Of course! This is no legend. Everybody is aware of timing the intercourse for a better success rate. Every woman has her own unique cycle. What is a Menstrual Cycle? A cycle refers to the number of days between the first day of two consecutive menstrual periods. Ovulation is a period of maximum fertility and this occurs 14 days before the beginning of the next menstrual period.
For ex, If Lady A whose cycle lasts 29 days, got her period on 1st of August and her next period starts on 1st of September, then her ovulation would be around the 14th or 15th of August (which is 14 days before the beginning of the next Menstrual Period)
Similarly, Lady B, whose cycle lasts 40 days, got her period on 1st of August and her next period starts on 9th of September, then her ovulation would be around the 26th or 27th of August (which is 14 days before the beginning of the next Menstrual Period)
Other signs of Ovulation
The cervical mucous becomes very thin and clear resembling raw egg white
Onset of sharp or dull aching pain in the right or left part f your abdomen which lasts 12-26 hours
Of course, you can use a home ovulation predictor kit to determine the time of ovulation. A simple urine test kit available at chemists and can predict ovulation 24-36 hours in advance.
It is best to have intercourse on a regular basis in and around your ovulation time. Doctors suggest having intercourse every 24-48 hours during ovulation. If you do get pregnant in a cycle, you should be able to know using a pregnancy kit in the next month. I used a pregnancy kit a week after I expected my periods and I saw those two beautiful red lines.
Happy pregnancy to you!