The Ovulation Calculator estimates most probable ovulation date as well as other related. The estimations are calculated using information such as the first day of a person's last period and the average length of their menstrual cycles in conjunction with what is known regarding typical biological cycles. This calculator should not be used as a form of birth control.
|Most Probable Ovulation Date||Ovulation Window||Fertile Window||Next Period||Pregnancy Test||Due Date if Pregnant|
|May 6, 2018||May 2 - May 10||May 2 - May 7||May 20, 2018||May 15, 2018||Jan 28, 2019|
|Jun 3, 2018||May 30 - Jun 7||May 30 - Jun 4||Jun 17, 2018||Jun 12, 2018||Feb 25, 2019|
|Jul 1, 2018||Jun 27 - Jul 5||Jun 27 - Jul 2||Jul 15, 2018||Jul 10, 2018||Mar 25, 2019|
|Jul 29, 2018||Jul 25 - Aug 2||Jul 25 - Jul 30||Aug 12, 2018||Aug 7, 2018||Apr 22, 2019|
|Aug 26, 2018||Aug 22 - Aug 30||Aug 22 - Aug 27||Sep 9, 2018||Sep 4, 2018||May 20, 2019|
|Sep 23, 2018||Sep 19 - Sep 27||Sep 19 - Sep 24||Oct 7, 2018||Oct 2, 2018||Jun 17, 2019|
Ovulation and Conception
Ovulation in humans is the process by which ovarian follicle(s) rupture and release a mature egg from the ovaries. On average, ovulation occurs within the 4 days before or after the midpoint of a woman's menstrual cycle (14 days before the start of a woman's next menstrual period). Menstrual cycles vary between women however, and a person without a 28-day menstrual cycle may need to track their menstrual cycle to more accurately determine when ovulation might occur.1 It is also possible to use an over-the-counter ovulation test that tests for a surge in some specific hormones that precede ovulation by 24-48 hours. While these tests are 99% accurate in detecting the specific hormones, they cannot guarantee when exactly ovulation will occur within the two-day period.2
Day 10-18 of the menstrual cycle (on average) is the most fertile phase of the menstrual cycle. This is important when trying to conceive because fertilization of the egg can only occur for 12-24 hours after release during part of the luteal phase, when a mature egg travels through the fallopian tubes towards the uterus. Since sperm can survive inside a woman's body for up to five days, regular sex five days before and on the day of ovulation can improve the likelihood of conception.1 If fertilized, the egg will implant in the uterus 6-12 days later. Otherwise, menstruation occurs, and blood and mucosal tissue from the inner lining of the uterus is expelled.
- Mayo Clinic. 2016. "What ovulation signs can I look out for if I'm hoping to conceive?" www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/getting-pregnant/expert-answers/ovulation-signs/faq-20058000.
- American Pregnancy Association. 2016. "Ovulation Kits & Fertility Monitors." americanpregnancy.org/getting-pregnant/ovulation-kits/