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When do women ovulate?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Midcycle
Ovulation almost always occurs 14 days before the menstrual period starts, and the new cycle starts the first day bleeding begins.
The normal menstrual cycle can be from 21 to 35 days long. So ovulation can happen anywhere from 7 to 21 days after the period starts - depending on the cycle length. Most women start a period (and new cycle) every 28 to 30 days - so they ovulate 14 to 16 days later.

In brief: Midcycle
Ovulation almost always occurs 14 days before the menstrual period starts, and the new cycle starts the first day bleeding begins.
The normal menstrual cycle can be from 21 to 35 days long. So ovulation can happen anywhere from 7 to 21 days after the period starts - depending on the cycle length. Most women start a period (and new cycle) every 28 to 30 days - so they ovulate 14 to 16 days later.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Nancy Durso
Fertility Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 14d before period
If a woman has a 28 day cycle then she is probably ovulating 1/2 way between or day 14-15 from the start of her last menses.
If she has longer cycles - 35-40 days then she will ovulate 14 days before the start of her next period. If her cycles are irregular the best way to check is by using the urine ovulation predictor kit. This will show positive 24 hours prior to ovulation.

In brief: 14d before period
If a woman has a 28 day cycle then she is probably ovulating 1/2 way between or day 14-15 from the start of her last menses.
If she has longer cycles - 35-40 days then she will ovulate 14 days before the start of her next period. If her cycles are irregular the best way to check is by using the urine ovulation predictor kit. This will show positive 24 hours prior to ovulation.
Dr. Nancy Durso
Dr. Nancy Durso
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