When does ovulation actually happen?
Hello, just got married and I want to conceive pretty soon as well, but not quite yet so my doctor didn’t want to put me on birth control pills. He explained to me the Billings method for detecting and charting your ovulation. It is not based on 28 day periods, rather this method charts your period according to cervical mucus discharge on an every day observation chart; according to this method a normal period ranges from 21 to 35 days, and it is normal for the lenght of your periods to vary every month. If the first day of your last period was on May 2, and you tested positive on the 18th and 19th of May, that means ovulation came 16 days after the start of your cycle which is the same I get every month and according to my doctor is perfectly normal. You might have noticed a very clear and slimy fluid coming out of your vagina (not semen of course) that resembles an uncooked egg white. This fluid is supposed to be your body’s response to ovulation and it is specially good to keep sper
I’ve never used those ovulation tests, but I heard from people I know that used it that you get a positive for 2 days. Those 2 days are the 2 days you should definetely try to conceive since supposibly the ovulation test only tells when you’re about to ovulate and not tell you the day you’re ovulating. So if the test was positive on the 18th and 19th, that was your hint to start “trying” because you were to ovulate on the 20th. So know that once you get a positive on those tests, 2 days later you’ll be ovulating so try to conceive for sure those 3 days. Anyways, I’ll tell you again what I’ve been telling everyone today on how I was able to conceive. We lost our baby last year after 3 months of trying then took us another 6 months of trying to finally get pregnant again. Here’s what I did: If say your cycles are 30 days apart, then you’d count 14 days before your expected period and you would be ovulating on that day. We’ll use 30 day cycles. If you had a period on May 16th, your next p
Three things: 1) Most women ovulate 12-16 days before the start of their next period, with the average being 14 days. There are exceptions, but this is the way it usually works. So if your cycle is 26 days, you should ovulate around Day 10 – 14. 2) In my experience, ovulation predictor kits are frequently unreliable. I used them for several months and got all kinds of wacky results and false positives. I think a much more reliable way to determine when you are ovulating is to chart your basal body temperatures. 3) You should NEVER be too shy to ask your doctor a question. That’s what they are there for, and there is nothing that they haven’t heard before! Besides, if you’ve already had 2 kids, I can’t imagine that you can have that much modesty left! 🙂 Good luck!