Ovulation Calculator

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.

First Day of Your Last Period:
Average Length of Cycles:

Most Probable Ovulation DateOvulation WindowFertile WindowNext PeriodPregnancy TestDue Date if Pregnant
Aug 2, 2018Jul 29 - Aug 6Jul 29 - Aug 3Aug 16, 2018Aug 11, 2018Apr 26, 2019
Aug 30, 2018Aug 26 - Sep 3Aug 26 - Aug 31Sep 13, 2018Sep 8, 2018May 24, 2019
Sep 27, 2018Sep 23 - Oct 1Sep 23 - Sep 28Oct 11, 2018Oct 6, 2018Jun 21, 2019
Oct 25, 2018Oct 21 - Oct 29Oct 21 - Oct 26Nov 8, 2018Nov 3, 2018Jul 19, 2019
Nov 22, 2018Nov 18 - Nov 26Nov 18 - Nov 23Dec 6, 2018Dec 1, 2018Aug 16, 2019
Dec 20, 2018Dec 16 - Dec 24Dec 16 - Dec 21Jan 3, 2019Dec 29, 2018Sep 13, 2019

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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.

  1. 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.
  2. American Pregnancy Association. 2016. "Ovulation Kits & Fertility Monitors." americanpregnancy.org/getting-pregnant/ovulation-kits/