Ovulation: Signs that You Are Ovulating
If you are watching to see when you ovulate, it is pretty obvious that you want to have a baby. That is why you need to make sure that you have all the information. Now, in this article, we will take a look at the timing and the symptoms as they appear before ovulation, during ovulation, and after ovulation.
That is how you will know when to have sex for babies and when it is just fun for you. That is what we are looking at here. The numbers are in and we now know when what happens. Now, the data that we have here applies to you if you are healthy and you have regular periods.
The Fertile Window
We have heard this referred to many times especially if you are a woman who is trying to get pregnant. These are the days that are in the menstrual cycle calendar in which a woman is likely to get pregnant. That is what they are usually talking about here.
These 6 days are in all technical essence, the fertile window in the cycle. They reflect the lifespan of the sperm which is 5 days and the lifespan of the ovum, usually 24 hours. It is known that if you have had sex six days before the ovulation, you will have zero chance of getting pregnant.
However, if you have it five days before ovulation, you have 10% chance of getting knocked up.
As the days approach the ovulation time, you will have higher and higher chances of getting pregnant. That is how this works and that is what the timeline says. You will go as high as 33% chance of getting pregnant. As much as they say that this happens accidentally sometimes, it is not that easy to get pregnant. Read more about how to determine your most fertile days.
Here is How You Track the Ovulation
There is a need to make sure that you do know how to track the way that you ovulate. That is how you will be able to tell when you are there. There are so many ways you can tell starting from the physical which is the most common and ancient time-tested way to do it.
The Menstrual Cycle Timeline
You need to start by working out how your menstrual cycle works because it acts as an indicator to what will happen and what is happening. Day one of the ovulation track is the day that you bleed for the first time in the cycle and the last is the day before the next period begins.
When Ovulation Happens In the Cycle
Ovulation is supposed to occur 14 days after the first day of the menstrual cycle. So if you average 28 days, you will ovulate around day 14. That is how you will be able to keep track of the things that you do and when you do them. That is something that will help make the predictions correct.
If you combine these two and the rest of the ways that we have to tell when you are ovulating, you will not be able to miss your appointment with conception. That is what is important here.
NOTE: The Fertile Window is the six days that usually lead up to and include when you ovulate and 24 hours after that, you will be fine to have sex with no conception occurring.
Here Are the Numbers to Summarize
Depending on the cycle, the numbers will vary and you will have to find out how your cycle works. These are the numbers for the people who have regular cycles of 28 days.
- If you have 28 days between the periods happening, it means that you will be ovulating on day 14 after the period starts. The most fertile days will be 12, 13 and 14th day.
- There are those people that have 35 days in between cycles which is different in its own way. Ovulation will happen on day 21. The most fertile days will have to be days 19, 20 and 21st after the period begins.
- If you have short cycles of 21 days, the ovulation will have to happen on day 7 and the fertile days will be 5, 6 and 7.
As you can see, it is simple to tell. Read more about your fertility ovulation calendar
Please do watch the video about Ovulation signs and symptoms.