When you are looking to conceive, it is important to know when you are fertile. One of the most important things for helping to know when your fertile window is, is knowing when you are ovulating. Generally, the ovulation calculator will be around 14 days before your next period – but this can be different for some women.

Discover how to properly practice on following your fertile window with this post written by Castlemaine naturopathy near me. Some of the things that can make it more difficult to calculate when your fertile window is if you have an irregular menstrual cycle or a ‘luteal phase defect’.

Length of Fertile Window

Most women are fertile for around 6 days every month, this is the length of the average fertility window. Once you have ovulated a healthy egg, generally lasts 12-24 hours. Once this time has passed, most women aren’t fertile for the rest of that cycle.

What lengthens the size of this window is how long sperm can survive – up to 5 days. This means that you can have intercourse 5 days before you ovulate and still conceive.

Your peak time for fertility is two days before you ovulate.

Contraception and The Ovulation Calculator

You may also be looking into your menstrual cycle because you don’t want to conceive. If this is the case, you also need to be aware that some women ovulate at any time during their menstrual cycle. Consider using a barrier methos of contraception if you want to make sure you don’t conceive.

Feel free to discuss more personal matters regarding your fertility journey with a naturopath near Castlemaine and Bendigo by clicking the button below. You can also check other healthcare articles regarding issues about pregnancy, menstruation, and other women’s health topics here.


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