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Calculate Your Ovulation

Calculating when you’re going to ovulate is one of the most important things you can do when you’re trying to conceive. It’s the pivotal event of your menstrual cycle, and its in the days surrounding when you ovulate that you stand the best chance of conceiving successfully – that egg is only fertile for a maximum of twenty-four hours, and sperm can survive for up to five days in a woman’s body after ejaculation. That gives you a six-day window during which you have the best chance to get pregnant.

Calculating when you ovulate can be a difficult task, depending on how your body behaves. Some women have very regular cycles – exactly the same length, whether it’s 21 days or 35. Other women have more variable cycles within this range – for some this is caused by medication side effects, while others can find their menstrual cycle is disrupted by stress, or conditions like PCOS or Hypothyroidism which affect your hormones, while for some women their cycle is simply naturally less predictable than others.

If you are someone with an extremely regular menstrual cycle, you don’t need to put in too much effort to calculate when you’re going to ovulate – you only need a calendar and a little patience. If you mark the first day of your period on the calendar, you can see when your menstrual cycle starts. Over the course of several months you can confirm how long your cycle is, and if you combine that with the knowledge that you typically ovulate 14 days before your period, you can calculate when your next ovulation will be.

If you’re using this method some apps offer more convenient charting of the start and length of period, and a more precise prediction of when you can expect to ovulate. They’re not as useful if your cycle is irregular – or you have any reason to believe it could become so.

Your Basal Body Temperature offers an accurate measure of when you’re due to ovulate, even if you do have a very irregular cycle, or severe PCOS. This is the core temperature your body drops to overnight, when your metabolism falls to its minimum. Over the course of your cycle, this temperature changes, and those small tenths of a degree can reveal that your body is preparing for ovulation.

OvuSense makes it easier to use this tracking method – our specialised thermometer records your temperature through the night, and the linked app tracks the data and turns it into a calculation of when you’ll next ovulate.

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