What is ovulation?

Signs and symptoms of ovulation include mittelschmerz, light pelvic pain on one side of the pelvis, spotting, changes in cervical mucus, breast tenderness. Learning about signs and symptoms of ovulation help you predict fertility and find out if and when ovulation happens and when you should have sex to get pregnant. Women trying to get pregnant often become frustrated when they miss their period but have a negative pregnancy test. What most don't realize is that when trying to conceive, the single most important factor is finding out if and when ovulation happens. Ovulation is when the egg is ejected from the ovary. If you miss your period and you know if and when ovulation happened then there are only 2 possibilities. Either you are not pregnant and your period comes 15 or so days later, or you are pregnant and your period does not come 15+ days later.

If you don't know if and when ovulation happened, then you don't know when your period is supposed to come. Women who don't ovulate usually do not get their periods or they have irregular spotting and bleeding. There are several ways to find out if and when you ovulate. Some methods of finding out when you ovulate can be easily done at home, while others require more sophisticated testing. If you have a regular menstrual cycle, a fertility or ovulation calculator and calendar may be helpful. Your "fertility window" consists of the 5-6 fertile days of your menstrual cycle 4-5 days before and the day of ovulation when intercourse is most likely to result in pregnancy. This fertile window starting 5 days before the day of ovulation until the day of ovulation. Your most fertile of these days are the 2 days before plus the day of ovulation.

Menstruation, Menstrual Cycle, Period, and Ovulation

The timing of the menstrual cycle and ovulation is one of the most important things a woman should understand about her body since it is the determining factor in getting pregnant. ... read more »

Menstrual Cycle - Regular or Not

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28-Day Cycle And Ovulation

My cycle is 28 days, when do I ovulate? Is there a way that I can find out the exact day I ovulate? What if my cycles are shorter than 28 days? ... read more »

Can I Get Pregnant With Only One Ovary?

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20 Fertility Myths That May Keep You From Getting Pregnant

Some fertility myths could be keeping you from getting pregnant. ... read more »

Progesterone and Pregnancy: What Levels Are Optimal?

Progesterone does a lot before and during pregnancy, and if your levels are low, you may have a problem with ovulation. ... read more »

Why Are My Breasts Sore After Ovulation?

Why are my breasts be sore and tingling after ovulation? There can be several reasons for breast soreness, ranging from an impending menstrual period to a pregnancy. ... read more »

After the Pill

When can I get pregnant and when should we have sex after the pill? ... read more »

New! Fertile Window Coverage Calculator

Calculates your fertile window and ovulation day! ... read more »

Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Chart Ovulation Calendar and Ovulation Chart

The BabyMed Basal Body Temperature BBT Chart Ovulation Calendar and Ovulation Chart makes it easy to keep and maintain an online fertility and basal body temperature chart. ... read more »

Boost Your Fertility: Get Pregnant Faster

This plan will help you get pregnant faster! ... read more »

When Is Your Fertility Window?

You only have 5-6 fertile days in your cycle to get pregnant. ... read more »

Why do I have no menstrual period (Amenorrhea) ?

I had no menstrual period for 2 months. What could be the cause? ... read more »

Tubal Ligation or Sterilization For Contraception

After having children, some women choose to have a tubal ligation to prevent future pregnancies. ... read more »

Getting Pregnant: The Beginner's Guide

Here's where to start in your pregnancy journey! ... read more »

Get in Shape to Improve Your Fertility

Get into optimal shape and good health now. ... read more »

Sperm Speed To Reach the Egg

How long does it take for sperm to reach the egg? ... read more »

Sex And Basal Body Temperature (BBT)

When should we have sex based on my rise in basal body temperature? When is it too late to conceive according to BBT? When is it too early to conceive? ... read more »

Can Changes in Your Cervix Diagnose Pregnancy?

For women who track their cervical position in order to determine fertility, many wonder if there is a correlation between the position of the cervix and early pregnancy symptoms and diagnosis. ... read more »

How Long Does Sperm Survive?

Knowing just how long sperm lives is important whether you want to know how to get pregnant or avoid pregnancy. The answer changes depending on where the sperm is and the environment. ... read more »

Clomid: Everything You Need To Know

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Timed Intercourse

How should we time sex? ... read more »

When Can Fetal Heart Beat Be Seen?

When can the fetal heart beat be first seen on ultrasound? ... read more »

The Female Body is Your Best Ovulation Predictor

Women often use the body as an ovulation predictor to estimate the time of the month when they are most fertile and increase the chance of conception. ... read more »

Does Ovulation Always Occur on Cycle Day (CD) 14?

The most widely held fertility myth is that women always ovulate on Day 14 of their cycle. Nothing is further from the truth. ... read more »

Is A Normal Menstrual Cycle Always 28 Days Long?

Menstrual cycles can vary from one woman to another as well as for each woman, and ovulation does not always happen on the exact same day, even in women with regular cycles. ... read more »

Can Obesity Prevent Ovulation?

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What Are Causes of Spotting?

What are the possible causes of spotting? ... read more »

What is Clomid (Clomiphene Citrate)?

What is Clomid and what is it used for? ... read more »

Repronex and Multiples - What are the Chances?

What are the chances of getting pregnant with multiples when getting Repronex to induce ovulation? ... read more »

Progesterone Supplements

When should I take progesterone supplements? ... read more »

Clomiphene (Clomid)

How does clomiphene (Clomid) work? ... read more »

BBT Temperature Drop and Ovulation

Does the temperature drop before or after ovulation? ... read more »

Ovulation Timing

Does a woman ovulate each month? ... read more »

Length of Bleeding

Does the length of my menses (bleeding) have an effect on my menstrual cycle? ... read more »

Coverline - What Is It?

How do I determine my coverline? ... read more »

Safe Sex Before, During, and After Pregnancy

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My Infertility Journey: Acupuncture (Part 5)

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Charting and Counting: A Man’s Guide to Ovulation

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Breast Tenderness and Menopause

Breast pain and tenderness after ovulation is due to an increase in the hormone progesterone. Breast tenderness during menopause is due to a hormone imbalance. ... read more »

The Interactive Pregnancy and Ovulation Calendar Wheel

Just turn the inner wheel to either the first day of your last period or point the 40-week arrow to your due date. The dates below will then automatically calculate all your important pregnancy dates. ... read more »

Fertility Awareness: Triphasic Curve

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Does a Drop in Temperature on the BBT Chart Mean Pregnancy

A temperature drop in the basal body temperature BBT chart about a week or so after ovulation could well mean that there was implantation and pregnancy has occured. ... read more »

The Steps of Getting Pregnant with Infertility

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First Trimester of Pregnancy Guide

Many changes taking place and some may not be quite what you expected! ... read more »

Implantation and Menstrual Cramps and Cramping

For many women cramps and cramping are a normal part of their menstrual cycle, while for others it may signify implantation cramps and pregnancy. ... read more »

No Menstrual Period and Negative Pregnancy Test Not Pregnant

If you have amenorrhea and you don't have a period and are not pregnant, then certain tests can be done to find out why you are not getting your period. ... read more »

Good Eggs and Bad Eggs: Ovarian Reserve Testing

Ovarian reserve testing is the most important fertility test. ... read more »

When Do You Ovulate and How Do You Know?

Knowing if and when you ovulate is vital. ... read more »

Anovulation: Why Am I Not Ovulating?

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