According to the American Pregnancy Association, a woman ovulates between day 11 and day 21 of her menstrual cycle. The days of a woman's period are included in this count. The day that a woman ovulates depends on the length and regularity of her menstrual cycle. Mayo Clinic explains that an average menstrual cycle lasts between 21 and 35 days.Continue Reading
The American Pregnancy Association explains that women can pay attention to their bodies for symptoms that are common during ovulation. Symptoms of ovulation include change in cervical mucus, cervical position and cervical firmness. Pain on one side of the abdomen, spotting, increased sex drive, breast sensitivity, abdominal bloating, heightened sense of smell and changes in the basal body temperature are also symptoms of ovulation.
Parents magazine explains that several factors can influence ovulation and fertility. Body fat levels that are 10 to 15 percent above or below normal ranges can cause ovulation to occur at different times during the menstrual cycle. Hormonal imbalances can increase or decrease the length of the menstrual cycle and lead to irregular ovulation. Other conditions such as lupus, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, stress, drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco, taking medication or exposure to environmental hazards can alter ovulation and menstrual cycle length.Learn more about Menstruation
The most common reason for having two periods in one month is when a woman has a short cycle and one period occurs at the beginning of the month, and then about 24 days later, another occurs at the end of the month, according to U by Kotex. However, if a woman's cycle is 30 days or longer, any added stress or change in daily life can cause this disturbance.Full Answer >
The most fertile days of a woman's menstrual cycle are when she is ovulating, generally between days 11 and 14, though it varies between women, according to MedlinePlus. Since ovulation varies, doctors recommend that couples try to conceive between days seven and 20 of the menstrual cycle.Full Answer >
For most women, the average menstrual cycle lasts about five to seven days. Some women have shorter periods. If a period is longer than seven days on a regular basis, a doctor should be consulted.Full Answer >
If a woman has an average 28 day menstrual cycle, it is possible for her to get pregnant 5 days after her period ends. According to WebMD, sperm can live in a woman's body for up to 6 days. A woman that has sex five days after her period could still have live sperm when she ovulates.Full Answer >