When Does Ovulation Occur?
Discover Your Ovulation Time

When does ovulation occur? Ovulation and fertility go hand in hand. Without ovulation, you cannot get pregnant. If you don't know when your ovulation time is your chances of conception drop. Your fertility relies on whether or not you ovulate. Discover when you ovulate to get pregnant faster.


Ovulation occurs when an egg is released from the ovary. This is usually somewhere in the middle of your menstrual cycle. If you have a typical 28 day cycle, then you typically ovulate on day 14.

Ovulation occurs from 10 to 16 days before your next period. Whether you have short or long cycles, the luteal phase (time from ovulation to your period) varies little between most women. So it's best to calculate when you ovulate by counting back 10 to 16 days from your expected period date. This will be your fertile window.

Ovulation can occur anywhere from Day 10 to Day 21 or more and still be considered normal. And the normal menstrual cycle length is from 21 to 35 days.

So how do you know when your ovulation time is? When does ovulation occur for you?

The best time to get pregnant is the days leading up to ovulation. The most fertile days to get pregnant are the 2 to 3 days just before the day you ovulate. You can get pregnant faster when you plan intercourse during this time.

There are several ways to detect ovulation time. One very reliable way is to observe your signs and symptoms of ovulation. Most notably is the observation of your cervical mucus changes.

As you get closer to ovulating, your CM will get thinner, watery and like egg whites. This is the best time to have intercourse for conception and for getting pregnant faster.

Another sign is your basal body temperature. Your BBT will rise when you ovulate, letting you know that you have ovulated. This will only help you if you take your basal temperature for a couple of months and then can predict from the pattern of your bbt chart that you will be ovulating soon.

BBT method and CM method are great in conjunction. One will tell you that you are about to ovulate, and the other will confirm that you have ovulated.

When does ovulation occur? It occurs when LH, luteinizing hormone, surges through your system. This hormone signals the dominant follicle to release an egg. LH surges about 2 to 3 days before you ovulate.

Ovulation Predictor Kits are useful for detecting this surge. When these ovulation tests detect the lh surge, you should ovulate soon and should plan baby-making-sex asap.

Another option for determining when ovulation occurs is to use a fertility monitor. Many fertility monitors detect the hormone estrogen. Estrogen peaks just before LH hormone surges. When this peak is detected by the monitor, you should ovulate within the next few days.

So follow the above to predict your ovulation time and get pregnant faster, because ovulation occurs at a different time for everyone. And remember that ovulation and fertility go hand in hand.

Related pages

What is Ovulation? | Signs of Ovulation | When Does Conception Occur? | What Happens at Conception? | Cervical Mucus Changes at Conception and Ovulation | Is Pain In Uterus a Conception Symptom? | Preconception | How Long to Get Pregnant? | When Does Implantation Occur? | Two Week Wait |

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