How long is your cycle?
For women who have a 28 to 32-day menstrual cycles, ovulation can take place between days 11 through 21, but it will only occur on ONE of these days. Remember, this is just an average of days that ovulation could take place—every woman’s cycle is different.
Ovulation itself only lasts for 12-24 hours; that is how long an egg is available for fertilization.
Do you know your days of ovulation?
Find out a date for your next period and when you could possibly receive a positive pregnancy test.
Affordable and reliable early detection pregnancy tests and ovulation test kits can be purchased online from our corporate sponsor Fairhaven Health.
Since it is so difficult to pin down exactly which day a woman ovulates, we give you a 10-day window of when ovulation is most likely to occur.
If you are trying to conceive, APA suggests having intercourse every other day in this window. If you are trying to prevent pregnancy, avoid sex within this window and the 3-5 days before, or at least ensure you are using a condom consistently and correctly.