Determining when you ovulate is a vital factor if you need to know when you are more likely to get pregnant. This is very important and helpful for women who are trying to conceive, and can also be somewhat helpful for women who are trying not to get pregnant. Regardless of their choice, women asking themselves; “When do I ovulate?”, will surely benefit from their introspection.

Why Know When I Ovulate?

When a woman understands her cycle and her body, she is able to take better care of herself and understand the needs of her body. This way, she is more in control of what her nutritional needs are, as well as emotional needs. Some types of natural birth control methods use ovulation predictions as a way to avoid pregnancy for those who do not want to use synthetic hormones or barrier methods.

Knowing your ovulation schedule is most commonly related to getting pregnant, or not getting pregnant. But if you read those articles linked to above, you’ll learn how a woman’s beauty, radiance and even self-confidence are actually related to when she ovulates.

The planning your wedding… article talks about how a woman is most beautiful during ovulation and how she may want to plan her wedding accordingly. And this could go both ways. Maybe she wants to look and feel her best on her wedding day. But at the same time, her and her new husband may not want to get pregnant at the very beginning of their marriage. Either way, knowing when she ovulates can play a very important role in when to schedule this very important day.

In the get asked out on more dates… article – it mentions the association between attraction and confidence. When you are ovulating you are more attractive. When you feel more attractive you have more confidence. The article talks about how to use that confidence to attract more dates. But if you don’t want or need more dates, consider using your newly discovered confidence for one of several reasons…

  • make a good impression in a job interview
  • negotiate a better deal for a major purchase (like a new car)
  • convince your spouse or significant other to see things your way
  • or any other reason you may need a boost in confidence

What is Ovulation?

Ovulation is literally the releasing of an egg from your ovary. After the egg is released (or dropped), it has a chance to become fertilized. To become fertilized, sperm must be present. Meaning, the sperm will already be there or will be arriving soon after the egg is released.

A woman’s time of ovulation is one of the most important things she should understand about her body, since it is the determining factor in getting pregnant and preventing pregnancy. The entire process can be somewhat confusing and a little overwhelming when trying to understand. But don’t worry. This article explains pretty much everything you could possibly need or want to know about ovulation.

Not only is it important for a woman to understand this stuff. It is also very important and helpful for her husband or mate to understand as well. If you are a woman who wants to get pregnant (or avoid pregnancy), make sure you forward this article to your sex partner as well. This will help them understand things like timing issues, pains and everything else that has to do with ovulation.

Ovulation and Pregnancy

A woman can technically only get pregnant when she is ovulating. However, since sperm may have a life as long as 48 hours or even as long as five days. Therefore, using an ovulation calendar as a form of birth control is not very accurate. However, knowing when you ovulate is an excellent way to predict when you might be the most fertile and best able to conceive a child. If you know when you are about to ovulate, it is best to try for pregnancy beginning two or three days prior. Because ovulation may have a short window of time, planning ahead can help.

“The likelihood of actually becoming pregnant is dramatically increased if you have intercourse in the three days leading up to and including ovulation.”

“If a woman has sex on any of these three days, she has a 27-33% chance of becoming pregnant.”

Is the 14-day Rule a Myth?

Since many women do have these unique or irregular cycles – some go so far as to call the 14-day rule a myth. The only time a woman can conceive is during the fertile window of her menstrual cycle. Since this window may vary for different women, the 14-day rule of thumb may not be accurate for every woman. But no matter what – timing intercourse in the 3 to 6 days leading up to, and including, ovulation produces the best chances of becoming pregnant.

Accurate Ovulation Calculator

Many women who want to get pregnant will use an ovulation calculator in order to more easily determine when they are going to be fertile. These can easily be found online through various pregnancy websites, medical websites, and more. You simply need to plug in the start date of your last period as well as the number of days in your cycle, and the calculator will tell you the day that you are expected to ovulate.

One of the best and most accurate ovulation calculators that we’ve found

comes from one of the best and most popular medical websites on the internet – WebMD. On their particular calculator, you plug in the beginning dates of your previous three menstrual periods. It then displays results in color-coded calendar form that reveal when to expect your next period, when you should use a pregnancy test, and when your next most fertile days are expected to occur. Definitely take a minute to check out the

WebMD ovulation calculator

More Ovulation Facts

Here are a few facts about ovulation. Some of these we’ve already covered in detail and many of these are lesser-known facts that you may not have been aware of.

  • An egg lives 12-24 hours, after leaving the ovary
  • Normally only one egg is released each time of ovulation
  • Ovulation can be affected by stress, illness or disruption of normal routines
  • Some women may experience some light blood or spotting during ovulation
  • Implantation of a fertilized egg normally takes place 6-12 days after ovulation
  • Each woman is born with millions of immature eggs that are awaiting ovulation to begin
  • A menstrual period can occur even if ovulation has not occurred
  • Ovulation can occur even if a menstrual period has not occurred
  • Some women can feel a bit of pain or aching near the ovaries during ovulation called mittelschmerz, which means “middle pain” in German
  • If an egg is not fertilized, it disintegrates and is absorbed into the uterine lining





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