Ovulation Predictor Calculator For 3 Months

Lisa asks…

Another month of ttc and another let down…when to take OPK’s?

I was on Fertility meds for July and August…this month I am going to take a break from all medication and just try to conveive on my own. Anyone have any luck after coming off 100mg Clomid (which did make me ovulate) and then conceiving on their own??

I went online and figured out the average number of days in my cycle which is 31. My last period started September 13…today is only day 8. According to the online ovulation calculators I will ovulate between Sept 25 – Oct 3.

When should I start using ovulation predictor tests? And also, what time of the day should I take them?

Thank you.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I’m sorry, I have never been on Clomid so I don’t have a direct answer to your question, but I just wanted to ask if you have ever tried the temperature method? The reason I ask is because my husband and I tried for two years for our first, but I didn’t start doing the temp method until about the last 6 months. I was quite surprised to learn that although my cycle was longer than average (30-32 days), I actually ovulated early in my cycle (typically around day 11-12). My hubby and I always thought we were okay starting to try at around day 13, 14, 15, but I had always ovulated by then already. So basically where I went wrong was relying on online ovulation calculators. If you wanted to be on the safe side, you could start very early in your cycle, but that’s a lot of tests to take. Even after I figured out when I was ovulating, I never got a positive result on an OPK, so I can’t really provide any suggestions for proper use since I clearly wasn’t using it right myself!

Anyway, I hope they work for you! Good luck!

Oh, side note: I’ve heard of women who ovulate as late as day 19 or 20 of their cycle and have very short luteal phases, so I would keep on testing even if you don’t get any positive results on days 14-17.

Sandra asks…

Im 24 and having trouble concieving?

Ive been trying now for a few months and am so depressed from the few let downs so far. Not sure what to do to increase chances

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I know it can be discouraging, but you really haven’t been trying too long. It takes the average healthy couple 6-12 months to conceive. There’s only about a 25% chance of conceiving every month, for a healthy couple. Are you having sex around ovulation?

Us women have a fertile window of about 5-6 days each month. We are at high fertility 5 days before ovulation, but the 3 days before are the highest. When you ovualte you’re at your peak fertility. It’s best to have sex the 3 days prior to ovulation and the day of ovulation. That is when your chances are the highest. It’s a crucial time for conceiving.

There are many things you can do to find out when your fertile window is and when you’re ovulating. You can buy over the counter ovualtion predictor kits, or a fertility monitor. The OPKs, some women find tricky, but they work great for many women. With a fertility monitor, a lot of the guess work is taken out for you. It learns your cycle and tells you when to start testing for ovulation, and also when to be expecting your period. It tells you when you are fertile and ovualating as well.

You can buy a basal body thermometer and chart your BBT. Check on fertilityfriend.com on how to do so. The thing about charting is, you find out you ovulated after it happens. Once you chart for a few months, you’ll get to know your cycle and you’ll figure out when to be expecting ovulation and your fertile window.

You can also monitor your cervical mucus. You CM changes throughout your cycle. When it starts to resemble raw egg whites, you are most likely in your fertile window approaching ovulation.

And you can google ovulation calculators. All you do is put in the date of the 1st day of your last period and the length of your cylce, and it will estimate for you, your fertile window and ovulation date.

Good luck to you! We’re all worthy, and our blessings are on their way :)

Ruth asks…

Trying for a baby? Feel frustrated help.?

I am 32 and my husband is 37, we have been trying for a baby for a few months now. I have a 3 1/2 yr old boy already but so desperately want another as my son is from a previous marriage and we want one together. My little boy really wants a baby bro or sis. Anyway…. the issue is this… I am NOT regular and used to be. What can I do to help the fertility process without being regular on my cycles. It is like I have one every other month :-(

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Have you discussed this with your ob/gyn? If they can not help I’d ask for a referral to an RE that can help you get pregnant.
Start charting your bbt (every single morning at the same time before getting out of bed) and chart your menstrual cycle for atleast 2-3 months so that the doctor(s) can have something to go on as to what your cycle looks like. Make sure to jot down everything like changes in cervic mucous, etc. Also, try using an ovulation predictor kit such as Clear Blue Easy…you can find them at any larger pharmacy. I’m going to include some sites for you to review for info. I wish you the best…Good luck!

Gigi

p.s. DO NOT take anything with out first discussing it with your doctor!

Http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com/ovulationsigns.html

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovulation-signs/AN01521

http://www.ovulation-calculator.com/ovulating.htm

Laura asks…

been on the pil over a year, come off it 3 months now. be4 the pil i only had 1 period. whn wil i get pregnant?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

When you’ve been on the pill for a while it can take up to 3 months just for it to leave your system. Meaning you may not have even been ovulating this whole time.

Secondly, it can take a perfectly healthy couple up to a year to conceive. 50% conceive in the first 6 months, 90% in the first year.

Also, have you been tracking your ovulation? And I don’t mean those online calculators. They are a good start but you could ovulate a different day. You should start using OPKs(ovulation predictors) or charting your temps every morning to pinpoint your ovulation. Then have sex accordingly.
If you’ve tried this for a year and no success it’s time to head in for fertility testing (both of you). But that’s still a ways away. For now just start tracking ovulation.

Try not to stress. Stressing will actually make it harder to conceive. Remember that even with perfect timing there is only a 20-25% chance in any given month that you will get pregnant. So you aren’t alone.

Susan asks…

Advice on trying to conceive?? As many answers as possible?

My fiance and myself are trying to conceive I just finished my period yesterday. When should we try? how often? What can i do to make it a better chance of conceving. Any other suggestions please as much as possible

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Http://www.ovulation-calculator.com That’ll give you an idea of when you ovulate. If you have sex every other day around that time you should be fine. To pinpoint ovulation further you can use OPKs (ovulation predictor kits) from the store.

Please ignore Char’s comment. I don’t like talking about other posters but every answer of hers I have ever read is wrong

When you ovulate you don’t need to have sex 3 times a day. In fact that will not help at all. Your fiance’s body won’t have time to make enough strong sperm. Have sex ONCE 2 days before ovulation and ONCE the day of ovulation. Sperm can live inside your body for up to 5 days (the egg is only fertile for about 12 hours) so it is not needed to have sex 3 times a day.

Laying on your back with your knees up (and pillow under your butt) is NOT an old wive’s tale. It raises your hips allowing for
1. Sperm to remain inside of you.
2. Gravity helps the sperm slide towards your cervix.
20 minutes of laying like this should be fine.

Remember that ttc can take up to a year for a healthy couple. Each month, even with perfect timing, you only have a 25% chance of the egg getting fertilized and implanting. So it can take a while. Get yourself on some pre-natal vitamins. Get your fiance on some multi-vitamins. Change him to boxers (if he wears tighty whities).
Just have fun with it. The more you stress the less your chances are so enjoy the baby dancing.

Good luck!

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