When does ovulation usually occur?
The monthly fertility cycle of ovulating women
(not menopausal) starts at the beginning of the first day of the menstruation
period (when spotting or bleeding first appears) and ends on the first day of the following menstruation period. Ovulation
usually occurs around the middle of the menstrual cycle (the twelfth to fourteenth day),
but can occur at almost any time. Each cycle is unique and
depends on many physical factors including age, metabolic rate, hormone levels,
overall health and physical activity (to name a few). It is this uniqueness of
each cycle that requires close attention and tracking for optimizing
identification of the fertility window or ovulation.
Why do I need a
Saliva Ovulation Prediction Microscope?
Reliance on averages or
guessing isnít good enough for women serious about
achieving (or avoiding) pregnancy. Because your
body is unique, you cannot rely on "usual" or "average" predictions.
Saliva Ovulation Prediction Microscopes will
enable you to learn when you are actually ovulating, and to make wise decisions about
your own body.
when I am fertile affect the sex of my baby?
In addition to letting
you know when you are fertile, there is some slight statistical indication that
the time of intercourse may, occasionally, have some effect on the sex of the
baby. For example:
Female - Slightly more females are conceived when
intercourse takes place three or four days before ovulation.
Male - Slightly more males are conceived when intercourse takes place during
ovulation , or no more than one to two days prior to ovulation.
How often should I use
a Saliva Ovulation Prediction Microscope?
Daily and at
approximately the same time each morning. Usually on arising and before
consumption of any food or water. Smoking should also be avoided prior to
testing as the chemicals present alter saliva. By using
a Saliva Ovulation Prediction Microscope daily for the
first few months and keeping a careful record of your test results, you will
learn the changing patterns and
timing of your unique fertility cycle.
What is the difference between the ?
Quality of components, construction and optics. While all models are
based on the same technology, each type of microscope employs different construction,
size, optical quality, magnification power and
method of use. Since the end test results should be basically identical with all
models, selection becomes a matter of preference. Additionally, overall quality
of components generally tend to correlate with ease of use and successful
results. Often women finding difficulty with using one model have success using
a different model. Portability, size, discreetness in use can also be of varying
importance. Obviously cost is reflected in the quality of components used in
I know that I can get pregnant at any time, but when is conception most likely?
Highly likely - From three days before
ovulation to one day after ovulation
Quite likely - Three to four days before ovulation
Likely - Five days before ovulation, or one to two days after ovulation
Not likely - More than five days before ovulation, or more than two days after
The Fertility Cycle
The average fertility cycle for ovulating
women starts at the beginning of one menstrual period (day 1) continuing through
mid-point ovulation (day 12-14) and ending at the start of the following
menstrual period (day 28). Ovulation is an egg moving
from an ovary and into a fallopian tube. If the egg is not fertilized, after it
has passed through the fallopian tube it is discarded by the body during the
next menstrual period. If an egg is fertilized by sperm, conception has occurred
and the resulting embryo may, after passing on through the fallopian tube,
attach to a wall of the uterus. When a fertilized egg successfully attaches to a
wall of the uterus, a pregnancy has begun.
Sperm from the male are capable of fertilizing an
egg starting from the time of ejaculation and continuing, with diminishing
effectiveness, for up to five more days. Eggs from the
female can be fertilized starting from the time of ovulation and continuing,
with diminishing effectiveness, for a period of one to two days only.
Likelihood of Conception
It is never certain when conception will
occur at any given time in the fertility cycle. It is only less likely or more
likely that conception may occur. The likelihood of conception depends on when
sexual intercourse (with ejaculation) takes place, in relation to when ovulation