OVULATION QUESTIONS

When is Ovulation?

Ovulation typically occurs 12-16 days before the next period begins. This is generally around the midpoint of the menstrual cycle. However, the exact timing of ovulation can vary from one cycle to the next.

 

Why is It Important to Know When Do I Ovulate?

It is important to understand when ovulation generally occurs because this is the key factor in getting pregnant and preventing pregnancy. It is less important to know exactly when ovulation occurs in a given cycle since you can be fertile for a number of days before ovulation can be detected. 

 

When Can I Get Pregnant Relative to Ovulation?

You can get pregnant in the days leading up to ovulation and in the 24 hours after ovulation occurs. Click here to learn more about when you ovulate and when you can get pregnant.

 

Does CycleBeads Tell Me When I Ovulate? 

No, CycleBeads does not confirm your ovulation, rather it shows you clearly the days when you are likely or unlikely to be fertile.  Ovulation will generally occur at some point during the likely fertile days.  However, if you have regular menstrual cycles in the recommended range for using CycleBeads, this is a good sign that you are likely ovulating.

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