How do you find out what day ovulation occurs if your period is not regular?

  • My advice is to buy the Clearblue Fertility Monitor and or ovulation predictor strips to detect the LH surge. The LH surge is a hormone that surges about 36 hours before your egg pops out. Intercourse on that day increases chances of pregnancy dramatically.
  • On average a women ovulates about two weeks before her period starts.
  • I ovulate about 20 days after the start of my period and I think all women should know. I have ovulated as early as the 16th day. I highly recommend the Couple to Couple League (http://www.ccli.org). It is a catholic thing because they don't believe in birth control, but if you can get past the preachy stuff it is really helpful in learning about how your body works.
  • The ideal way of knowing when you ovulate is to purchase ovulation kits from the chemist and/or supermarket. Generally women ovulate between days 12-18. The kits have 5 testers in them, sometimes you may need to purchase two kits to know exactly when your body is ovulating if your cycles are irregular.
  • If you have an irregular period, then it is hard to predict when you ovulate. Being irregular means you could ovulate 2 times a month, have 2 periods a month, or like 2 periods a year. Physicians suggest that you should not try to predict your ovulation day if you're irregular. I have an irregular period because my cycle length is not the normal 28-day length, instead it's either, 25, 26, 27, or 29 days. For May, it was 29. April, it was 27. March, it was 26.
  • The easiest way to tell if you're ovulating is to check your vaginal mucus. Having a vaginal mucus that is clear, slippery, and stretchable when pinched with two fingers means that you're ovulating. If you have a thick, non-stretchable, egg-white vaginal discharge, then chances are you're not ovulating or you could be having a yeast infection, STD, etc.
  • It is not particularly difficult to tell when you are ovulating---the cervical mucus is more abundant, clear, and stringy. Non-fertile day mucus is scanty, cloudy, and tacky. You can tell the difference on toilet paper if you pay attention. You get fertile mucus for a few days before you ovulate, to assist sperm in getting past the cervix and into the womb. If you avoid making love during the fertile mucus times and for three days afterward, you will not get pregnant. You can have fertile mucus more than once in your cycle.
  • They sell ovulation tests in most drug or grocery stores.
  • You can purchase an ovulation test kit that is available from a pharmacy/chemist. It usually contains about five tests.
  • My best advice and what worked for me is to start with the earliest days..for instance next month start using the ovulation predictor 12 days before last months period (it don't matter if you have irregular periods) began and chart from there. You will more than likely get a positive reading sometime during that time. Hope that this helps!!