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I Do Not Know When Im Ovulating
MIttelschmerz: You ovulated just shy of half way through the menstrual cycle. Females train themselves to feel the pop or ache when the egg is released from the ovary. This is called mittelschmerz. that is the only clue you ovulate except that a monthly period is proof you ovulated but did not get pregnant. ...Read more
I am having irregular menstruation cycle and i want to be pregnant so I do not know if i ovulate and if I am ovulating I do not know when. ?
Ovulation: Predicting ovulation is at times difficult. There are ovulation kits you can get to predict. Regular cycles are a sign of ovulation but not absolute. Also there are changes in mucus. The glow app is a good tool to help get or prevent pregnancy. For more information I suggest seeing your Gyn. ...Read more
Two methods: Natural family planning method 1. Measure and chart your temperature each morning before getting out of bed. A big jump means ovulation. 2. Track your vaginal discharge. Change to stringy, sticky discharge means ovulation. 3. Some women experience ovarian pain when ovulating or check urine using an ovulation kit to confirm. Try between days 10-15 after the first day of your last period. ...Read more
Home pregnancy test: The first symptom of pregnancy is missing your period. A home pregnancy test can reliably tell you whether you are pregnant or not. The very accurate, home pregnancy tests can be found at any drug store (there are multiple brands). The home test will look for signs of beta-human Chorionic Gonadotropin (b-hcg) in your urine. B-hcg is secreted by a fertilized egg and eventually by the placenta. ...Read more
Increases before ...: Spinnbarkeit is the 'stretchy' egg-white-like quality of cervical mucus which occurs before ovulation. You can estimate this by stetching some mucus between your thumb and pointer finger. After ovulation cervical mucus gets thick and is not stretchy. Using an ovulation predictor kit is more accurate than tracking mucus changes - if you have regular cycles, start testing on day 10. ...Read more
Midcycle: For women with regular cycles you take your average cycle length ( ie say your average cycles occurs every 30 days) then subtract 14. So for this example you would be ovulating on average around day 16. The other way is to do ovulation predictor kits. Most women find this helpful in predicting ovulation. ...Read more
Yes.: A woman has to ovulate ie release an 'egg' in order for pregnancy to occur. If you are having regular periods with cycles between 25-35 days then you are most likely ovulating. There are several ways to determine ovulation eg menstrual cycle charting, basal body temp, LH hormone surge (there is a kit),etc. The simplest way is cycle charting. Chart you cycles, 25-35 days are probably ovulatory. ...Read more
Not sure: Many women do not know when they ovulated. Some will get an increase in cervical mucous, have slight cramping and/or bleeding or "just" know. If you are not sure, consider using an ovulation detection kit. The odk are generally very accurate and tell you when you are ovulation and thus will can time intercourse more accurately. Good luck. ...Read more
Get a check up: Start by speaking with your gynecologist to see if you have any risk factors or if testing should be done. Some common risk factors include: irregular periods, serious medical conditions like heart or kidney disease or cancer, overweight, underweight, smoking, previous pelvic surgery, fibroids, previous std or pelvic inflammatory disease, family history of endometriosis or premature menopause. ...Read more
Use a pregnancy test: The definitive way to know if you are pregnant is to use a pregnancy test. However, there are signs and symptoms that some women will note when they have concieved. Breast fullness and tenderness is common, as is fatigue, urinary frequency, headache, constipation, and pelvic cramping. Morning sickness (nausea) is also very common, and of course missing your period is likely after conception. ...Read more
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