Can Your Ovulation Day Change Each Month? What Does This Mean If You’re Trying To Chose Your Baby’s Gender?

By Sandy Dean:  I often hear from women who are trying to gauge their ovulation day in an attempt to get pregnant.  A question that I am commonly asked is some variation on “is it possible for your ovulation day to change from month to month?  If so, what does this mean if you’re trying to become pregnant?  And, what, if any, implications does this have if you are trying to chose your baby’s gender?  I will address these questions in the following article.

Your Ovulation Day Can Most Definitely Change From Month To Month For Many Reasons: The short answer is yes, your ovulation day can change dramatically from month one month to the next or it can remain relatively constant or stable.  It really does depend upon the woman in question and also upon what is going on with that same woman’s life, health, and fertility cycle. Illness, stress, or having an anovulatory cycle (which means that no ovulation occurs during a particular period of time) can all be responsible for variations in your ovulation day.

It’s a myth that most women ovulate around day 14 or mid way through a 28 day cycle (although some women do.)  Some women have shorter cycles and some women have longer cycles.  Some women ovulate earlier or later in their cycle.  And some women experience very sporadic ovulation.  All of these things can make it inadvisable to just assume that you ovulate on the same day each and every month.

You can easily test yourself using an ovulation predictor or testing.  I like the saliva kind, but the urine type is readily available also.  When I was trying to become pregnant and was charting my ovulation, I was very surprised to discover that on most months, I ovulated very late in my cycle.  While I had assumed that I must be ovulating around day 14 because of my 28 day cycle, this was not at all the case.  Most of the time, I ovulated sometime around day 20.  There were times that I ovulated as late as day 23 or as early as day 18.  Luckily, my sporadic and late ovulation did not impede my ability to become pregnant (that’s a myth also.)  But it did make planning a bit more challenging.

Many women will try to gauge ovulation around when their menstrual period occurs.  However, in some cases, it is possible to become pregnant without regular (or easily identifiable) menstrual periods.  Another misconception is that some women ovulate more than once in any given month or ovulation period.  While it is possible to release more than one egg in a month (which is what happens with twins,) those same eggs would be released at roughly the same time – making only one instance of ovulation possible. You can’t ovulate or become pregnant twice during the same ovulation period.

What Happens When Your Ovulation Day Changes From Month To Month While You’re Trying To Gage Ovulation In Order To Chose Your Baby’s Gender?: Well, a changing ovulation day from one month to the next does mean that you have to be more observant and you will need to test yourself more regularly.  However, if you are trying to chose your baby’s gender, you will need to do this anyway.  When you have intercourse is very important because you want to have sex very close to your ovulation day.  For a boy baby, you want to have sex after that ovulation day.  But for a girl baby, you want to have sex before that ovulation day.

But, when that day becomes a moving target, this becomes more challenging.  While it’s true that a woman who always ovulates on the same day each and every month is going to have an easier time planning her conception day, a woman who does not have this luxury isn’t out of luck.  If this is the case for you, then you’ll just need to get in the habit of monitoring or checking your ovulation every day with a kit.  There are very good saliva kits that will show you that ovulation is approaching.  This is important if you are trying for a girl baby.

The point is even if the date or day of your ovulation changes from month to month, as long as it is occurring and you are able to tell when or if it has happened, it is very possible for you to not only become pregnant, but to increase your chances for getting the gender that you want as well.

If you’re still confused, I’ve put together a couple of sites that walks you through this step by step.

If you want a girl baby, check out
If you want a boy baby, check out

Can I Change My Ovulation Day If I Want A Girl Or Boy Baby?

Recently, I heard from a woman who was trying to plan on when to become pregnant.  She had read some of my articles and she knew that you should conceive early if you want a girl baby and later if you’re trying for a boy.  But, what if your ovulation time isn’t convenient? Is there any thing that you can do to change it?

In this case, the woman asked me in part: “According to my calculations, my husband might be out of town on the day I ovulate.  I want to have a boy.  So how am I supposed to conceive on the day of or after ovulation if he isn’t here? Is there any way to change my ovulation day to a better time.? If so, how do I do this?”  I’ll tell you how I responded to this in the following article.

Other Than Using Hormones And Medications, It’s Hard To Change Your Ovulation Day: The day that you ovulate is based on many factors.  It can vary from month to month and from woman to woman.  Sometimes, if you’re sick of under stress, this can affect your ovulation day or make it late.  And, if you are on birth control pills, you likely already know that if you abruptly stop taking your pills or take them for longer than a regular pack, you’ll either start your period or delay it.

But since it’s a good idea to be off the pill for a while before you become pregnant, changing your ovulation day with the pill isn’t going to be the greatest option.  And you certainly don’t want to be sick when you’re trying to become pregnant.

So If You Can’t Change Your Ovulation Day, What Choice Do You Have?: Since changing your ovulation day or period isn’t going to be an option, what can you do if it’s not a convenient day and you’re trying to chose your baby’s gender?  Well there are actually three variables that in my opinion contribute to gender.

They are timing (which would cover when you ovulate), distance to the egg (sexual positions) and your acidity (your PH.)  So while you can’t control one of the variables, you can control the other two.  You can use the right sexual positions and change your diet to be acidic or alkaline depending on which gender you want.

This will increase your chances of getting the gender you want, but it certainly doesn’t assure it.  If you want to cover all of the bases, you’ll want to either clear your calendar (or at least have your partner available) on your ovulation day or wait for the next month to try.  Keep in mind the sperm can live for a few days. So having sex a couple of days before or after ovulation is certainly not out of the question.

And frankly, it wasn’t a sure thing that this woman was going to ovulate when she thought.  Many people are quite shocked what they find when they actually start monitoring their ovulation using the right tools rather than assumptions.

Do you need more precise information on choosing you baby’s gender?  I’ve put together a few free  websites that take a lot of the guess work out of choosing your baby’s gender when getting pregnant. You’ll find step by step instructions, resources for determining ovulation times, douche recipes and food PH lists, information on when to conceive, tips, support, and examples of ovulation predictors / PH testing strips.

If you want a boy baby, check out

If you want a girl baby, check out