Periods and Conception

How many days after your period are you ovulating?

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December 21, 2014 1:42AM

When you ovulate depends on your menstrual cycle.

Typically ovulation occurs two weeks before menstruation - how

many days after menstruation depends on your cycle length. For

example if you had a 28 day cycle you'd likely ovulate around day

14, whereas if you had a 44 day cycle you've likely have ovulated

on day 30.

Unless you were using Fertility Awareness Methods or ovulation

testing kits you'd not know when you are ovulating. Cycles change

or ovulation can be delayed so guessing ovulation date doesn't


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March 14, 2014 4:59PM

The belief that ovulation takes place 14 days after the period

starts is a that prevents a lot of woman from getting

pregnant. The day actually varies among woman and may change from

one cycle to another. The way to effectively predict it is to use

an ovulation kit which detects hormonal days and notifies you in

advance when you will be ovulating. Another way is to use a basal

body thermometer -ovulation occurs when there is a sharp

temperature shift (rise) in the overall pattern each month. Before

ovulation, temperatures tend te be in the 97's and after ovulation,

the shift sharply to the 98's. There is a lot more to it than I can

explain here, so for further details, you need to buy a book or

read up about it on fertility websites

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