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Ovulation Schedule

How can I figure out when I ovulate?


Asked by Anonymous at 3:44 PM on Jun. 8, 2011 in Trying to Conceive

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  • Chart. Read Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler and check out for some good tips. Charting cervical mucus and position will tell you when you're going to ovulate, which helps in planning sex. (OPKs will also do this for many people, but it's best to have a general idea of when you're going to ovulate or you could end up spending a lot of money on them.) Charting basal body temperature will tell you when/if you've definitely ovulated, which tells you when you can expect your period or get an accurate test result. Feel free to message me if you need more specific information.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 3:51 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • You can't tell just by counting days. You generally ovulate 11-16 days before the start of your period, and you're most fertile the 2-3 days before that. If your cycles are very regular, that could give you a relatively reliable range, but if you have sex on day 14, and you don't ovulate until day 20, you're probably not going to get pregnant. You need to know when you ovulate, and to know that, you need more information than number of days.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 3:53 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • they have the kits at walmart...but i have no idea otherwise

    Answer by MommaWoods at 3:46 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • You need to track your periods and see if they are regular. write down the 1st day of your period and then count how many days until you start again. If its 28 day you probably ovulate on day 14. S when you start your period again count 14 days from the first day of your period. That should be your most fertile day.

    Answer by ria7 at 3:49 PM on Jun. 8, 2011


    Too bad for the vote down...this is exactly what the website says and it worked for me. Of course it only works if your body is on a regular cycle..but this is in general how to tell.

    Answer by ria7 at 3:55 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • DragonRiderMD summed it up perfectly!

    Answer by tspillane at 9:02 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • u could also get a positive ovulation test but don't ovulate thats why it;s best to get tested to make sure u don;t have pcos cause i was getting a positive ovulation an was never ovulating now i am on metformin.thats how i got pregnant with my son in 2005.a lot of women are unaware that they may have pcos an they are not familair with the symptoms.

    Answer by sexylady35 at 9:54 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • Charts, calenders and calculators are HIGHLY inaccurate for MOST women whether you are regular or not!

    Those all work off of the idea that all women have the same luteal phase length of 14 days. They will either show an ovuation on day 14 or 14 days before the next expected cycle.

    Charting is the only TRUE way to know when you are fertile!

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:28 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • Oh that sounds easy. I have heard others talk about it, but it always sounds confusing! you made that sound easy. Thanks!!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 3:51 PM on Jun. 8, 2011


    Try to use this ovulation calendar tool to trace your cycle and find the date of ovulation.


    Answer by aromatikas at 11:27 AM on Jun. 10, 2011