If you looking for a free ovulation calculator then you have come to the right place, your chances of getting pregnant will be greatly increased by calculating ovulation and its easy to do with my freeovulation calculator.
Free ovulation calculator
The free ovulation calculator will tell you when you’re most likely to be fertile over the next six months. To increase your chances of getting pregnant, just fill in the first day of your last period and how long your cycle usually lasts (between 20 and 45 days).
NOTE: This tool provides approximate dates only and assumes a regular menstrual cycle. If your menstrual cycles are irregular, you may have trouble pinpointing your day of ovulation based on this calendar alone
How to use the free ovulation calculator
- Select the first day of your last menstrual period:
- Click on the calculate button
- If you want to reset the ovulation calculator click on the, “calculate again” button
Ovulation predictor Kits
While OPK.s can help you to calculate your ovulation date and your ovulation days there is only a small amount of evidence that using them will improve your chances of conceiving naturally. Regular sex throughout your cycle is the best way to increase your chances of getting pregnant.
However, you may prefer to organize sex for your ovulation days if your circumstances are like the ones mentioned below
•Regular sex is difficult because you or your partner works away from home a lot, .
•If you and Your other half have hectic lifestyle sand already have children. Sex may not be your main priority, and having sex every two to three days may feel like just another chore.
•If your cycle is irregular, making it more difficult to conceive.
There are a few different options to ascertain your ovulation dates. You could do one of three things
1. Keep a record your menstrual cycle,
2. Chart the monthly cycles of your basal body temperature,
3. Keep an eye on the changes in your cervical mucus.
Or you could try all three.
However, it can be difficult to know exactly when you ovulation date is due using these methods, especially if your menstrual cycles are irregular. This is where ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) can help.
By using an OPK, you can easily and quickly predict your ovulation days in advance. It gives you the ability to calculate your fertile days from the very first month. OPK’s, are available online, and at most chemists and supermarkets. You can usually find them in the same section as pregnancy tests.
How ovulation predictor kits work?
These type of kits are designed to test your urine for an increase in luteinising hormone (LH). This takes place one or two days before ovulation date.
A small amount of (LH) is always present in your blood and urine. But shortly before ovulation takes place, the levels rise by about two to five times. The 12 to 36 hours between the start of the LH surge and the time when your egg is released, is the most fertile part of your cycle. At this time you will be likely to conceive.
Salivary Ferning kits
These kits allow you to test your saliva with a small pocket-sized portable microscope. As your estrogen levels increase, the salt content of your saliva rises. When the salt dries, it crystallizes into a fern-like pattern.
Ferning will most likely take place in the few days just before ovulation, so checking for this helps to identify your fertile window.
How do I use an ovulation predictor kit?
I will depend mostly on the brand of urine-based OPK, you’ll either collect your pee in a container or hold a stick under you as you pee. If the LH surge is taking place, Coloured bands will appear on the test card or stick . Digital OPKs use symbols, such as a smiley face, to let you know when you are on your most fertile days.
Instructions may vary slightly depending on which kit you use, but as a general rule you may want to collect your urine between 10am and 8pm. The ideal time said to be between 2pm and 2.30pm.
It is good practice to collect your urine at about the same time every day, though this is strictly necessary. Don’t test your urine the moment you wake up, because you may miss the first day of your LH surge. Its a good idea to try and reduce the amount of liquids you drink for about two hours before carry out the test. Too much liquid can dilute your urine, which could make it more difficult to detect the surge.
You should read the results after about 10 minutes for the most accurate reading. A positive result will not disappear, but some negative results may later display a faint second colour band. So throw the test card away once you’ve read the result. Urine-based OPKs usually give you five to nine days’ worth of tests.
Using a salivary ferning (OPK) is perhaps the easiest way, as all that is needed is to put some of your saliva on a slide by using your finger or licking it. Carry out the test when you wake up in the morning, before you’ve had anything to eat or drink. Make sure you don’t put too much on and that it is free of any air bubbles.
As you wait for the saliva to dry, use the microscope to see if any ferning takes place. Compare your slide with examples in the instructions to see whether you’re in your fertile window.
With both type of OPK, it helps to work out when your fertile period is likely to begin. It’s normally the length of your usual cycle minus 17 days. So, if you have a 28-day cycle, start testing on day 11 and carry on for six days. Use the ovulation calculator to help you work out when your fertile window is likely to be.
What else should I know?
Urine-based (LH) tests are about 99 per cent accurate and are probably the best method of ovulation prediction available for home use. But they’re not foolproof.
The kits can measure (LH), but since (LH) can surge with or without the release of an egg, they can’t indicate whether you have definitely ovulated after a positive response. What’s more, false LH surges can take place before the real one. Most importantly, you should never use these kits as a contraceptive, since you can still become pregnant for about 24 hours after ovulation.
Salivary ferning tests are not as accurate as LH tests. Ferning may happen at other times in your menstrual cycle. It may also be hard to judge if ferning has happened or not. If you have poor eyesight, salivary ferning kits may not be the best method for you.
What are the costs?
Standard urine-based (OPKs), can cost between £10 and £15 ($15 and $25) per cycle. Most of the brands will give you the same level of reliability, so choose the one that gives you the most tests for the least sum of money.
All kits are supplied with a list of frequently asked questions with reference to carrying out the test. Once you do the test and detect your surge you can stop testing for that cycle. You can then keep any unused tests for the following month (unless you conceive, of course!).
Salivary ferning (OPKs), can be better value. After the initial outlay of about £20 to £40($30 to $50) for the microscope, you should be able to use it over again. However, if it takes you a long while to conceive, depending on the brand, you may have to replace it with a new kit after about two years.
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