Doctors Lounge - Gynecology Answers
"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."
Forum Name: Gynecology
Question: How do you know when your ovulating?
|Jess - Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:08 pm||
How do you know when your ovulating?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:14 pm||
Most people do not know when they are ovulating. That is the reason we use birth control throughout the month, not just on three days when pregnancy might occur. There are ways to find out by using an ovulating predictor kit, monitoring your basal body temperature and charting the fluctuations and some women become very skilled at recognizing subtle mucus changes in the discharge.
If you are trying to conceive, the best first attempts are just to have regular intercourse, and if you have a regular cycle your chances of ovulating are greatest between day 8 and day 19 of your cycle (start counting the first day of your period).
|| Check a doctor's response to similar questions|
Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?
Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community
Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.
Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.