Having a deep understanding of your menstrual cycle is important for every woman. If you want to get pregnant, knowing how to determine your ovulation and menstruation dates will help you identify the best days to have intercourse and increase your chances of conceiving. If you don’t want to get pregnant, having this skill will help you know when you should not have sex to prevent fertilization from taking place.
Fortunately, calculating your next period and ovulation isn’t that difficult. By observing your periods for a few months, you can determine the average length of your menstrual cycle (i.e. the number of days between one period to the next). You can then use this information to make the calculations, which you can do by hand or through a website or mobile app. Take a look at this infographic to know more about the menstrual cycle and learn how to predict when your next period and ovulation will take place.