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I'm 25 have 5 kids we are trying for #6 what are some things I can do to help my chances of having another baby. Other the my ovulation chart.?
Exercise: Getting regular exercise (at least 30 minutes a day where your heart rate is up), enough sleep (7-8 hours a night) and a healthy diet. Avoiding processed foods. Having sex every other day during your ovulatory time is best too. Typically days 9-15, but if you are using a chart, you know best when you're ovulating! ...Read more
Can I use fever thermometer instead of BBT for ovulation chart? How much does fever thermometer & BBT range before and after ovulation?
Digital thermometer: Any digital thermometer should be fine provided it is calibrated to 1/10 of a degree. ...Read more
I had unprotected sex when my ovulation chart said medium chance of conception, could I be pregnant?
I tried the withdrawal method after the condom broke on 1sept. According to the ovulation chart, I was ovulating on the 1st. Could I be pregnant?
Got my 1st bc shot on tuesdays and today (saturday) the condom broke during sex and my ovulation chart says im ovulating on monday could I b pregnant?
Bleeding after 2 days of protected intercourse by condom on 17th nov. Is there any chances of pregnancy as ovulation chart showing 18-23 nov date.
Low likelihood: It sounds like you are monitoring your fertility well. While ovulation charts are not perfect aids in predicting fertility, they are helpful. If you had PROTECTED intercourse a day before your chart suggested ovulation, I would say the chances of pregnancy are quite low, less than 1-2%. Best wishes! ...Read more
I use an ovulation chart that has been spot on on my period for 2 months I've been spotting pink blood for 3 days 7 days after ovulation early period?
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
I am using temp charting and ovulation sticks to conceive. The sticks show ovulation is on day 18 but my temp rises on day 23. What could this be?
I ovulated 1/3. I chart my temp. Cycle normally 32 days but period came 3 days early. Will I o again this month or when can I expect o to occur?
Hard to tell: One cannot predict when ovulation will exactly happen if her period changed a few days. For example, if her cycle goes back to 32 days, ovulation might be on february 4. But, if her cycle is 29 days, ovulation might be on february 1. If trying to get pregnant, one can have sex from january 28 through february 5 to cover both scenarios. ...Read more
I charted my ovulation and I've had ovulation symptoms these past few days. Now I have a sharp pain on my right side. Do cysts form after ovulation?
Yes: Ovarian cyst form in women of childbearing age as a result of ovulation. Most are normal and disappear after a few weeks. However some persists and even grow. Some can rupture. There is a condition called "mittelschmerz" that occurs around ovulation as a result of growth and release of the egg. It can cause abdominal cramping than might last a couple of hours. One in five women experience this. ...Read more
Tiny sharp pains in left side of pelvis. Bbt chart says ovulated 4 days ago. Also had exam & pap done 3 days ago. What could it be?
Can an small abnormal ovarian cyst cause a false positive ovulation test? First day of positive OPK. Regular 28day cycle. Chart shows ovulation as wel
Probably: Depends on what the definition of "small abnormal cyst" is? But any follicle that's functional can trigger an lh surge to start the ovulation process. The other possibility if you were scanned at a particular cycle day, is that you ovulated before the scan even as close as minutes before the scan and the early corpus luteum could be missed leaving only the "small cyst" to be seen on ultrasound. ...Read more
Had ultrasound on monday. Follicles 21, 20, 17, 17. Ovidrel shot at 10pm mon., IUI wed at 10am. Bbt chart shows ovulation on tues if true will IUI work?
Possible: Iui is usually done 36 hours after lh surge. ...Read more
4 days of positive opk's from Saturday. Got ovulation pain sat sun mon. No ovulation pattern on BBT chart. No pcos. Could I o without a temp rise.?
Yes, I suggest: Not doing both BBT and OPK in the same cycles. They usually contradict each other, and the OPK always beats the BBT. I also recommend strongly with the OPK you "try" (have sex) when it first turns positive; there's no good reason to keep testing afterwards to see how many days are positive. Good wishes, hope this helps. ...Read more
Middle of Cycle: Most women have regular menstrual cycles. When the cycle is between about 25 and 35 days long ovulation usually occurs around the middle of the cycle. That is not always the case, especially as the timing of the cycle is shorter or longer. You can check ovulation kits at home to get a better idea. They are sold at most pharmacies. ...Read more
Ovulation is the cornerstone and reason for menstrual cycles. Ovulation is the process of preparing an egg by the ovary for impregnation and pregnancy. It is also the event of the egg being pushed out of the ovary to meet sperm to cause pregnancy.
Ovulation usually happens just shy of halfway through the menstrual cycle. ...Read more
Midcycle: Ovulation almost always occurs 14 days before the menstrual period starts, and the new cycle starts the first day bleeding begins. The normal menstrual cycle can be from 21 to 35 days long. So ovulation can happen anywhere from 7 to 21 days after the period starts - depending on the cycle length. Most women start a period (and new cycle) every 28 to 30 days - so they ovulate 14 to 16 days later. ...Read more
All or just some:
Change in cervical fluid, change in cervical firmness and position, increased basal temperature - most commonly used,
also: breast tenderness,
some cramping or pain on one side of the pelvis, breast tenderness, abdominal bloating
increased sex drive, heightened sense of smell, taste. ...Read more
Ovulation Process: Ovulation (release of the egg) is a complex interaction of the brain (hypothalamus), pituitary and ovary. The ovary actually controls the cycle. Fsh stimulates the follicle and 1 ovulates (most receptive of 500+ that grow each cycle), estrogen from foll is signal to brain to trigger ovul (lh). Ovul releases egg and starts genetic meiosis. Fertility drug (hcg) is similar to lh, others affect above. ...Read more
Urine ovulation kit.: It is not easy to know for sure you are ovulating. Partly, it depends on how regular and far apart your periods are. Some women believe they can tell by a pain (mittelschmertz) they have around the time of presumed ovulation, but ultrasound studies don't verify this. The home urine ovuilation tests tell when there is a lh rise, which typically precedes ovulation. Temperature tests rarely help. ...Read more
Sure: Unless you are keeping tract, most women do not even know when they are ovulating. Swimming should not effect your ability to get pregnant; although, some doctors may suggest that if you know you are ovulating, to probably stay out of the pool on the outside chance of getting an infection. I think, however, that this is extremely unlikely. ...Read more
Ovulation: You ovulate (pass the egg) only once per month, however there are three to four days plus that day where you are fertile to get pregnant as that egg moves around before being discarded by the body, if you don't use it. This is the time you can get pregnant. ...Read more
Use an OPK kit: If you have regular cycles use an ovulation predictor kit (opk) - test between 10 am and noon, starting on day 10 of your cycle. The first morning urine is not accurate. Try the ovuquick brand (available online, get the 9 stick pack) if a drugstore test doesn't work for you. The day of a positive test and the next 2 days are your most fertile days. If you have irregular cycles see a rei specialist. ...Read more
Menstrual cycle: Ovulation occurs as a phase women's menstral cycle. Ovulation occurs at different times based on things like hormone levels, physical activity, and stress. However if your menstral cycle is the normal 28 days, then ovulation most likely occurs on the 14 day after the first day of your period. To know for sure, over the counter tests can be purchased. ...Read more