12 Signs & Symptoms of Ovulation

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Philip Druce

By Philip Druce, Founder of Ovulation Calculator

Your body provides signs about when you are ovulating. Once you know these ovulation symptoms, you can increase your chances of getting pregnant faster by ensuring you get the timing of intercourse right (during the days leading up to ovulation).

What you're going to learn:

- How to detect the 12 signs of ovulation
- When you are most fertile
- How to predict when these days are, each cycle
- The two days each cycle you should have sex (most people get this wrong!)

Below is a list of the 12 signs of ovulation you're going to learn. You'll learn how to correctly identify the symptoms, this is the key to getting pregnant naturally.

Ovulation signs illustrated on body

The 12 Ovulation Symptoms are:

1. Cervical mucus changes
2. Cervix position changes
3. A rise in basal body temperature
4. Saliva ferning
5. LH levels in urine
6. Slight spotting
7. Increased sexual desire
8. Heightened senses
9. Ovulation pain
10. Abdominal bloating
11. Breast tenderness
12. Nausea or headaches

Read on to learn how to identify these. Watch the quick videos too.

Learn the two days you need to have sex to get pregnant

The good news;

You're going to know more than 69% of women trying to conceive.

We asked 9,863 women who were trying to conceive, if they were aware of their natural fertility signs, only 31% said yes.

Natural Fertility Signs Survey Results

Did you know that you have a fertile window of only six days each cycle? This is due to the fact the sperm can survive for up to five days in optimal conditions (more on this later) and your egg can survive for up to 24 hours.

Your most fertile days are the two days leading up to ovulation day. Learn when this is for you.

The following chart represents chances of conception from sexual intercourse during your fertile window.

Chances of conception in relation to ovulation

What is ovulation?

Put simply, ovulation is the release of an egg from an ovary. The egg only lives for up to 24 hours unless fertilized. What's more, you only ovulate about 400 times in your lifetime.

When do you ovulate?

The short answer to this is most women ovulate 15 days before their next period. Calculate when you ovulate with our free tool, get started.

Here's why; The menstrual cycle is split into phases (you'll learn more about these below). The length of the phase after ovulation until the day before the next period (luteal phase) is normally between 12 and 16 days, with the average length being 14 days. The luteal phase remains fairly consistent for the same women. In contrast, the phase before ovulation (follicular phase) can vary from cycle to cycle for the same women.

The follicular phase begins on the first day of your period and ends on the day of ovulation. The luteal phase begins the day after ovulation until the day before your next period.

The image below will help you understand this further. Click on the image below to see a larger view.

Cycle Length, Varying Follicular Phase, Consistent Luteal Phases

This 15 day rule is based on the average. Once you know your luteal phase you will be able to calculate how many days before your next period you should ovulate.

Ovulation normally occues 15 days before your period

What are the symptoms of ovulation?

It's easier to identify these when you first understand the events that occur during the menstrual cycle.

Your menstrual cycle begins on the first day of your period and ends on the day before your next period.

The average cycle length is 28 days, but anything between 21 and 35 days is considered normal. For the purpose of describing the events, we will use a 28-day cycle.

The menstrual cycle is controlled by hormones and can be described as the event of changes which occur in the uterus and the ovary.

Pattern of events that happen in the uterus and ovary each cycle.

Cycle Days Uterus Ovary
1-5 At the beginning of each cycle, your uterus shreds the lining (endometrium) that was built in the previous cycle in preparation for a new lining. A few follicles (capsules, each containing an undeveloped egg) are stimulated to grow in the ovary. Only one will become the dominant follicle that will release its egg during this cycle. Learn more about follicle development.
6-12 A new lining begins to grow. The hormone estrogen causes the dominant follicle to quickly grow in size. Estrogen also causes your cervix to change and release cervical fluid. Explained later.
13-14 Ovulation Rising levels of estrogen trigger a surge of Luteinizing Hormone (LH) which provides the egg in the follicle with a final push to mature in the last 12-24 hours before it's released (ovulation).
15-20 The hormone progesterone causes the endometrium to thicken in preparation for implantation (when a fertilized egg attaches to the wall of the uterus). The released egg moves down the fallopian tube towards the uterus. The follicle (now called the corpus luteum) stays in the ovary and produces a hormone called progesterone. Progesterone is also responsible for your BBT to rise. Explained later.
21-28 if the egg was not fertilized Progesterone levels drop; the endometrium starts to break up until it can no longer support itself. The endometrium is shed again (the beginning of a new cycle). The corpus luteum stops producing progesterone.
21-28 if fertilization occurred Approx. 8 days after ovulation the fertilzed egg will attach to the wall of the uterus (implantation). The corpus luteum receives 'human chorionic gonadotropin' (hCG) from the embryo. hCG makes the corpus luteum keep producing progesterone for about another 8 weeks after which time the placenta takes over progesterone production throughout pregnancy.

The image below represents changes in the ovarian cycle, click it to zoom.

Ovarain cycle changes

And the following image represents changes in the uterine cycle, click it to zoom.

Uterine cycle changes

As mentioned, the table of events above represents what typically happens during a 28 day cycle. If your cycle is longer or shorter these events will happen on different cycle days.

An important note about cycle lengths: As mentioned above, cycle lengths vary from woman to woman and from cycle to cycle, however, the phase after ovulation until the next period, known as the luteal phase, is normally consistent for the same woman.

So, now that you know the events that occur during a menstrual cycle, let's take a look at the ovulation signs that can occur in relation to these events.

1. Cervical mucus

Cervical mucus, also know as cervical fluid (CF) is a perfectly natural and normal substance that is produced by glands in your cervix which is released into the vagina. It acts as both a barrier and a transport for sperm (depending on the phase in the cycle). It's made of about 93% water, reaching 98% mid cycle, and contains electrolytes, glucose and proteins.

During each cycle your cervical mucus goes through a pattern of changes under the influence of hormones.

The best way to check the consistency of cervical mucus is with your fingers, try to stretch your cervical mucus between your finger and thumb. We asked 9,812 women how they check their cervical mucus, here are the results.

Cervical Mucus Study Result

Dr Tash: Cervical Mucus & Predicting Ovulation

See our step-by-step guide for cervical mucus observations.

2. Cervix changes

The cervix plays a big role in the female reproductive system. Your cervix connects your vagina to your uterus and acts as a barrier which opens to allow sperm to enter your uterus when you're fertile and stays closed at other times.

You can learn when you're approaching ovulation by identifying the changes your cervix goes through.

We asked 9,823 women who were actively trying to conceive, if they were checking their cervix to learn when they were ovulating. Most said they didn't know how. Here are the results.

Cervical Monitoring Survey Results

Your cervix position, opening and texture changes during the fertile phase of your cycle. These changes can be observed by feeling your cervix. The changes are easy to learn, but should be observed over a few cycles to ensure you are confident in identifying the changes.

Before fertile phase

Before your fertile phase your cervix will feel hard (like the tip of your nose), lower in the vagina, closed and dry (cervical fluid has dried up).

Fertile phase

As you enter your fertile window and approach ovulation your cervix will change. It will feel softer (like your lips), higher, open and wet (due to the presence of cervical fluid). This is known as 'SHOW' (soft, high, open, wet).

After fertile phase

After ovulation the cervix reverts back to its infertile position. You are most fertile when your cervix is in the 'SHOW' state.

Quick video by Dr Tash: Monitoring Your Cervix

See our step-by-step guide for cervix observations.

3. Basal Body Temperature (BBT)

Your BBT is your lowest temperature at rest, usually when you are sleeping.

Tracking your BBT is one of the best ways to detect if and when you ovulated.

We asked 8,796 women who were trying to conceive, if they were tracking their BBT.

BBT Survey Results

Read on to learn why you should and how to track your BBT.

After ovulation, high levels of progesterone will cause your BBT to rise slightly and stay elevated until the end of your cycle (cycle days 15-20 in the events table). This natural fertility sign occurs after ovulation, so whilst you can't use it to help you this cycle, you can use it to help predict when you're fertile in future cycles.

The rise is only about 0.5 degrees F to 1.0 degrees F so you need to take your BBT with a digital thermometer that can measure to one tenth of a degree.

BBT thermometer

View detailed instructions on how to monitor your BBT, or see the overview below.

Starting from the first day of your period take your temperature each morning at the same time, as soon as you wake. It's important to take your temperature before it naturally increases from movements, so it's a good idea to set an alarm and take it before even sitting up in bed.

Take your temperature in your mouth by inserting the tip of the thermometer under your tongue and push it toward the back where the tongue meets the bottom of the mouth. Leave it in there long enough to get an accurate reading.

Do this each day and record the temperatures on a chart (there is one below you can download for free) or add them to your daily log in Ovulation Calculator. You will notice the temperature shifts and it stays higher until the end of your cycle. The shift happens about one to two days after ovulation.

Download BBT Chart


Celsius Fahrenheit

4. Saliva ferning

A ferning pattern of your saliva is another possible sign of when ovulation is about to occur. There are special microscopes for this purpose, but you could technically use a toy microscope. A ferning pattern is a pattern that looks like frost on a windowpane. The ferning pattern appears during the LH surge (cycle days 13-14 in the events table), which occurs about 24-36 hours before ovulation.

Saliva OPK

5. LH levels in urine

Although not a natural sign of fertility without the aid of an ovulation prediction kit (OPK), this is a popular way for women to find out when they are about to ovulate.

There are two types of kit available, those that check urine, and those that check saliva. We have mentioned the saliva type above.

Urine based OPKs look for the LH surge (cycle days 13-14 in the events table). The LH surge happens about 24-36 hours before ovulation, so they can be a good indicator to when you're fertile.


How to use an OPK correctly

As mentioned, OPKs look for this surge in LH and will show a positive result when this surge is detected. A positive result is expected the day before you are going to ovulate. However, unlike pregnancy tests that are looking for a hormone that is ONLY released AFTER conception, traces of LH are in your urine all the time. For this reason it's important you follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully.

Most OPKs will advise that you do not urinate for at least 4 hours before testing. This is to ensure that the hormone level in your urine is concentrated enough. And you should use the test the same time each day for consistency. Many women find that first thing in the morning is convenient. But check the instructions carefully to see what the manufacture recommends.

You are looking for the first positive result, so you need to begin testing before you expect to be fertile and then test every day until you get the first positive result. This is to ensure you do not miss the surge. If you test too late you may have missed the surge, but not only that, you may not be able to tell if you are about to ovulate or if you have already ovulated as you can have an increase in LH in both cases.

Again, it is important that you begin testing until you get the FIRST positive result. You then know that you should be ovulating in about 24-36 hours.

How soon should I begin ovulation testing?

It depends on the kit you purchase. The following table is an example.

Cycle length Cycle day (CD) to begin testing
21 CD 6
22 CD 6
23 CD 7
24 CD 7
25 CD 8
26 CD 9
27 CD 10
28 CD 11
29 CD 12
30 CD 13
31 CD 14
32 CD 15
33 CD 16
34 CD 17
35 CD 18
36 CD 19
37 CD 20
38 CD 21
39 CD 22
40 CD 23

Types of urine based OPKs

There are two main types of urine based OPKs, paper / plastic strips and digital.

Paper / Plastic Strips
The paper and plastic strips can be used once. They have a control line and a result line. You dip the strip into a cup of urine for five seconds before checking the result. Some can be placed directly in your urine stream. A positive result is indicated when the result line is the same color or darker, than the control line.

How to use an OPK

The digital based kits show the result on a digital screen. Digital OPKs come with disposable test sticks that are fitted into the device before testing and then disposed of after testing.

Digital ovulation test kit

Quick video by Dr Tash: Using An OPK

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6. Slight spotting

Some women may experience slight spotting due to a drop of estrogen at the time of ovulation. The drop in estrogen causes the endometrium (uterus lining) to decrease a little, causing slight spotting known as ovulation bleeding. Learn more about spotting due to ovulation.

Saliva OPK

7. Increased sexual desire

Several studies have found that women experience an increase in sexual desire when they are most fertile, around the time of ovulation.

"Wild and thrilling sex is the key to conception"

8. Heightened senses

Hormone levels in a woman's body can influence a heightened sense of smell, taste or vision around ovulation time.

9. Ovulation pain

Some women can experience a sensation and or cramping type pain during ovulation. The pain is felt in the lower abdomen, on one side, being the side of the ovary releasing an egg. This pain is called mittelschmerz, which comes from the German words for "middle" and "pain."

See the image below to see the follicle rupturing and releasing its egg at ovulation.

Saliva OPK

10. Abdominal bloating

Another sign of ovulation is slight bloating. You may feel slightly bloated in the abdomen around the time of ovulation. This symptom can be caused by increased water retention due to a rise in the hormone estrogen.

11. Breast tenderness

Some women experience tenderness in their breasts just before or after ovulation. This is related to the hormones in your body, getting ready for ovulation and the potential of pregnancy.

12. Nausea or headaches

Some women feel nauseous or have headaches before ovulation, due to being sensitive to hormone changes.


Knowing when you're most fertile from your ovulation signs can increase your chances of getting pregnant sooner.

With a little bit of practice you'll get to know the pattern of events that happen each cycle and be able to pinpoint when you're ovulating.

The best time to have intercourse is in the two days leading up to ovulation day.

On average, women who use Ovulation Calculator get pregnant in 58 days versus the US National average of 180 days. Click here to get started.


To help you remember the natural fertility signs, take a look at the following infographic.

10 Signs of Ovulation Infographic

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  1. Florence Jul 18, 2016
    When should I stop having sex during ovulation?
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Hi, Are you trying to get pregnant or avoid getting pregnant? - (Jul 18, 2016)
    2. Debi: i want to prevent sex my problem is i dont no when is my safe periods - (Jul 19, 2016)
    3. Sarah (OC Team): Hi Debi, The 12 signs of ovulation above can also help you know when you're not in your fertile window. - (Jul 19, 2016)
    4. Progress: I really want to get pregnant, but I don't know if am ovulating or not. Before now, until I found this page, I didn't know how to calculate my ovulation. I started following, and I noticed a white egg like substance on the 17. - (Aug 20, 2016)
    5. Christina (OC Team): Here is some more information about what happens with cervical mucus and positioning during your cycle. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ You may find it helpful for tracking ovulation. Good luck! - (Aug 20, 2016)
    6. Shandora: I want to get pregnant but it's hard for me. I had sex on my ovulation days. The most fertile days were Sept 21, 22, 23. I had sex on the 21st and the 22nd, but I don't know if I got lucky because it's very hard for me to get pregnant. - (Oct 05, 2016)
  2. Paulina Jul 19, 2016
    i am 42 years old, can i conceive?
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Hi Paulina, It depends on many things. Have you had a pregnancy to full-term before? How long have you been trying to conceive this time? Have you seen a fertility specialist? Please have a look at this article too: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/fertility-older-age/ - (Jul 19, 2016)
  3. Lydia Jul 19, 2016
    How can I conceive?
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Hi Lydia, Start by joining Ovulation Calculator and entering in your cycle details to find out when you're fertile. Then read our fertility knowledge, such as the article above to learn your natural fertility signs. We send new members our education series of emails too. Join by going to the home page. - (Jul 19, 2016)
  4. Cherry Jul 22, 2016
    What should I do if am not ovulating?
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Hi Cherry, How do you know you're not ovulating? Do you have amenorrhea (lack of periods)? Or is is that you can not detect ovulation with any of above signs including BBT? Or something else? The first thing to do is go and speak to your doctor, they will be able to best advise tests / options. - (Jul 22, 2016)
  5. Stella Jul 23, 2016
    Hello, I have taken microgynon for 1 year now. l started a new pack this month and stopped taking them after taking only 5 tabs so I stopped on 10/7/16 and my last periods started on 3/7/16 lasting 5 days and the next period is due on 31/7/16. I'm trying to get pregnant so I had sex on 11,12,13 of this month and I noticed I had bleeding on 14, 15 and 16 then I had sex on 17 all the way to today the 23/7/16 omitting only on 20. I'm sure I had some abdominal pain on 20,21,22 though it was slight pain on the left side.
    1. Can I really be pregnant even if I have been taking pills for one year. l really need a baby but am scared I took pills long enough, it's makings anxious n stressed.
    2.The bleeding that I had for 3 days is it withdrawal bleeding or implantation bleeding.
    3. My next period should start on 31/7/16 am really hopping for the best results.
    4. Can someone get pregnant immediately after stopping the pills.
    5. Av heard people saying that one can even end up missing their period.
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Hi Stella, 1. Yes you can get pregnant after stopping the pill. 2. It's hard to know, please read more about implantation bleeding here: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ 4. Yes, it's possible. - (Jul 24, 2016)
    2. Stella: Hi Sarah, just needed some clarification, can I get pregnant immediately after stopping pills or it will take a while before I get pregnant. My periods are to start on 31/7/16 and I have done pregnancy test twice but all are negative or should I just wait till 31st. I have read the link you sent me, it was helpful, thanks alot. - (Jul 24, 2016)
    3. Sarah (OC Team): Yes, it's possible. It may take a few months for your cycle to return to normal, but it is possible that you ovulate and get pregnant straight away. You should test two weeks after ovulation. Note, it takes the average couple 6 cycles to get pregnant though. - (Jul 24, 2016)
  6. Stella Jul 23, 2016
    Sarah, l have posted a question I hope to get some advice From you, will really appreciate. Thanks.
  7. Stella Jul 24, 2016
    Thanks Sarah, I will read on the link you have posted for me, am really grateful.
    1. Sarah (OC Team): You're welcome. - (Jul 24, 2016)
  8. Stella Jul 24, 2016
    Hi Sarah, just needed some clarification, can I get pregnant immediately after stopping pills or it will take a while before I get pregnant. My periods are to start on 31/7/16 and I have done pregnancy test twice but all are negative or should I just wait till 31st. I have read the link you sent me, it was helpful, thanks alot.
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Yes Stella, please see my response to your reply above, thanks. - (Jul 25, 2016)
    2. Stella: Hi Sarah, thanks for your response above, it is really helpful and thanks for your time also. - (Jul 26, 2016)
    3. Michele: I stopped my bc 3 months ago so we could start TTC. I had a normal period on the 1st of the month, the 2nd month and the 3rd month. My cycle is 29 days. This the 3rd month now. I'm supposed to be in my fertile window according to your ovulation calculator, but today I started light dark red bleeding with some small clots. I'm worried that I'm not in my fertile window and will miss it now. Will I still ovulate on the 24th or not? I'm so bummed. I really had high hopes for this month. Should I be concerned about this bleeding a couple days before my ovulation day? Help please :( - (Oct 21, 2016)
    4. Christina (OC Team): Ovulation can come with some light spotting, but if it's more than that and you're concerned, talk to your doctor. - (Oct 21, 2016)
  9. Ebong Jul 25, 2016
    It's a pleasure reading thru these.
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Glad you enjoyed it. - (Jul 28, 2016)
  10. Diana Jul 28, 2016
    Can I get pregnant as soon as I take out my IUD? (paragard) I took it out on July 20, 2016. My last mentrual period was on July 13, 2016. According to the ovulation calendar, I was most fertile on July 26, 2016. I was intimate with my husband from the 22nd through the 26th (taking a break on the 25th).
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Yes Diana, it's possible to conceive right after removing the IUD. - (Jul 29, 2016)
  11. Kat Jul 29, 2016
    How long do ovulation symptoms "linger" after ovulation has occurred? I believe I ovulated 2 days ago, and I had multiple ovulation symptoms, including positive OPK. One of these symptoms (tender breasts and nipples) just won`t go away.
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Some women experience sore breasts after ovulation right up until their next period, whilst others don't experience anything. It's normally due to hormone levels. - (Jul 31, 2016)
  12. Aminat Aug 01, 2016
    I used to have about 9 of the ovulation sign mentioned. I even thought I was pregnant because of bodily changes, but I am surprised that my period started.

    1. Tosin: I had similar experience too. I had all the symptoms but to my utmost dismay, 7 days from the day my period should have occurred, I started menstruating . It was so disheartening. - (Sep 20, 2016)
  13. Balqees Aug 01, 2016
    Does having sex every day have any effect on pregnancy or ovulation?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Having sex every day during your fertile window could lead to pregnancy. - (Aug 01, 2016)
  14. Balqees Aug 02, 2016
    I just got married 8 months back, and up until now I am not pregnant. The Doctor said we don't have any problem. So 2 months back, my sister prescribed Vitamin E for me. It changed my menstrual date and I also felt my stomach turning with pain, so I stopped it. I went back to my Doctor for a Pelvic scan, but he said nothing has happened to me. He advised me not to take the drug again. But until now, I am not pregnant and we have sex almost every day. Is there any other thing to do? Please advise me.
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you are tracking your cycle, try to time it so you have sex two days before you ovulate. Many researchers agree that this is your most fertile day. You may also find this article helpful. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/increase-fertility/ Good luck! - (Aug 02, 2016)
  15. Shamika Aug 02, 2016
    Hi.... I'm really anxious to get pregnant.

    I was on depo for 3 years and had my last shot on March 30 of this year. In the beginning of June, I had some light bleeding that lasted about 3 days. Then nothing for 4 days, and then bled for 5 days (that's how long my normal periods last). I started having unprotected sex on the 26th of June. My menstral period came 28 days later on July 15.
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Best of luck Shamika. - (Aug 03, 2016)
  16. Mina Aug 02, 2016
    In my fertile period, like the signs say here, I loved sex. It was unlike other days when I felt sex was dry and painful. But I did not see any egg white mucus or lots of discharge. I saw some discharge, but not whitish. It was watery and wet my underwear. My question is, did I ovulate?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's difficult to say when or whether you ovulated based on this information, but there are ways you can keep better track in the future. 1. Use an over-the-counter ovulation predictor kit 2. Check cervical mucus and position https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/knowledge/ 3. Chart Basal Body Temperature https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ - (Aug 04, 2016)
  17. Stella Aug 03, 2016
    Hi Sarah,

    I posted my concerns on the 23rd of July and you told me I may or may not be pregnant. My period was supposed to start on the 31st of July. If I calculate it from the last day I had my normal period, which was on the 3rd of July, and it lasted 5 days (ignoring the day I had my withdrawal bleeding on the 14th to 16th of July because I didn't count it as my day of last period. Instead I used the 3rd of July). I don't know if that's the way to count when next cycle will be. I stand to be corrected if am wrong. My cycle is normally 28 days.
    On the 31st of July, l missed my period, and on the 2nd of August, which was yesterday, I had some bleeding. It's very little. I am just wearing a panty liner. It was brownish red, not regular. It's on and off and I am having mild cramps. On my periods, I normally have bad cramps and I take mefenamic tablets 3 times a day because they are normally unbearable. But the bleeding that started yesterday. It's just mild cramps and the pain isn't increasing so I haven't taken any tablets.
    1. Sarah (OC Team): Hi Stella, you count the first day of your period as cycle day one. The last day of your cycle is the day before your next period starts. If your period ended on 3rd of July for a duration of 5 days, then that would mean your cycle started on 29th June. - (Aug 03, 2016)
  18. Stella Aug 03, 2016

    Today is the second day of my period, and it's normally heavy, but today it's light with mild cramps. I stopped my microgynon pills on the 10th of July after taking it for 1 year. From the 11th to 27nd of July, I had sexual intercourse for 11 out of 17 days. I have been having mild stomach cramps for 8 days, since the 21st of July, on different days up to today.

    I took a clear blue digital pregnancy test today, but I didn't use the first morning urine, and it said not pregnant.

    So am wondering if my hormones are just playing with my mind or if I am just obsessed with getting pregnant. I am still having that little bleeding with mild cramps instead of the strong cramps am used to, so I am not taking any tablets.

    Any advice gotten from you will be appreciated.

    I am so anxious and stressed. Please, your advice will be appreciated.
    1. Christina (OC Team): This quiz can help you determine whether you are dealing with implantation bleeding or ovulation. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Aug 04, 2016)
  19. Melissa Aug 03, 2016
    Hi, I had my period on July 25th. Can someone just tell me the days I should have sex, lol. I'm trying to concieve as soon as possible because my spouse gave me a time limit. I know it sounds crazy, but we already have 6 kids and he doesn't really want another, but I really do!
    1. Christina (OC Team): Hi Melissa, We would need more information to estimate your most fertile days. I suggest you set up an account at www.ovulationcalculator.com and use the calculator. I think you'll find it very helpful. - (Aug 04, 2016)
  20. Franca Aug 04, 2016
    I had my period on the 18th of July, but it was very light and brownish. For over a year, my period has gone from normal blood flow to a light brownish discharge every month. After my period, I was intimate with my hubby from the 25th to 31st of July with a 29 day cycle. I tested my ovulation with a testing strip. It was negative on the 2nd of August. I repeated the test on the 3rd of August. It came out positive without any egg white stretchy cervical fluid, but I had abdominal pain and a strong urge for sex. Could I be pregnant from the days of sexual activity mentioned? And does that day of ovulation without cervical fluid show that I was fertile?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Most women ovulate within 12 to 72 hours of getting their first positive result on an ovulation predictor kit (OPK). Egg white cervical mucus usually appears the day before you ovulate (on your most fertile day). So, it's not necessarily unusual that you didn't see egg white cervical mucus when you saw your first positive OPK If you got a positive result on the OPK, you were in your fertile window and could possibly be pregnant from the sexual activity mentioned. Take a look at this article that explains what happens to cervical mucus within your fertile window: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ - (Aug 04, 2016)
  21. Mzet Aug 04, 2016
    I used the ovulation calendar. My OD is today. On the 4th of August, I have been having intercourse daily until today. Yesterday and today, I'm passing a lot of gas. Is it caused by ovulation? And I'm having lower abdominal pain at my right side.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Gas isn't a known symptom of ovulation, but abdominal pain and cramping could be mittelschmerz. However, if it is severe or you are concerned, talk to your doctor. - (Aug 04, 2016)
  22. Mzet Aug 04, 2016
    Thanks for your response. Anyway, if I concieve during this period, what is the best day to perform a pregnancy test?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Most pregnancy tests will detect pregnancy at two weeks after conception. But for the most accurate results, test the day after your missed period. - (Aug 04, 2016)
  23. Mzet Aug 04, 2016
    Thanks, Christina. I will update you. Hope I made it this time, lol.
  24. EUCHARIA Aug 10, 2016
    I had my period on the first of August. I want to know when to start expecting my ovulation. I want to get pregnant this month.
    1. Christina (OC Team): This depends on a lot of things, especially the length of your cycle. If you have a 28-day cycle, you could possibly ovulate between the 13th and 17th of this month. Keep in mind that your fertile window includes the six days up to and including the day you ovulate. In order to ensure you are trying in your fertile window, I recommend using an OPK and/or tracking cervix changes. Here is more information on how to do the latter. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ - (Aug 10, 2016)
  25. Keller Aug 10, 2016
    I had a miscarriage on June 24, 2016, which was very unexpected. No signs of an unhealthy pregnancy and my previous pregnancy went perfectly. I believe had my first period a month later on July 24, 2016. My calendar said that I should ovulate around August 5, 2016. I have had some spotting with a fair amount of blood when I wipe but none on my underwear about 5 to 10 days after the end of my last period. My cervical mucus is sticky and milky consistency. I have been taking the ovulation test that detect a rise in both estrogen and LH. The test detected a rise in the estrogen for about a week, but it still says that I haven't had a rise in LH. I heard you were more fertile after birth/miscarriage since your cervix is open....? Can you ovulate without LH? Do you think that something is wrong with my cycle now? I've always be right on time with everything on my cycle. When should I expect to ovulate?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like you haven't ovulated yet. The best way to tell if you have ovulated is to chart BBT. More on that here: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ Also, have a look at this article about cervical mucus for more information on evaluating consistency at various stages of your cycle. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ - (Aug 11, 2016)
  26. Swarthy Aug 11, 2016
    I had my period on the 10th of August. My flow normally last for 5 days, and my cycle is 28 days. When will I likely ovulate? I really want to get pregnant. Thanks in anticipation.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Most women will ovulate 12-16 days before their next cycle begins, so that puts your ovulation between the 22nd and 26th. If you put your cycle information into Ovulation Calculator, you can track when you ovulate and get more accurate predictions. Good luck! - (Aug 11, 2016)
  27. Sharon Aug 12, 2016
    Question, I got off birth control on July 25th. I got my period on July 30th to August 2nd. I was intimate with my husband August 3rd, and took a ovulation test on the 6th. No surge. Then on the 7th, I got a positive lh surge. Then I was intimate on the 8th. Could I have a chance of getting pregnant? This was my first time trying and using an ovulation kit to get pregnant. I seemed to have ovulated earlier than I thought, so we weren't prepared to be more intimate during the days before my LH surge. Did I miss my window ?
    1. Christina (OC Team): When you get your first positive, that means you are about to ovulate soon (it's not necessarily the day you ovulate), so having sex on that day would have been within your fertile window. Good luck! - (Aug 12, 2016)
  28. Lavender Aug 18, 2016
    I used depo three times and stopped in January 2016 when I was supposed to go back for an injection on 20th the same month. I have been having periods since then. The last period I had was on 7th-11th of August 2016. It was a duration of five days. I am anxious to get pregnant. When is my most fertile window? Please tell me the day I can try and get pregnant.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Use the Ovulation Calculator in your account to help track your most fertile days. Good luck! - (Aug 18, 2016)
  29. Omotoyosi Aug 18, 2016
    Hi, I had my period on the 30th of July and it lasted for 5 days. I don't really know how to calculate my cycle. Please, when will I ovulate?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Hi, One of the best ways to track ovulation is with BBT Charting. More info here: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ You can also check for signs of cervical mucus and position changes. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ Or use an OPK (ovulation predictor kit). Good luck! - (Aug 18, 2016)
  30. Jennifer Aug 18, 2016
    Hi, I had my period on the 5th of August. It lasted three days and my cycle is 28 days. I had sex on the 17th.
    1. Christina (OC Team): It is more reliable to track ovulation via OPK, charting BBT or tracking cervical mucus than to go by dates alone. Here is an article you may find helpful https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ Log your ovulation into your account here and the app will better predict future ovulation dates. Good luck! - (Aug 19, 2016)
    2. Friday: I saw my last period on the 12th of last month. This month, again, I saw it on the 8th. It ended on the12th, so when will my ovulation be? I need the answer before my ovulation passes, thanks. - (Nov 14, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): Log your cycle dates into your Ovulation Calculator account and you'll get a prediction. Good luck! - (Nov 14, 2016)
  31. Faith Aug 19, 2016
    TTC for a year now. 31 days cycle and have been on clomid this month. I took it on CD5 to CD7. I had sex 2 days before ovulation. Now am on CD22 with a slight nipple pain and abdominal pain when I touch it.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Sometimes, the early signs of pregnancy can be confused with menstrual symptoms. Have a look at this article to see if this is in line with what you are experiencing. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/early-signs-pregnancy/ And good luck when you test! - (Aug 19, 2016)
  32. Sally Aug 20, 2016
    Hi. I fell pregnant in January, which was the first time we had unprotected sex in years. Then I misscarried in April. My periods started again on the 14th of May. Ever since May, I've been trying to get pregnant. I
    somehow noticed that I get ovualtion pains, and when I take an ovualtion predictor test, its negative. It's only positive maybe 5 days after i get ovualtion pains. Is this normal?
    1. Christina (OC Team): I'm sorry for your loss. Some women have more success with OPKs than others. I'd suggest tracking BBT https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ Good luck! - (Aug 20, 2016)
  33. Barryshem Aug 21, 2016
    Hi, My husband and I have been trying for a baby since we got married two years ago. I want to know the actual day to have intercourse after my period. Is it immidately or two days after my period?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Log your cycle data into your account here and you will get a prediction. To improve the accuracy of this prediction, continue to log information, such as the signs of ovulation in this article. If you have a short cycle, you could ovulate soon after your period. But you can't predict your ovulation date based on the number of days after your period. You can learn more about your cycle here: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation/ Good luck! - (Aug 22, 2016)
  34. Jennifer Aug 22, 2016
    Hi, I had my period on the 5th of August. It lasted 3 days and my cycle is 28 days. I had sex on the 17th.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Based on your cycle dates, it's definitely possible that you had sex within your fertile window. However, if you want to be certain, track ovulation. Look for the signs and symptoms mentioned in this article and log your results into your account here. You may also chart BBT to help improve the accuracy of your prediction. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ Good luck! - (Aug 22, 2016)
  35. Hi Aug 24, 2016
    Hi, I have been trying to conceive for 8 months now and my period is not on a 28-day cycle. So, what do I do?
    1. Christina (OC Team): The best thing you can do to boost your chances is to track ovulation and have sex in your fertile window. Try charting BBT or using an OPK. More info here https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/basal-body-temperature/ - (Aug 24, 2016)
  36. Everly Aug 24, 2016
    Hi, am Everly. I have been trying to conceive for about three (3) years now without success. I went for a fibroid operation last year, and have been on some fertility drugs. Hoping for the best.

    Your kind advice and assistance would be appreciated
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like you have the support of your doctor, which is great. Have a look at these tips for helping improve your chances of conceiving. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/get-pregnant/ Good luck! - (Aug 24, 2016)
  37. Jam Aug 24, 2016
    Is pregnancy possible if sex is done on first fertile day?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's possible. Good luck! - (Aug 25, 2016)
  38. Jennifer Aug 24, 2016
    Hi, I ovulated on the 19th. On the 24th, I felt pains in my waist and back, and I felt slight cramping at my lower abdomen. I also felt cramping in my legs and arms from morning till evening. It has never happened like this before. What could this mean?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's difficult to say. Implantation could occur at this time, but only a test can confirm pregnancy. You can test on the 2nd. Here is more info about implantation: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ Good luck! - (Aug 25, 2016)
  39. Progress Aug 25, 2016
    Hello, for over 2 days now I have been having back pain down to my waist.And I noticed a little pain on my nipple when I touch it. Below my abdomen, if I press it, I feel a sharp pain. My mouth is having a bitter taste. Could it be that I am pregnant? Is it too early to use a urine strip to check. When is the best time to check?

    1. Christina (OC Team): You didn't mention where you are in your cycle, but you can test 14 days past ovulation. If you don't know when you ovulated, test on the day after your missed period. Good luck! - (Aug 25, 2016)
    2. Christina (OC Team): You didn't mention where you are in your cycle, but you can test 14 days past ovulation. If you don't know when you ovulated, test on the day after your missed period. Good luck! - (Aug 25, 2016)
  40. Elle Aug 25, 2016
    I had sex 2 days before my ovulation date, and now I'm passing frequent urine and feeling a bit naseaous with food. Could I be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's possible, but only a test can confirm. Good luck! - (Aug 25, 2016)
  41. Progress Aug 25, 2016
    I had sex 3 days before my ovulation, but my tummy is bloated, and I have steady headaches and back pain down to my waist. Once I touch my lower abdomen, I feel pain. And I'm having slight pain on my nipple. Could I be pregnant? Is it to early to check with a urine strip?
    1. Christina (OC Team): You can test two weeks after ovulation. Good luck! - (Aug 25, 2016)
  42. Jumoke Aug 26, 2016
    I have been trying to conceive for the past 8 years. I had sex on day 14 of my ovulation, but I am not pregnant. What could have been the cause? I was taking 50 mg of clomid before, but my doc said I should take 100mg daily for 5 days as I started another cycle yestday. Is it good to take 100mg of clomid daily?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you want a second opinion, you should ask to see another doctor. Good luck! - (Aug 26, 2016)
  43. Mamta Aug 30, 2016
    I have ovulation pain and it lasts for 5 to 6 days. Today, I visited the doctor and she said my egg is ready.
    I want to get pregnant, but this mild pain disturbs me a lot.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Some women do experience cramping type pain during ovulation. - (Aug 30, 2016)
  44. Christie Aug 30, 2016
    If I am 38 and had one of my tubes untied a little over a year ago, is there still a chance of me getting pregnant? I have a 17-year-old and a 15-year-old. Now I'm trying for a little girl. I am going to take a test to make sure the tube is not blocked, which it wasn't before, however it's been a year with no luck.
    1. Christina (OC Team): You should be able to conceive until menopause as long as there are no other fertility issues. Good luck! - (Aug 30, 2016)
  45. Christie Aug 30, 2016
    Thank you so much
  46. Progress Aug 31, 2016
    Today marks two weeks since my ovulation. I used a urine strip to check if am pregnant, and it was negative. What should I do?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If AF doesn't show, I'd suggest testing again in a few days. Good luck! - (Aug 31, 2016)
  47. Loveth Sep 01, 2016
    Started my period today, and I want to know when my fertile window will be.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Log your cycle dates into your account here for a prediction. - (Sep 01, 2016)
  48. Adeola Sep 01, 2016
    Today is my cd 28. I'm having lower back pain, mild cramps and an achy cervix. Is my period coming?
    1. Christina (OC Team): These sound like they could be menstrual symptoms, so it's possible. - (Sep 01, 2016)
    2. Adeola: Thanks Christina. Well today is my cd29. Still ttc. I'm using progesterone cream, and right now i'm having some lower back/waist pain and cramp like AF is coming. But I'm hoping it pregnancy symptoms. Or what do you think? Pls help. - (Sep 01, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): Could be menstrual, but you should find out soon. You should be close to your test date. Good luck! - (Sep 02, 2016)
  49. Progress Sep 02, 2016
    Please, it's been two weeks since I ovulated and my period hasn't come, although I have been having signs of menstruation. Could it be pregnancy?
    1. Christina (OC Team): The early signs of pregnancy are often similar to menstruation, so it could be either. Fortunately, you're at the point where a test should be able to tell whether you're pregnant. Good luck! - (Sep 02, 2016)
    2. Lolo: Thank you OC, I can now smile. I would like to know the next step. - (Sep 05, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): Take an over-the-counter pregnancy test. Good luck! - (Sep 05, 2016)
  50. Adeola Sep 03, 2016
    I did urine HPT today. It took a lot of courage to do because I was afraid it might be definite BFN. The control line was very clear while the test line was clear too but slightly faded. Is it positive? I mean BFP?
    1. Christina (OC Team): The best way to find out is to take another test. Good luck! - (Sep 03, 2016)
  51. Mariss Sep 03, 2016
    Hi, I had my 1st baby through CS on 25/6/2016. When should I expect my monthly flow and can I still have a baby vaginally? Thanks
    1. Christina (OC Team): Cycles return at different rates for different women after birth, so I'd suggest just keeping an eye out and logging the results when you see them. As for a vaginal birth, ask your doctor for more information about VBAC (Vaginal Birth After Cesarean). Good luck! - (Sep 03, 2016)
  52. Lolo Sep 05, 2016
    Thank you for teaching me how and when I ovulate. I found all your articles helpful and it has given me a positive result. Thank you.
    1. Christina (OC Team): So glad you found helpful information here. Good luck! - (Sep 05, 2016)
  53. Adeola Sep 05, 2016
    Hi. I did another HPT and it was positive. I'm so extremely happy. Good luck to everyone who is TTC.
    1. Christina (OC Team): That's great news! Congratulations!! - (Sep 06, 2016)
  54. Blessing Sep 05, 2016
    Hi, I had my period last on Aug 18th. It stopped on Aug 22nd. I want to know my most fertile period and when my ovulation starts. I think my next period should be on September 18. Again, I really want to know how to calculate my ovulation days. Thanks!
    1. Christina (OC Team): Log your cycle dates into your Ovulation Calculator account and you'll get a prediction. This is approximately when you will ovulate. To know when you will ovulate for certain, look for other signs or use an OPK. When you see results, log them back into your account here and your prediction should become more accurate. Good luck! - (Sep 06, 2016)
  55. Tina Sep 09, 2016
    The evening, after my peak and 2 days later, I felt heat inside my stomach. What could be the reason? My menstrual cycle length varies from 28-34 days.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Was it a peak OPK? If so, you could have still been ovulating 2 days later. Heat is not a typical symptom, but have a look at some others. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ - (Sep 09, 2016)
    2. Christina (OC Team): Was it a peak OPK? If so, you could have still been ovulating 2 days later. Heat is not a typical symptom, but it's good to know where you are in your cycle. - (Sep 09, 2016)
  56. Barbara Sep 11, 2016
    Can I get pregnant if I have a tubal ligation? I'm due to start today every 28 day cycle on the dot. I have pain, nausea, dizziness, vomiting. I haven't started my cycle yet and my boobs have been hurting for two days. Any information?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Pregnancy is possible but unlikely after tubal ligation. If you think you may be pregnant, please talk to your doctor right away. - (Sep 12, 2016)
  57. Jack Sep 13, 2016
    I had my period on the 3rd of this month and it stopped flowing on the 4th of Sept. I want to know if there is any complication.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Is pregnancy a possibility? It sounds like this could have been implantation bleeding. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Sep 13, 2016)
  58. Omojuko Sep 13, 2016
    What could be responsible for someone who normally sees the signs of ovulation to suddenly not see it for some months now??
    1. Christina (OC Team): Menopause and pregnancy are two reasons for a woman top stop ovulating. If neither is likely, try tracking ovulation in another way, such as BBT charting or using OPKs. - (Sep 13, 2016)
  59. Suw Sep 14, 2016
    Hi, I was expecting my menses on the 9/09/6, but it came two days earlier on 7/09/16. I got excited thinking it might be implantation bleeding, because I have all the symptoms of pregnancy you can think of. But the bleeding lasted for 3days. It was light with clots unlike what I read about implantation bleeding. My menses usually lasts 6 days with cramps and is quite heavy. I got a negative HPT when I tested on 11/09/16. I'm TTC for my first child and this whole thing is giving me a headache. I'm afraid to test again because of the countless negatives. Anyone experience something similar?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's possible that you've just experienced a short period. If you think you may be pregnant, you can test again in a few days or visit your doctor for a more sensitive test. - (Sep 14, 2016)
  60. Am Sep 16, 2016
    I had my period on the 30th of last month. When is it safe for me to be ovulating and get pregnant? Please, I need a baby.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Your body will naturally ovulate every cycle. This usually happens somewhere around 15 days before your next period. Add your cycle info into your account here and you will get a prediction of when you may ovulate. Good luck! - (Sep 16, 2016)
  61. Joy Sep 17, 2016
    Hello. I want to know why my cycle is not been steady. Like for example, I had my period on 28/06/16, 28/07/16, and another on 23/08/16. Now this month, it came on 17/09/16. It is really confusing. I don't know the appropriate time for me to ovulate. Please help me I am really desperate to get pregnant. It has been 2 years now after my first issue. Waiting for your soonest response. Thanks
    1. Christina (OC Team): Cycles can be off for many reasons, and it can definitely cause confusion when trying to conceive. I'd suggest using OPKs or tracking cervical mucus and position https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ Also, since it has been two years, you can talk to your doctor about fertility testing. Good luck! - (Sep 17, 2016)
  62. Damilola Sep 20, 2016
    Can I be pregnant and still menstruate normally? Also, I was feeling dizzy, cervix aches, and saw slight nipple discharge on both breasts, but it has stopped.
    1. Christina (OC Team): You cannot have a normal period and be pregnant at the same time, but some women do report regular monthly bleeding through pregnancy. If you think you may be pregnant, take a test. Good luck! - (Sep 21, 2016)
  63. Iffy Sep 21, 2016
    Hi, I'm 6 days late for my period, having tender breasts and bloating. I have backaches that come and go. Took 2 PT and they were negative. Could I be pregnant ?
    1. Christina (OC Team): I'd suggest waiting a few days and testing again if AF doesn't show. Good luck! - (Sep 21, 2016)
  64. Josephine Sep 21, 2016
    Should I have sex during my ovulation or after the pain is gone? Because I have been trying to conceive.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Your fertile window is the 6 days up to and including your ovulation day. Have sex about every other day within this timeframe. Good luck! - (Sep 21, 2016)
  65. Adrianna Sep 21, 2016
    I am trying to get pregnant. My fertility days started today and my ovulation date is the 26th. I was wondering what I need to do to possibly raise my chances of getting pregnant quickly. I am super excited to get pregnant!
    1. Christina (OC Team): It's an exciting time! The best thing you can do is to have sex within your fertile window, and it sounds like you have that planned. Have a look at this article for more advice on timing. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/sperm/ - (Sep 21, 2016)
  66. Josephine Sep 21, 2016
    Thank you. I always have pain during my ovulation, so i wanted to know if i should have sex during that painful ovulation or i should have sex after the pain is gone?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you have ovulation pain, it would be within your fertile window, so sex would be appropriate for trying to conceive. Good luck! - (Sep 21, 2016)
  67. Lisa Sep 21, 2016
    Hi, I got the essure 2 yrs ago, but for the past week, I've been nauseous, crampy and more tired. Could I possibly be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Essure is highly effective, but not 100%. If you think you may be pregnant, take a test and/or talk to your doctor. - (Sep 21, 2016)
  68. Lisa Sep 22, 2016
    Ok, thanks.
  69. Jola Sep 23, 2016
    Hi Christina. I sent a question since morning. I'm eagerly waiting for your response. Kindly help check. Cheers.
  70. Felly Sep 27, 2016
    I had my period on the 11th of Sept 2016, and my cycle is 32 days. So I calculated that my ovulation would be today, 16 days later. I have had sex on the 24th and 25th of Sept. I am having pains on one side and I think I am ovulating. What chances do I have of getting pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you're having sex within your fertile window, you have a chance at getting pregnant in this cycle. Fertility depends on so many factors, so I cannot give you a personal percentage. Good luck!! - (Sep 27, 2016)
  71. Cecilia Sep 29, 2016
    Hello, Has anyone gotten pregnant with one tube? I've been trying and I've been a little frustrated. I've been taking fertile aide, fertilecm, detox pills, opk, and still nothing
    1. Christina (OC Team): I'd advise keeping with the opks and maybe also charting BBT. It's more important to be sure of ovulation. Good luck! - (Sep 29, 2016)
  72. Cathy Oct 01, 2016
    I am 37 years old with a 4 year old son. I suffered miscarriages after and before the birth of my son due to low progesterone. I am trying to conceive for 11 months now and went to the doc. The doctor ran some tests and found out my progesterone level is too low and I don't not have enough blood in the body. She prescribed Duphaston for August only, Ferrous forte, fertipill plus, omega 3 and Ultimag (soluble magnesium and Zinc). Those are for 6months. My periods are supposed to come on the 19th of September, but they are late12 days today. I took a pregnancy test, but came out negative. Ovulation was on the 04th of September. I doubt if I have ovulated. My question is, what could be the problem now? No periods, no pregnancy? Please help!
    1. Christina (OC Team): These sound like good questions for your doctor. Good luck! - (Oct 01, 2016)
  73. Prissy Oct 01, 2016
    My menses was irregular and it stopped for 3months. I just had it this month. It lasted for about 10 days and I had sex from the sixth day till the day after it stopped. Can I get pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): In order to know if you have a chance to conceive in this cycle, you must know when you ovulated. Were you tracking ovulation? - (Oct 01, 2016)
  74. Jossellin Oct 04, 2016
    I'm trying to get pregnant and I'm still confused about the fertile days. My last period was on the 19th of Sept and it ended the 22nd or around there. I had sex on the 23rd 24th, 27th and also Oct 1st.
    Can someone help please?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Log your cycle dates into your account here and you'll get a prediction of your fertile window. Good luck! - (Oct 04, 2016)
    2. Jossellin: Thanks, I did. But I want to know if the fertile days are before or after periods? I have searched about it and its supposly 15 days before your period, so what is the truth? - (Oct 05, 2016)
    3. Jossellin: Can someone estimate my fertile days for me please? I still need help. - (Oct 05, 2016)
  75. Blessing Oct 06, 2016
    Hi, last month didn't see my period, but this month I'm having breast soreness. Can I be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you think you may be pregnant, take a test. - (Oct 06, 2016)
  76. MARY Oct 06, 2016
    I saw my period on the 10th of September and had sex on the 29th of September. Can I be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you're trying to conceive, you should know when you ovulate. Log your cycle dates into your account here and you'll get prediction. Good luck! - (Oct 06, 2016)
  77. Lacey Oct 06, 2016
    Hi, I am lacey and I'm 31. I had my period on the 1st of August and the 12th of September. Just 4 days ago, i started spotting. Now I am confused as to when to track my ovulation since my period is so irregular. Please, I need help. Thanks.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Spotting could be a sign of ovulation, implantation or the start of your period, so it's hard to say. I'd suggest logging everything into your account here. It may help you make sense of the timing. Good luck! - (Oct 06, 2016)
    2. Ncmm: Hi. I had my period august 15th and on september 9th. I had sex on the 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. That means from the 10th to the 14th day. I had it yesterday night. I'm surprised I did not get pregnant. - (Oct 06, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): It can take a healthy, fertile couple a few cycles to conceive, even when they are having sex in their fertile window. Good luck! - (Oct 09, 2016)
  78. Valerie Oct 08, 2016
    I desperately need to conceive. I honestly cannot pinpoint when I ovulate. I have been trying for 6 months now. I had my period on the 1st of October. And my cycle averages 26-28 days. Can you suggest when I may ovulate and when to start having intercourse?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Log your cycle dates into your account here and you'll get a prediction. Good luck! - (Oct 09, 2016)
  79. Mk Oct 10, 2016
    Hi, My predicted fertile window is 11-16 Oct. On what dates should I BD? I really want to get pregnant.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Log your cycle dates into your account here and you'll get a prediction of your fertile window. Good luck!! - (Oct 10, 2016)
  80. Mk Oct 11, 2016
    It's logged, and the predicted date is 11-16, but can I BD every day or do I need to do it in intervals?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Most experts recommend having sex every two days in your fertile window, but many couples conceive from BD every day. Have a look at this article to learn more, but it's okay to do what you feel works for you as a couple. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/sperm/ - (Oct 11, 2016)
  81. Muleya Oct 11, 2016
    I had a miscarriage on the 21st of Sept 2016. I currently have clear egg-white-like discharge. Am I in my fertile window? Or maybe it takes long to ovulate and conceive after a miscarriage. My husband and I are TTC, so we've been doing it everyday or after a day. What are our chances of getting pregnant and what can you advise?
    1. Christina (OC Team): I'm sorry for your loss. It sounds like you may be in your fertile window. Have a look at this article for more info https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ - (Oct 11, 2016)
  82. Lisa Oct 11, 2016
    Hi, I am 41 now. When I ovulated, I spotted. Yesterday was the day. Today, it's clear and stretchy. I want to try for a boy and had heard it's been almost 12 hrs. Is it to late or am I still ovulating? Yesterday was probably the best day. It was thick and blood tinged. I have four kids I was kinda good on knowing my body. Thanks again
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you ovulated yesterday, today may be too late, but it won't hurt to BD anyway. Good luck! - (Oct 12, 2016)
    2. Lisa: I had ovulation spotting on Monday And Tuesday. It was thick at times like when I had ovulation egg whites. By Tuesday night, it was clear and stretchy. I had sex on Wednesday. Was it too late to try? My fertile window said the 13, which is today, so is my ovulation over ? Thanks again! We are trying for a boy! If I have ovulation spotting, when is the best time to try? That day is what I read. It's the strongest ...or is that wrong?! - (Oct 13, 2016)
    3. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like you may have ovulated on or before Wednesday, but it's difficult to pinpoint from CM alone. It's good to try on the day you notice strong ovulation signs, like EWCM and/or spotting. Good luck! - (Oct 13, 2016)
  83. Ummu Oct 12, 2016
    My little boy is 9 months. I started my menses on the 27th of September and it ended on the 3rd of October. Now I'm having nausea, my mouth feels like I chewed bitter leaf, and I'm really lazy these days.... is that ovulation?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Those aren't typical signs of ovulation. Have you been tracking your cycles? - (Oct 12, 2016)
  84. Accouya Oct 12, 2016
    Period lasted 4 days (29th of Sept - 2ND of Oct.). I was fertile the October 3-8th and ovulated on the 8th. In between, I had light pinkish spotting and cramping. Could that have been implantation bleeding? I took a test and it was Negative. Probably too early. I can retest on the 22nd to see if I'm pregnant or not. But I need some answers... I'm unsure.
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you had spotting in your fertile window, it was likely from ovulation. - (Oct 12, 2016)
    2. Accouya: Thanks a lot. - (Oct 12, 2016)
  85. Cynthia Oct 13, 2016
    I had my period on the 3rd of October and it lasted four days. My cycle is 30 days. When is my ovulation?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you create an account with Ovulation Calculator and log your cycle dates, you will get a prediction of your fertile window. Good luck! - (Oct 13, 2016)
  86. Comfort Oct 14, 2016
    I had my period on the first of Oct and it stopped on the tenth of same month, which is unusual because my period normally last five days. I had sex on the 12th of my fertile window, Is there possibility of pregnancy or is there something wrong with my hormones?
    1. Christina (OC Team): A longer period could be a sign of a hormonal imbalance, but many things could impact the menstrual cycle. If you're concerned, talk to your doctor. - (Oct 14, 2016)
  87. Hanan Oct 16, 2016
    Hi, I was wondering how do you know if you were pregnant with twins? I was 9 weeks pregnant and had bleeding for two days and cramps when I went for an early ultrasound, they told me I have two sacks and one of the sacks had a heart beat while the other one had blood what does that mean? At the time I was informed, I was just glad I never lost the baby, but what does that mean in regards to the other sack??
    1. Christina (OC Team): You should call your doctor back and ask for clarification. - (Oct 17, 2016)
  88. Accouya Oct 20, 2016
    12dpo and I've had slight spotting (pinkish), cramping and headaches for a few days. I've also had creamy white CM. I'm on the 24th day of my cycle. My AF is supposed to arrive in 3 days. Could I be pregnant? I'm so anxious I can't wait no longer. It's either Yes or No. Lol
    1. Christina (OC Team): I can't give you a definitive yes or no, but I can say that your symptoms sound promising for implantation. Good luck! - (Oct 20, 2016)
  89. Ella Oct 22, 2016
    I had sex on the last day of my period. Is there any chance that I will get pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you have a short cycle or long luteal phase, it's possible. - (Oct 22, 2016)
  90. Bolly Oct 25, 2016
    I'm trying to conceive. I started my period on15/10/2016, and it lasted 3 days instead of 5 days. Someone introduced clomid and vitamin E to me, which I started on the 4th to 8th day. My fertile period was 22-27. On 21/10/2016 I felt wet, but on the 22nd it was more, so I had sex on 22, 23, 24, but today I feel dry. Should I continue or stop? Your advice is highly appreciated, thanks.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Have a look at this guide on checking cervical mucus. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ From what you describe, it sounds like ovulation has passed. - (Oct 26, 2016)
  91. Oluwakemisola Oct 26, 2016
    I and my husband had sex on 23-24-25-26 of October 2016, and I am having headaches and cramp as if I'm going to menstruate. I have done my mensturation this month. Am I pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): I don't have enough information to know whether conception was possible, but you should know that cramping could also be a sign of ovulation. Have a look at this article. https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/ovulation-symptoms-signs/ - (Oct 26, 2016)
  92. ZAYNAB Oct 26, 2016
    I have been TTC for 9 months, and I have been experiencing mild cramps and creamy vaginal discharge for a couple of days. I am very anxious to know if it's AF coming or God has answered our prayers.
    1. Christina (OC Team): The symptoms of early pregnancy and menstruation can be very similar, so it's difficult to say. Good luck! - (Oct 26, 2016)
  93. Delly Oct 26, 2016
    Hi, I want to know when to make love during my most fertile window. My last period started on Oct 22nd and last for 5 days. I have a 28-day cycle, which makes my ovulation period to be between 31 oct - 5 Nov. Am I to make love before 31st or I should wait til the day? Then how more days is it? Is it advisable for me to make love during this time because I am trying for a boy. I am very anxious to get pregnant between this time.
    1. Christina (OC Team): According to the Shettles method, you would want to have sex as close to your ovulation day as possible to try for a boy. - (Oct 27, 2016)
  94. Sadie Oct 29, 2016
    Hello, I have been trying to conceive these past 5 months. My periods range between 24th-3rd and last for 3 or 4 days it's quite hard to calculate my ovulation. Any tips or advice on what I can do? I sometimes get a side pain and nausea, but never know if thats to do with me ovulating or something else.
    1. Christina (OC Team): Try using OPKs to detect when you are about to ovulate. Good luck! - (Oct 29, 2016)
  95. Mercy Oct 31, 2016
    I was pregnant in January 2016, unfortunately I had a miscarriage on April 30th 2016. Since then, I have been trying to conceive again. I have been following your articles and hope I will get it right this cycle.
    1. Christina (OC Team): I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Good luck on your journey! - (Oct 31, 2016)
  96. Buky Oct 31, 2016
    I notice when I have sex, the sperm comes back down even after laying there for 20 to 30 min. What can I do? I have been trying to get pregnant.
    1. Christina (OC Team): This isn't unusual. It's still likely that millions of sperm have begun their journey. Have a look at this https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/journey-of-sperm/ - (Oct 31, 2016)
  97. EYO Nov 01, 2016
    I have seen my period for the past three months, but the problem is that I am having nipple discharge. It's just like water and I have tested negative to several urine pregnancy tests. Could I be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you haven't had a period for three months and are testing negative for pregnancy, it's unlikely that pregnancy is the cause. I'd suggest talking to your doctor. - (Nov 01, 2016)
  98. Nike Nov 05, 2016
    My comment is a question. So here it is. I finished my period on 28-10-2016. When should I be expecting my ovulation? I'm confused.
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you create an account here and log your cycle dates, you will get a prediction of ovulation and your fertile window. - (Nov 05, 2016)
  99. Bola Nov 06, 2016
    I had my last period on the 17th of October and I hope this month will be my lucky month. I have been following OC for some weeks now and its been so helpful. Can I still have sex?
  100. Tem Nov 07, 2016
    Hi, I had PCOS and have been trying to get pregnant for the past 2 years, but still nothing. I had 6 cycles of clomid. Still nothing. I have my period every month. What can I try now? I desperately need a child.
  101. Suzanne Nov 09, 2016
    Hi, I came off my pill on the 15th of September. I had my period the 19th of October and started testing day 10. All were negatives. Now, I'm on cd22, but today and yesterday, I had lower abdomen pain in the right hand side? Could this be ovulation pain? If so, why is my test negative? I always test at 2pm and hold wee for 4 hours before.
  102. Renee Nov 14, 2016
    I just started using ovulation calculator this month. My husband and I have just started ttc. I will be turning 36 next month, so I am a little worried that I may not be able to conceive or that it may take a long time. My last period started on Oct. 31st and my cycle is an avg 28 days. My husband and I had sex on day 10,11,12 and 14. I'm not sure if I ovulated, but according to the calculator, my ovulation day should have been yesterday. My next period is due on Nov. 28th, so I am very anxious to know if we have conceived... hoping that I have calculated everything correctly and given it our best shot! Fingers crossed
    1. FFP: Renee, I didn't meet the man I wanted to have a child with until I was 40. I immediately bought ovulation test strips. - (Nov 18, 2016)
  103. Leanne Nov 21, 2016
    Hi! I'm not sure if I'm ovulating because I don't seem to have much cm. It does change from sticky to watery but there's not much. I have regular periods too please help.
    1. Christina (OC Team): You can use OPKs to track ovulation and to be sure you are ovulating. Have a look at this article for some tips on increasing CM https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ - (Nov 22, 2016)
    2. Leanne: Thank you, so do you think I'm ovulating from what I've said? - (Nov 22, 2016)
  104. Temi Nov 27, 2016
    Good morning. I've been trying to conceive. My period has been irregular. I had bleeding for 17 days. I went for scan and we saw endometrium thickened in the uterus and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. I was placed on Primolut N, tranexamic and ibuprofen. Now, the bleeding has stopped.
    I had sex with my husband and I noticed some fluid. It was milky even before he ejaculated. What could that be?
  105. CCherry Nov 28, 2016
    Hi I got period on 9/28/16. I had the mirena placed on 10/03/16 and I bled all the way up to when I had it removed on 11/08/16 (6 weeks) later. I had the removal bleeding for 8 days. That was awful and then I was due for my period. It's 11/22/16 and it's not here. I had the egg white discharge that day and 11/24/16 and my desire for sex has increased. So I'm glad that I'm ovulating even though I'm not trying to conceive, plus I've not been sexually active in a long time. When should expect my period? Mirena has caused so many negative changes in my body in just 6 weeks
  106. Ndifor Nov 29, 2016
    Hi. thanks for the knowledge. I am making use of it. I never knew my ovulation window is only 6 days. Thanks very much.
  107. Esther Nov 29, 2016
    My daughter is 4 years old now and I have been trying to get pregnant since then. I had my period on the 18th of November. How do i go about it? Thanks
    1. Christina (OC Team): Have you logged your cycle details into your Ovulation Calculator account? You'll get a prediction of your fertile window here. Have sex within your fertile window and you will have a chance at getting pregnant. Also, be sure to log the signs and symptoms of ovulation to improve the accuracy of your prediction. - (Nov 29, 2016)
  108. Josephine Nov 29, 2016
    Today is the fourth day of my ovulation, but am yet to see the egg-whitish substance. I just used the ovulation kit and the result is negative. Does it mean am not ovulating? But i have other signs like pain in my abdomen and the rest.
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you haven't seen the egg white CM and haven't gotten a peak positive OPK, you probably aren't ovulating yet -- but you could still be in your fertile window. Your fertile window spans six days and a positive OPK will tell you that you will ovulate in 12-48 hours. Have a look at this article for more on what to expect from CM during your fertile window (there are stages before egg white) https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ - (Dec 01, 2016)
  109. Esther Nov 29, 2016
  110. Kirsty Dec 04, 2016
    My fertile window was supposed to be from 3-8 Dec, but today, the 4th of Dec I took an OPK and it was positive. We had sex on the 2nd and today. After logging a positive OPK for today, the app changed my fertile window to the 30th-5th of Dec, so shall we carry on each day? What are the chances? Also, my cervix didn't feel very open, just a bit soft. Some sites say CP is not an issue?
  111. Zanele Dec 05, 2016
    Hi, I gave birth on August 14, 2016, and had unprotected sex with my partner in October. I lost my period in September until now. I'm breastfeeding, so could I be pregnant?
  112. Gift Dec 12, 2016
    I had sex with my husband two times on my fertile days and my ovulation day. When will I know if I am pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): You can test at 14DPO or later. Good luck! - (Dec 12, 2016)
  113. Jodey Dec 12, 2016
    Hi, I'm 3 days past ovulation, but yesterday and today, I noticed raw egg white CF. Does this mean I haven't ovulated yet and am still fertile? Thanks
    1. Christina (OC Team): Egg white cervical mucus is an indication that you are about to ovulate. Have a look at this article for more info: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/cervix-cervical-mucus/ - (Dec 12, 2016)
  114. Michelle Dec 14, 2016
    I have been having lower abdominal cramps on my left and right side as well as under my rib area for two weeks now. My last period came on time and was normal. Before my period, I did have unprotected sex. According to all my calculations and the calculator, I'm just finishing my ovulation now. Are these signs that I could be pregnant?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If it's this close to your projected ovulation, the cramps are probably ovulation-related. Implantation occurs between 6-12 DPO. - (Dec 15, 2016)
  115. Lilian Dec 18, 2016
    Hi, after the miscarriage I had in August, I have waited to conceive until October as I was advised by the doctor. But my problem now is that my body changes at intervals. My monthly cycle changes from short to long sometimes, and for the past months, my ovulation sometimes comes early. What worries me most is that the mucus is no longer flowing as it used to be during my past fertile periods. I am always dry recently. I only use my ovulation test kits to detect when am ovulating, but my worry this month is that I assumed that I didn't ovulate. Last month, it came three days early. I have been worried about missing my ovulation for the first time. Four days ago, I noticed slight brownish discharge that lasted for 4 days in place of my menstruation. Is it normal to miss one's ovulation in a cycle? What is the cause and remedy for such? Will my body go back to my normal cycle after this missed ovulation?
  116. Ebony Dec 18, 2016
    My cycle was 12/5/2016- 12/09/2016 and my ovulation dates were 12/13-12/18. My ovulation is today. My husband and I were active 12/14- 12/17. What are my chances?
  117. Amy Dec 19, 2016
    Hi, I was on injection for 3 years and stopped in March after my hubby and I decided to have another baby. I want to know, how long does it take for this thing to be out of your system? We have sex almost every day, but still nothing....
  118. Nyra Dec 19, 2016
    How does this work ?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Do you mean the app or ovulation? - (Dec 19, 2016)
    2. Nyr: Yes - (Dec 20, 2016)
  119. My Dec 20, 2016
    My menses started on the 16th of DEC. Which date am I supposed to ovulate?
    1. Christina (OC Team): If you create an account here and log your cycle details, you'll get a prediction. Good luck! - (Dec 22, 2016)
  120. Beuberry Dec 30, 2016
    My menstruation date is not regular. And I don't know how to count when am ovulating. Please, I need help
  121. Oro Dec 30, 2016
    I had etopic surgery in August and I am left with one tube. It's four months now, and I have been TTC. I had my flow o December 13th to 17th, and I had sex on 24, 25, 27, 29. What's my chance of getting pregnant?. Thanks
  122. BBernadeth Jan 04, 2017
    Hi, I stopped taking BC 16 months ago. My husband and I are dying to have a baby. I'm 33 already and my husband is 46. I joined OC a month ago, I think. My period is inconsistent, but I tried my best to log in everyday and remember my previous periods. Is there any advice on what to do? I dont know when I ovulated. But, based on my chart, my period should start today. I still don't have it. Finger crossed!
    Any advice what to do?
    1. Christina (OC Team): It sounds like your cycles are irregular and you may have estimated a few previous ones, so your prediction may be slightly off. I'd suggest waiting a few days before testing. For future cycles, continue logging as much information as you can. You can also use OPKs to help figure out when you are actually ovulating. Good luck! - (Jan 04, 2017)
  123. Mariah Jan 06, 2017
    Hi, I had my period on the 23 of Dec and I think my cycle is 24days. I had sex on the 29, 31, 1 and 3rd. Based on OC, my ovulation is on the 2nd of this month. But I did an OPK test yesterday and today, and it keeps showing positive.... Please I need advice. I really want to be pregnant this month
    1. Christina (OC Team): You only need to pay attention to and log the first peak positive OPKs. You can disregard the rest. - (Jan 08, 2017)
  124. Serena Jan 08, 2017
    Hello, I was on the pill for 2 years and I came off 6 months ago. Me and my partner have been trying. How long does it stay in your system for and how do you know if you're infertile?
  125. Kolapo Jan 08, 2017
    Hi, normally my cycle is 23 days, but last month, my period came a week late. I was supposed to menstruate on the 25th but my period came on the 30th of December. I am really TTC. Before my period came on the 30th, my breasts were tender and they still are even now. And I feel weak after a little work. I normally don't feel this way during my period. Please help me make sense of this. Thanks. I am really TTC. I have been married for 8 months now. Thanks.
  126. Linda Jan 09, 2017
    I need your advice. I had a stillbirth at 20 weeks on 1st of sept, 2016. Since then, my period only lasted for 2 days. I have tried to conceive but to no avail. My cycle is 30 days and I saw my period on the 28th of DEC, 2016. When can I ovulate? I am having a fever now and the signs of ovulation. Can the fever hinder me?
  127. Dia Jan 12, 2017
    Hi, I was married for 3 years, and I still am not pregnant. Me and my husband did all the tests, but the Dr said everything is ok. My last period was on 25-12-2016. Normally, my cycle length is 30 days, but this time, it was 35 days. I want to know my correct ovulation day. I am trying from 3 months regularly. As per my calculation, 11-01-2017 is the correct day because for 3 days, I had bad headaches and abdominal pain. I also had back pain too. And after having sex, I had so much urine pain.
  128. Linda Jan 12, 2017
    Will I notice any signs of pregnancy a few days after ovulation?
    1. Christina (OC Team): Implantation occurs at 6-12DPO. At this point, you may or may not notice some signs of implantation. Have a look at this article for more on implantation: https://www.ovulationcalculator.com/implantation-bleeding-or-period-quiz/ - (Jan 13, 2017)
  129. Sandra Jan 15, 2017
    I am seeing egg white cervical mucus and the clearblue test is showing a smiley face, which means high fertility. Did I ovulate yesterday? Or am I still in my fertile window?
    1. Christina (OC Team): A peak positive OPK means you will ovulate in 12-36 hours. - (Jan 15, 2017)
  130. Kolapo Jan 18, 2017
    Hi, normally my cycle is 23 days, but last month, my period came a week late. I was supposed to menstruate on the 25th, but my period came on the 30th of December. I am really TTC. Before my period came on the 30th, my breasts were tender and they still are even now. And I feel weak after a little work. I normally don't feel this way during my period. Please help me make sense of this. Thanks. I am really TTC. I have been married for 8 months now. Thanks.

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