Ovulation Calculator – Find The Best Time To Fall Pregnant
If you and your partner are ready to conceive and have a baby, you might be wondering when the best time would be for you to try – especially since there really are just six days during an average 28-day menstrual cycle during which conception can happen. Knowing on which days of your monthly cycle you are the most fertile and having unprotected sex on those days can significantly increase your chances of conceiving naturally.
We invite you to use our calculator to see which days you are most likely to be fertile this month and a couple of months into the future. With Medfem’s easy-to-use ovulation calculator, you can determine the approximate time of the month during which your fertility is at its peak and you would be most likely to fall pregnant.
So what is an Ovulation Calculator?
An ovulation calculator uses the dates of your own menstrual cycle to determine as closely as possible the days in a month on which you will be most fertile. These days of high fertility fall on different dates each month, for a number of reasons. The first is that the typical 28-day menstrual cycle is shorter than a typical 30-day month. Other reasons include the differences among women – because each woman is different! – as well as the changes in the same woman from one month to the next.
Why do you need an ovulation calculator?
There are about 6 days during each menstrual cycle when you can get pregnant. This is called your fertile window. Knowing when your fertile window is – which days of the month you are most fertile – allows you to increase significantly your chances of falling pregnant by having unprotected sex on those days.
An ovulation calculator tells you when your next fertile window will most likely be. And that’s very exciting to know if you are ready to fall pregnant!
How does an ovulation calculator work?
Ovulation occurs around fourteen days into your cycle. It is that special time when an egg is released and is available for fertilisation for a short time – it could be for as little as twelve hours or up to forty-eight hours.
An ovulation calculator uses information about your period to provide a best estimate of when you will ovulate and your next fertile window will start.
Because every woman is different, and because the same woman is also different from month to month, an ovulation calculator can only provide an ‘estimate’ of your fertile window. This means that having unprotected sex during this period will not a guarantee a pregnancy, but it will definitely maximise your chances of falling pregnant. Conversely, abstaining from sex during your fertile window cannot guarantee successful birth control.
So when am I ovulating?
A quick overview of a menstrual cycle will make it easier to understand when ovulation takes place.
The first day of the average 28-day menstrual cycle is the day the bleeding begins: and so it is also the first day of a period. A period ends when the bleeding ends. On average among women, a period can last five days long, but for some women it can last for just three days and for others it can last for as many as eight days. Most women report that the bleeding is often heaviest on the first two days. The length of time between one period and the next period can be just 21 days or as long as up to 35 days.
Usually, the bleeding stops between six and fourteen days into the cycle. This is because the uterine lining is again preparing itself for a possible pregnancy by growing thicker.
Ovulation takes place around the middle of the 28-day cycle, on approximately the fourteenth day. Ovulation is when the egg is released from an ovary, and moves down the fallopian tubes to the uterus. Healthy sperm present in the fallopian tubes at this time can fertilise the egg. If fertilised, the egg will move to the uterus and implant itself in the thickened uterine lining.
If, however, the egg isn’t fertilised or the embryo fails to implant, the uterus will shed the lining through bleeding, which starts the next menstrual cycle with bleeding on day one of the average 28-days.
When is your next fertile window?
Knowing on which the days of the month are high fertility days can help you to increase your chances of getting pregnant. Remember, there are only about six days during each typical 28-day menstrual cycle when you can get pregnant – so your fertile window is short.
You can click here – https://medfem.co.za/ovulation-calculator/ – to use the Medfem Ovulation Calculator now and to see which days you are most likely to be fertile!
Medfem’s Ovulation Calculator
At Medfem, we believe in making world-class fertility treatments available for everyone. It is our joy and commitment to give you a positive outcome to your fertility journey, so you will have a fond memory of empathy, caring and being part of the Medfem Fertility Clinic family.
Our Ovulation Calculator is very easy to use – here’s how:
1. Click here – to find the calculator on the page below:
2. Complete the answers to the two questions and click on “Calculate”, see below:
3. Scroll down to see the results. The calculator shows a best estimate of the following over the next three months, based on the information you have provided: days of low fertility; days of high fertility; days on your period; and when you should take a pregnancy test if you missed your period. See the example below:
The Medfem Ovulation Calculator marks the calendar for you for the next three months: days of low fertility (white blocks), days of high fertility (green blocks), days on period (pink blocks) and the earliest day to have a pregnancy test if you have not started your period (blue blocks).
Keep track of your cycle easily
You can also sign up to our Ovulation Calculator system which will help you to keep track of your cycle easily. Please be assured that your information is 100% confidential.
Please click here – and on this page, click on “Register”. On the next page (see below), simply fill in your name and email address and your password will be emailed to you.
With your password, you can then login and begin to track your cycles. By keeping accurate track of the first day of your period and the length of your cycles, you will also improve the accuracy of the estimates of when your next fertile window will be.
Are you concerned about your fertility?
If you are concerned about your fertility, we would like to invite you to meet one of our fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic.
Our team at Medfem Fertility Clinic believes in making world-class fertility treatments available for everyone. It is our joy and commitment to give you a positive outcome to your fertility journey, so you will have a fond memory of feeling empathy, caring and being part of the Medfem Fertility Clinic family.
If you would like to meet one of our fertility specialists at Medfem Fertility Clinic, simply click here to book an initial consultation or contact us telephonically on +27 (11) 463 2244.
We look forward to meeting you!