What is ovulation?
There are several ways to track your ovulation: by finding your ovulation days, by measuring your ovulation temperature and by using the UByKotex Period & Ovulation Calculator .
Find your ovulation days
You are most fertile usually around five days before ovulation until 48 hours after ovulation. If you track your cycle and know your ovulation days, you might have a good chance at pinpointing when you are most fertile.
Take your ovulation temperature
When ovulating, hormone levels change to prepare your body for pregnancy (or menstruation). Progesterone is one of the hormones in your body, and it's the hormone that causes your basal body temperature to rise.
How to measure your basal body temperature:
At night, your body temperature drops to conserve your energy, so the best time to take your temperature to track it is in the morning after you wake up. You can use a regular thermometer, or there are some specifically made for measuring your basal body temperature.
Use an ovulation calculator
- First day of last period: Knowing the first day of your last period can help you identify where you are in your cycle.
- Cycle length: Knowing your cycle length will also help identify where you are in your cycle. The average cycle is 28 days, but each woman is different—and often, women have irregular cycles.
- Luteal phase: The luteal phase is also helpful to know. It is the length of time between ovulation and menstruation. The average luteal phase is 14 days, but it can vary from woman to woman and be irregular, like a cycle.
Signs you’ve ovulated
Remember, these are only estimates. Everyone’s pregnancy journey is different, and you should talk to your doctor about how to best increase your own personal odds of getting pregnant.
Now that you know when you are ovulating, you can find out your due date with the Huggies® Due Date Calculator.