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KayHarker on discovering that Saint Anne, mother of Mary, is the patron saint of women in labour and miners: "Oh, I dunno, makes a weird kind of sense. In my third delivery, they did send up a canary to check for poisonous gases."

Recipe of the week

Want to spend less time in the kitchen now the evenings are lighter? Try one of these quick-cook fail-safes to get supper ready sooner. 

Ovulation Calculator

You've got a better chance of conceiving if you have sex when you're at your most fertile. And this is on the day you ovulate and the days just before. Use our ovulation calculator to find out your most fertile dates in the next six months and, if you conceive, what day your baby would be due.

Step 1: Enter the date your last period started (the first day of bleeding)
Step 2: How long is your menstrual cycle? Ovulation calculator
Step 3: How long is your luteal phase?

Your luteal phase is from the day after you ovulate to the day before your next period starts. If your periods are irregular, pick the most approximate number. This can be anything from 10 to 16 days but, on average, it's 14.

Please note: This tool provides approximate dates only and works best for women who have a regular menstrual cycle. If your menstrual cycles are irregular, you may have more success predicting your fertile dates by monitoring your basal body temperature and cervical mucus. Find out more.