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Free Ovulation Calculator For 3 Months

Sandra asks…

Am I ovulating please help????

I had AF on May 3rd My cycles are very regular now that I am on provera 10mg for 10days. I get my period about the 3rd of every month now. Anyway ovuation calculator says my fertile days are 16-19. Three days ago i had strechy Cm then it stopped. Dry for two days. Then today i have strechy Cm again. There was a little blood in it today. I had Pap smear 5/12 could that interfere with ovulation? Am i really ovulating? I have taken OPK pee sticks,but they are confusing to me. I had cramping yesterday. I though that cramping happens after ovulation. What are your takes on this?????
I am Bd every other day last time was 5/14
I do get my periods without provera jsut that they are irregular because I had surgery to remove one ovary and tube. I do have one child so i am pretty sure that I ovulate.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Key Facts of Ovulation:
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 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
Free Forum to discuss ovulation and other things

Tracking Ovulation:
A woman’s monthly cycle is measured from the first day of her menstrual period until the first day of her next period. On average, a woman’s cycle normally is between 28-32 days, but some women may have much shorter cycles or much longer ones. Ovulation can be calculated by starting with the day the last menstrual period (LMP) starts or by calculating 12-16 days from the next expected period. Most women ovulate anywhere between Day 11 – Day 21 of their cycle, counting from the first day of the LMP. This is what many refer to as the “fertile time” of a woman’s cycle, because sexual intercourse during this time increases the chance of pregnancy. Ovulation can occur at various times during a cycle, and may occur on a different day each month. It is important to track your cycle; there are tools online to help you do this: Order Fertility Tracking

The Ovulation Cycle Divided into Two Parts:
The first part of the ovulation cycle is called the follicular phase. This phase starts the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP) and continues until ovulation. This first half of the cycle can differ greatly for each woman lasting anywhere from 7 days until 40 days. The second half of the cycle is called the luteal phase and is from the day of ovulation until the next period begins. The luteal phase has a more precise timeline and usually is only 12-16 days from the day of ovulation. This ultimately means that the day of ovulation will determine how long your cycle is. This also means that outside factors like stress, illness, and disruption of normal routine can throw off your ovulation which then results in changing the time your period will come. So the old thought that stress can affect your period is only partly true. Stress can affect your ovulation which ultimately determines when your period will come, but stress around the time of an expected period will not make it late—it was already determined when it would come 12-16 days earlier!

Fertility Awareness is one way to track when ovulation occurs, and it includes studying the changes in cervical mucus and using a basal thermometer. Cervical fluid will change to a wet, slippery substance that resembles “egg whites” just before ovulation occurs and until ovulation is over. A basal thermometer helps track a body temperature rise, which signals that ovulation has just occurred.

Another way to track ovulation is through ovulation kits and fertility monitors. These can be Purchased Online. Tracking ovulation can help a woman get a better idea of when pregnancy can and cannot occur during her monthly cycle. Once ovulation has occurred, there is nothing you can do to increase your chances of pregnancy. Your next step is to begin watching for early pregnancy symptoms.

View and print an Ovulation Calendar to better understand your menstruation cycle and ovulation.

From the Menstrual Period to Ovulation (the details you may not know!)
When your menstrual cycle begins, your estrogen levels are low. Your hypothalamus (which is in charge of maintaining your hormone levels) sends out a message to your pituitary gland which then sends out the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). This FSH triggers a few of your follicles to develop into mature eggs. One of these will develop into the dominant follicle, which will release a mature egg and the others will disintegrate. As the follicles mature they send out another hormone, estrogen. The high levels of estrogen will tell the hypothalamus and pituitary gland that there is a mature egg.

A luteinizing hormone (LH) is then released, referred to as your LH surge. The LH surge causes the egg to burst through the ovary wall within 24-36 hours and begin its journey down the fallopian tube for fertilization. The follicle from which the egg was released is called the corpus luteum, and it will release progesterone that helps thicken and prepare the uterine lining for implantation. The corpus luteum will produce progesterone for about 12-16 days (the luteal phase of your cycle.) If an egg is fertilized, the corpus luteum will continue to produce progesterone for a developing pregnancy until the placenta takes over. You can begin looking for pregnancy symptoms as early as a week after fertilization. If fertilization does not occur the egg dissolves after 24 hours.

At this time your hormone levels will decrease and your uterine lining will begin to shed about 12-16 days from ovulation. This is menstruation (menstrual period) and brings us back to day 1 of your cycle. The journey then begins all over again.

Helen asks…

period coming or possibly pregnant?

so the last week iv had quite a lot of sleepless nights, the last 3 nights iv felt a bit nauseous after dinner, the last week and a bit iv been needing to pee more. i have sore boobs i am one day late on my period today. i took a pregnancy test yesterday and it came back negative. my last period was may 31-june6th had unprotected sex june 6th till june 11th, so not really my fertile days, i think ovulated on the 17th june judging by my discharge, but also had some brown spotting at that time, net time unprotected sex was 20th june. also had some spotting 29th and 30th june, but only tiny bit when i wiped, so no way was it my period! its pretty unlikely that im pregnant, but what do you think? i will take another test with morning urine in another week, and if still not sure il go to the docs for a blood test.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

U can get pregnant at any time everyone body is diff an some woman ovul. More then once
Stress can make ur period late just take a test wen ur 1 or 2 weeks last but a blood test will show up before a home test
U can go to the doc an get one done or go to a free testin place
Even if ur period does come u should still go to the doc for a check up
My friend had her period for 3 month normal flow she didnt find out she was pregnant till she missed her 4th month and then she found out she was almost 5 months pregnant
That has happened to her twice.. And some other women have their period up to 6 months.
There are ovulation calculators online that can help u know when u need to test or when u ovulated.

Lisa asks…

Is it possible that I may be pregnant?

About a month ago I had a pregnacy scare.. I was late almost a week, and I finally had received it. On April 8,09. And I had intercourse during my monthly. He had came without a condom. So lately I had Intercouse on the 17th Of April and The condom broke what are the chances that I may be pregnant?.

- Unprotected Intercourse during My Monthly
- Condom breaks around the time I’d b ovulating.

I dont know, I think I need some other peoples input on what you think.
So, Do you think there may be a chance of pregnacy?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I think you actually ovulate every 14 days, so you should have been ovulating about 14 days before your period. Your period is supposed to be your body disposing of the egg that wasn’t fertilized. I’ve read that they say the safest time to have unprotected sex is 3-4 days before your period. IT would also make it harder because your uterus is contracting to let out the blood and egg which would push the sperm out with it. Maybe your boyfriend has super sperm though. You can go online and find free ovulation calculators and that may help you. IF you continue to feel that it’s a possibility than go get a test. They can work in as little as 2 weeks after impregnation. You may consider getting and IUD or something so that you don’t have to worry about condoms breaking all the time.

Sharon asks…

My period usually comes around the 15th-18th of each month with ovulation around the 5th/6th…?

Occassionally I experience some LIGHT spotting on my ovulation day, my doctor said it was nothing to worry about. In january i had (protected) sex, but was not on another form of BC (the pill, etc.) on the 5th I experienced some LIGHT spotting, so I assumed was ovulation. However I then began to worry I was pregnant! (implantation bleeding)

On the 15th I got some LIGHT bleeding. (it was the normal colour of my period) It continued onto the 16th, the bleeding was SLIGHTLY heavier, but not much(one pads worth). On the 17th I got my regular period, quite alot of bleeding, but still a bit lighter than usual. On the 18th I had a smaller amount but still quite present.

Now, usually my periods only last 4 days, with day 1 being light, day two being quite heavy, and day 3/4 are very light (with 4 being almot completely gone).

Am just wonder, could stress have caused the lighter than usual period? (Exams, fight with sig. other, pregnancy worry?) Any imput would be great!!! Thanks!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You can search online for an “ovulation calculator” that you can download. This program allows you to enter the start and end date of your period each month and it will predict your ovulation date. Search for a site called Femta. They have a good program you can download and use for free for 50 days. After that it costs about $35 to purchase. But there are also some sights that have free versions, however they are not as in depth as the Femta version since the make estimates based on your cycle days and not the actual start/stop days of your period.

Linda asks…

When would I ovulate?

This is my first cycle since being on birth control since I was 15. This cycle was 45 days long. Would it be accurate to expect to ovulate at about cd 22 or 23? I’m going to start charting my bbt but I need to know if my math is right so I don’t get my hopes up next time.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Everyone is different. Do not buy in to the 14 day myth. A normal luteal phase is 10-16 days, so you *should* ovulate 10-16 days before your next period is due….BUT – many things can affect ovulation.

The only way to pinpoint ovulation, and your most fertile time of the month, is to start charting and watching your fertility signs. Buy a basal thermometer and take your temp first thing every morning – at the same time every day – before you even get out of bed. Before you do anything at all. Note the temp. When you ovulate, your temp will rise and stay elevated above the pattern you note for pre-ovulation temps.

Charting is so much better than using some online ovulation predictor. Those things don’t know your body – you do. Every woman’s body is different, and the calculators don’t take that into consideration.

Your cervical mucus will typically tell you when ovulation is coming. It will be watery, or like egg whites. That’s the fertile stuff that keeps sperm alive while you are waiting to ovulate. This is also why you’re fertile for a few days ‘before’ ovulation. The sperm can live for 3-5 days and lie in wait for the egg. Your egg will live for 12-24 hours after ovulation. And you can tell the difference between Egg White CM and leftover sperm if you had sex the night before. In a situation like that you want to do the water test. EWCM will sort of ball up and sink to the bottom and semen will float (with possibly some of it hanging down into the water). Also you can take true EWCM out of the water and still be able to stretch it.

You can also buy the ovulation strips to test for lueteinizing hormone (you’ll have a surge of it 12-36 hours before ovulation), but keep in mind that when you test for ovulation the test line must be *as dark or darker than the control line. * Two lines do not equal a positive on the ovulation tests.

Check out this site: http://www.fertilityfriend.com

There is a charting course there that you can take for free, and free software to chart your temps. The first day of your period is ‘cycle day 1.’ I typically ovulate on cycle day 12, but have actually ovulated on cycle day 10 before and as late as cycle day 15. This variation in ovulation days is why some women’s cycle lengths vary. Once again, the time between ovulation and your period (the ‘luteal’ phase) will not vary more than a day, maybe two. But the time between your period and ovulation can vary more than that. Chart a few cycles and you’ll see your own fertility pattern.

Good luck!

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Ovulation Calculator 3 Months Luteal Phase

Betty asks…

question about fertility window.?

Online when they give you a fertility window, does that mean you could ovulate anytime during that window?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Online ovulation calculators *might* give you a general idea, but every woman is unique. The reason you are given a ‘window’ is because sperm can live in your body for 3-5 days in wait for the egg.

Your best bet in pinpointing ovulation, and your most fertile time of the month, is to start charting and watching your fertility signs. Buy a basal thermometer and take your temp first thing every morning – at the same time every day – before you even get out of bed. Before you do anything at all. Note the temp. When you ovulate, your temp will rise and stay elevated above the pattern you note for pre-ovulation temps.

Charting is so much better than using some online ovulation predictor. Those things don’t know your body – you do. Every woman’s body is different, and the calculators don’t take that into consideration. For instance, I used one a couple days ago – just for giggles….It said I would ovulate Dec 5th. I ovulated the 3rd. I could have well missed my ovulation date if I’d gone by that.

Your cervical mucus will typically tell you when ovulation is coming. It will be watery, or like egg whites. That’s the fertile stuff that keeps sperm alive while you are waiting to ovulate. This is also why you’re fertile for a few days ‘before’ ovulation. The sperm can live and lie in wait for the egg. Your egg will live for 12-24 hours after ovulation.

You can also buy ovulation strips to test for lueteinizing hormone (you’ll have a surge of it 12-36 hours before ovulation), but keep in mind that when you test for ovulation the test line must be *as dark or darker than the control line. * Two lines do not equal a positive on the ovulation tests.

Check out this site: http://www.fertilityfriend.com

There is a charting course there that you can take for free, and free software to chart your temps. The first day of your period is ‘cycle day 1.’ I typically ovulate on cycle day 12, but have actually ovulated on cycle day 10 before and as late as cycle day 15. This variation in ovulation days is why some women’s cycle lengths vary. The time between ovulation and your period (the ‘luteal’ phase) will not vary more than a day, maybe two. But the time between your period and ovulation can vary more than that. Chart a few cycles and you’ll see your own fertility pattern.

Helen asks…

trying for baby number two?

ive always had regular periods, i started noting down my periods in september as me and my hubby want another baby, i had a period on 4th sep-8th sep, 23rd of sep i had unprotected sex, but i was on the pill but now taking it at the same times or not taking at all :s… i started my october period on 6th untill 12th.. 5 days later i started spotting and brown spotting for 3 days with abdomanal cramps had temp for two days, it all stopped for 6 days, the last three days of october i was in pain and having brown spotting, 1st november i started bleeding again, finished on the 3rd, but im getting pregnacy symptoms, sore boobs, nausea, back pains, feeling for certain foods, done 4 tests all negative…. so :s dont know what to do, and dont know my ovulation cyle no more…. help please
THANKS GUYS GREAT ADVICE, ILL KEEP YOU UPDATED :)

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You need to start tracking your periods on mymonthlycycles.com. Thats what I use. You enter in your periods and it will tell you what your average cycle length is. Then when you click on ovulation calculator it will tell you your fertile window and approximate ovulation date. I have mine set up to send me email reminders when Im ovulating or about to start my period. Ive used it for 7 months and now know my average cycle length is 33 days and it is usually pretty accurate. Also buy some OPKs (ovulation predictor kits) to figure out how long your luteal phase is (the length of time between your ovulation and your next period). This will help you figure out when the best time to have sex is in order to get pregnant. If you need support for trying to conceive, justmommies.com is great. Good luck and I hope you get a big fat positive soon!

Maria asks…

dna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

i had sex with my ex on october 13 shortly after that i got my period. then 2 weeks later i had sex with my homeboy….. so which one is the father

the doctor said i conceived the last week in oct.
baby due on july 21

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It could be either. Sometimes women have their period through the first trimester (3 months) of pregnancy.

Every woman’s luetal phase is different. Ovulation is not something that can be predicted simply by dates.

Please go to these sites for more info:

http://www.mymonthlycycles.com/lutealcalc.jsp

http://www.ovulation-calculator.com/luteal.htm

And, honestly your due date is simply an estimate. It is common for babies to be born anywhere from 36 weeks – 42 weeks. The way your doctor calculates the due date is by using the day YOU told him you had your last period. Also, with only having sex two weeks apart, an ultrasound will not show a difference.

You are going to need to have a paternity test done afterwards, unless you are married or one of the two guys wants to sign the birth certificate and claim the baby is his.

Sorry, I know that is probably not what you are wanting to hear.

Carol asks…

wanting to conceive?

i really want to conceive i came on my period 22nd feb and lasts upto 5 days so ending 26th feb whens the best time to have sex my periods are on a 28 day cycle could anyone tell me what days are best and how long

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Everyone is different. Do not buy in to the 14 day myth. A normal luteal phase is 10-16 days, so you *should* ovulate 10-16 days before your next period is due….BUT – many things can affect ovulation.

The only way to pinpoint ovulation, and your most fertile time of the month, is to start charting and watching your fertility signs. Buy a basal thermometer and take your temp first thing every morning – at the same time every day – before you even get out of bed. Before you do anything at all. Note the temp. When you ovulate, your temp will rise and stay elevated above the pattern you note for pre-ovulation temps.

Charting is so much better than using some online ovulation predictor. Those things don’t know your body – you do. Every woman’s body is different, and the calculators don’t take that into consideration.

Your cervical mucus will typically tell you when ovulation is coming. It will be watery, or like egg whites. That’s the fertile stuff that keeps sperm alive while you are waiting to ovulate. This is also why you’re fertile for a few days ‘before’ ovulation. The sperm can live for 3-5 days and lie in wait for the egg. Your egg will live for 12-24 hours after ovulation. And you can tell the difference between Egg White CM and leftover sperm if you had sex the night before. In a situation like that you want to do the water test. EWCM will sort of ball up and sink to the bottom and semen will float (with possibly some of it hanging down into the water). Also you can take true EWCM out of the water and still be able to stretch it.

You can also buy the ovulation strips to test for lueteinizing hormone (you’ll have a surge of it 12-36 hours before ovulation), but keep in mind that when you test for ovulation the test line must be *as dark or darker than the control line. * Two lines do not equal a positive on the ovulation tests.

Check out this site: http://www.fertilityfriend.com

There is a charting course there that you can take for free, and free software to chart your temps. The first day of your period is ‘cycle day 1.’ I typically ovulate on cycle day 12, but have actually ovulated on cycle day 10 before and as late as cycle day 15. This variation in ovulation days is why some women’s cycle lengths vary. Once again, the time between ovulation and your period (the ‘luteal’ phase) will not vary more than a day, maybe two. But the time between your period and ovulation can vary more than that. Chart a few cycles and you’ll see your own fertility pattern.

Good luck!

Mary asks…

IF ANYONE CAN HELP ME WITH TRYING TO CONCIVE WITH ANY OTHER INFORMATION THAT I DON’T ALREADY KNOW….PLAESE!!!?

i can’t really tell when i’m ovulating cuz i have those pains everyday and the doctor says nothing is wrong…but i think something is…i been trying to have a baby for a year and a half and still nothing..i do my calender and postion and everything these web sites tell me to but that was the first time that ever happen…with me bleeding…after my calender told me last night it was the most ferlity day to concive

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

The only way to pinpoint ovulation, and your most fertile time of the month, is to start charting and watching your fertility signs. Buy a basal thermometer and take your temp first thing every morning – at the same time every day – before you even get out of bed. Before you do anything at all. Note the temp. When you ovulate, your temp will rise and stay elevated above the pattern you note for pre-ovulation temps.

Charting is so much better than using some online ovulation predictor. Those things don’t know your body – you do. Every woman’s body is different, and the calculators don’t take that into consideration.

Your cervical mucus will typically tell you when ovulation is coming. It will be watery, or like egg whites. That’s the fertile stuff that keeps sperm alive while you are waiting to ovulate. This is also why you’re fertile for a few days ‘before’ ovulation. The sperm can live for 3-5 days and lie in wait for the egg. Your egg will live for 12-24 hours after ovulation.

You can also buy the ovulation strips to test for lueteinizing hormone (you’ll have a surge of it 12-36 hours before ovulation), but keep in mind that when you test for ovulation the test line must be *as dark or darker than the control line. * Two lines do not equal a positive on the ovulation tests.

Check out this site: http://www.fertilityfriend.com

There is a charting course there that you can take for free, and free software to chart your temps. The first day of your period is ‘cycle day 1.’ I typically ovulate on cycle day 12, but have actually ovulated on cycle day 10 before and as late as cycle day 15. This variation in ovulation days is why some women’s cycle lengths vary. The time between ovulation and your period (the ‘luteal’ phase) will not vary more than a day, maybe two. (A ‘normal’ phase is anything between 10 and 16 days) But the time between your period and ovulation can vary more than that. Chart a few cycles and you’ll see your own fertility pattern.

Good luck!

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Ruth asks…

Best Time To Get Pregnant?

My Ovulation Date Is The 26th Of This Month.
So When Is The Best Time For Me To Get Pregnant?
How Often Should Me & My Husband Have Sex?

Thank You In Advance Ladies.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Every day is fine if there are no sperm issues. Sperm can live for 3-5 days in wait for the egg. You should try to hit as many fertile days 9the 4 days leading up to ovulation and ovulation day) as possible. The day after, well, the egg will only live for 12-24 hours, so there is a *slim* chance of conception from intercourse the day after. But you really want sperm to be waiting when you ovulate.

As for your ovulation day, if you aren’t charting and you’re using a calculator, you should know that your body will ovulate when it’s ready, not by a calendar. Check out http://www.fetilityfriend.com There is a free online course you can take there that will teach you to read your body’s fertility signs and predict ovulation much more accurately than an online calculator.

Good luck!

Laura asks…

how can you tell when your?

am 21 am a mom, so i really don’t know how you ovulate, i should know but i don ‘t so am just wondering.. So any information would help thanks..

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

The only way to pinpoint ovulation, and your most fertile time of the month, is to start charting and watching your fertility signs. Buy a basal thermometer and take your temp first thing every morning – at the same time every day – before you even get out of bed. Before you do anything at all. Note the temp. When you ovulate, your temp will rise and stay elevated above the pattern you note for pre-ovulation temps.

Charting is so much better than using some online ovulation predictor. Those things don’t know your body – you do. Every woman’s body is different, and the calculators don’t take that into consideration.

Your cervical mucus will typically tell you when ovulation is coming. It will be watery, or like egg whites. That’s the fertile stuff that keeps sperm alive while you are waiting to ovulate. This is also why you’re fertile for a few days ‘before’ ovulation. The sperm can live for 3-5 days and lie in wait for the egg. Your egg will live for 12-24 hours after ovulation. And you can tell the difference between Egg White CM and leftover sperm if you had sex the night before. In a situation like that you want to do the water test. EWCM will sort of ball up and sink to the bottom and semen will float (with possibly some of it hanging down into the water). Also you can take true EWCM out of the water and still be able to stretch it.

You can also buy the ovulation strips to test for lueteinizing hormone (you’ll have a surge of it 12-36 hours before ovulation), but keep in mind that when you test for ovulation the test line must be *as dark or darker than the control line. * Two lines do not equal a positive on the ovulation tests.

Check out this site: http://www.fertilityfriend.com

There is a charting course there that you can take for free, and free software to chart your temps. The first day of your period is ‘cycle day 1.’ I typically ovulate on cycle day 12, but have actually ovulated on cycle day 10 before and as late as cycle day 15. This variation in ovulation days is why some women’s cycle lengths vary. Once again, the time between ovulation and your period (the ‘luteal’ phase) will not vary more than a day, maybe two. But the time between your period and ovulation can vary more than that. Chart a few cycles and you’ll see your own fertility pattern.

Good luck!

Lizzie asks…

Please help me out? Ovulation question?

Last period- September 16th

Period before that- August 12th

Cycles are about 35 days

What day would I have ovulated on?

We had sex- October 2nd- October 3rd and October 9th any chance?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Between Oct. 5 and Oct. 11.

These dates are based on the luteal phase range of normal women which is between 10 and 16 days. The luteal phase is how many days between when you ovulate and when you are due to start your period. Your luteal phase doesn’t change from month to month. If you chart your basal body temperatures you can know exactly how long your luteal phase is. If your cycles are super regular (like 35 days EVERY TIME), then you can easily predict ovulation from month to month knowing how long your luteal phase is. Those ovulation calculators may be based on the statistical woman with a 14 day long luteal phase. Mine is always 12 days long.

So, Oct. 5 would be ovulation day if your luteal phase is 16 days long. Oct. 11 would be your ovulation day if your luteal phase was 10 days long. Anywhere between those two days would account for other normal luteal phases.

You are fertile a few days leading up to ovulation. So your days for intercourse were appropriate for conceiving. But remember that you only have a 25% chance anyways, so you may be trying for several months.

Learning to chart your fertility signals can take the guess work out of this whole thing, and it’s pretty much free and only requires a few minutes each day. You can know when you’re fertile, when you ovulated, how long your luteal phase is, if you are pregnant, and if you have an early miscarriage.

I hope this helps.

Susan asks…

higher chance to conceive???

i just did an ovulation calender predictor on the internet and it says im fertile from 25th-30th march. is there any particular day or days that will give me a higher chance to conceive?
thanks :)

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Charting is so much better than using some online ovulation predictor. Those things don’t know your body – you do. Every woman’s body is different, and the calculators don’t take that into consideration. They can tell you based on a sampling of women when the AVERAGE ovulation occurs, but not yours exactly. We have been trying to conceive for 12 months now. Just for giggles, I used one a few times to see if it matched my actual ovulation date. It was always off by at least 2 days.

The only way to pinpoint ovulation, and your most fertile time of the month, is to start charting and watching your fertility signs. Buy a basal thermometer and take your temp first thing every morning – at the same time every day – before you even get out of bed. Before you do anything at all. Note the temp. When you ovulate, your temp will rise and stay elevated above the pattern you note for pre-ovulation temps.

Your cervical mucus will typically tell you when ovulation is coming. It will be watery, or like egg whites. That’s the fertile stuff that keeps sperm alive while you are waiting to ovulate. This is also why you’re fertile for a few days ‘before’ ovulation. The sperm can live for 3-5 days and lie in wait for the egg. Your egg will live for 12-24 hours after ovulation.

You can also buy the ovulation strips to test for lueteinizing hormone (you’ll have a surge of it 12-36 hours before ovulation), but keep in mind that when you test for ovulation the test line must be *as dark or darker than the control line. * Two lines do not equal a positive on the ovulation tests.

Check out this site: http://www.fertilityfriend.com

There is a charting course there that you can take for free, and free software to chart your temps. The first day of your period is ‘cycle day 1.’ I typically ovulate on cycle day 12, but have actually ovulated on cycle day 10 before and as late as cycle day 15. This variation in ovulation days is why some women’s cycle lengths vary. Once again, the time between ovulation and your period (the ‘luteal’ phase) will not vary more than a day, maybe two. But the time between your period and ovulation can vary more than that. Chart a few cycles and you’ll see your own fertility pattern.

Good luck!

Sandra asks…

Did anyone get pregnant using this?

http://www.askdramy.com/ovulationcalc.html

Awesome! Did it work for you?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

No, I prefer to chart my cycles. An ovulation calculator does not know your body and works on averages. Since your body is not a machine, it does not ovulate ‘on schedule.’ For giggles, I tried using it to predict my ovulation dates for the last two months. One month was off by 3 days, one by 4. The only way to accurately pinpoint ovulation is by charting your temperatures. And charting is *not* an estimation. The solid information is right there in front of you, telling you what your body is doing.

Go to http://www.fertilityfriend.com and take their free online charting course. It will explain it all.

Good luck!

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Nancy asks…

i have been trying for a while..?

to get pregnant. I became pregnant with my 1st child very easily. Almost as soon as we decided to try I was pregnant. That was 7 yrs ago, about a year ago we decided to try for # 2 and have had no luck so far. I will admit that I am terribly confused by the whole notion of charting and temps and ovulation times. Now for my question..

I started my period on April 3rd and it ended on April 9th, my husband I were together on April 12th (he works away a lot). I have an 18 to 20 day cycle and according to the ovulation calculator I looked at online my last day of ovulation would have been the 12th. Do I have a good chance of pregnancy on the very last day? I have had symptoms since then – irritability, headaches, warmer than usual at times, sore breast, tiny bit of lower back pain – all pretty much period symptoms, yet I know they are signs of pregnancy as well. It’s to early for the period symptoms, but is it to early to be having those signs if i were pregnant? It’s only been 10 days, and the symptoms started like yesterday.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I read your question and I understand your frustration, my dear.

Believe it or not, my husband and I tried to conceive for more than 8-months. We tried to refrain from sex for days and even weeks but it didn’t help.
Worst part is, there were empty hopes – I thought I was pregnant but in the end I wasn’t. It’s really frustrating and I understand that.

I was in Yahoo Answers and in this section quite some time ago and I ask a question similar to yours and a person recommended me a book. It’s entitled “Getting Pregnant Bible”. I swear it’s like a gift from God!

It teaches stuffs like the seven things you need to do before even you try to get pregnant to ensure a healthy pregnancy; the appropriate diet to conceive; how to increase your husband’s sperm count; the ovulation cycle and many others!

I am already having my 4th child now! I really recommend that you try reading this book out. Also, they are currently giving free bonus books like fertility secrets and choosing your baby gender! It’s for a limited time only!

Learn more about it here:
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Sharon asks…

ovulation calendar?

i wanted to know if anyone has used a ovulation calendar to try and get pregnant, if so was it an accurate calculation of when to try and conceive?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Your best bet in pinpointing ovulation, and your most fertile time of the month, is to start charting and watching your fertility signs. Buy a basal thermometer and take your temp first thing every morning – at the same time every day – before you even get out of bed. Before you do anything at all. Note the temp. When you ovulate, your temp will rise and stay elevated above the pattern you note for pre-ovulation temps.

Charting is so much better than using some online ovulation predictor. Those things don’t know your body – you do. Every woman’s body is different, and the calculators don’t take that into consideration. For giggles, I used one to calculate last month’s ovulation date…it was 3 days off. This month’s…4 days off. So, no, I don’t trust them AT all.

Your cervical mucus will typically tell you when ovulation is coming. It will be watery, or like egg whites. That’s the fertile stuff that keeps sperm alive while you are waiting to ovulate. This is also why you’re fertile for a few days ‘before’ ovulation. The sperm can live and lie in wait for the egg. Your egg will live for 12-24 hours after ovulation. And YES you CAN tell the difference between Egg White CM and leftover sperm if you had sex the night before. In a situation like that you want to do the water test. EWCM will sort of ball up and sink to the bottom and semen will float (with possibly some of it hanging down into the water). Also you can take true EWCM out of the water and still be able to stretch it.

You can also buy the ovulation strips to test for lueteinizing hormone (you’ll have a surge of it 12-36 hours before ovulation), but keep in mind that when you test for ovulation the test line must be *as dark or darker than the control line. * Two lines do not equal a positive on the ovulation tests.

Check out this site: http://www.fertilityfriend.com

There is a charting course there that you can take for free, and free software to chart your temps. The first day of your period is ‘cycle day 1.’ I typically ovulate on cycle day 12, but have actually ovulated on cycle day 10 before and as late as cycle day 15. This variation in ovulation days is why some women’s cycle lengths vary. The time between ovulation and your period (the ‘luteal’ phase) will not vary more than a day, maybe two. But the time between your period and ovulation can vary more than that. Chart a few cycles and you’ll see your own fertility pattern.

Best of luck to you!

Sandra asks…

What does it make you successful make you pregnancy?

With my first son (who is one year old now) I was already pregnancy with him by the first time TTC with my husband.

Now we are TTC # 2 since 3 months. I don’t know why it’s keep me wait so long be pregnancy again. Anyway how do I successful be pregnancy again? because I want to have another one so bad and want my son can have sisters/brothers. Is there any ovulation calendar online that do make you successful pregnancy?

I never had been on birth control or any other stuff nothing but natural. What does it make you successful make you pregnancy?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You got lucky the first time. It can take up to and beyond a year for a normal, healthy couple to conceive. There is only a 20-25% chance of conception each cycle – and that’s with perfect timing.

You should visit http://www.fertilityfriend.com and sign up for their free online charting course. It will teach you how to pinpoint your most fertile time of the month. The online calculators aren’t so accurate. I steer WAY clear of those.

Susan asks…

how to stay positive …yet alone during the two week wait?

my last two periods was may 7 and june 4 of 09 and they both last 6 days and i believe not sure but i have a 28 day cycle i checked online for the ovulation calculator and it sad i would b fertile fom 13-18 and had sex two or three times a day from jun 9 till jun 20 being i wont see him cause he goin back to being deploy for another 9months also i think it would be a gr8 news to know we are pregnant yes i also have a secure job as he does and we both mature and finished school and everything own place and all the last time i was on birth control was the ending of january and we thought we concieved in feb casue my period was a 2weeks late but it came down :-( heavy probably cause i came off the pill within 6 days n took other medications while on it but this time we know i aint on no kind of birth control i had to regular periods on april 10 , may 7 , and my last jun 4 i hope the calcuator was right this time ….what do u think

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Hi! First of all I would like to wish you and your hubby the best of luck. I am assuming he is in the military thank him for me for protecting our country.
Secondly, I tried to get pregnant for 3 years and was doing “it” every day several times a day and the doctor said to not do that cause it doesn’t give the sperm anytime to mature and become strong enough to penetrate the egg. Some people say everyday some say every other day.Who knew…You def timed it right. There are sites you can go on to read other women’s symptoms during their tww. Its called twoweeekwait.com. You can also join fertility friend tho i don’t believe that’s free anymore. I don’t know what kind of insurance you have but there are a few plans that will pay for your hubby to freeze his sperm so that you can go in for IUI while he is away. 9 months is a long time to be without someone you love and the best gift of all would be a baby to help those 9 months go by. I wish you the very best of luck and lots of baby dust.
G-D bless you and your family!

Sandy asks…

Possibly 4 weeks pregnant?

We have been trying for a long time now. According to the pregnancy calculator I would be about 4 weeks and 3 days. I know sometimes we can imagine symptoms but I feel more sure that ever this time. I’ve been feeling nauseous and dizzy all week, have sore boobs, constipated. I thought I was getting the flu because of the nausea and headaches but because it goes away and comes back I think I may be pregnant this time. My period is due in just days but I am going to test today. What do you think?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

“My period is due in just days but I am going to test today. What do you think?”

I think you’re wasting your money.

Getting pregnant is harder than it sounds. The average healthy couple that is TTC only has around a 20% chance of success in any given month. That means each month the odds are stacked against you.

While the makers of HPT want to you test as early and as frequently as possible, the true is that you can’t really expect and HPT to detect a pregnancy earlier that about the time AF is due. Add to the fact, you can never trust a negative HPT until the result is confirmed by AF. After all, you never know when ovulation might be late.

So simply playing the odds suggests that you save your money and give AF at least one shot at giving you a definitive result for free. Once you know AF is late, then it’s worth investing in an HPT.

Even better would be if you learned to properly take your basil body temperature. For many women, if they do indeed get pregnant, their basil temperature will rise a 2nd time and do so days before the most sensitive HPT could ever tell you that you are pregnant. Additionally, your basil body temperature can also announce the impending arrival of AF when the temperature drops near the end of your period.

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Ovulation Calculator 3 Months Luteal Phase

Maria asks…

How can i tell how long my Luetal phase is?

My last period was Oct. 2nd – 6th with a 33 day cycle length! Im somewhere around 3 weeks late but idk exactly how late i am? I was fertile around Oct. 18th-22nd an i had sex on all the days i should have an all ive been doin since i was supposed to start my period is spot off an on goin from light red to light brown an sometimes a little darker brown no cramping or anything! Idk if im pregnant cuz i aint taken a test yet or if my period are just goin stupid on me?? But how can yall tell the luetal phase?
k thanx guys i think mine is 14 but im not exactly sure but i will go to goolge an type that in thanx for the baby dust an baby dust to yall too!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Your luteal phase is the the days from the day after ovulation, to the day before the first day of your period. The first day of your period is not considered part of your luteal phase, it’s day 1 of a new cycle. So to know how long your LP is, you need to know the day you ovulate. You can find out your ovulation day by charting your temps, using ovulation predictor kits, or a fertility monitor.

My luteal phase is 12 days long counting from the day after I ovulate to the day before my period shows. LP’s are normally anywhere form 10-16 days long. Anything shorter than 10 would be considered a luteal phase defect, and it may not allow enough time for a successful implantation. The LP rarely changes, it stays the same every month, but may vary by a day or 2 on a rare occasion. If you know the day you ovulate, and are confused on the counting, you can google luteal phase calculators, put in the day you ovulated, the first day of your period, and it will calculate it for you. Good luck and lots of baby dust :)

Laura asks…

Confused …help!!!!!?

Hi Ladies…
I am in a doubt……..I usually have a 30 day cycle +/- 2 days….But from the time we have started TTC, my cycle is somewhat getting longer..let me explain..period dates..
sept 14th
oct 15
nov 16
dec 21
In this, I am unable to calculate how long is my cycle. I wanted to know so that I can use the ovulation calendars on the internet. Also, when is the best days to BD in order to get pregnant..I know abt tracking the CM and OPKs and all…But just want to know a bit more to be sure I dont miss this time :)

Lots of baby dust to all of u..

Happy New Year!!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Your best bet in pinpointing ovulation, and your most fertile time of the month, is to start charting and watching your fertility signs. Buy a basal thermometer and take your temp first thing every morning – at the same time every day – before you even get out of bed. Before you do anything at all. Note the temp. When you ovulate, your temp will rise and stay elevated above the pattern you note for pre-ovulation temps. The day you ovulate is the day BEFORE the temperature rise. And you ovulate for one day – it takes mere moments.

Charting is so much better than using some online ovulation predictor. Those things don’t know your body – you do. Every woman’s body is different, and the calculators don’t take that into consideration. For giggles, I used one to calculate last month’s ovulation date…it was 3 days off. This month’s…4 days off. So, no, I don’t trust them AT all.

Using both basal body temp and OPK’s works very well. The OPK tells you when ovulation is coming, and the temp tells you when it’s passed.

Check out this site: http://www.fertilityfriend.com

There is a charting course there that you can take for free, and free software to chart your temps. The first day of your period is ‘cycle day 1.’ I typically ovulate on cycle day 12, but have actually ovulated on cycle day 10 before and as late as cycle day 15. This variation in ovulation days is why some women’s cycle lengths vary. The time between ovulation and your period (the ‘luteal’ phase) will not vary more than a day, maybe two. But the time between your period and ovulation can vary more than that. Chart a few cycles and you’ll see your own fertility pattern.

Best of luck to you!

Mandy asks…

hi girls sorry about the ? not yelling just a habbit?

OK I HAVE A QUESTION. THAT IS WHEN I WAS USING THE RESTROOM I NOTICED WHEN I WHIPED THERE WAS SOMETHING GOOIE. AND I HEARD THAT WHEN THAT HAPPENS YOU ARE OVULATING. THE COLOR WAS LIKE A TAN ALMOST COLOR OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. WELL ANYWAYS I WAS WONDERING IT THAT IS TRUE CAUSE I HAVE NO IDEA WHEN I OVULATE. SO LIKE I SAID I WAS WONDERING CAUSE I’M TRYING TO GET PREGNANT. SO WE HAD SEX THAT NIGHT. IF THAT IS TRUE MOST LIKELY I WILL BE PREGNANT RIGHT. OH ANOTHER THING LAST MONTH I DID THE OVULATION THING WITH THE CALENDER ON THE WEB AND IT STATED THAT I WOULD OVULATE BETWEEN MAY 27TH AND JUNE 1ST SO WE HAD SEX WITHIN THAT TIME AND I DIDNT COME OUT PREGNANT. AND I DONT KNOW WHEN I OVULATE BUT I WAS PAYING ATTENTION TO THAT GOOIE THING IS IT POSSIBLE?????? PLEASE HELP ME BY ANSWERING MY QUESTION! THANKS IN ADVANCE.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

There are a whole lot of commercial products to help you figure out your ovulation pattern. Every woman is different, and it can range anywhere from 1-3 weeks before your period – even more for people with certain conditions. The best thing to do is start with a good site like my source to keep track of your information. A calculator is just an estimate based on 14 days. Unfortunately since everyone is different, it is very likely to be wrong for you. Then get yourself a BBT thermometer to confirm you are ovulating. Taking your BBT involves a $9 thermometer and popping a thermometer in your mouth immediately when you wake each morning (you can take temps vaginally, too). Your temp will be lower before you ovulate, and you will notice a sharp increase of at least .3 degrees F in most cases the day after ovulation and a sharp drop the day of or before you get your period. This is caused by the production of the heat inducing and pregnancy maintaining hormone progesterone during the luteal phase (the time after ovulation). Unfortunately, this will not predict ovulation, it will only confirm it, so you will need at least one more thing, and that depends on your time/money split. If you have a little cash and don’t want to spend a lot of time, purchase a Clear Blue Easy Fertility Monitor. This excellent invention allows you to saturate a stick much like a home pregnancy midstream style test and put it in an electronic reader. You will have to do this 10-20 days per month and use your first morning urine. It will tell you if you are low, high, or peak that day and if it says high or peak you should try to have sex. It remembers and compares up to 6 months of your personal data and there is even a data retrieval service for your doctor if needed (it detects estrogen and LH levels). The CBEFM gives warning of 4-6 fertile days and gets more and more precise with each month of use. It costs $125-200 and a pack of 30 sticks (1.5-3 month supply) cost $30-40. If you have less money but more time, check out www.saveontests.com and get a pack of LH detecting ovulation strips for as little as $0.30 each. These are a bit of a pain because you must restrict fluid intake for 3 hours in the AM (after first morning urine) and then take them once or twice a day between 10-8 for the average schedule and when all is said and done, they give you only 24-48 hours notice. You can also use an ovulation microscope that detects estrogen in your saliva. This can be used with the strips to extend the warning time you have as the microscope often gives about 4-5 days warning. You will use first morning saliva and look through the scope for a ferning pattern. I suggest the fertility tracker. At $50 it is easier to use and compare data than the mini-microscopes that cost $20-40. Cervical mucus and position are backup methods of ovulation prediction because they are unreliable but can add a clearer picture if they line up with the other readings you are getting. The problem with them is that a woman will often have several patches of watery or egg-white CM in a given cycle – sometimes even after she ovulates. The best thing to do is chart with the most information possible so you know the exact right time.

Sandy asks…

Can someone interpret my chart please? PLEASE!?

I’m so confused. FF moved my crosshairs from the 19th to the 29th.. I was due for my AF on may 3rd (my last period was april 1st) and every calculator i use says i am due may 3 and i know myself that i was due may 3 because my cycles are always regular. Even if my ovulation date moved, i KNOW that my period due date would stay the same because nothing can change it. So what the heck is going on???? I seem to fail at everything!! My first month charting and i thought everything was going fine but now i’m so confused and upset and I have NO ONE to talk to. I have no idea what DPO i actually am now. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP. I’m super depressed my hormones are EVERYWHERE this month and my poor poor husband… he can’t even talk to me about it because he doesn’t know how this works and i’m so emotional just ups and downs ups and downs. Please I need some guidance or reassurance of some kind. OFC i wanted to achieve pregnancy but now it’s come down to just achieving a normal cycle!!

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edit: also I have never ovulated this late or had this long of a cycle. has FF been known to be wrong?
edit#2 since this is my first month to chart it i'm going by feeling and putting my symptoms on a calendar in my purse.. my LP has never been under 10 days and never been over 16 i noticed that from the start of my ovulation i ALWAYS get slight cramping every day for two weeks and then my period starts. this cycle is NUTS or FF is i swear by it

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

FF can be wrong- but I’m not sure they are on this occasion. How long is your luteal phase normally? Cos that’s a big drop for 6DPO. I’ve had a look and I think this is probably when you Oed, given the cervix position and texture as well. Also CD29 is the only point I can see in that cycle where there is a definite thermal shift and a biphasic pattern.

The only other possible likely days would be CD16 or CD19, but I don’t think this is as you’ve had negative tests since then and your luteal phase would be very very long if this was the case. I think you probably just ovulated later than usual this cycle- it happens to nearly all women at least once and is not normally any cause for concern.

Sharon asks…

Basal Body Temp? what and how?

this may see dumb but im TTC and im supposed to chart my BBT, is this just my regular temp or is it something else how do i check it a normal thermometer or some different one, please help thanks!!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Hey no need to feel dumb… I just started charting my BBT… And u can use regular thermometer off course. But it must be a digital one so that u can accurately measure the temperature. I am using http://ovulation-calculator.com/ttc-tools/charting.php to chart my BBT.
Charting your BBTs is really pretty easy. Basically, what you are doing is taking your temperature first thing each day and plotting the temperature on a chart. What you are looking for is to see a shift of at least .4 degrees Fahrenheit after ovulation making your chart biphasic (showing low temperatures before ovulation in the follicular phase, and higher ones after ovulation in the luteal phase). Be sure to use ovulation tests in conjunction with your basal charting to provide you with an accurate sense of your most fertile time of month.

1. Take your temperature first thing in the morning before you get out of bed or even speak — leave your thermometer at your bedside within easy reach so you don’t have to move much to get it. If you use a glass thermometer, make sure you shake it down before going to bed.

2. Try to take the temperature at as close to the same time each day as possible — set an alarm if you need to. Staying within a half hour either side of your average time is a good idea because your temp can vary with the time (i.e., if you usually take your temperature at 6 a.m., it is OK to take your BBT between 5:30-6:30, but the closer to 6 the better). The normal variation is by up to .2 degrees per hour — lower if you take your temperature early, higher if you take it late.

3. It is best to take your BBT after a minimum of 5 hours sleep, and at least 3 in a row is preferable.

4. You can take your temperature orally, vaginally, or rectally — just stay with the same method for the entire cycle.

5. You should try to place the thermometer the same way each day (same location of your mouth, same depth vaginally and rectally).

6. Plot your temperature on your chart each day, but refrain from reading too much into it until the cycle is done.

What you are looking for is a temperature shift of at least .4 degrees over a 48-hour period to indicate ovulation. This shift should be above the highest temperatures in the previous six days, allowing one temperature to be thrown out as inaccurate (fluke, illness).

# After you see a temperature shift for at least three days, or at the end of your cycle, you can draw a coverline between your follicular phase and luteal phase temperatures. With luck, it is easy to see a clear shift and draw your line between the highest follicular phase BBT and the lowest luteal phase BBT as in the sample above. The main reason for drawing this line is just to clearly delineate that your chart is biphasic.

# Look at the chart at the end of the month to analyze what happened.

# Chart for a few months and look for patterns.

# If your temperature stays up for 18 days or more after ovulation, you should test for pregnancy.

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