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When Do You Ovulate

Understanding your monthly cycle is important whatever’s going on in your life – it means knowing your body better and understanding the changes it goes through every month, helping you see what effect that has on how you feel, both physically and mentally.

If you’re trying to get pregnant, understanding your cycle is more than important – it’s vital. If you’re concerned because you’re not having success when trying to conceive and you don’t know when in the month you ovulate, then this is the first thing you need to investigate.

You’re only able to conceive a baby in a small window each month in the five days leading up to and the day immediately post-ovulation. If you don’t know when this period falls, if you miss it by even a few hours, then your chances of a successful conception fall to close to zero. If you are trying for a baby, then you really need to answer the question ‘When do you Ovulate?’.

Tracking Ovulation

The first thing you can do is try to track your ovulation yourself. Some women have very regular periods, and if you fall into this category then you can begin to work out when you ovulate.

It normally happens between ten and sixteen days before your period starts, so counting from the end of your period, you may, over a period of months be able to identify when you ovulate and from that when your fertile window is.


Ovulation has a subtle, but noticeable effect on your body’s core temperature: it dips about 24 hours before you ovulate then rises to a little above average from a day afterwards. Tracking your temperature can help you to identify when you’re due to ovulate.

You also need a strong indication of your body’s average temperature to work from though: if you don’t know what this is for you, you won’t be able to identify dips or raises.

A Complete Solution

OvuSense’s fertility tracking system offers a complete solution to the problem of identifying when you ovulate, from the regular logging of your state as each day passes to the direct monitoring of your body temperature and the interpretation of the results to tell you when you’re due to ovulate, without you needing to work it out (and potentially get it wrong!).

With this vital piece of information, you can build the foundation to all your plans, from conception to birth and make sure you, your partner and your baby have the best chances at health and happiness.

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