Everything you need to know about ovulation (3min)
Calculate fertile days
Once a month, the woman is fertile for several days - whenever there is an ovulation. But how do you know when the ovulation was? One help is the so-called ovulation calendar, with which the woman can calculate her fertile days.
When and why should I use an ovulation calendar?
If you want to get pregnant, you sometimes have to realize that this is not so easy. To believe that you have to have intercourse sometime a month so that you have a baby in your arms nine months later is fatal. Finally, you should not put yourself under pressure and have fun with sex. If the first attempts are not successful, it is advisable to calculate the fertile days. For the calculation, one only has to know when the last day of the period was and how long the cycle lasts - normally.
Based on this information, the ovulation calculator can find out on which days you are particularly fertile. It should be noted that the cycle length begins on the first day of the menstrual period and ends with the day of the next menstrual period. Due to the fact that ovulation calendar and also ovulation calculator are not 100 percent correct, you should not perform the calculations if you want to avoid pregnancy. Ovulation calendars are definitely not suitable as a contraceptive!
Do not put under pressure
Ovulation usually takes place 14 days before the end of the cycle. Subsequently, the egg is ready for fertilization for a maximum of 24 hours. It should be noted that the sperm survive five days in a woman's body. Thus, it is - in the month - five to six days on which the woman is fertile. The time window itself, ie the period in which there is a high probability of actually becoming pregnant, is about three days - two days before and on the day of ovulation.
But experts advise couples who have a pronounced desire to have children do not permanently deal with fertility calendars. Rather, it's about the fun - not the question of whether it finally worked or whether it will work out in the coming month. Only if after one year still no pregnancy has occurred, the woman should contact a gynecologist. If the woman is older than 35 years, then the gynecologist should be visited earlier.
There is no guarantee
The main problem is the fact that the cycle length can vary considerably. On average, the length of the cycle is 28 days - but many women have a longer or shorter cycle. There is talk of a normal cycle if it has a length between 21 and 35 days.
Due to the fact that the cycle - month by month - varies in length, the fertile days are very difficult to calculate. In addition, there are women who do not ovulate; Sometimes ovulation may shift too. In order to know if there was an ovulation or if it has shifted, a gynecologist must be contacted.
The ovulation calendar does not replace a contraceptive!
Who uses an ovulation calendar, which receives an approximate time - the result, which is determined in the calculation, namely based only on an average value. Only if the cycle remains stable over several months can it be assumed that the calculation is "quite accurate". That is also the reason why women who want to prevent pregnancy should never use the ovulation calculator as a contraceptive. An ovulation calculator is also not suitable if it is to be determined retroactively, if sometimes a pregnancy would be possible.