Ovulation Calendar Temperature

Jenny asks…

How do you know when you are ovulating?

Without sticking my fingers to feel my uterus or without taking my body temperature does anyone know any other ways of knowing when you are ovulating? Thanks!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Try to use this ovulation calendar tool http://www.eovulation.com/ovulation-calendar/ to trace your cycle and find the date of ovulation.

Laura asks…

How much should my bbt go up when I am ovulating?

I’ve tracked it for the last couple days and got results like 97.22, 97.70, 97.53, 97.39, and 97.15. I’m just wondering how big of a jump to be expecting. I should ovulate next week according to the calendar.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I have to disagree 100% with Lola, when you ovulate your temperature will raise at least 0.4 degrees. Even though the range of temperatures before ovulation is different for every woman, the degree to which it will raise is standard.

It is not difficult to use your BBT to detect ovulation. Some women will have a slow rise, one that goes up 0.2 degrees for a day or two and then up to the 0.4 degree “High temperature level”. If you are confused, then use an online charting program like www.fertilityfriend.com and they will do the hard work for you.

For your own knowledge, your BBT raises after ovulation because of the influence of progesterone on your body. After ovulation, the follicle that released the egg triggers the production of progesterone which makes your cervical mucus dry up and your temperature rise. If you are trying to get pregnant you might also try to monitor your cervical mucus because that is what will tell you that ovulation is approaching, by the time your temperature rises you have already ovulated and it may be too late to catch the egg since the egg is only viable for 12-24 hours. Good luck, hope you get your ++++ soon!

Sharon asks…

Can anyone provide me with some ovulation calender websites?

Anyone know any free ovulation calender websites?
Best answer gets 10 points?
Also how accurate are they?
Thanks

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Ovualtion calendars are not accurate. They work on a myth. A calendar does not know your body- it is only trying to guess when you are ovulating based on the myth that women ovulate on the 14th day of their cycle.

The day of ovualtion is different for each woman. Even if two woman have the same length cycle, they can ovualte on different days. The day of ovualtion can change each cycle. Anything can affect ovualtion- stress, illness, medication, travel, holidays-anything different………

The only way to know for sure when you ovualte is to chart your waking temperature and observe your cervical mucus. Read the book: Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. The book explains your cycle, charting and how to get pregnant. It is a great book and a must read! Check out the website: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/

In order to get pregnant you need fertile cervical fluid/mucus. The cervical mucus consistency varies through a woman’s cycle. The consistency of your cervical mucus changes during the cycle due to hormonal fluctuations. You are considered most fertile when the mucus becomes clear, slippery, and stretchy. Many women compare mucus at this stage to raw egg whites. The amount of this thin mucus will steadily increase until you experience your ‘mucus peak’. This is the last day of this phase where the chance of conception is high. It is closely tied to ovulation. During this phase, the sperm’s survival rate is higher. Here is some information of cervical mucus.

Stages of Cervical Fluid: Post Menses
Stage 1: Lasting 2 – 3 days CM is Sticky or Gummy
Stage 2: Lasting 2- 4 days: CM is Creamy, Milky, Lotion Like – Beginning of your fertile period
Stage 3: Lasting 1-5 days: Egg white Cervical Fluid – At this time you are very fertile.
Stage 4: Dry, Moist or Sticky (Infertile)

Here is a more detailed description:

http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/cervical-mucus.html

http://www.fertilityuk.org/nfps401.html – this one has pictures

Betty asks…

Do these online ovulation and fertility calendars really work?

Do they really predict when you are most fertile or are they just a joke? Has anyone found them useful, or have they helped you get pregnant?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

It never hurts to try, if you’re not sure however, there are ovulation tests you can take which are similar in use to pregnancy tests. Though be aware that you will only have 12-24ish hour window to successfully conceive if the test is positive. Http://www.firstresponse.com/ovTest.asp here is a link to ovulation tests.

If you’re irregular or just want to be certain, it is recommended that you engage in sexual relations at least 2 or 3 times a week in order to cover your fertile times since sperm can live for 3 – 7 days.

If you do not want to take an ovulation test, you can pick up a basal thermometer from most health stores. Http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com/bbt-basal-body-temperature.html here is a web site on how to use them. When ovulating, most women’s temperatures will rise ~.04 degrees. You need to take this test as soon as you wake up, as doing things such as using the restroom or talking on the phone will fluctuate your temperature.

Helen asks…

Can you get pregnant two days after ovulation?

Me and my husband made love 2 days after my “predicted” ovulation date and he ejaculated inside me… my expected period should be sept 26, im just wondering if there is a high, medium or minimal chance of getting pregnant. Thank you.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

The chance of getting pregnant 2 days after ovulation through intercourse is extremely low, because the egg is rarely viable by that point and even if it is, the cervical mucus “shuts the door” and becomes less hospitable to the sperm. This happens even if it’s just ONE day post-ovulation. At that time, insemination still can result in good chances of pregnancy but natural intercourse can’t.

However, keep in mind that you don’t really know 100% for sure when you really ovulated. If you’re making an educated guess based on calendar, mucus, temperature, LH kits, you still can not know for sure that it’s accurate. Hopefully, you didn’t really ovulate until 2 days after you think you did and you get pregnant this month. Best wishes!

Http://fertilityfile.typepad.com/fertilityfile/2007/09/am-i-truly-ovul.html

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