OVULATIN 2X MTH! IS IT POSS?
Is it possible to be ovulating twice in a month if u get several days worth of a LH SURGE? would it indicate twins or make it more likely to get pregnant this month?? what day after the orig test do you BD to get pregnant? Done day before,( POSTIVE TEST) day after and two days after that.
Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:
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What is the shettles method?
Simple but detailed answers please.
And, have you, or anyone you know, tried it, and did it work?
Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:
1) Charting Cervical Mucus
Dr Shettes goes into full detail on how to chart your cervical mucus in Part Three of his book, How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby. You can download a blank CM chart in two different formats: PDF or Excel Spreadsheet.
With this method of determining when you ovulate, you access your cervical mucus on a daily basis. Right before you ovulate, your cervical mucus should be very watery and very elastic. It’s consistency should be that of raw egg white. Charting for more than a month before you attempt to conceive a girl is recommended so you can be CERTAIN that you are ovulating on a specific day.
2) Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Charting
Shettles also suggests that you use BBT charting a long with charting your cervical mucus in order to gain as much information in order to pinpoint when exactly you are ovulating. He goes into full detail on how to accurately chart your BBT in Part Three of his book. You can download a blank BBT chart in two different formats: PDF or Excel Spreadsheet. This chart also includes an area to record your Cervical Mucus assessments.
In order to chart your basal body temperature ( BBT ) you will need to purchase a basal thermometer. Before you get up each morning, you will take your temperature before you do ANYTHING. Any activity can lead to innacurate temperature readings. At the time of ovulation, you will see a spike in your temperature which will indicate that you have already ovulated. Considering that you need to have sex 2 to 3 days away from ovulation in order to increase your chances of having a girl, you will need to chart at least two months before you can make good use of the information that your charting reveals.
3) Using Ovulation Predictor Kits
The final way Shettles recommends for finding out the exact time you are ovulating is by using ovulation predictor kits. These kits detect when your body has released LH (Luteinizing Hormone), a precursor to ovulation. Dr. Shettles suggests testing twice a day in to make sure you catch the surge as early as possible. He recommends testing once between 11am and 3 pm and then again between 5pm and 10pm. When all factors are considered, ovulation will most likely occur about 24 hours after the time when you get a positive result for the lh surge on your ovulation predictor kit. Dr. Shettles offers indepth explanations on how to interpret the ovulation predictor kits in his book so be sure to read all the information he provides.
Store bought ovulation predictor kits can cost quite a bit, but we offer them here at BabyHopes.com for a very reasonable price. You can read the product specification of our ovulation predictor kits on our product desription page.
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Frequency and Timing of Intercourse:
Shettles says in order to increase the chances of having a girl, you should have sex everyday from the end of your period up to 2 1/2 to 3 days before ovulation. After this point, do not have unprotected sex until several days past ovulation.
Intercourse further away from ovulation favors the larger slower moving X (girl) sperm. The weaker Y (boy) sperm will die more quickly in the more acidic preovulatory vaginal / cervical secretions and by the time of ovulation there will be a much larger concentration of X (girl) sperm available to fertilize the egg.
Shettles suggests that if you are trying to conceive a girl, shallow penetration from your partner, preferably with the missionary position, will deposit the sperm closer to the entrance to the vagina. This area is more acidic than closer to the cervix and acidity will work against the weaker “boy” sperm leaving more “girl” sperm available to fertilize your egg.
Sex and Orgasms:
When trying to conceive a girl, Shettles recommends that you don’t orgasm during sex as the body produces substances after orgasm that makes the vaginal environment more alkaline, which favors the “boy” sperm.
The contractions which accompany an orgasm help move the sperm up and into the cervix, giving the “boy” sperm an extra chance at being available when your egg is available for fertilization.
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please read..ovulation problem?
I am on my second month of 50mg of clomid. I am on cd20 of an (arverageish) 32 day cycle (i have PCOS). I’ve been using OPKs since day 9 and have not detected an LH surge. I had EWCM for the last 4-5 and it is now turning watery and white (sorry TMI)…I am having twinges and an achey feeling…I really don’t know what is going on…Could the tests have missed the surge???
I had a progesterone level tested last month on CD 21 but i have low progesterone anyway and am going to start progesterone suppositries this cycle….I also had a follcle tracking scan last month and had a 19mm follicle on day 18…I believe i ovulated on day 21 but my lining started shreading on day 23 (due to my low progesterone)….
Is it possible that i am ovulating and the tests are not picking up the surge or does the clomid need to be increased…???
Thanks and good luck to all those TTC.
I am not being tracked this month as they were so sure i ovulated last month…I am using OPKs to see when i ovulated t start the progesterone…Thats one of the main problems….I never used to have a change in my CM before clomid or pains for that matter, which is why i think i am ovulating.
Thanks for your answer…I have been using ovulation prediction kits (OPKs)…xx
Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:
I can truly help you with your ovulation problem.
What you need to do is go out & buy an Ovulation Kit -
This kit is called, “FIRST RESPONSE”. What this kit
does it tells you when your body your ready to have a baby.
It tests your urine and when it turns “blue” you can have
a baby. This kit doesn’t give you gender – it gives you a
baby. It truly works as used it have 3 healthy boys to prove
it – So Good Luck!
how long am i ovulating??!!!!!?
i bought a ovulation kit which has seven testers to use. the first test gave a negative result and the rest i have taken have all said positive result. i thought that ovulation did not last long so am abit confused. any help would be appreciated! x
Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:
The ovulation testing kit you bought can’t actually tell you when ovulation happens directly. What it measures is something called luteinizing hormone (LH). When you have a mature egg ready for release, that egg follicle sends out a surge of estrogen as a signal that it’s ready. That estrogen surge in turn triggers a surge of LH from the pituitary gland. The surge of LH is what registers on your ovulation tester.
This process of surging hormones doesn’t happen overnight, though. Estrogen will steadily increase over the course a few days, and the LH will increase over a few days. Depending on the type of test you’ve bought it may tell you that you’re increasing in fertility during the time that LH is rising. Suddenly, though, LH will spike, crossing an important threshold. The special job that LH has is to cause a hole to appear in the mature egg’s follicle so that the egg can burst out. So when the LH surge (levels higher than a certain threshold) happens, you will know that ovulation is approaching. It takes LH about 12-36 hours to accomplish its task of freeing the egg.
Ovulation itself, though, happens in a moment. It’s actually a relatively violent occurrence that a small number of alert women actually feel as a slight pain to one side of their bodies. The egg bursts forth in the pelvic cavity (yes, just free-floating in your insides). Then, however, it’s quickly scooped up by long “fingers” that take it into the fallopian tube. If it’s going to be fertilized, it’s going to happen in the fallopian tube. It doesn’t “drop” into the uterus, though. The journey to the uterus takes a week or more. The most important thing to note, though, is that if the egg isn’t fertilized by sperm waiting in the fallopian tubes (they swim all the way up there), then it will die within a day at most.
What this means is that the tester kits are trying to tell you that ovulation may be approaching so that you can have sex so that sperm are waiting to fertilize the egg before it dies. As you’re finding out, though, ovulation predictor kits are confusing and don’t really give you the most useful information.
Free, easier, clearer, and more reliable methods exist for tracking your ovulation. To predict when you might be ovulating, just learn to check your cervical fluid. If you don’t have fertile cervical fluid, then you probably won’t conceive anyway, ovulating or not. And if you want to know whether ovulation did really happen, taking your morning temperature is what you do. For more information, see http://www.fertilityfriend.com and/or buy the book “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” by Toni Weschler and/or message me, because I love this stuff and love teaching others (free, of course).
P.S. That stuff about having a boy or girl baby based on when you have sex has been found by several peer-reviewed research studies to be a load of crock. You just can’t believe all the crazy things you read out there on TTC boards.
Why am I not getting pregnant? Please Help!!?
I have been with the same guy for about 3 years now, and I want to have a baby. I have sex almost every single day but I still have not got pregnant. I dont know why I’m not getting pregnant. But I really want to have a baby.Even my boy friend wants me to have a baby but still I dont know why I am not getting pregnant? Could I be infertile?
Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:
1. Have sex three times a week.
Having regular sex is the best way to get pregnant. Couples often try to time everything perfectly for ovulation but do not have sex when they think they are not ovulating. It is true that sex that is not within the time of ovulation will not result in pregnancy. However, because women do not always ovulate when they think they will, having sex three times a week will help to a woman cover her bases, so to speak, and not miss an opportunity to get pregnant.
2. Use an ovulation prediction kit or fertility monitor.
Using an ovulation kit to predict when you are ovulating will improve your chances of getting pregnant. For many women charting or other methods of ovulation prediction are too confusing. Ovulation prediction kits work by reading LH surges prior to ovulation. They are relatively easy to use and are generally accurate for predicting ovulation. Fertility monitors, such as the Clear Blue Easy monitor, are also a worthwhile investment if you would like to get pregnant faster. Fertility monitors are similar to ovulation prediction kits in that they read changes in LH but they also read changes in other hormones and don’t require any guesswork for couples. They are easy to use and will tell you when the best time to get pregnant is.
3. Have sex before ovulation (not after).
Sometimes couples get confused about the best time to have sex in relationship to ovulation. You have a small window of time each month to get pregnant. After a woman ovulates the egg will survive approximately 24 hours. Sperm, on the other hand, will live for up to three to five days. This is why having sex two to three days before ovulation will increase your chances of getting pregnant. Don’t wait until the day you ovulate to have sex. Your partner’s sperm will last longer than your egg and you don’t want to miss an opportunity by waiting.
4. Don’t rely on the Calendar method for predicting ovulation.
A lot of couples have heard to have sex around day fourteen of your cycle. This is based on the calendar method and assumes that you have a regular 28-day cycle and ovulate mid-cycle. Although this is better than just picking an arbitrary day to have sex, it is not a very accurate way to predict when you ovulate. Many women do not ovulate on day fourteen and knowing precisely when you ovulate will help you time intercourse better. Ovulation prediction kits, looking at previous months bbt charts, or watching for body cues will help you to determine when you ovulate.
5. Charting may not be the best way to predict ovulation.
Charting is great for tracking your cycle but it does have disadvantages. By the time you can see ovulation on a bbt chart, you have already ovulated. It is good to chart so you can track your cycles, see if you ovulate the same time each month, and also so you can look back on your cycle and see if you timed things right. But if this is your first cycle trying to get pregnant or if you are not ovulating at the same time each month, an ovulation prediction kit would be more helpful.
6. See a doctor before you start trying to get pregnant.
Make sure you are in good health and have had a regular check up from your OBGYN or medical provider. Untreated infections, sexually transmitted diseases, or poor health can affect your chances of getting pregnant. Its good to see a doctor as well as start taking prenatal vitamins prior to trying to conceive.
7. Don’t smoke, drink alcohol, or abuse drugs when trying to get pregnant.
This may seem like common sense but many women do try to get pregnant while smoking, drinking or using drugs. Smoking, drugs, and alcohol can affect your fertility. It will also affect your unborn child. It is important to stop smoking or using drugs and alcohol before getting pregnant and not wait until you find out you are pregnant.
8. Have enjoyable sex.
Sometimes when couples are trying to conceive, sex becomes a job or function of reproduction and is not as enjoyable. Plan a romantic evening or try something different to spice things up. How you are feeling sexually may factor into your chances of getting pregnant. Some researchers believe that having an orgasm during sex increases your chances of getting pregnant. For women, the spasmic movements of orgasm will help pull the sperm into the uterus and for men a better orgasm may increase the man’s sperm count.
9. Have sex in positions that keep sperm inside the vagina longer.
The missionary position is a good position to use when trying to get pregnant. Avoid positions where the woman is on top. Gravity will allow sperm to leak out with these positions. Also try placing a pillow under your hips to help tilt your pelvis and keep the sperm in longer. Don’t get up right after sex. Try to relax and allow the sperm to stay in the vagina as long as possible.
10. There is no such thing as trying too hard to get pregnant.
Most couples get pregnant within a year of trying. If you have not gotten pregnant within a year consult your doctor for advice.
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