If you’ve recently decided that you might like to get pregnant, congratulations! Becoming a mother-to-be is an exciting time. As you begin the planning process, understanding your menstrual cycle is an important first step. Pregnancy is not possible without ovulation, so by learning what days you might ovulate, you can better maximize your chances of getting pregnant. Explore our ovulation calendar and other resources below to find out approximately when your ovulation days are.
Ovulation is essentially the release of an egg from one of the ovaries. If the released egg is fertilized by a sperm cell, you can become pregnant.
Ovulation may occur in the middle of a woman’s cycle. Since cycle length varies from person to person, the date of ovulation likewise varies, but in general it takes place two weeks before your next period.
Ovulation lasts about 12-24 hours. However, you can be fertile for up to six days. The reason: sperm can live in your body for up to five days, so if you have sex the five days before ovulation or the day of, you may get pregnant.
Signs of ovulation include cervical mucus change, breast tenderness, cramps and light spotting, amongst others. You may experience all of these symptoms, some or none at all—all of which is normal.
We hope you found our ovulation calendar useful. You can learn more about pregnancy and what’s to come when you explore our website.
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