How to Calculate Ovulation Time and Safe Days to Avoid Pregnancy?
Fertility Tracking, Ovulation and Fertility Calculator
Home Blog Fertility Tracking How to Calculate Ovulation Time and Safe Days to Avoid Pregnancy?
04 November 2017 Visits: 13295

How to Calculate Ovulation Time and Safe Days to Avoid Pregnancy?

How to Calculate Ovulation Time and Safe Days to Avoid Pregnancy?
Dr Sunil Eshwar
Written by Dr Sunil Eshwar

Read more about what is safe period, what is safe period for intercourse and learn how to calculate the safe days to avoid pregnancy. Know about all the related information about the queries you have about safe period.

Read more about what is safe period, what is safe period for intercourse and learn how to calculate the safe days to avoid pregnancy. Know about all the related information about the queries you have about safe period.

It is very important to calculate ovulation and safe days to avoid pregnancy through practising safe intercourse. And all the burden is on woman from calculating the safe period for sex to using contraceptive. But first, those who don't have any idea what is safe period and how to calculate it, must go through the blog.

What is Safe Period?

As the term denotes, it is a time period when a woman has less chances of getting pregnant. Menstrual cycle is a phase of 5 days from which women go through every month. Discontinued intercourse and safe periods combination is used frequently for avoiding pregnancy. The woman cannot get pregnant if couple had sex when there is no egg.

What are menstrual cycle phases?

Every month periods occur when female reproductive system shows a similar and regular events pattern which is hormones controlled.There are four phases of this cycle.

1- Menstrual Phase or Menstruation

The first day of the period is the first day of menstrual phase and official start of women’s menstrualcycle. Menstrual blood penetrates through uterus via cervix and vagina. Then it is shed from uterus lining and comes out through vaginal opening.

Safe period
This phase lasts for 3 to 7 days.

2- Follicular Phase

This stage is about the woman body preparing itself every month for pregnancy. It begins with 'oestrogen hormone' thickens the uterus lining and then develops it for fertilised egg. Other hormone 'follicle-stimulating hormone' then stimulates the ovarian follicles (each follicle has an egg)  to grow. Every month only one egg is ready for fertilisation. During the ovulation days, oestrogen level of women rises and remain on peak till the beginning of next phase.

3- The Ovulation Phase

Ovulation is basically the time when one of the ovaries releases mature egg. The menstruation phase pushes the oestrogen to release a spike in third hormone i.e. 'luteinising hormone' or LH. It makes rupturing in follicle and releases an egg which travels out of ovary to the nearest fallopian tube and then into uterus. The uterus lining keep grows thicker as the egg moves down from fallopian tube which takes several days.

3- The Luteal Phase

This phase starts after the ovulation phase. Corpus Luteum (an empty follicle)cells start making oestrogen along with large amount of progesterone. Progesterone then actuate or stimulate the uterus lining so that it can prepare for fertilised egg.

There are two conditions:

a. The egg will move to uterus and attaches to lining if you become pregnant.

b. If not, then the lining of uterus drains or shed via vaginal opening.

 

What is unsafe period or fertile days?

Unsafe Period or fertile days for having a sexual intercourse is generally known as 'the time of ovulation'.

Safe days to avoid pregnancy

During this time period a woman can conceive if she has an intercourse.

What is the process of calculating the time of ovulation?

1- Let us assume a woman has a menstruation length of 30 days, so the ovulation period falls in the mid of 10 days.

2- For avoiding pregnancy, you should not indulge in unprotected sexual intercourse during this period.

3- Apart from those days, the safe days or safe period for avoiding the pregnancy are the ones starting from menstruation till 10th day and then from 21 day up for menstruation.

But this is for those woman who have constant menstrual cycle. You can also use any online calculator and can figure out your safe days in your cycle for every month. It provides complete protection from unwanted pregnancy as it has been observed that intercourse itself has triggered the untimely ovulation.

You can also consult your Gynaecologist for discussing about the menstrual cycle and can learn about safe period.

 

Hope this piece of information is able to clear your doubts about safe period as well as safe days for avoiding the pregnancy. Follow Elawoman blog to get regular updates on fertility health and treatments.

You May Also Like

Fertility Tracking
Which is the best Period Tracker?

Elawoman is the best period tracker app for all women having regular or irregular menstrual cycles. It is 98.7% accurate in calculating the best days to conceive. It considers many health parameters such as heart rate variability, skin temperature changes, BMI, cervical positioning, and mucus texture to track and predict ovulation.
Read More

Dr. Priyanka Gupta
Fertility Tracking
How accurate is Ela Ovulation App?

Ela App guarantees 98.7% accurate predictions about the menstrual cycle and ovulation day based on a study performed in 2016 on 1482 women users across the globe. This has been further proven by more than 21,000 successful pregnancies on the Ela Ovulation App in the last 9 months (2017).
Read More

Dr. Rachna Verma
Fertility Tracking
How To Use Ovulation Kit?

Get all the relevant information on ovulation kit, how to use the ovulation kit, how ovulation kit works and what are the ovulation test kits available in the market in this article.
Read More

Dr. Mehul
Fertility Tracking
Ovulation Period Calculator and Period Tracker

It is very important for you to know how to calculate ovulation cycle if you are planning a baby. Period calculator, period tracker or menstruation calculators can track your ovulation period easily.
Read More

Dr. Priyanka Gupta
Fertility Tracking
Use Ovulation Calendar to know Fertile Days

Ovulation calendar predicts ovulation and keeps a track of your most fertile days to conceive. Ovulation calculator for baby reinforces intercourse during ovulation .
Read More

Dr. Chitwan Dubey
Fertility Tracking
Ovulation Calculator or Period Calculator, Track Ovulation

To know about your ovulation period, ovulation calculator is highly recommended. Using this period calculator you can mark your ovulation calendar and find the most fertile day to conceive.
Read More

Dr. Priyanka Gupta
Fertility Tracking
How to Track Ovulation With Irregular Period Cycle

Ovulation calculator can predict ovulation days.Ovulation predictor kit or ovulation calculator can track cycle or fertility calculator can tell best fertile days
Read More

Dr. Grace Jaafar
Fertility Tracking
What is Egg White Cervical Mucus

Tracking nature of CM is a natural ovulation calculator. Egg white cervical mucus suggests that you are in your fertile days. Fertility and ovulation depend on CM
Read More

Dr. Surveen Ghumman
Fertility Tracking
How to Check Cervical Mucus Naturally

Women tracking fertility come across the question of How To Check Cervical Mucus. Ovulation calculators use nature of CM to predict fertile days and ovulation
Read More

Dr. Surveen Ghumman
Fertility Tracking
Introduction and Working of Ovulation predictor kits

Ovulation Predictor Kits are help you identify the ovulation day. It works in a way that you can pin down your fertility period on the ovulation calendar.
Read More

Dr. Manish Shah
Fertility Tracking
The Implantation Dip

While using BBT chart as an ovulation calculator, implantation dip is a major aspect. Here is all about implantation dip, that occurs 7 days after the ovulation day
Read More

Dr. Manish Shah
Fertility Tracking
Having issues To Discover your BBT patterns

Ovulation calculators and BBT charts are the best way to identify fertility periods. BBT patterns can be confusing sometimes, so here is a decoded version of it.
Read More

Dr. Surveen Ghumman

More From Author

Fertility Basics
Causes and Natural Remedies for Infertility

Infertility is a concerning problem.You should keep a track on ovul...
Read More

Dr Sunil Eshwar
Fertility Basics
Infertility Profiling Tests to Check if not Getting Pregnant

Infertility Profiling Tests help you pin down the reason behind you...
Read More

Dr Sunil Eshwar
Fertility Basics
Environmental and Occupational Factors Affecting Female Fertility

About one third of infertility cases in the world are due to women ...
Read More

Dr Sunil Eshwar
+
CATEGORIES