Ovulation Period Calendar

Jenny asks…

Ovulation Calendar???

Ok, here’s the deal. I was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst a few months ago, and my doctor said it would be a good idea to stop my birth control, to let the cyst flush out with the natural bleeding and what not. So here I am, not on bc, Im married, and Im not exactly like trying to get pregnant or anything, just wondering if people used the ovulation calendar (the natural family planning) method, and how accurate it is when you have sex not on your period or ovulation. We have been doin this about a month or 2, and so far so good. Now I’m just kinda curious if it works, or if my body is just still getting over the birth control, cause I know it usually takes time to conceive after taking the pill. I stopped the pill in Dec. sometime.
My period isn’t due until the 17th or so but I have some cramps and some like spotting?.. Prego? I keep tests at hand, and took one a couple days ago. So far its negative

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Technically it would work, but you can never be certain if you’re ovulating or not. Besides sperm can live a few days inside you, so even if it comes up when you’re not ovulated, and you begin ovulation with a live sperm inside, then that doesn’t do any good.

Lisa asks…

My period start last march 29. My calendar said that my fertile days are the 8,9,10. my ovulation day 11th?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

If your period are regular and generally are 28 days then it could be said that you will ovulate on 11th but fertile days will be 8,9,10,11,12, 13 and 14.

Betty asks…

Can i get pregnant right after my period?

Had unprotected sex 7 days after my last period I used ovulation calendar and had unprotected sex on my 2 high fertile days then my period came on the 4th of this month now I don’t know what to go by to getting pregnant?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Do you mean 7 days from when your period started or 7 days from when you stopped bleeding? There is a world of differnece.

To implant and grow a fertilised egg needs a thick womb lining rich in blood vessels to embed into. During your period your womb lining is shed & your hormones are not in “egg producing” mode. They change once your period stops & the process of egg ripening starts again. Day 1 is the first day of your period, on day 7 there is no egg in your fallopian tube so you cannot conceive this early in your cycle. About 7 days after your periods stops (day 12 if you bleed for 5 days) you will be virtually ovulating and that is the perfect time to be having sex if you want to conceive.

You can only conceive if sperm meets your egg in your fallopian tube and your egg then implants in your womb lining which must be thick with a good blood supply. There are only approximately 4-5 days each month when it is possible for conception to occur and these are mid cycle, around day 14 if you have a 28 day cycle, slightly later day 16 if you have a 30 day cycle, usually women ovulate 14 days before their next period is due no matter how long or short their cycle.

The egg “lives” for about 4-5 days after ovulation before it disintegrates & is lost out of your body if it is not fertilised, your hormones then change triggering your womb lining to break down and your period starts about 7-10 days later.

So basically 7 days after your period started a) your womb lining has not built up to sustain an embryo if your egg did implant and b) your ovary has not produced a ripe egg ready for ovulation to take place, simply not enough time has elapsed.

Sandy asks…

Do you think it’s possible I could be pregnant from what my ovulation calendar says?

I started my period on April 1 and ended on April 5-6. I had sex on the 13th and 14th of this past week. Do you think this was a good time to conceive? We are going to try again tonight as well. Do you think it’s on point to conceive from your experience?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It might be good, depending on your cycle length. There are a lot more factors than the calendar.

Do you have cervical fluid that is clear & stretchy, like eggwhites? That happens right before ovulation & is your most fertile time.

Good luck!

Mary asks…

How good do those ovulation calendars work? Has any one had sucess by using them?

My last period was Jan. 4,2009. By the ovulation calendar It said Sunday Jun 18th Was my ovulation day. Me and my partner had sex, on that Tuesday and that sunday night. What are my chances of being pregnant? Thanks for your help

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I think the calendars work, a couple of my friends used the calendars AFTER they found out they were pregnant to see when they conceived and the days they were most fertile was the day on the calendar. I’m trying to get pregnant too, but i’m trying to have a boy and my ovulation day was Jan. 19th, so i’m waiting a couple weeks to test… Good luck to you and me. :-D

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