You want to say “Let’s make baby” now? Here is some useful information about your menstrual cycle. Knowing every detail of your body’s biology cycle will help you determine ovulation day. Once you get the “golden time”, it is easier to make “action plan” in ovulation days. And hope that you’ll success in the shortest time.
Calculating ovulation day
This is pure science and math. Every woman can estimate the date of ovulation and the time when she is most likely to conceive.
- Step 1: Identify the first day of your last period.
- Step 2: Determine your monthly menstrual cycle.
- Step 3: Plan the first day of your period.
- Step 3: Ovulation day is the 10th to the 19th after that day. Typically, eggs will shed around the 14th day after the first day of the cycle.
Although it’s hard to determine ovulation day exactly, good news is:
- Eggs can live in the uterus 12 – 24 hours after ovulation;
- Sperms can live in the womb for up to 6 days (although not all do).
Therefore, the time for “both sides” to meet each other is quite a lot. The rest depends on whether the sperms get to the egg or not.
Calculating ovulation day when you’re expecting boys
Customs and conception of Vietnamese people today still expect to have boys than girls. Although in modern cities, this concept has been overshadowed. But in rural areas, having a son is almost mandatory. Many families, though poor, still have to try to have a son as an heir. That puts enormous pressure on young brides. Sometimes, this pressure makes it more difficult to conceive.
When you expect a son, the likelihood of success is not 50/50 as we often think. Expected fertile days will help you increase your chances of having a son a bit. Male sperm – the XY chromosome – moves faster than the female sperm – the XX chromosome. To increase your chances of conceiving a baby, determine ovulation day then mark 24 hours and 12 hours after that. This is the ideal time to conceive to increase the ability to have a son.
Calculation of ovulation days when expecting girls
To increase the chances of conceiving a girl, give female sperm more time to reach the egg. Are they too much like mother like daughter? They need time to prepare even unborn!
On a set ovulation calendar, check the previous 3-4 days to prepare. The closer to ovulation days you have sex, the higher your chance to have a daughter.
The easiest time to conceive
Each woman’s menstrual cycle is different, so is the time of fertility. Follow the cycle for at least 3 months to see if your cycle is stable. At best condition, these cycles will be the same.
However, reality is quite different. There are too many factors that affect this cycle, causing it to vary from month to month:
- Changing the schedule of activities: staying up late, changing accommodation, working overtime, etc;
- Flu, sickness, etc.
Not to mention, many women have natural menstrual cycle fluctuates all year round. This month it is 28 days, the next month it’s 35 days. Sometimes it skips totally. It makes it’s harder to determine ovulation day.
In this case, you can use prescribed medicine to help stabilize the cycle. Basically, these are hormone stabilizing drugs, which help you sleep better. They help bring the body back to equilibrium. Thus, the menstrual cycle is also stable.
In addition, you should use the ovulation calendar to prepare for the best time. This is a convenient way for both husband and wife to arrange work, life, psychology and health for pregnant women to get the healthiest fetus.
When does ovulation?
Ovulation calendar is completely based on the menstrual cycle. Those are not the only signs to know when an egg is released. In fact, it is the body itself that is the most reliable ally. When the egg is released, the body produces very specific signals that tell us:
- Body temperature rises,
- Thicker cervical mucus,
- More sensitive breasts,
- Increased libido.
These are some of the visual cues that the body tells us: there is an egg and it’s ready to conceive. Whether you trust your ovulation calendar or the signs that you body informs, it’s best to always have your family beside with you to build happy families together.