Ovulation Calendar

How Does The Ovulation Fertility Calendar Work?

Ovulation Fertility Calendar

Learn More About The Ovulation Fertility Calendar

The Fertility Calendar or Calculator has been used for years. Other names for it are Ovulation Calendar or Calculator, Fertility Cycle Calculator, or the Rhythm Method. The Catholic Church has recommended it as a safe and church-sanctioned form of birth control because it allows a woman to know her fertile days and to either plan or prevent a pregnancy.

Essentially all of these calculation methods attempt to produce the same information–they isolate the most fertile days of your cycle. This information gives you better control in planning pregnancy. Go to my Tips-On-Getting-Pregnant page to see what other easy techniques you can use to encourage pregnancy. Once you know which are your fertile days each month, you can plan to engage in intercourse beginning three days before your ovulation begins. You will have 4-6 fertile days every month if your cycles are relatively regular. The calendar is a very simple concept. If you have a cycle that falls somewhere between 21 and 36 days, you can count 14 days from the day your period begins. Ovulation usually occurs from days 11 or 12 to day 14; and, sometimes as late as day 20. Remember that you can also get pregnancy a few days before because some sperm can survive or wait around.

Try the calendar method in conjunction with taking your basal body temperature.Also, learn to notice the difference in your vaginal secretions. Combining various methods of pinpointing ovulation will increase your chances of getting pregnant.

The Ovulation Fertility Calendar is not the Chinese Fertility Calendar!

It is important to remember that your fertility chart should not be used as a means of preventing pregnancy if you are not prepared to deal with a pregnancy. In other words, any time you are engaging in intercourse, the possibility of conception is present. The reason the “calculator” method is not “air tight” is that some men produce hearty sperm that can survive until a women ovulates. You might check your calendar and note that you are not scheduled to ovulate for another five days. Thinking that you are in a safe time of month, you make love. You can potentially still get pregnant during those days.

It is best to think of a Fertility Calendar as a method for attaining pregnancy rather than for preventing it.

Remember that your “rythm” is a beautiful dance. Celebrate the feminine cycles and take joy in each day.

Dr. Christine Strong, NMD



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