– When does ovulation occur?
Usually, ovulation happens in the middle of your menstrual cycle. But your organism doesn’t work as a clock. So, how can you approximately calculate the date of ovulation? Subtract 12-16 days from the length of your cycle. Ovulation should occur during this period. However, it can also happen a few days earlier or later. That’s why, if you have a regular 28-day cycle, ovulation will happen between the 12th and 17th days. If your cycle is irregular, a mature ovum may be released even a week earlier or a week later. Besides, this scheme doesn’t exclude the possibility of getting pregnant on other days of the cycle. Everything is individual. Women just have fewer chances to conceive in the beginning and at the end of the cycle. For instance, you may have 2 ovulations during 1 cycle or your ovulation can occur later than usually. Moreover, sometimes as a result of the hormonal imbalance you may have an anovulatory cycle, during which an ovum is not released from the ovaries. So, women use different methods for ovulation detection, such as measuring basal body temperature, ovulation tests, monitoring of cervical mucus, and ultrasound. You may choose the most comfortable for you. All of them are more or less accurate.