Ovulation calculator: know when you're ovulating

Ovulation is the name given to the moment when the egg is released by the ovary and reaches the fallopian tubes, being ready to be fertilized by the sperm and start the pregnancy.

Ovulation occurs during the fertile period, on the most fertile day, which is the middle of the menstrual cycle, in all healthy women.

If the egg is penetrated by a sperm, fertilization of the egg occurs and this marks the beginning of pregnancy, but if the egg is not fertilized, a few days later menstruation will begin, starting a new menstrual cycle.

Are ovulation and fertile period the same thing?

Ovulation and the fertile period are almost the same, since ovulation happens during the woman's fertile period, that is, when there is a greater chance of becoming pregnant. Without ovulation there is no fertile period and you cannot get pregnant.

Ovulation occurs when the egg matures inside the ovary and is then directed to the fallopian tubes, where it will wait for the sperm to arrive. If the couple has unprotected sex, without using any contraceptive method, there may be fertilization, which is the meeting of the matured egg with the sperm. Then they will be sent to the uterus to start the pregnancy. All of this occurs in the fertile period.

If the woman has regular 28-day cycles, ovulation occurs approximately 14 days after the 1st day of the last menstrual cycle, which may happen three days before or three days after the 14th day, which is called the fertile period. Normally the woman ovulates over the course of these days, but ovulations can also occur outside of this predicted period, according to hormone levels, stress and anxiety.

Best time to get pregnant

The best time to get pregnant is between 11 and 16 days after the first day of your last period. You should calculate the fertile period, be aware of your symptoms and have sex without any contraceptive method, preferably early in the fertile period, as the eggs survive an average of 12 to 48 hours, however the sperm survive longer .

Therefore, if a woman has sexual intercourse throughout the fertile period, on alternate days, she is more likely to become pregnant, since sperm may still be alive at the time of ovulation.