The Ovulation Calendar
Knowing when you are ovulating or having a fair idea of when your fertile window may be can help you conceive if this is what you are after and help you avoid pregnancy if that is what you prefer. Knowing how your body works, the signs to look for, can increase the chance of pregnancy or minimize it, depending on your plan.
For the average woman, the average menstrual cycle lasts 28 days +/- 7 days. The fertile window lasts 6 days in the middle of the cycle. This “fertile window” comprises the five days before ovulation and the day of ovulation itself.
Knowing this is not a guarantee however that you will get pregnant if you had unprotected sex on your fertile window. This is simply an estimate to give you an idea of when the best time to have sexual contact.
The more you know about your menstrual cycle and facts about ovulation, the better control you can have over your body. What matters is that you know how your own ovulation works and if there are any concerns, always consult your doctor.