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    Know all 4 aspects about Ovulation Period Calculator and Tracker

    • 4.7   (6 Votes)
    Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MS, MBBS on 03 Aug 2018 - Written by Dr. Sandhya - MBBS, DGO - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MS, MBBS

    Ovulation Period Calculator serves different purposes at a certain point of time. It works as a fertility tracker, period tracker, and helps in menstrual cycle calculation. This also works as a safe period calculator for couples who want to take time to have their babies.

    1. A Period Calculator or Menstruation Calculator

    • A Period Calculator or Menstruation Calculator keeps a track of your menstrual cycle or periods.
    • It is also called an Ovulation Period Calculator as it tracks the ovulation days and the ovulation date.
    • Using a period tracker or menstruation calculator, you can easily find out your most fertile days and chances to get pregnant.
    • A Period Calculator is really helpful if you are planning a baby as you can find most favourable days for fertilization.
    • You can mark your ovulation period calendar using a Period Calculator.
    • With the help of a Period Calculator, you can even check regularity of your menstrual cycle.

    Period Calculator

    2. How to use calculate menstrual cycle?  Use a Period Tracker.

    • There is a very easy and simple method through which you can calculate your menstrual cycle using a period calculator.
    • A simple paper calendar can be used as a period tracker.
    • Mark the first day of your last period on the calendar. Mark all the days for which it continued.
    • Count the number of days your menstrual cycles occurs, for instance 28 days or 32 days and mark the date your following period commences completing that cycle.
    • If you don’t exactly for how long your menstrual cycle stays, need not to worry. You can mark first date of your last period and wait for the next one. As you get your next period, mark the date on the period calendar.
    • You can continue this process for 6 to 8 months and you will get to know your menstrual cycle length( first day of last period to first day  of next period).
    • If the paper calendar doesn’t work out well for you, Elawoman has brought to you the best solution. You can download Ovulation Tracker App from the play store and can easily find how to calculate menstrual cycle.

    3. Why to calculate menstrual cycle?

    • According to a study, 40% women face irregularities with their menstrual cycle. There can be multiple factors like poor diet, PCOS, thyroid behind it. You can use a Period Calculator  or Period Tracker to calculate  menstrual cycle and  improve your health.
    • If you are planning a baby, then you must know how to calculate your menstrual cycle so that you can find out your most fertile days to conceive.
    • A period calculator or menstrual cycle calculator can work like an ovulation period calculator. You can find out your ovulation date and the most possible chances of getting pregnant.
    • Pregnancy depends on health of both the partners. If you have regular ovulation on period calculator, then you should check whether your partner has a healthy sperm and consult a doctor immediately, if you have been trying for more than 1 year to conceive.

    Period Calculator

    4. Where a Period Calculator cannot work?

    • An Ovulation Period Calculator cannot work  for women suffering from PCOD/PCOS. As they suffer hormonal imbalance and so it affects their menstrual cycle and ovulation.
    • A Period Calculator or Menstruation Calculator cannot work well if you have short menstrual cycle (less than 21 days) and long menstrual cycle (more than 35 days)
    • A Period Tracker cannot work if you miss your periods due to certain health issues. In order to know how to calculate menstrual cycles, you must keep your calendar updated and keep yourself healthy and fit enough.

    A Period Calculator or Ovulation Period Calculator will effectively help you in calculating your menstrual cycles. You can find your ovulation date and the most fertile days to conceive.

    However, women with PCOD might not benefit with a period calculator. In such case, they must consult a doctor and should start the treatment as early as possible.

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    Dr. Sandhya is a Gynecologist and Obstetrician in Pune. She has been working in the field of Gynecology and Obstetrics for more than two decades. Dr. Sandhya is currently endeavoring her practice at Chintamani Hospital, Pune. Dr. Sandhya has expertise Normal and Cesarean Delivery, Pre and Post Delivery Care, Early Pregnancy Care, general consultations and other Gynecology problems treatment. She has done her MBBS and DGO from recognized universities. Patients from all around Saswad come to Dr. Sandhya with lots of hopes and the doctor ensures that the patients are satisfied with the treatments and procedures. Chintamani Hospital is one of the renowned hospitals in Pune for Gynecology and Obstetrics care. It has a team of well-trained medical staff, non-medical staff and experienced clinical technicians who work round-the-clock to provide healthcare services to the patients. It has an efficient team of doctors on board, including specialists and is equipped with the knowledge and expertise for handling basic to complicated medical cases. You can now book an appointment with Dr. Sandhya at





    Nagma Khatun

    I prefer using BBT and analyzing cervical mucus to track my ovulating days. It's simple and risk-free.

    Oct. 11, 2018, 10:24 p.m. 4.5


    Ishita Deshmukh

    I have PCOS so, I have a healthy diet as a natural remedy works better for infertility. If these apps don't work for me then what should I adopt? Please suggest!

    Sept. 30, 2018, 11:43 p.m. 4.5


    Tamanah Verma

    I use ela app to track my cycles, my fertile days as well as my luteal phase. It works best and provides me the accurate result.

    Jan. 12, 2018, 11:58 p.m. 4.5


    Shahiba Yakub

    It was a good read though. I have learnt a lot of things today.

    Dec. 26, 2017, 12:06 p.m. 5.0


    Tamanna Singh

    Periods calculators help by keeping a track of periods , not only for TTC but even for a plan or hangout. You can easily prepone or postpone periods accordingly. Isn't it good for women who are always occupied and tend to forget easily about their own things.

    Oct. 31, 2017, 5:15 p.m. 5.0


    Michelle Bahre

    One must not get confused if the ovulation tracker shows incorrect date. First you need to fill your data correctly and daily, then check ovulation tracker will definitely let you know the exact predictions.

    Oct. 31, 2017, 5:12 p.m. 4.5

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