Ovulation Calculator

Ovulation Calculator

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Ovulation Calculator Information and Explanation

Your monthly menstrual cycle is estimated from the first day of your menstrual period till the first day of your subsequent period. The average monthly cycle of a woman ranges from twenty-eight to thirty-two days; however, a few women have either shorter or longer monthly cycles. A few fortunate women have some clues to their ovulation like a feeling of throbbing cramp for a short time. The greater majorities of women are not very opportune and so, they experience no ovulation sign. This article is meant to throw light into the ovulation shadow and help you to better determine your most fertile days of the month.

Estimation of ovulation and the fertile period

As opposed to your menstrual cycle, your ovulation is estimated from the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP) or by counting twelve to sixteen days from your next monthly period. The majorities of women ovulate roughly between the eleventh day and the twenty-first day of their cycle, when counted from the first day of their Last Mostly Period.

This is what is referred to as the fertile period or fertility window of a woman’s cycle, because having sex within this period is most likely to result to pregnancy. Ovulation can take place at different times in a cycle. It may also occur on a dissimilar day every month. This is why it is essential for you to keep track of your cycle.

For a good number of women who want to get pregnant, getting ovulation and thus the fertile period is one of the most nerve-wrecking things they’ve ever experienced. This should not be the case. Stress and anxiety can affect your ability to get pregnant even when you are within your fertile period.

In this article, we will discuss how you will get your ovulation and fertile period right without the usual stress and with the use of your body’s natural indicators.

Your body’s natural ovulation signs

Women discharge various forms of vaginal secretion at different times of the month. These normal biological changes in your vaginal secretions are clues to when you are most fertile and thus, most likely to conceive.

Below are clues to your ovulation and fertile period:

1. Dry days

Immediately after your monthly menstrual periods, you’d experience dry days with little or no vaginal secretion. At this time, you have the least oestrogen levels together with a little likelihood of getting pregnant.

2. Cloudy, sticky or milky secretions

After your dry days, you’d start experiencing sticky, cloudy or milky vaginal secretions. These signal the start of your fertile period in a cycle. Your egg follicles are growing bigger. At this time, they produce higher levels of oestrogen which make your vaginal secretions more disposed to meet with sperm for fertilization.

3. Clear, wet and slippery secretions 

The next stage in your cycle is when you experience clear, wet and slippery secretions. This clues your most fertile period. At this time, your vaginal secretion looks more like an egg-white. The slippery nature of the secretion makes it easy for sperm to swim through your cervix and down to the womb much more easily.

4. Thick and cloudy secretions

Thick and cloudy vaginal secretions show that your ovulation has occurred. Although you are still fertile within the first two to three days of this stage of your cycle, your chances of conceiving have reduced significantly.

After this period of your cycle, you will go back to the infertile days of your cycle. This will continue till your next menstrual period.

The best way to make use of this information to get pregnant is to remember that you are fertile from the start of the sticky vaginal secretions till roughly three days after your experience of the slippery vaginal secretion when your discharge has become thick and cloudy or dry again. Nonetheless, you also need to have sex during the unfertile periods in case you miscalculated.

If you are looking for a 100% efficient birth control measure, go for total abstinence. However, if you are already pregnant and want to estimate your due date, the pregnancy due date calculator will give you idea of your due date.