Ovulation explained

Advice on ovulation with information on the fertility phases of the menstrual cycle including when fertilisation and conception are likely to occur.
Ovulation is the release of a single, mature egg from a follicle that developed in the ovary. Ovulation usually occurs regularly, around day 14 of a 28-day menstrual cycle. Once released, the egg is capable of being fertilised for 12 to 48 hours before it begins to disintegrate. This is the most fertile period of your cycle. During ovulation your chances of conception are highest.

Ovulation usually takes place approximately 14 days after the beginning of your menstrual cycle (the first day of your last period). The exact time of ovulation may vary within your cycle, because ovulation can be delayed by a number of factors such as stress, illness, diet, or increased physical activity.

Your fertile period starts about 4-5 days before ovulation, and ends about 24-48 hours after it. This is because sperm can live in your body for approximately 4 to 5 days, and the egg can live for 24 to 48 hours after being released. You are most fertile on the day before and the day of ovulation. Knowing your fertile days can help you increase your chances of getting pregnant.

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Pls help. The day 14, is it from the begining of the period someone is doing last? As at now am menstrating can i start counting my day 14 now? By eni
by Olamilekan 20th Jun 2013, 3:34pm
i got married on 02-june-2010. Till now trying for getting pregnant with unsafe sex. But no positive result. On 12-March -2011 was my first day of period . I have regular (28-29) periods. I found changes in my cervical mucus for ovulation. after ejaculation can my partner take out his penis immediately.is it good for getting pregnant?



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usually we have intercourse at night. i never wash out . I'm placing pillow for my hip. staying approximately 30 min in same position.Next day morning while i'm urinating i found something like cervical mucus coming out. Is this sperm or my cervical mucus coming out ? i'm worried whether sperm has entered into cervix or not? We try with missionary and rear end position.
by loga 24th Mar 2011, 8:43am
Me and my partner have been trying to conceive for 9 months. I came off the pill 10 months ago and my periods have been regular the whole time. We have sexual intercourse daily still no baby :( Can anyone help???
by hml22 5th Jan 2011, 9:11am
Can anyone tell me why my ovulation test showed that I was ovulating on days 12 & 13 of my cycle & now even darker positive lines on day 26 of my cycle? I was due on today but how can this be?... Please help me understand... am so desperate to be pregnant after an eptopic pregnancy & removal of one of my tubes in September but took a hpt which is negative? :-(
by chellebabe 13th Dec 2010, 8:45am
My menses have been stop for 3 months now.. can i get pregnant?
by Eisha 18th Nov 2010, 11:08am
I think it is better to try having sex almost everyday/more often immediately after period till d next period,if you r trying to conceive. that is more natural than anything.
by Magab 2nd Nov 2010, 5:41pm
My menses now on not irregular since I start having sex february this year,every month period come late up to 3 to 5 days unless this month up to 10 days..which is LMP for September is 10/09/2010 then this month my period coming on 21/10/2010..what actually going on with my menses cycle..?And there is any method that I can used to track my ovulation period due to my irregular menses..?
by pijaechay 28th Oct 2010, 9:04am
My first day of menstrual period was 30/8/2010 evening, and from online calculator I'm expecting it on the 29/9/2010; but surpriisingly my period just came out now.

How do i get accurate ovulation cycle.

Can one mensturate without ovulation?
by enky 24th Sep 2010, 5:09pm
If a person has a 32 - 34 day cycle instead of a 28 day cycle how do you determine the ovulation process
by babygurl33181 1st Sep 2010, 10:06am
i have two girls and would like to know how to count my days to get a baby boy
by bwanahadi 12th Aug 2010, 11:03am
hi me n my husband have been trying for a baby since january and so far nothing, in the past i have got pregnant within the 1st 6 months but now im worried that something may be wrong!!! im 34 and my hubby is 33 is it because im gettin older my periods are every 28 to 29 days so there regular.........i cant pipoint ovulation but were havin regular sex of 3 to 4 times a week, wat can i do to increase my chances any help would be appriciated xx
by petty76 12th Aug 2010, 11:01am
Hi
I am on the last day of my period (30/07/2010), when is the best day for me to conceive?
by nosa1982 12th Aug 2010, 10:51am
We've been trying to conceive for the past 7mths...my 1st day of my last period was 26th June my cycle is 28days so what are the best days this month to try???
by annastott 12th Aug 2010, 10:09am
I was wondering if anyone can help!! My husband and I are ttc baby #2 and my cycle lengths are 30/31 days! This month i ovulated a few days before I was supposed too! Does this mean any thing or am I just over reacting?!
by Abby1991 12th Aug 2010, 9:14am
gd morning quick question my last cycle started on the 2/19/2010 and ended on 2/23/2010....... shoukd my new cycle already be here? i took a home pregnancy test and it yes yes..... but two others said no
by mz21 14th May 2010, 5:27pm
I am trying to conceive, but am worried that my fibroids will prevent this. I have also been told that I am peri menopause. Will all of this prevent me from getting pregnant?
by Stretchy 14th May 2010, 5:07pm
I am 46 years old and married for the second time. I have a child conceived in first marriage. Second husband has no children and would want a child very much
by Elshaddai 14th May 2010, 5:04pm
hi after having the implant for 18months i gained quite abit of weight ive had it out now for 9weeks and my periods still havent come back is this normal?
by pinkkitty 14th May 2010, 5:03pm
I and my fiance are realy hoping to start a family in the near future but for 2 years now we haven't used any protection and i am still not pregnant:( any advice !
by Mummmssy 14th May 2010, 4:14pm
Hi can i get some advise plz .. My period came on da 14th of this month and i was ready 2 ovulate round 27th or so but me and my bf slept 2gether 22nd 23rd and 24th of this month bu i wasnt due me period til 2weeks and ive started bleeding now ... im so confused.. is there a chance i might be pregnant? i would appericate some advise thx u
by ewekanic 1st Feb 2010, 9:21am
Now iam pregnant how can i get a baby boy i have two daughters
by Anjaneyulu 5th Jan 2010, 3:51pm
how often we need intercourse to concieve a boy once we got the LH surge postive
by ramveena 26th Oct 2009, 12:49pm
Can i just say that you count a full day ( so if you start period in evening next day is day 1) of bleeding as day 1 of your cycle and then count 14 days NOT the last day of bleeding....thats why some are getting it wrong..
by LPearse 18th Sep 2009, 11:07am
Ovulation usually takes place approximately 14 days after the beginning of your menstrual cycle (the first day of your last period). This is indeed confusing....does this mean that 14 days from the last day that i mentruate??
by lewele123 3rd Jun 2009, 9:33am
well ive been using ovulation kits for 4 months of trying to get pregnant for 7 months, but they never say im Ovulating ????? does this mean somethink wrong with me???? or am i doing it wrong time????.when i do the ovulation test there is one deep purple line and only one faint line??? does that mean Negative ???? my periods are every 35 days latley???? used to be every 28 days???? confusing i know!!!! and the tests are not cheap !!!! be grateful for some advice ????
by dec79 7th May 2009, 9:20am
After your ovulation test is positive, how long do you have to conveice?
by chrissie1976 29th Apr 2009, 10:01am
can a very painful ovulation affect my chance of getting pregnant. i have been having three to four days very painful ovulation and i have had a scan and notting wrong was found. i have been trying for a baby for eight months now. added by ginika
by tjron 6th Apr 2009, 9:22am
After your ovulation test is positive, how long do you have to conveice?
by yudi 17th Feb 2009, 9:44am
i get lost on my days or confused on what days i ovulate and i would like to conceive a baby girl i already have a boy
by lamamisshula 17th Feb 2009, 9:43am
im trying to conceive and i tried the first day of my last period but a month past and ive been having the symptoms but i just got my period could i still be pregnant
by mzricko 29th Jan 2009, 8:52am
ok guys, i think i know how to put this. You start to ovulate 14 days into your menstral cycle. for example if i had just had my period, the day i come off, you ovulate 14 days later. thats when its at the highest. becuase you have just released an egg (because you are due on your preriod) then if you dont fall pregnant about 5 days later you have a period. This is why there is always 2weeks give or take for your due date.

Hope this helps??? Well i think thats right!
by ShelleyBias 7th Jan 2009, 8:51am
IM A BIT CONFUSED WHEN IT COMES TO THE OVULATION PROCESS....MY PERIOD LASTED FROM NOV.23-NOV.26......WHEN DO I START TO OVULATE??
by karamel89 4th Dec 2008, 8:48am
do u count ovulation starting with the first day on menstrual cycle. B/C i had sex with husband one week prior to menstrual cyle, then had mentrual for 4 days wasnt heavy at all.. someone plez help with calculating thanks
by mira29 1st Dec 2008, 9:24am
my concern is about ovulation,for a 32day menstrual cycle, which day is likely to be the fertile period.
by click 13th Nov 2008, 9:33am
I have bought clearblue ovulatin test,but my mentruation is not month tomonth issue.Its at times take three months after my last mentruation before l may have the next.What are the precuation,can l still check my ovulation.I need help,Lam 40 years and no child.
A.T.Bomah
by tena 27th Oct 2008, 10:03am
i have just discovered i ov'd at cd6!! so this has just thrown a right spanner in the works! last cycle i was ov'ing at cd13. its enough to drive you mad! aaaarrrggghhhhhh!
by linzi33 20th Oct 2008, 10:56am
my af was on 12th sep i ovulated 5 days ago it was egg white and very stretchy mucus (sorry)
so for the frist 3 days we have been having sex. i would like to know was that the right time to have sex. but after the 3 day my mucus was white and lumpy (sorry) then to day it's like back to egg white and stretchy i have pain like i am ovuating. what could be happening.x
as any one ever had this?

by ttc 8th Oct 2008, 9:06am
lh surge was detected friday morning and saturday morning there was no lh surge.what dose this mean
by oranhill 3rd Oct 2008, 8:58am
I have used a ~LH Surge detection kit for several months. What I would like to know is, for example,Friday morning LH Surge present, Saturday morning, no LH Surge. What does this mean please? I would like to know what stage that is confirming, is it because I am ovulating,ovulated or I have the 24-36 hours ovulation slot.These kits do not explain this and I think it would be really useful for other women trying to conceive - WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE TO THIS QUESTION
by delphijo 30th Apr 2008, 4:37pm
Hello,I am trying to figure my phase my shortest menses was18 my longest was 26 my menses came on 06/20/2007.Do you know when I will ovulate?
by tawanda21 27th Jun 2007, 8:55am
I have used a ~LH Surge detection kit for several months. What I would like to know is, for example,Friday morning LH Surge present, Saturday morning, no LH Surge. What does this mean please? I would like to know what stage that is confirming, is it because I am ovulating,ovulated or I have the 24-36 hours ovulation slot.These kits do not explain this and I think it would be really useful for other women trying to conceive.
by hall 14th Jun 2007, 9:08am

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