Do you want to get pregnant? Then it is good to calculate your ovulation. If you know when you are ovulating, you also know when you are most fertile. Unfortunately, we ladies are not fertile all year round, but only 5 to 4 days per month. Timing is everything! Read here how easy you are calculate ovulation can.
What is ovulation
Ovulation is a nice word for ovulation. It is the time of the month that the egg is released from one of the ovaries and makes its way towards the uterus. Your egg can then be fertilized by a sperm. Ovulation is ongoing once every 28 days. Since you can only get pregnant around your ovulation, or ovulation, it is important to calculate your ovulation.
The ovum that is released is the most fertile first hours after ovulation, after which the chance that the egg can be fertilized is getting smaller. It is therefore important that the sperm cells arrive at the egg in time. Now sperm cells can stay alive for about 5 days in the female body. That is why it is good to have community before your ovulation.
You may be aware of it: you have to plan well if you want to become pregnant and that is why you need to calculate your ovulation. Or you just have to have sex very often. Of course you can.
Calculate length of cycle
To calculate your ovulation, you must first know how long your cycle is. If you have a regular cycle, you can reasonably calculate your ovulation. Ovulation is usually 14 days before the first day of your next menstruation. On average, a cycle is around 28 days. So your ovulation is on day 14.
Not every cycle is exactly 28 days. Yet it is very easy to calculate your ovulation yourself without the help of tests or apps. First you note the day on which your last period started. Then record (after about 4 weeks) the first day on which your new menstruation begins.
Then count the days between the first day of your period, until the day when you have your period again. If you really want to know how long your cycle is, you count these days for several months. That way you also know whether your cycle is regular or not. Incidentally, it is normal for your cycle to deviate 1 or 2 days.
This way you can calculate the ovulation yourself
If you know how long your cycle is and you also know if it is regular, then you can calculate your ovulation yourself. Make sure you always know when the first day of your period was. That is the day that the blood loss will really continue and you will have to use your tampons or sanitary napkins.
Do you know the first day of your last menstruation? Add the number of days of your cycle. About 14 days before the day that you have to get your period again, is your ovulation!
Suppose your cycle is 28 days. Then your ovulation is 14 days before the day that you have to be deprived again.
Do you want to save yourself some math. Then enter our ovulation calculator. You have to know how long your cycle is. Calculating your ovulation yourself is a good way to find your fertile days. You are fertile every 5 to 4 days before ovulation, the day of ovulation and the day after ovulation. Or read more about this in the article when you are fertile from Human Body.
Another way to calculate your ovulation is to use an ovulation test. This is especially useful for ladies who have an irregular cycle.
An ovulation test measures the amount of luteinizing hormone in your urine. About 2 days before ovulation you have a peak of the luteinizing hormone. This is also called an LH surge. If your ovulation test is positive, your ovulation is over 2 days and you are currently in the most fertile days of your cycle. That means you have to start immediately!
You can also check whether you are fertile with an ovulation test! Order online!
With most ovulation tests you have to pee over a test rod and read the result in a few minutes. But sometimes this can be different. Always read the leaflet carefully.
Ovulation calculation app
Another way to calculate your ovulation is to use an app. I did that myself. An example of an app is 'Menstruation calendar' (which I had). There are several apps that keep track of your period.
What it comes down to is that you keep track of your period in the app. So you indicate when your period starts and when the last day of your period was. Then you write down when you are on again. The app then calculates the ovulation for you and indicates which days you are fertile. You can enter the length of your cycle yourself, but the app can also assume the average number of days. My cycle, for example, was between 25 and 28 days. On average about 26 days.
The handy thing about such an app is that ovulation is calculated for you and you see everything in a handy overview.
Do not feel like counting, using an app or peeing over a stick every time? Then there is another way to calculate your ovulation, or actually: to signal.
Some ladies can feel their ovulation. This feels like stitches at the bottom of your belly. The pain lasts for a few hours to a day. There are also other symptoms that indicate that you are fertile, such as a higher libido and a different structure of your discharge (it looks like protein).