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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingPregnancy · 1 decade ago

How do you "count days"?

I seen where you can count days to see when you obvulate. I was just wondering how you do that. Im just wondering how I can count to see when im most fertile. Thanks in advance.

2 Answers

  • Amber
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    The first day of a woman's period is 14 days after ovulation. The number of days between ovulation and the start of the next period is fairly consistent among all women. However, the opposite it not true. The number of days between the start of the period and the next ovulation varies quite a bit between women. It even varies from month to month for the same woman.

    Counting days of the cycle is by far the easiest and least technical of all of the methods for tracking ovulation. But, it is really a retrospective indicator. It can tell any woman when her last ovulation was. But, it works well as a predictor for the next ovulation in women whose cycles are very regular. If the woman has a regular cycle, then this method can work for her. For example, if she has a perfect 30-day cycle, she will ovulate on day 16 (30-14=16). Day 1 is the first day of her next period.

    Women with cycles that vary a bit in length, but are nevertheless roughly every 30 days or so can also get some utility from this method. She can record the first day of her period for 3 consecutive cycles. From this information, she can get a pretty good idea of the week when she will be ovulating the next month. Having sex at least every other day during that week is a good strategy, if she wants to get pregnant.

    Women who frequently miss periods or have widely varying cycles will gain little information from this method.

  • Liss
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    The first day that you notice any sort of blood spotting, pink, brown any what so ever is the first day of your period.

    Most women have a 28 day cycle. So to start counting you would need to count from the first day of your period and 27 days later. If your on a 28 day cycle you'll ovulate somewhere around the 14th day.

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