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How To Know When You Are Most Likely To Get Pregnant

All About Ovulation How to Figure Out IF and WHEN you are ovulating

Hi I am Sharon Kastoriano, fertility acupuncturist and this is all about ovulation. This is a great place to start for someone who is just beginning to prepare for getting pregnant The three things you going to learn about in this presentation are: why do you need to know at all about ovulation how do you know if you ovulate and the most important thing how do you know when you ovulate? So why do you need to know about ovulation? Because you can only get pregnant around ovulation time.

Ovulation is when an egg is released each month from the ovary and the egg needs to be fertilized by the sperm in order to develop into an embryo which then grows and becomes a baby. So obviously knowing about ovulation is the most important thing that we need to know about when trying to get pregnant. Knowing if you ovulate is also essential. I often get asked how do I know if I ovulate. If your period is regular.

Most likely you are ovulating each month and by regular i mean your period comes once a month.That you know when to expect your period It could be every 28 days or every 30 or a variation on that but if there is a regularity to it then you are most likely ovulating. Here and there I have heard of some women who had very regular periods but did not ovulate or release an egg each month but this is not that common. However, if you never know when to expect you period sometimes you go for weeks or months without a period.

Then it may mean that there is an issue with ovulation. It does not in any way mean you won’t be to get pregnant Just that it might be a little bit more difficult. So if you do not have periods that come regularly that I think it’s a good idea to see your to explore further any issues with ovulation. Now let’s get to the most important question how do you know when you ovulate? Let’s start by taking a quick look at the basic menstrual cycle.

This picture shows a 28day menstrual cycle. A menstrual cycle is split into two halves The first half is when you get your period. Then your period ends and then the body begins to build back up the juicy lining in the womb or the uterus getting ready for pregnancy. Ovulation is when the egg is released. If the egg is fertilized by sperm it becomes an embryo and if it implants in the lining of the uterus then pregnancy begins.

If the egg is not fertilized, then the egg breaks down and this sends a signal to the body that there is no pregnancy. and then after a few more days your menstrual cycle ends and then you get your period which is the start of the next menstrual cycle. So how do we calculate when we ovulate? Let’s start simply by first making a note of the date when you get your period. Day one, which is the first day of your menstrual cycle is the.

First day of real bleeding. I know that some women have some spotting before the period begins but this doesn’t count. The first real bright red bleeding is the first day of the menstrual cycle So make a note of that date and then make a note of the date of the next period and then count the days in between. For example, if you get your period on September 1st and then get the next one on September 29th, your cycle is 28 days in length. Ovulation occurs roughly 14 days before you get your period.

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