Friday the 13th or was it the 14th?
Many women and men still believe that a woman would always ovulate on the 14th day of her cycle. Every cycle. On the same day. Always. That sounds too good to be true? It is.
The day on which the matured ovum is let into the fallopian tube, i.e. the day of ovulation, cannot be categorically related to the same day of the cycle. Just as not every woman’s cycle is the same every time, the time of ovulation also shifts. It can also happen that an egg does not mature in the ovaries in every cycle and therefore ovulation does not occur at all.
To mark every 14th day of the cycle as the day of joy in the calendar and to plan the associated joy dances afterwards is much more playing roulette than choreographed and tactful tango. If you have an active desire to have children, it is extremely important to observe every cycle so as not to miss the fertile window.