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Ovulation Calculator 3 Months Luteal Phase

Jenny asks…

Ovulation off by a whole week! Please Help!?

Okay so I got my period on November 1st. I should have ovulated on the 8th. Well I have noticed that I haven’t been experiencing EWCM. Which is abnormal for me. I normally have a lot of it starting from about three days before I ovulate until the day off and then I dry up. I came off b/c about two months ago so I just assumed my periods were off. Well it is now the 15th and this morning I woke up with EWCM. Is it normal for ovulation to be this off? I mean I know I am now ovulating because I am experiencing the cramps, EWCM, and everything. But it is a week off so I just wanted to know if anyone else experienced this and did it mess with your opportunity to get pregnant that month? Also do you think it was coming off the pill that messed with my system. It didn’t the last time?

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!

Laura asks…

how can i track my ovulation days?

my lmp 12/18/07-1/11/08-2/6/08-2/26/08 ………..but this last one was heavy as hell and i was passing tissue or having clots… i took a pregancy test and it came back negative….. i know there are test trackers, but other than that how.. my and dh have been having unprotected sex since dec…. and yes he cumsss inside me everytime but no luck so far…. im trying but this month i really wanna give up, and thats when it will happen
ttc so bad

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

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.

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…

Menstrual Cycle? Conceive? Ladies PLZ READ!?

Hi my name is Lyric
and I’m wondering when can I conceive
I had my last period on Thursday November 20, 2008 to Tuesday November 25, 2008 it was alittle shorter this month because usually it would last for 7 days and this time it lasted for 5 I’m wondering when its the best time to have sex because I know today is the 30 and they say
after your period is done you have from day 1 after your period to day day 14 to have sex until you concieve
so what does that mean and could you calculate what day I’ll concieve ?

I just need a simple clearification. Plz & Thank You.

-Lyric
Thank You Guys For The Clearification Because I Really Wanted To Know.

P.S. I Think I’m Going To Buy Me A OV Watch Tomorrow Since Its Better Than The Other Predictors.

Also For H (First Who Replied) I Know, I’m Very Mulit- Racial and my mom wanted something unique so she named me Midnight Lyric

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

First, nobody has a ‘perfect’ cycle. You may ovulate on cycle day 12 one cycle and cycle day 15 the next.

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!

Ruth asks…

ovulated today?

ok so according to the internet i was supposed to ovulate today, which im sure i have, change in CM and pains on my right. thing is ive been stuck at work all day and not been able to do BD although we did on tuesday. my question is, is there still a chance of me getting pregnant this month or will i have to wait til next month

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!

If you DO ovulate today, remember that sperm can live for up to 5 days. So yes, you’re good.

Nancy asks…

When do you ovulate?

is it 2 weeks before your period or 2 weeks after ??

im confused

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 Predictor Calculator Last 3 Cycles

Sharon asks…

I conceived on 8/20/09 what is my due date?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Unless you are pregnant as a result of an in vitro fertilization process where egg and sperm came together in a lab setting, you can’t know the exact date of conception. The reason for this is that you don’t know the exact moment of ovulation. Even using ovulation predictor kits or monitoring basal body temperature and cervical mucous you are only going to come up with a likely time frame of ovulation. After the mature egg has released from the ovary it will remain viable for around 12-24 hours, possibly as long as 48 hours. After sperm has entered the woman’s body it will remain alive for a varying length of time, generally around 3 days, but possibly as long as 7 days. What this means is that you don’t necessarily conceive on the day you have sex. If you had sex on the 20th, but didn’t ovulate until the 23rd, than the waiting sperm couldn’t fertilize the egg until around the 23-24 and possibly as late as the 25th depending on what time of day the egg was released. That is why a due date is not figured from date of conception because this time frame is only an estimate. A due date is figured from the first day of the last menstrual period. Even this is only an estimate as the dates are based on the assumption that the woman has an exact 28 day cycle and ovulation was on the 14th day. If you want to figure out an approximate due date you can go to any one of the numerous online pregnancy calculators. Try one of these

http://www.babycenter.com/pregnancy-due-…

http://www.due-date-calculator.com/,

or http://www.marchofdimes.com/pnhec/28699_…
If you don’t know the first day of your last period a doctor may or may not do an ultrasound to check on gestation. An average human gestation is considered to be 40 weeks counted from the first day of the woman’s last period. When she had sex really isn’t taken into consideration when it comes to determining a due date.

Sandy asks…

Why can’t i get pregnant? ADVICE?

My husband and I have been trying for 8 months now to get pregnant. Are we doing something wrong or is it just me? We have tried different positions but none work. Is there a specific way we need to have sex? I’m exercising for an hour a day on the treadmill. Do i need to be on folic acid? Any tips? We are emotionally ready and financially ready to have a child but my body just isn’t letting it happen! Help! Any suggestions on what we can do? Home remedies haha? Tips!? Thanks so very much! :) Oh yeah, i have irregular periods. So we have sex every other day. My periods last 3 days. I had one on june 28th. July 25th and then august 13th. So i cant really use a ovulation calculator can i?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Folic acid won’t make you more fertile, but yes, you should be taking it. (The most critical time for preventing neural tube defects in the fetus is the first couple of weeks of pregnancy, before you may even know you’re pregnant.)

There is no specific way or position you need to be having sex. Every other day is fine if you enjoy it, or you can try every 3 days if you’re busy or burning out on frequent sex. (Sperm can live in your body for several days.)

Even though you can’t really use an ovulation predictor kit to time intercourse, you might consider charting your BBT for a few cycles. That might give you a better idea of your patterns and, more importantly, will show if you are, in fact, ovulating. (While your cycles aren’t extremely erratic, irregular periods CAN mean that you aren’t ovulating. If that turns out to be the case, you’d want to consult a fertility doctor sooner rather than later.)

Laura asks…

TO WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN PREGNANT!!! I have questions..so please have answers!?

okay…so I am trying to get pregnant have been trying for quite awhile!
I went onto a website to look for symptoms because I believe I am experiencing some sypmtoms. But than I saw this awesome pregnant calculator and tried it out..and i know they probably aren’t accurate but I did it anyway!
here is what I got.

The last day of my period was October 23, 2009–which is true because thats my last day of my period.

My fertility window was 11/01-11/11–i don’t understand this because I thought it was the “day 14″ is when you’re most fertile. So can you tell me what that means?

Estimated Conception Date 11/06/2009–I believe I had sex that day BUT during the past 2 months we’ve not had sex 3 of how every many days there are in 2 months. So im not sure if thats one of those because I know there was 3 days in a row we didnt and it was recently. and if I didn’t have sex on the 6th…than why does it say that? hypothetically thinking im really pregnant right now.

Estimated Gestational Age 2 weeks 6 days–that’d be awesome but can people find out if they’re pregnant that early?

Estimated Due Date 7/31/2010–it says only 5% make it to this date. haha.

So basically what I want to know…is what exactly does conception mean? because when I counted that was only 6 days ago..
So is that calculator wrong? if I’m pregnant how can I be 2 weeks and 6 days?
HELP!?!?
please and thank you!
and PLEASE PLEASE tell me in the most simplest form because I’m still new to this and can’t understand large terms. please and thank you!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Let’s start with the fertility window: How long is your cycle? Ovulation is measured as 14 days before your next period. For women with a perfect 28 day cycle it works out to be 14 days after the start of your last as well. Also, sperm can live, viably, inside a woman for up to 72 hours, generally it’s around 48 though. Meaning if you ovulate on day 14 you are fertile day 11 – 14. I think it expands the window for those who may ovulate on differing days to (not every ovulates on day 14. Some it’s day 10, some it’s day 20). To know for SURE what day you ovulate try some OPK’s(Ovulation predictor kits) next month. They are pee on a stick just like pregnancy tests.

For your conception date: They count conception as the day you ovulate, the day they assume your egg met his sperm. Like I said, sperm can live inside of you for 48 hours. It’s actually recommended to try and conceive 24-48 hours BEFORE you ovulate. That way the sperm get a head start towards the egg and can be waiting for it to arrive. So if you had sex every single day except the 6th, you could still be pregnant. Remember though the odds are not in a woman’s favour of getting pregnant. Even with perfect timing your odds are only 20-25% in any given month. 50% of healthy couples do get pregnant within the first 6 months of trying, and 90% within the first 12 but it can take a while.

No you can’t test at 2 weeks 6 days. Gestational age is measured from your last period. So really the first 2 weeks of pregnancy you are not pregnant. So conception being 6 days ago makes sense. You cannot usually get a positive until 4 weeks (or the time your period is due) So just wait. It’s rough to wait but see if your period comes before wasting money on tests. Even those Early response things are useless. They are only 58% accurate 5 days early, and if you read the instructions on normal HPTs they have the same odds of showing up early. The EPTs are just a marketing gimmick.

Also, and this is an added note, you said you had sex every day except 3…if this is in an effort to conceive it’s over doing it. You only need to have sex every 48 hours, and only during your fertile window. Now if you guys are just doing it cause you have fun and want to then…wow!!! Lol. But keep at it then. Just don’t do it more than once a day…you need to give his sperm time to recover and re-build the troops.

Sandra asks…

Trying to conceive…any advice?

Last month I thought there was a chance I could be pregnant. I ended up being wrong. It was ok because my husband and I hadn’t planned for it. Well while doing conception calculators and so on I found that my next ovulation cycle is the week of our 1 year wedding anniversary. So my husband and I discussed it and decided to start trying in hope that we can conceive on the week of our anniversary. My ovulation cycle is supposed to begin on 9/29-10/4 (ovulation is likely to occur on 10/4).

I’m getting conflicting tips on when to try….Do it every day, do it every other day…..its confusing.

I’m looking for some tips, advice, etc.
I realize the chances of us conceiving on the first try are slim, but if it doesn’t happen this month we have next month….and the month after….and so on!
Thank you and good luck to all who are trying for their little bundle of joy!
Emma congrats October is a good month to get hitched! :)

I do realize the online calculators aren’t accurate, but they are a good tool to get an idea. I am actually pretty aware of when I ovulate. I’m learning a lot about the cervical mucus thing which is pretty helpful.
I figure since we are pretty young (26-27) and healthy we should be ok, fertility wise.

thanks for the tips everyone. I realize there is not exact science to it. My husband is surprised how much work goes into it. He thought you just go at it and get pregnant. lol.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I wouldnt trust what the internet says about the day you are suppose to ovulate. It doesnt know how your body works and everyone is different. I would go to the store and get ovulation predictor tests. I started using them last month and love them! All you do is pee on the stick and it will either show a pos or neg. When it is pos you should BD as much as you can (every other day is ok because the sperm can live 2-5 days inside). You should get a pos for 2-3 days. It definelty takes all the guessing out of the mix so all you have to do is worry about actually making the baby!! :) …start testing the day after your period ends so you dont miss your chance. And dont get upset if it doesnt happen the first time. You only have a 20-30% chance of conceiving each month. Good luck and keep us informed!!

Linda asks…

Pregnancy.. ? Can you help answer a few questions…?

Hello Obviously I am trying to concieve…..I had sex on the 24th of this month and the first day of my last period was the 12th. I thought by doing the calculator i would ovulate during this time.. however i am unsure because this is the first time we have tried to get pregnant. I now am feeling kind of crampy in my abdomen and down where you get regular monthly cramps. I notice i am very tired and starting to go to the bathroom a lot.. I know its too early to tell or to have REAL symptoms but I am just anxious…. Please give any advice thank you!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It may not be too early to have any real symptoms yet. I experienced really sore breasts within a week of conceiving (which is very unusual for me as my breasts never get sore even during PMS).

The best way to fall pregnant is to map your cycle to determine when you are ovulating (which you are doing). If you can, try have sex every 2 or 3 days so that you can make sure you are covered even if you ovulate early or late. Alternatively you can buy some ovulation predictor kits which will tell you exactly when you are ovulating.

Also try remember that it can take a healthy couple up to a year to fall pregnant so don’t get too disappointed if you don’t fall pregnant straight away.

As for the possibility of you being pregnant now: well if you can handle the potential negative result and small possibility of a chemical pregnancy (one where you get a positive test before your period but it miscarries but if you hadn’t tested you wouldn’t even have know and assumed it to be a normal period) then I say buy a few tests and take them at 3 day intervals.

If you buy a really sensitive test (like one that measures 25ul HCG) you can probably take the first one around 4 or 5 days before your period is supposed to start (or 10 days after sex). Then take the rest at 3 day intervals until you either get a positive result or you get your period.

Good luck and baby dust to you!

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Ovulation Calculator 3 Months And Due Date

Maria asks…

Pregnancy question…?

ok. i know i should just talk to my doctor.. which i will, but the anxiety is too much to wait.

so just asking to see if anyone knows or been through the same thing.

my last “period” was on january 23, 2010. i took a test a month and a half later. when to my first appointment at the end of march. going by the size of my uterus and last period. i was 8-9 weeks and due on oct 30. and they say my conception was around the begining of febuary. which going by ovulation calculators online.. they say the say thing.
4 weeks later, i have an ultrasound. my due date doesnt change but she explains in depth about conception and says it was about the 15th,16th, 17th. the weekend before my last period. it just confuses me. the conception changed but my due date stayed the same. i believe more of the ultrasound techician because its her JOB. she knows whats shes looking at and knows what shes talking about.

anyone been through this? i have 16 weeks left and its just stressful!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

While it is true that an ultrasound tech generally knows her stuff, I think in this instance she is wrong. My cycles are irregular, and I was keeping track of ovulation while trying to conceive. I know I ovulated on Jan 8. According to my LMP, my due date is Sept 27 but according to my ovulation I should be due Oct 3. My doc refused to change my due date because it is less than a week difference between the two, even though that is the date determined by the ultrasound tech when I was only 7-8 weeks. If your conception date changed by that much (more than 2 weeks) the doc should have changed your due date.

In the long run, what does it matter? Is there a question of paternity? If so, whether the date changed or not, you should still consider a DNA test after the baby is born in order to establish paternity. If it is more of a medical reason related to either you or the pregnancy, the doc will continue to monitor you for the remainder of the pregnancy and if the baby seems to be growing too fast there may be another reason. Good luck!

Lizzie asks…

Could it have been implantation bleeding?

Hi I’m wondering if I could have had implantation bleeding on the 25th July. now here’s all the details:

1st – I was on the pill (microgynon 30 ed) for about 2-3 months, I never took it on time I was always late taking it but I never missed one pill until I stopped taking it all together midway through my pack ( I stopped after taking 11 beige pills)

2nd – with that I was having a “period” every 28 days, my last period was on the 2nd July.

3rd – After stopping the pill midway through my pack 5-6 days later I started to bleed, which I took as my period. But I noticed that this period wasn’t right and it felt strange, I was supposed to start my “period” on the 30th July, but of course it came 11 days early.

4th – I worked it out that I would have been ovulating on the 16th July, I did have sex on the 13th july.

5th – My “period” stopped 3 days later, and then 2 days later ( 25th July) I had Very light pink discharge it wasn’t a heavy flow it was extremely light, only when I wiped and it lasted a few hours. The next morning (26th July) it was a brown discharge which only lasted that one wipe on that morning. ( so to sum up I had 2 days with no bleeding at all until this very light pink discharge)

Now here’s my questions:

So could this have been implantation spotting?

When should I take a pregnancy test?

Has this ever happened to any of you.

Extra details:

. I did stop the pill halfway through the pack a few months ago and I never had this.
. Also I went onto babymed.com and put in my details of my last “period” and the implantation seems to match here’s the link to have a look http://www.babymed.com/pregnancy-due-date-calculator?event=0&cycle_length=28&weeks=5&days=0&ivf_days=3&MM=7&DD=2&YYYY=2012&showResults=1
- I did have like bubble popping sensation the other day which I’ve never experienced before and I was throwing up on the 20th July

sorry that its super long, and I would like to thank you all for replying

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You really can’t accuately calculate ovulation when you’ve so recently been on the pill. The ovulation calculator will be completely off and it will be off for a few months.

You will likely have unpredictable periods for 2-3 months after coming off the pill half way through a month.

Anytime you’re concerned, of course you take a pregnancy test.

Wishing you all the best.

Linda asks…

is it possible i conceived?

ok my period that was 3 1/2 weeks late came on july 6th instead of june 12th (did hav sex whne ovulaitng but test came back neg) ok so i had my Late Light period on the july 6th and i had sex on the 13th 14th 15th and 21st of this month…and my period is due in about 6 -7 days my boobs have gradually became sore..which i use to get b4 a period but for the last 6-7months i havent had that symptom of pms until now..i dnt know if i have sore boobs bcuz of a possible pregnancy or just pms but i also want to kno what are my chances of being pregnant did i get the dates right? do i have a good chance of being pregnant?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Check out this site for some good info:

http://www.babycenter.com/preconception

Based on the ovulation calculator from the link above, and using a standard 28 day cycle…you were likely to be most fertile from Tuesday, July 17, 2007 to Sunday, July 22, 2007. If you were to get pregnant during that time, your due date would be Friday, April 11, 2008.

Based on that and that sperm can live for 2 to 5 days in your uterous – then you may have conceived.

I personally would act pregnant (don’t drink, etc) and test if your period is late again.

Good Luck!

Mandy asks…

Conception & due date accuracy?

My LMP was 11/13, I don’t know the exact amount of days in my cycle, but it always comes around the same day every month give or take a few. My due date is 8/20 according to ultrasound and 8/22 according to my doctors. When I use the conception calculators they say the 27th by LMP, I did have sex on 11/25 and 12/6. I was wondering if since my doctor’s date is 8/22 it would have been too late from the act on 11/25 and the date is 12/6 and ovulation happened late? How accurate are ultrasounds and due dates using LMP?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

The difference between 8/20 and 8/22 is not meaninful enough to worry about. Babies can be born within a week or more of a due date, before or after. My doctor doesn’t even give due DATES, she gives due WEEKS. As in, “The week of 8/21.” Any time that week. I think that’s what you should accept as when the baby is coming because it will make you less crazy during the final month of your pregnancy.

Just by way of comparison, here are my due dates.

Baby #1, due August 12, born July 30.

Baby #2, due June 25, born July 1.

Baby #3, due January 27, born January 9.

Hardly any babies are actually born on their due dates!

Sharon asks…

IM confused as to how many months i am! help?

im 28 weeks…which means im 7 months…Now wouldnt that mean i have 2 months left?? But according to the calender i have 81 days left. which is way over 2 months..

please help!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

{oops, the person ahead of me gave the same addy… =} well I dont want to delete my answer tho. } Great minds think a like!!

I tried to type it out and explain it but it just didnt sound right so here… See if this helps you better understand.

If you are confused, you’re not alone. While some people talk about pregnancy being 9 months long (divided into three trimesters), most health care providers refer to pregnancy as being 40 weeks long, starting with your last known menstrual period (LMP). Weeks – Months – Calculator – Convertor

A normal pregnancy lasts 280 days from your LMP which is about 266 days from conception to birth. The first two weeks of your pregnancy includes the time of your period, ovulation and fertilization. Conception occurs approximately 14 – 16 days after the first day of your period.

The date of conception is not always known and can vary between women. The date of LMP is known by most women so doctors use this date as a starting point for pregnancy. From your LMP they will add 280 days and this will give your Estimated Due Date or EDD. In general, all doctors agree that pregnancies, when using the LMP dating technique, average approximately 280 days or 40 weeks.

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Trimester Calculator – The three methods of calculating trimesters are explained.
Calculate and print out a personal Time line for your Pregnancy – keep a copy in your purse!

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The chart below shows how the weeks, months and trimesters break down into each other.

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Example:
in Week 14 = you are in your 4th Month and Month 4 is in your Second Trimester
[ So - You have completed three months and are now into your forth month ]

First Trimester ends 13 weeks + 3 days ~ Second Trimester ends 26 weeks + 6 days

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Trimester Calculator – The three basic methods of calculating trimesters are explained

REAL months and PREGNANCY MONTHS are NOT the same!!!! ;}

WELL if you follow my link below … There is an awesome chart that explains it ALL!!! But it wont copy over here in the right format so you need to go to that website and look at for yourself. Its right on target for what you’re asking about.

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Nancy asks…

An ovulation question PLEASE?

ok so my period started february 23 to the 1st of march,that was seven days,like it normally lasts.I understand that ovulation is 14 days.So i was still ovulating from the 2nd of march to the 8th.I had unprotected sex today,can i still be ovulating and are my chances of being pregnant real high rite now??? and IF so when can i test????

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Every woman ovulates at different times each month. Your luteal phase (period of time between ovulation and menstrual flow is always the same). You only ovulate for 12-24 hours. However, you can get pregnant in a span of about 5 days. The thing is sperm can live in the optimum conditions for up to 4 days waiting for that egg. When your egg matures it releases so and then its good for the 12-24 hours. If there is sperm waiting in the time it can fertilize the egg. Also you can sometimes have another egg mature and drop and that will usually occur within the next 12-24 hours of the first. This is why you are most fertile 5 days before, the day of and the day after ovulation.

It doesn’t matter how long your period lasts. Your cycle is actually the length of time from your flow to the day before you got your next period. So you started on Feb 23. If you have a normal 28 day cycle then you would be due March 22. Most of us don’t have a normal 28 days everytime. Mine was 32-38 days! There is no real way to know when you actually ovulated either unless you used ovulation predictor kits ( not online calculators) and charted other fertility signs.

Every couple has about a 20% chance of conception each month. That goes up or down depending on health, age and how often you are TTC.

When my hubby and I were TTC we made love every day so we didn’t miss the small window. This last time it was every other day. As for your chances its possible. Sorry I’m not able to tell you how high. There just isn’t enough info. If you go to fertilityfriend.com and sign up for their free fertility lessons (via email) that can be helpful. Also charting can help you too. Doctors still assume that we all ovulate the 14th day of our cycle but that is a myth. In charting there were some months that I ovulated the 8th, 10, or even 22nd day! Lol.

As far as testing you can test as soon as you expect your period or when you miss if you want. You can be reasonably sure with the results at that point. Read the results within the first 3 min and no more than 10 or you can see an indentation known as an evaporation line. Also the morning is the best time to test when you first pee, there is more concentration of the hCG then as it’s not as diluted.

Best of luck and blessings :)

Ruth asks…

Can you get pregnant 6 days before ovulation?

This is long, but please read! It’s very important.

Before I add any detail, let me just say that I am 14 years old. I don’t need your criticism or your judgments, because that’s not what this question is about. I know that you should always use protection and all that, etc.
And by the way, I’m not trying to get pregnant.

Anyways, so my period is usually irregular, but my cycle is usually around 29-30 days long. A little longer than the average 28. I know ovulation is hard to predict, and that it differs with each woman, but when I plugged in my information into ovulation calculators/calendars, they said that my fertile days were sometime between the 11th and 18th of January, But that my ovulation date was the 15th or 16th. I had unprotected sex on the 10th late that night. He did not ejaculate inside of me, he pulled out, (yes I know that’s not a very affective way of birth control) but he did have a lot of precum. We had sex, waited an hour, and had sex again. He urinated before the first time we had sex, and I’ve read that that can clear out any sperm left over from a previous ejaculation. But after the first time we had sex that day, he did not urinate before we had sex again. And like I said, there was a lot of precum. And I know precum can contain sperm.

I would just like to know if any one has gotten pregnant from having sex 6 days before ovulation, or if anyone knows anyone who has. I’ve looked up a lot of things on the internet already, but I’ve had mixed answers about how long sperm can live inside a women, but mostly I read it’s between 3 and 7 days.

It’s too soon to have any pregnancy symptoms, so I’m not exactly sure right now what my outcome will be.
I know it’s a very slim chance that I am, but I would just like to know if anyone has any insight.
As soon as I am able to, I am going to take a pregnancy test just to make sure.

Thanks for reading and thanks for any information you might have!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You are right, a lot of people will judge you, but its important you have this info. Since you have irregular periods, you cant count on the predicting your ovulation days. You could ovulate the day after you end your period, it just depends on when your body starts the whole cycle of menstration. There is a possibility you could be pregnant, take plan b, it works, but a trick about knowing when you ovulate, just take one of those tests right in the middle of your next periods, and see if you are ovulating, then give yourself 4 days on both ends of that day each month, then i would say its safe to have unprotected sex, except of course stds, but you already should know that stuff. If you reallg dont want to get pregnant, go to any planned parenthood, or free clinic and you can get birth control and plan b for free…

Mary asks…

Likely am i pregnant!! help babys father is….?

Okay so here’s what my info is. Oct. 2-9 had full normal period.(7days) Oct. 28 – nov. 3 I had a full normal period.(7days) fertile days for november were 8-13. I got my period for november on 26 but it didn’t last a full week it ended after 5days. I thought it was kinda weird but I know periods can be different. Well according to ovulation calculators online im predicted to ovulate/fertile 8-13 I had sex and my bf came in me on the 7. The site said the 7 I was very fertile before predicted ovulation, the 8 was my ovulation day when my egg was released its been 4days and ive had sex a few more times the last 4days to ensure I hoped to fertilize my egg. Since eggs last only 24hrs before disintergating if not fertilized. Could I have conceived? My expected period if I didn’t conceive should be sometime next week between the 23-28. I’ve had some pregnant symptoms such as peeing more, slight cramping, gas, bloated, sorta constipated, mood swings, white creamy/clear discharge, higher sex appeal, constant headaches & my boobs look bigger and feel bigger. The father is a piece of trash and he does nothing but play mind games lie and disrespect me now and for the last week he’s been all I want a family with you, I want our baby blah blah and tonite his ex came back into the picture and he’s trying to tell me he’s infertile to have kids now, when 9months ago he got me pregnant but I lost my baby. The f*uck is that bout. So I need real opinions no negative remarks will be greatly appreciated and 10pts to best answer. Help me thanks! I need to know if I’m pregnant cause I need to deal with his @ss in court cuz he’s trying to not have anything to do with this kid. So please help me

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Well there is a possiblity you have almost the same symptoms as I do. The only thing I could really tell you from the experince that i’m going through right now. Since you are regular I would wait 5 days after my next period if it dosen’t come on and test. If it does come on and you are still feeling pregnant go to the doctor and get blood work done. Just because it is possible to have your period and still be pregnant. If you don’t get your period and you get a negative test then still get a blood test done. If you anything like me my hcg level is not high if to be read to tell if I’m pregnant or not. But like you I having all these symptoms and changes with my body I’m going to get an ultrasound done on the 27th of this month. The only thing different about me and you is that I have miss my period for 3 months so far. Wait tell you are for sure pregnant and then worry about the baby daddy because stress really can be messing with you and you want to be as relax as much as possible. I hope my little experince that Im going through will help you if you have anymore question feel free to click my im button on my profile or email me at tonnettewhitaker@yahoo.com
Don’t worry about that man right now hell you are so better that if he want treat you right there is somebody that will.

Sharon asks…

Tips on getting pregnant?

I have been with my husband a little over 3 years and we have been trying to conceive a baby. I have tired taking prenatal I weight 185 and still losing weight to get to a healthy weight, sex positions, having sex before and after my period, I use to have irregular periods but they finally got straighten out a few years back. I have been eating healthier. We really want to start our own family and its just not happening. I don’t really understand the ovulation calculator so if you understand that will you explain it to me? and give me tips on trying to get pregnant or things I need to do different? Am I stressing to much and is that part of the reason? please help me out with this I have looked it up and its just gives me sites to buy pills to help get pregnant or feritly treatment centers. We have talked about the fertility center but those are just so expensive these days that nobody can afford those or even the test to see if you can have a baby. And in both my family and my hubbys they are all really fertile my hubands dad has 4 kids his grandma had 8 kids and on my family side they have always had 2 kids or more

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

To find out when you are most fertile to conceive and so when you should have sex, chart your cycle. You can check out fertilityfriend.com to find out how to do it manually or buy and ovulation kit. The latter can be a bit expensive, but it is the easiest method. To chart manually, use this formula X-14=Y

X = The number of days your cycle is
Y= The day that you ovulate

e.g. If you have a 25 day cycle, then 25-14=11, so you are likely to ovulate on Day 11 of your cycle.

For greater accuracy, you should montior your cervical discharge too. These may sound very complicated, but it is not. Check the link for more details http://www.natural-infertility-cure.com/best-time-of-month-to-get-pregnant/ I did these myself when I was trying to conceive. Not that I fully understood what I was doing, but because I read that this is the most recommended method, so I went along with it.

You are not timing your intercourse right by baving sex before and after your period. Doctors will usually give you a medical assessment if you haven’t been successful after 12 months of regular trying but you need to show that you have been charting and doing it at the right time of the month first.

Stress definitely can inhibit your ability to get pregnant, so it will be difficult to do, but you got to relax and not think about how to get pregnant too much. Regular exercise will help you lose weight as well as destress, so make sure you set up a routine and stick to your exercise regime.

Your diet will have implications too, so eat heathily . Green leafy veg, fruits and wholemeal are highly recommended.

Most women who have no serious infertility issues will be able to get pregnant by losing weight and modifying your lifestyle and habits.

Good luck and feel free to ask more questions.

Donna asks…

Trying to get pregnant!?

Im trying to get pregnant but havent had any luck as yet. When is the best time during the month to try?
My periods are all over the place and so I can tell by that! sometimes I will go for 3 months without one!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Everyone is different. 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.

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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Nancy asks…

ovulation???

my last period should have come on the 26th, but came on 29th (not sure yet as to why) so 3 days late.
i know that if i started my period on the 29th- i would have ovulated and been at my highest point of fertily on the 12th .
BUT because i was 3 days late does that mean i would have actually ovulated 3 days before the 12th. which would have been right if i had started when i was supposed to.
does ovulation always occur when it is supposed to even if our last period was late??

should i have actually ovulated on the 12th- or the 9th??

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It depends how long your cycle is… Sometimes it does fairy and have a few days off.. You should try joining a site like

www.mymonthlycycles.com

each period you put the day you came on into the calculator and then it after a few cycles will tell you when your ovulating and when your at your peak of ovulation…

It’s also a good way to know how many days your cycle are which will help once you get pregnant to know how far pregnant you are. And has baby names on it for your region and with all the meanings…

Good luck and baby dust x

Susan asks…

Ovulation Question…………………?

My husband and I are TTC. I use mymonthcycles.com to help track my cycles but I still pay attention to my body. Well my last period was April 4th, the last 2 months I have had a 30 day cycle so on a 30 day cycle when should I ovulate. That site uses the average and about 4 months ago I had a 40 day cycle so I think my ovulation on there is wrong. It says the 24th but I think I should be ovulating around the 20th. I plan on BDing every 2-3 day from now until expected AF time anyway I am just curious as to when I should ovulate. Thanks
Thank you… I did that and it said I would ovulate on the 20th like I expected.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I also use mmc website.click on Ovulation Calculator. And change Your average menstrual cycle length to 30days. Leave everything the same and it will tell ur ov day

Laura asks…

Ovulation. Little help???

Last month I had my period on the 18th (MARCH) and this month it came on 17 (APRIL) yesterday… My cycles length are 31 days, Im not sure when ill ovulate, because all those internet calculator tell me diferent days, based on their answer when my period ends, it will be between april 24 and march 10, that’s crazy. Any advice? Im trying to get pregnant for 7 months now!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

No one can tell you when you are going to ovulate. They would only be guessing and that goes for ovulation calendars as well. It is a myth that ovulation occurs on a certain day in a woman’s cycle. Even if two women have the same cycle length, they could be ovulating on different days. The day of ovulation can change each cycle. Anything can affect ovulation: stress, illness, travel, holidays, exercise, anything different. If you want to know when you ovulate and when you are in your fertile phase, you need to observe and learn about your body. Women generally ovulate 10 to 16 days prior to the day their period arrives. It is different for each woman.

In order to get pregnant you need fertile cervical fluid/mucus. The cervical mucus consistency varies through a woman’s cycle. The consistency of your cervical mucus changes during the cycle due to hormonal fluctuations. You are considered most fertile when the mucus becomes clear, slippery, and stretchy. Many women compare mucus at this stage to raw egg whites. The amount of this thin mucus will steadily increase until you experience your ‘mucus peak’. This is the last day of this phase where the chance of conception is high. It is closely tied to ovulation. During this phase, the sperm’s survival rate is higher. Here is some information of cervical mucus.

Stages of Cervical Fluid: Post Menses
Stage 1: Lasting 2 – 3 days CM is Sticky or Gummy
Stage 2: Lasting 2- 4 days: CM is Creamy, Milky, Lotion Like – Beginning of your fertile period
Stage 3: Lasting 1-5 days: Egg white Cervical Fluid – At this time you are very fertile.
Stage 4: Dry, Moist or Sticky (Infertile)

Here is a more detailed description:

http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/cervical-mucus.html

http://www.fertilityuk.org/nfps401.html – this one has pictures

The only day you get can pregnant is when you ovulate. The day you ovulate, your body releases the egg. The egg lives a maxium of 24 hours. However, sperm can live up to five days in fertile cervical mucus but most live three days. Your fertile phase are the 3-4 days prior to ovulation and the day of ovulation. In order to maximize your chances of getting pregnant, you would have sex every 24 hours during this time. Unless you think your partner has low sperm count, then you would have sex every other day during your fertile phase.

In order to know when you ovulate and when you are in your fertile phase, chart your waking temperature and observe your cervical mucus.

Read the book: Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. The book explains your cycle, charting and how to get pregnant. It is a great book and a must read! Check out the website: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/ Buy a basal thermometer at the drug store. Start charting your waking temperature so that you can get an accurate picture of what is happening in your cycles. This information can aid you in having sex at the correct time.

Since you have already been trying for 7 months, I highly suggest you start charting your waking temperature. There is a 25% chance that you will conceive each cycle. It is considered normal for a healthy couple under 30 to take up to one year to conceive. After one year, your doctor should start investigating if there is a problem. If you are in your 30′s, your OBGYN will start testing after 6 months.

Some other tips:
-When having baby sex, do not use lube (KY Jelly, astroglide, etc) it renders sperm immobile. If you want to use lube, use preseed. Preseed promotes a sperm friendly atmosphere. Http://www.preseed.com/
-Do not douche or use scented tampons. They alter the acidity of the vagina.
-Do not have oral sex when you are having baby sex. Saliva can kill sperm.
-Have sex in the missionary position. This allows for the deepest penetration and will deposit the sperm closest to the cervix.
-After sex, stay laying down with your pelvis slightly elevated/tilted for 15 minutes.

Fertile cervical mucus is very important. If you do not think you are getting a lot of fertile cervical mucus you can try the following:
-Cut back on caffeine
-Do not smoke
-Drink at least ten 6oz glasses of water a day.
-Take Evening Primrose Oil: 1,500 to 3000mg per day should be taken from Cycle Day 1 to Ovulation. This is because Evening Primrose Oil or EPO can cause uterine contractions in pregnancy. Like all herbs, the use of Evening Primrose Oil or EPO can take a month or two to build up, and produce the results you are looking for. The take Flax Seed Oil: 2,000 mg per day from Ovulation to AF.
-Use preseed. Read about it here: http://www.preseed.com/
-Take guaifenesin. Read this: http://www.fertilityplus.org/faq/cm.html

Good luck!

Sandra asks…

ovulation confusion!!!!?!?

cycle is normally 30 days. i get my period every month around the 16th! sooooo i peed on an ovulation test today and i had two solid lines, later today i peed on it again and then i only had one line! i am confused here. if i have a 30 day cycle i should ovulate between the 27th thru 4th..correct?? just a guestimate. i do not understand this ovulation things apparently

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I will try not to confuse you further…Just because we have a 30 day cycle doesn’t mean that we ovulate at a certain time…In fact I just used a online ovulation calculator that said with a 30 cycle you should ovulated between March 1-6, with your most fertile day March 4th. So the estimates are just that. Guesstimates…I would buy the ovulation test strips..20 come in a container…I started 5 days after my period started and tested 20 days….for 3 months before I figured it out…I ovulated between day 6-10 of my 28 day cycle…That is until this pregnancy…I became pregnant on day 33…totally skipped a period and got pregnant while I should have been on my period…WEIRD…So it’s not you who doesn’t understand…It’s our bodies that do whatever they want…Best of luck

Ruth asks…

ovulation question, wanting to get pregnant?

Okay this is hard to explain but in december i missed my period and thought i was pregnant, but then on january 3rd i had dark brown and thick discharge and looked bloody as the days went on it lasted 3-5 days wasnt to heavy enough for a panty liner, i have 28 day cycles, but then on january 13th it happend again.. lasted about the same but with more bloody look to it. I did an ovulation calculater and i put in the period from the 3rd would that period count or would the one from the 13tg because the ovulation calculator said i ovulated on the 17 And i hope that is right because i had sex (trying) the day before..

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Ovulation calculators don’t work sometimes because you can ovulate earlier or later than what it says. The best thing to do is have sex every other day or every three days after your period ends. Also since you had two periods your ovulation can be all messed up since they were so close. You may or may not have ovulated in between those days.

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