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Using an Ovulation Calculator

Finding out when you ovulate can give you a real advantage when you’re trying to get pregnant – pregnancy can only happen in a relatively tight window of time surrounding that key point when your ovaries release an egg. That egg is only viable for a maximum of twenty four hours after it’s released and sperm can survive up to five days in a woman’s body after sex, so if you can predict when you’re going to ovulate more than five days in advance, you have access to your full allotment of ‘fertile days’.

One of the simplest ways to try and find out when you’re going to ovulate is to use an ‘ovulation calculator’, so that’s what we’re looking at today!

How Do Ovulation Calculators Work?

An ovulation calculator is relatively easy to use: it runs on simple data you supply so it’s not intrusive and doesn’t require awkward or difficult tests.

You simply input when your last period started – that’s the first day of full bleeding, not spotting – and the length of your cycle and the calculator tells you when you’re likely to ovulate next. It does this by comparing your cycle length with its database of other cycles and finding the pattern that matches yours most accurately.

If you have a regular cycle, this can be relatively accurate, and could be enough to help you get pregnant if you don’t have any other challenges to your fertility. If you don’t have a regular cycle you likely spotted the key problem in the description above: “you input the length of your cycle”. If you don’t know how long your cycle is likely to be, you can’t provide the most important piece of information the calculator needs to work!

Even if your cycle is very regular, if you want to identify your fertile window accurately and use that information to get pregnant then you need a better way to find out when you’ll ovulate.

Common Tests

BBT tracking and Ovulation Predictor Kits are both common ways to find out when you ovulate. They are more intrusive than a simple calculator – BBT tracking requires you to take your temperature every day as soon as you wake up, and record the results so you can look for patterns in them over the course of time, while OPKs need you to test your urine – but they do provide more accurate results.

The problem with these methods is that their results aren’t guaranteed to be accurate, and they don’t provide the advance notification you need to make use of your full fertile window. OvuSense is clinically tested, to give you answers you can rely on, and can provide predictions well in advance, so you can plan around your full span of fertile days and boost your chances of getting pregnant.

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