Ovulation is the time of the month for a woman when the egg is passing through her system, either to be fertilized, or to pass on through with the blood that is expelled with her monthly menstrual cycle or period.

During this time, the body temperature rises, so this is the time when you will be the most fertile, either for you to get pregnant, or to abstain from having sexual relations, if you do not want a pregnancy. This is of course the natural type of contraception. It is best tracked using an ovulation calendar.

Ovulation can be predicted because of the estrogen levels changing during your cycle and the mucus which comes at such a time, will tell you when the ovulation is taking place. There are ovulation calendars available through many different sources. You simply record the day in which you start your period, then the next month, record the same day. The in-between time would be the length of your cycle. Usually your ovulation starts around the eleventh day after your period has started and then for about ten days after that time too.

Normally a woman’s cycle would be around 28 days, and you would enter that on the calendar, but the ovulation calendar works best, if a woman is regular with her periods. The body temperature and cervical mucus, has a lot to do with how to predict the ovulation time and this is helpful for the woman who does not have regular periods.

If you are looking for the time when you can get pregnant, the ovulation calendar will show you the exact time to have intercourse and conceive a baby. The very best way to get pregnant is to have intercourse every day during this time to optimize your chances of having the sperm plant itself in the woman’s egg. After your man has ejaculated, lie on your back and elevate your hips for at least thirty minutes.

You may want to purchase some test strips to see when you are ovulating, by putting them in the flow of your urine, they will change to a certain color when you are most likely ovulating. You can use this information with your ovulation calendar and combined, they should give you a good idea of when your peak ovulation time is.

It really is beneficial when you can use one method to assist you in preventing a pregnancy or use it to help you conceive. By tracking the peak time if parenthood is not the goal right and then abstaining from sex will afford some protection. On the other hand,  if planning for a baby is the task at hand then knowing your peak  time and tracking it on the calendar will heighten your chances of conceiving