It’s wonderful when you discover that you are expecting a child. Sometimes however it can be somewhat difficult when you become pregnant and it’s just not the prime time that you were planning on a family. One of the ways that can help you do better family planning is with the use of an ovulation calendar. For either fertility or infertility needs this is a great help.

If you are specifically trying to plan for pregnancy then you really want to increase your chances by knowing when ovulation occurs. Not too long ago this used to be sort of a guesswork type of regime. Now with the ovulation calendar to help you calculate your prime time for becoming pregnant it is much easier.

The most common time frame for a menstrual cycle is based on a 28 day cycle although this can change and be anywhere between 20 to 40 days. Those that are in the 28 day cycle, the ovulation usually takes place around the 14th day and this is the best time to conceive. This is because your estrogen levels are at their highest peak. This is when the egg is released from the ovary and if not fertilized will break down anywhere between one and three days. The window of opportunity to become pregnant is between the first to third day.

It can be a little difficult trying to figure out just when your best time is which is your ovulation time and this is why using a ovulation calendar helps to guide you in becoming aware of how your body works. What you can do with your calendar is by tracking your ovulation you will know when is the best time to have sex in order to give you the best chance to conceive.

There are many ovulation calendars available online and they are simple to use and are well worth the effort. In fact you can even find some that are free. Some can be quite basic while others are a little bit more intense.

Usually the basic ones will get you to mark down your date from your first day of your last menstrual cycle. Then to calculate the length of your menstrual cycle based on your past history. Some individuals are not too sure about this. So if you’re not, then probably staying with the 28 days is a good start. Once you have done this, use the calendar to calculate when is the best time for sex  to fertilize the egg.

There are many methods to track ovulation but it gives you a good basic understanding of how your ovulation cycle works when you use the ovulation calendar. It will help you to become consistent in tracking and keeping record for the best time for you to become pregnant.