cycle when a mature egg is released from her ovary and moves to the fallopian tube. There, the egg waits to be fertilized. If it is not fertilized, the egg breaks down and the uterine lining is shed during a woman’s period.
Can the ovulation calculator help me get pregnant?
The ovulation calculator can help determine when you are likely ovulating. Knowing your fertile days can increase your chances of conception. That said, the ovulation calculator is an estimate – it cannot 100% guarantee that you will get pregnant.
Is the ovulation calculator a form of birth control?
The ovulation calculator is not recommended to be used as birth control. While the calendar method or rhythm method is regarded as a form of natural family planning, it is one of the least effective methods of birth control at 76%. The calendar method tracks your menstrual cycle to predict your fertile days and ovulation date.
How long do ovulation and the fertile window last?
Women’s menstrual cycles are different, so fertile windows may vary from person to person. Women may be fertile for six days, but ovulation happens only once and lasts between 12 to 48 hours.
You are most fertile on the three days leading up to, and including the day of ovulation.
Can the ovulation calculator help me influence my baby’s gender?
In general, we do not recommend using the ovulation calculator to try conceiving for a boy or a girl. Several studies have been made over the years on whether you could influence your baby’s sex. One of the most popular conception ideas, the Shettles method, claims that you can determine your child’s sex through several factors, including the time of conceiving. That said, this method lacks medical or scientific data to guarantee its efficacy.
What are the signs that I am ovulating?
While your cycle, fertile days and ovulation can vary from period to period, there are certain signs and symptoms that could likely tell you that you are entering your fertile window. Some of these may include:
– Wet, clear, slippery cervical mucus
– Slightly higher and sustained basal body temperature
– Breast tenderness
– One-sided pain in the lower abdomen
– Increased libido
If you notice these symptoms around 10 to 16 days before your next period begins, then you are likely ovulating.
I have an irregular period. How do I know if I am ovulating?
When you have an irregular menstrual cycle, it can be more challenging to tell when you’re ovulating since you may not ovulate regularly, or your ovulation period may vary each month. You can try other methods to predict fertility and ovulation, such as charting your basal body temperature (BBT).
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