This period calculator is a useful tool that can keep track of the menstrual cycle period dates in the following 12 months. You can read more below the form on the most important menstrual cycle days and on the fertility times.
Disclaimer: Please note this returns only an estimation of your menstrual cycle should not be relied upon for reproductive health purposes.
How does this period calculator work?
This great tool can determine the most important data of your cycle for you, from the fertile days to the period days in your menstrual activity.
The period calculator takes account of the first day of your last menstrual period, the menstrual cycle length and the length of the period.
As you provide this data, by simply pressing the calculate button the form will display you personalized information for the next 12 menstrual cycles on terms of the most fertile days, period start and period end and you can change the data input for as many times as you want with the reset button.
Example period calculation and result:
For a menstrual cycle length of 31 days, period length of 4 days and the latest period starting on November 15th 2014:
Based on your last period starting at November 15, 2014 and having a length of 4 days, the results are:
■ Your next menstrual period is most likely to start on December 16, 2014;
■ You next period will end on December 19, 2014;
■ This is the Period calendar for the next 12 months:
|Period start||Period end||Most fertile days|
|Dec 16, 2014||Dec 19, 2014||Dec 31 - Jan 4, 2015|
|Jan 16, 2015||Jan 19, 2015||Jan 31 - Feb 4, 2015|
|Feb 16, 2015||Feb 19, 2015||Mar 3 - Mar 7, 2015|
|Mar 19, 2015||Mar 22, 2015||Apr 3 - Apr 7, 2015|
|Apr 19, 2015||Apr 22, 2015||May 4 - May 8, 2015|
|May 20, 2015||May 23, 2015||Jun 4 - Jun 8, 2015|
|Jun 20, 2015||Jun 23, 2015||Jul 5 - Jul 9, 2015|
|Jul 21, 2015||Jul 24, 2015||Aug 5 - Aug 9, 2015|
|Aug 21, 2015||Aug 24, 2015||Sep 5 - Sep 9, 2015|
|Sep 21, 2015||Sep 24, 2015||Oct 6 - Oct 10, 2015|
|Oct 22, 2015||Oct 25, 2015||Nov 6 - Nov 10, 2015|
|Nov 22, 2015||Nov 25, 2015||Dec 7 - Dec 11, 2015|
For every woman it is very important to keep track of her menstrual cycle dates in order to notice the existence of a pattern and so to know exactly what is happening with her body at each time of the month.
Knowing when the next period will start is important so you are always ready as it is also important to know when are the most fertile days of the menstrual cycle no matter if you are trying to get pregnant or to avoid a pregnancy or simply to recognize your bodily signs due to hormonal changes.
This period calculator provides you with a 12 months prognosis of your next 12 menstrual cycles including the first period day, the last period day and the fertile window. This can help you plan your life and not worry for the next period, the days when you’re most fertile or an eventual late period.
In order to understand how it works here is some basic information about the menstrual cycle and the most fertile days. The menstrual cycle occurs in fertile females every 28 days, in average. The length may vary between 26 and even 36 days. Each cycle consists of three different phases, controlled by the endocrine system: follicular phase, ovulation and luteal phase.
The bleeding period of the menstrual cycle is usually called period and has a length varying from 2-9 days and different blood debits in each woman. The bleeding happens if fertilization does not occur in the previous menstrual cycle and the uterus sheds its lining and egg in about two weeks after the ovulation.
Ovulation represents the moment when a matured follicle is released from the ovary and ready to be fertilized. If the fertilization occurs, the egg will implant in the uterus lining and continue developing in the future new born.
The form also displays the fertile days which are the possible conception dates in which if a sexual intercourse occurs the egg is most likely to be fertilized and generate a pregnancy. This period of time covers from about 5 days before ovulation until 1-2 days after ovulation.
By convention, the ovulation always occurs 14 days before the beginning of the next bleeding period. So for a cycle of 28 days we are talking about ovulation occurring in the 15th day while for a cycle of 32 days, ovulation occurs day 19.
1) Beckmann CRB (2010) Obstetrics and Gynecology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. pp. 306–307
2) Durnell K, Likis FE. (2011) Women's Gynecologic Health. Jones & Bartlett Publishers.26 Dec, 2014