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Problem With Ovulating

by Alicia
(Fayette County)

My period is not regular? So I don't know when I am going to ovulate? I want to get pregnant. How to I do this?


Problem with Ovulating and Charting your Cycle

Hi Alicia,

The first thing you should do is to chart your cycle. Fertility charting is the most simple and easy way to track your ovulation in order to get pregnant.

It consists on getting an ovulation thermometer that allows you to measure your basal body temperature each morning before you get out of bed.

As you measure your temperature throughout the month, you will notice how at one point the temperature goes up and stays up for about two weeks and drops again just before your periods come. If you get pregnant your temperature will stay up for the entire pregnancy.

Taking your basal body temperature will tell you if you are ovulating and when. Unfortunately, if you have sex the day your temperature goes up you will not get pregnant as once you notice a temperature shift your egg has already been released and could be too old.

Taking your temperature is mostly used to confirm ovulation in order to know when you have ovulated. It also allows you to know if you are pregnant and when you should do a pregnancy test.

Basal body temperature is under the influence of the hormone progesterone which levels increase at ovulation and during the luteal phase of the monthly cycle.

So, how do you get pregnant? You check your fertile mucus (the fertility guide will tell you how exactly to do this). The fertile mucus is under the influence of the hormone estrogen that governs the first half of the menstrual cycle also called the follicular phase.

When estrogen goes up you begin produce more fertile cervical mucus as you get closer and closer to ovulation.

The trick is to have sex on the first day you detect fertile cervical mucus that looks like raw egg white and continue up until your temperature shift occurs.

If your periods are irregular, you may need support in regulate your periods and help you conceive faster. This can often be accomplished by taking fertility vitamins like FertilAid for women.

This article explains why FertilAid vitamins help women with irregular periods.

I hope this gets you started. If you need more help on fertility charting, do not hesitate to ask more questions or add a comment anytime.

Fertility Blessings!

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