Most women think the average day of ovulation is 14 days after the start of your cycle. But that would be wrong!

Days until ovulation is probably a lot longer than you think!

A recent study of over 100,000 women (and >600,000 cycles tracked) showed that the average number of days until ovulation was close to 17 days!
⁣⁣
As a general rule, the older you are, the earlier you ovulate. Women between 40-45 years ovulated more than 3 days earlier than women between 18-24 years (who ovulated on average, on day 18).⁣⁣
⁣⁣
There are lots of factors that influence how long it takes to spark ovulation, and age is just one of them. Also, just because you ovulated on day 17 this cycle doesn’t mean you’ll do so again the next cycle. It varies a lot, not just between women, but also between your own cycles!
⁣⁣

⁣⁣
Reference:⁣⁣ Bull, Jonathan R., Simon P. Rowland, Elina Berglund Scherwitzl, Raoul Scherwitzl, Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, and Joyce Harper. 2019. NPJ Digital Medicine 2 (August): 83.⁣⁣

Read more about:  Ovulation

Katelyn

Related Articles

Do Soft Drinks Reduce Fertility?

Do Soft Drinks Reduce Fertility?

It's probably not a big surprise that sugary drinks aren't that great for your health... but does it also impact your fertility?⁣ Well, a group of researchers wanted to find out! ⁣ About 4,000 women...

read more