How many days does the ovulation cycle last
The best time for a women to get pregnant is when she is ovulating. That occurs about 14 days after the menstrual cycle begins. [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/how-many-days-does-the-ovulation-cycle-last ]
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- When does ovulation occurs in 30 days cycle?
- The answer is d. Ovulation typically happens around 14 days before the start of the next period.
- What Days are ovulation in period cycle?
- well, most of the time you only have your period onece a month and it is usually @ the beggining.
- How do you work out how many days your ovulation cycle is??
- You ovulate about 14 days before the first day of your NEXT period. Now, if you hav 28 day cycles that’s the same as 14 days after the first day, but if you have longer/shorter cycles that will change the date. To pinpoint it more closely y…
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- How many days after the last day of your period does ovulation occur?
- Q: I thought it was like 14…but im just wondering…i know your cycle begins on the last day of your period…
- A: Your cycle actually starts on the first day of your period. So Day 1 will be when you get your period. Ovulation occurs on day 14 if you have a regular 28 day cycle. But if your cycle is longer/shorter, you subtract 14 from the total number of days of your cycle, and on that day you will be ovulating. Eg, if you have a 30 day cycle, (30-14=16), On day 16 you will be ovulating!
- How many days after ovulation do you get your period?
- Q: What part of the cycle decides how long it your whole cycle will be? I know all cycles are different for different women but where does the variance occur? Is it the days from your last period to ovulation or the days from ovulation to your next period? If I use an ovulation predictor kit and it says I ovulate today will conception happen in one week and implantation one week from conception and my missed period be one week from implantation? Or can ovulation, conception and implantation be further apart than one week?Let me know if I’m not being clear enough in my question.
- A: Typically you ovulate miway through your cycle. During a 28 day cycle you should ovulate on day 14. This can vary and be a little early or later. The key concept according to my OB/GYN is that the luteal phase is 14 days long (see below for further information). He recommends having sex between CD8 and 18 every other day if you are trying to get pregnant (CD= cycle day, counting CD1 as the first day you start your period).Here is some better information that I hope answers your questions:A woman’s monthly cycle is measured from the first day of her menstrual period until the first day of her next period. On average, a woman’s cycle normally is between 28-32 days, but some women may have much shorter cycles or much longer ones. Ovulation can be calculated by starting with the day the last menstrual period (LMP) starts or by calculating 12-16 days from the next expected period. Most women ovulate anywhere between Day 11 – Day 21 of their cycle, counting from the first day of the LMP. This is what many refer to as the “fertile time” of a woman’s cycle, because sexual intercourse during this time increases the chance of pregnancy. Ovulation can occur at various times during a cycle, and may occur on a different day each month.The Ovulation Cycle Divided into Two Parts:The first part of the ovulation cycle is called the follicular phase. This phase starts the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP) and continues until ovulation. This first half of the cycle can differ greatly for each woman lasting anywhere from 7 days until 40 days. The second half of the cycle is called the luteal phase and is from the day of ovulation until the next period begins. The luteal phase has a more precise timeline and usually is only 12-16 days from the day of ovulation. This ultimately means that the day of ovulation will determine how long your cycle is. This also means that outside factors like stress, illness, and disruption of normal routine can throw off your ovulation which then results in changing the time your period will come. So the old thought that stress can affect your period is only partly true. Stress can affect your ovulation which ultimately determines when your period will come, but stress around the time of an expected period will not make it late—it was already determined when it would come 12-16 days earlier!From the Menstrual Period to Ovulation (the details you may not know!)When your menstrual cycle begins, your estrogen levels are low. Your hypothalamus (which is in charge of maintaining your hormone levels) sends out a message to your pituitary gland which then sends out the follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). This FSH triggers a few of your follicles to develop into mature eggs. One of these will develop into the dominant follicle, which will release a mature egg and the others will disintegrate. As the follicles mature they send out another hormone, estrogen. The high levels of estrogen will tell the hypothalamus and pituitary gland that there is a mature egg.A luteinizing hormone (LH) is then released, referred to as your LH surge. The LH surge causes the egg to burst through the ovary wall within 24-36 hours and begin its journey down the fallopian tube for fertilization. The follicle from which the egg was released is called the corpus luteum, and it will release progesterone that helps thicken and prepare the uterine lining for implantation. The corpus luteum will produce progesterone for about 12-16 days (the luteal phase of your cycle.) If an egg is fertilized, the corpus luteum will continue to produce progesterone for a developing pregnancy until the placenta takes over. You can begin looking for pregnancy symptoms as early as a week after fertilization. If fertilization does not occur the egg dissolves after 24 hours. At this time your hormone levels will decrease and your uterine lining will begin to shed about 12-16 days from ovulation. This is menstruation (menstrual period) and brings us back to day 1 of your cycle. The journey then begins all over again.
- How many days to ovulation?
- Q: I’ve been getting a few different messages which have left me kind-of confused…Does ovulation generally take place 14 day INTO a woman’s cycle (starting at first day of cycle) OR 14 days BEFORE my next period (bleeding) is scheduled to begin OR do I COUNT BACK 14 days from the predicted END of my cycle? I need clarification.Someone also made it sound like I should count 14 days forward starting at the day my last period (not cycle) began…Thanks for your help!
- A: Just have to say Rene A has it right. A luteal phase is NOT 14 days for everyone. A normal luteal phase (between ovulation and your period) can range from 10 days to 16 days. It’s best to use your basal body temperature and chart your cycles to find out what YOUR luteal phase is. Remember, too, that you won’t ovulate on the same cycle day every month. Ovulation day can vary!