• Your period normally starts 14 days after ovulation. Without the Basal Body Temperature chart, determining the day of ovulation can be difficult.

  • Ovulation takes place 12 to 17 days before the first day of a woman's menstrual cycle (usually day 14).

  • The egg livs for about one day while the sperm can live 3 to 5 days.

  • The use of lubricants during intercourse can interfere with sperm function.

  • If you have missed your period, contact your doctor.The three types of menstrual/ovulation cycles are shown below.

  • One may help you determine the optimum time for ovulation and fertilization.

 

Further information on family planning and fertility issues can be found at Fertility Facts and Helpful Links.

Fertility Issues