When Do Women Ovulate? That is a question I have been asking myself for YEARS. When you are trying to conceive (TTC), things can get a little tricky, believe me, I KNOW. Those of you that have been a long time reader of my blog, know the complications I had in trying to conceive my third child. Easily Understand The Ovulation Process? Ha! It was not an easy task. Secondary infertility SUCKS. Who knew getting pregnant would be this HARD :/
So, when do women ovulate? That is a question that I am sure many of you have asked yourselves before, I know I have! I have hopefully answered this question for you, below! I really hope this article helps someone who is trying to conceive! Baby Dust!!!
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Tracking my ovulation REALLY sucked. Temping every morning at the same time, taking ovulation tests, charting my fertility/ovulation in a notebook, miscarriages, checking my cervical mucus, and the list goes on and on and on! I even had a psychic reading (which was extremely accurate, btw). Gah. Enough to drive a woman crazy!
Recently, a company developed a Graphic Ovulation Calendar for Red Rock Fertility Center. I sure wish I had this to peek at when I was in my TTC days… With this graphic ovulation calendar, you can Easily Understand The Ovulation Process.
This graphic ovulation calendar is designed so that all readers can easily understand the ovulation process, (minus the complicated medical terms!).
Here’re some details about the ovulation calendar:
It highlights your most fertile days within the ovulation cycle so that you can easily understand when your best chances of conception are and plan accordingly.
It includes hormone icons next to certain calendar days to indicate that important chemicals are being released so that you feel more involved in the process even on days when you’re not most fertile.
Below is a graphic ovulation calendar for your use:
When Do Women Ovulate? Products To Help You Conceive Faster!
Since I have a lot of knowledge in trying to conceive (I have done SO much research it is insane…), I wanted to share with you all the products that have REALLY helped me out in trying to conceive FASTER. I hope this can help someone!
*Basal Body Thermometer (for your basal body temperature): Basal body temperature (BBT or BTP) is the lowest body temperature attained during rest (usually during sleep). It is usually estimated by a temperature measurement immediately after awakening and before any physical activity has been undertaken.
Take your temp with this thermometer as soon as you wake up! Don’t drink anything, don’t get out of bed, don’t do anything before taking this temp. When you are done taking your temp, write it down or put it in a TTC app you are using so you can track your ovulation! You must temp at the same time or close to the same time, each day. When you see a temp rise for at least three days, chances are, you have ovulated.
*Ovulation Predictor Kits/Ovulation Test Strips: An ovulation predictor kit (OPK) can help you identify the most fertile days during your monthly cycle (the day or two leading up to ovulation) when sex is most likely to lead to pregnancy. I start using ovulation test strips starting on CD10 (that means cycle day 10) of my cycle as I usually ovulate around CD15.
*Maca For Fertility. I bought this in pill form on Amazon and the first month I used it, I got pregnant. That was AFTER almost 3 years of trying. Unfortunately, I just lost this baby a couple of weeks ago, marking my 4th miscarriage 🙁 However, I swear these pills helped me get pregnant, so I will definitely be using them this month again. I bought this brand of Maca For Fertility.
*Vitex. I JUST started taking this, this month as I have read amazing things about Vitex. I bought it from Amazon and started taking it about 10 days or so ago. I bought this brand, but there are many others to choose from. This is great to take if you are low on progesterone as it is said to help increase it.
*Geritol! Yep. The stuff ‘old people‘ take! When I first heard of Geritol, I was very curious. People say that there is a baby in EVERY bottle.. That was enough to sell me on this product! With my last pregnancy in March, (sadly ended in my fourth miscarriage), I got pregnant in my second month of taking Geritol (after THREE years of trying!).
I take the liquid form and it is so gross, but I quickly take a shot of it and chase it with some iced tea or water. However, you can get Geritol in pill form too. So, I have to say it WORKS. Buy it.
*Fertility App. Using a fertility app has helped me track my ovulation. And, after time using the fertility app, it makes predicting your ovulation, easier because it ‘remembers‘ your important dates like ovulation and period. I use Fertility Friend (have been using it since 2006!) and just started using Eve, which I equally love. You can download Eve here for your phone.
*Note: ALWAYS consult your doctor when thinking about taking new supplements/pills/medication. I am NOT a doctor!
When Do Women Ovulate? Are You Trying To Conceive? Do You Track Your Ovulation? What products do you use?