Our expert says:
Ovulation usually occurs 14 days prior to menstruation and in a normal 28 day cycle would occur midway i.e. day 14 of the cycle. However, there are inter cycle fluctuations and therefore ovulation may occur anytime between day 12 and day 16 of a 28-day cycle. Since the ovulated egg only has a conception window of 24 hours, this may pose a problem even to regularly ovulating women. My advice is to therefore use ovulation-monitoring kits, which are commercially available and are fairly accurate as predictors of ovulation and will certainly enhance your chance of conception if all factors are normal.
Answered by: Dr.M.I. Cassim
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