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Understanding Your Ovulation Cycle

Understanding your ovulation cycle

It's important to understand your ovulation cycle so that you can increase your chances of conceiving. The information below should help you work out when the best time is to try and how to help your chances. 

Working out your ovulation cycle

Are your health and nutrition check-up conditions positive? If so, it's time to learn more about when your body releases your egg – otherwise known as your ovulation cycle. This helps you know the time when you're most fertile.

When do you ovulate?

Your periods happen around every 23 to 35 days and you're most likely to ovulate roughly two weeks before your period, although this varies. Most women have a 28-day cycle and ovulate around day 14.

Ovulation signs

When you're ovulating you might notice your vaginal mucus increases and becomes gluey – like an egg white. 

Recording your temperature

Important ovulation signs also include clear changes in your body's temperature. You can predict your ovulation cycle by taking your temperature. It drops just before and rises after ovulation has taken place but you need to record it at the same time every morning, before drinking, eating or getting out of bed. 

Your fertile period

When you think you've noticed all your ovulation signs, you are at your most fertile with the best chance of conceiving.

Need to know more?

If you think you could be pregnant, why not read about the early signs of pregnancy?