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Are there other ways to know when I am ovulating?

Are there other ways to know when I am ovulating?

Ovulation tests: A regular predictable menstrual cycle is a very good sign of ovulation. Over the counter ovulation kits are also very good at detecting ovulation. You may also monitor your temperature (basal body temperature), but this method is not as reliable. Your physician may also order hormone levels during a particular time of the menstrual cycle. The hormone value will reflect if ovulation happened. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Chenette
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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more


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I have pcos and we are trying to conceive. What are some ways to increase my chances?

I have pcos and we are trying to conceive. What are some ways to increase my chances?

PCOS: To improve ovulation and chances of pregnancy with pcos, the most important factor is to get weight down into the normal range is a woman is heavy. Myo-inositol is a b vitamin supplement that may be helpful in improving ovulation as well. Pregnitude is a supplement that according to the label contains myo-inositol. ...Read more

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How do you know when you are ovulating if your cycle is 40 days, are there natural herbs to help?

How do you know when you are ovulating if your cycle is 40 days, are there natural herbs to help?

It's really hard: To tell the more irregular teh cycles are. An opk "might" help, but i bet it's only 50/50. Ultrasound would be almost 100% reliable. No, no herbs make any difference in regulating cycles, that's all voodoo and internet nonsense. ...Read more

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What to do if I have irregular periods. Are there any natural ways to help?

What to do if I have irregular periods. Are there any natural ways to help?

It is possible: Considering your age, it may be difficult to concieve naturally with irregular cycle. First, i suggest you to see a doctor to find the reason for the irregular cycle. Second, if you don't want to see a doctor, you may use opk to check your ovulation and plan s.I. Accordingly. Good luck! ...Read more

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How would I know if I am unable to conceive? Are there any signs besides not becoming pregnant that point to infertility?

How would I know if I am unable to conceive? Are there any signs besides not becoming pregnant that point to infertility?

Signs R not reliable: Nearly all women are fertile at 19. Possible signs of infertility aren't very reliable - women with infertility often have no signs, while women with signs that might be a problem can have normal fertility! possible signs are infrequent periods or no periods (not ovulating), painful periods or pain with intercourse (endometriosis), previous chlamydia or pelvic inflammatory disease (tubal problems). ...Read more

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Is there any symptoms when you are ovulation? If so what are they? We are trying to conceive and my last period ended nov 19.

Is there any symptoms when you are ovulation? If so what are they? We are trying to conceive and my last period ended nov 19.

Ovulation: Ovulation occurs consistently about 14 days before your next cycle. If you know how many days there are from the first day of the bleeding to the next during your normal cycle just subtract 14 days. This allows you to predict when you should be ovulating. Most do not usually have symptoms. Some notice cervical mucous change and cramping but this is not very reliable. ...Read more

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What to if I am not on my period, but i feel bloated. Are there any ways (from home) you can stop this?

What to if I am not on my period, but i feel bloated. Are there any ways (from home) you can stop this?

Diet and exercise: The hormone changes before your period causes bloating. Some women take medicines like diuretics or birth control pills. A better approach is to watch diet, reduce salt intake, and plenty of exercises. ...Read more

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I read that there are no safe days if you don't want to get prego. What are the chances of being pregnant say on CD 1-3?

I read that there are no safe days if you don't want to get prego. What are the chances of being pregnant say on CD 1-3?

Low chances...: The reason why there are "no safe days" is because there is always a small chance of random ovulation. In a normal cycle, the expected ovulation is roughly two weeks after the beginning of your period. So pregnancy after sex on cycle days 1-3 is rare, but can happen. ...Read more

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What are the best ways for a diabetic to get pregnant? Are preseed Lubs safe and do they work? How do I know when I'm ovulating?

The best way: is to have genital sex with a fertile male near you time of ovulation -- just like anyone else. However, long before you attempt this you need to make sure your diabetes is in as tight a control as possible for as long as possible, and continue the tight control throughout your pregnancy, Work w/your diabetes care team. ...Read more

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I know birth control is supposed to stop ovulation. But how often does bc actually prevent ovulation? Are there any signs to tell you are ovulating ?

I know birth control is supposed to stop ovulation. But how often does bc actually prevent ovulation? Are there any signs to tell you are ovulating ?

Birth Control: Not all birth control stops ovulation. Some pills just prevent implantation. Iuds prevent implantation after conception, etc. There are lots of choices out there. But, in general if taken correctly birth control works very well at preventing pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are some ways to know if my boyfriend is satisfied sexually?

What are some ways to know if my boyfriend is satisfied sexually?

Ask him: If you really don't know, then you may already be having a problem. Or you could be just be insecure. Talk to him, with your clothes on in a non stressful environment. If you initiate sex at least once in a while and if you change what you do now and then he should be satisfied. If every sexual contact is the same and he always has to ask for sex he may be wanting a change. ...Read more

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My husband and i are trying to get pregnant...Is there any thing we can do to help become pregnant?¿

My husband and i are trying to get pregnant...Is there any thing we can do to help become pregnant?¿

Sex: Having regular unprotected (vaginal) intercourse is enough for the vast majority of people. At least every-other-day for the 2nd and 3rd weeks of your cycle will increase your probability. No special diet, positions, or medications should be needed. Start taking a prenatal vitamin, and see your doctor if it has been more than 1 year since you started trying to conceive. ...Read more

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What are some things I should know about utis while pregnant?

What are some things I should know about utis while pregnant?

Treat them: They are important to treat, because an untreated UTI is much more likely to become pyelonephritis (kidney infection) when you are pregnant. This is because the uterus puts pressure on the ureters (kidney to bladder), impairing bladder drainage. The right kidney is at greater risk than the left. ...Read more

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How do you know when you're done ovulating. What are the symptoms after ovulation for women that are not trying to get pregnant..

How do you know when you're done ovulating. What are the symptoms after ovulation for women that are not trying to get pregnant..

Mittelscherz: You can use ovulation prediction kits and some women have apps on their phones to predict ovulation days based on their periods. Ovulation usually occurs around 14 days after the 1 st day of your period and is a singular event (not over days). The cramping from it may last 2-3 days (mittelschmerz) and the egg is viable for conception for several days. ...Read more

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Are there additional ways to tell if I am ovulating besides keeping track and getting a test?

Are there additional ways to tell if I am ovulating besides keeping track and getting a test?

Yes: 1. Check cervical mucous -- slippery and thin means ovulation 2. urine ovulation predictor kits -- checks for LH surge ...Read more

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What are some things that I need to avoid now that I am pregnant?

What are some things that I need to avoid now that I am pregnant?

Undercooked meats.: Unpasteurized dairy products (e.G queso fresco), undercooked meats, radiation, smoking, alcohol, tretinoin, valproic acid, drugs, heat, contact sports, vigorous exercise, heavy lifting, constipation, dehydration, unsafe sex (including oro-genital and ano-genital contact). ...Read more