Did you lately decided to try to become pregnant? Congratulations! Chances are you prefer to do this the natural way. But what if it takes you longer then expected? And the road of getting there gets disappointing and stressful? Maybe you are just planning on having children, or perhaps you are already trying for a while? Sometimes this can cause a lot a stress, especially when its not going as quickly as you planned. In both cases it can be effective to calculate the periode of (your) ovulation, just to use this as a guideline to make things a little easier in the process.

Planning Childeren

Calculating your ovulation can be a useful tool if you are planning on having children. The periode of ovulation is the time, right in between a woman's cyclus, when she is most fertile. During this period of days the chances of getting pregnant are the highest. Chances are your body will tell you itself, but not every woman is that lucky to be in contact with her body so well.

In case you need a little bit of help, we have found you this simple sum for you to calculate it out for yourself or your partner. Getting pregnant doesn't have to be difficult. You just need to know how your body works at its best.

How does ovulation work?

Most people think that the periode of your ovulation is your most fertile one. This is not completely correct. During ovulation a female egg lets lose in the female cervix. This means its the perfect time for the sperm to fertilize the egg. But, since sperm can survive in the female cervix for a few days, you can extent your chances by starting then, so the sperm is already there, waiting for the egg to come by.

Calculating the periode of ovulation goes as following:

- A normal cycle take 28 days.
- You take the fist day of your last menstrual period, for example 1st of may.
- You count up to fourteen more days, so: 15th of may.
- This day will be most likely to be your ovulation day.

In case your cycles is less predictable, there are other ways to calculate. In this case you need to take the mean of your last four periodes, to get an impression of you most likely ovulation. Of course this formula is a lot less reliable.