Lh Surge Ovulation Calendar


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Lh Surge Ovulation Calendar

  1. 1. Lh Surge Ovulation CalendarUnderstanding Luteinizing hormonehttp://lhhormone.orgMaria asks…How do I know the exact date of ovulation?I have been charting my cycle and using ovulation calendars but they all say somethingdifferent. Also I am not always 28 days, I have been different every month now for the last 5months. How can I figure out my exact ovulation? Do I have to buy an OPK? If I do need to buyone what is the best brand? Which brand have you ladies had the best luck with? Putting in myinfo now into the calendars I am getting ovulation anywhere from Sept 5th to the 19th. I thoughit was always 14 days after the 1st day of AF.? I am confused and just need help. Thank you foryour answers.Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:Okay, let’s see…1) Calendar method…works great if you’re like clockwork every month. Otherwise, you’re just“supposing” when you are fertile every month.2) OPKs….predict your LH surge, not ovulation. Your LH surge happens 12-36 hours before youovulate. So you may or may not be able to figure out exact date of ovulation.Third option and best option…. Basal body temperature charting. BBT charting tells you 1 / 10
  2. 2. EXACTLY what day you ovulated based on the temp changes in your cycle. The only drawbackis it’s not advanced notice. You figure out when you’ve ovulated AFTER it’s happened, but atleast you know for sure you ovulated and when.What I would suggest is to combine methods. Continue to track your cycles on a calendar soyou have history on your periods. USE OPKs to detect your LH surge so you have notice as towhen ovulation is coming. Start having sex every other day the day your start testing. The dayyou turn positive, have sex that day and every day after that for 4 days. Use your BBT chart toconfirm that ovulation took place that cycle.Here’s a free website to help you chart your BBT temps…Http://www.fertilityfriend.com/Good luck!!Linda asks…How sucessfull are ovulation predictor kits in helping you toconceive?My husband and I are trying to get pregnant. We’ve been trying now for 6 months. I think I’mgoing to purchase a ovulation predictor kit this month to help us know which day’si’m ovulation. I’m just curious for those of you who have used these kits, would you considerthem succesful? If so, how long did it take you to conceive after using them? Thanks for yourtime and help. 2 / 10
  3. 3. Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:Using an OPK will not greatly increase your chances of getting pregnant. The statistical dataonly shows a very slight increase.OPKs predict ovulation and let you know when you are fertile. They can be helpful if yourperiods are variable from month to month. However, it is important to understand that a normalfertile couple that has unprotected sex twice a week will typically be pregnant in about 3months. All couples are different, but the need to time sex on the exact day of ovulation is notabsolutely necessary.Further OPKs predict the LH surge which occurs 24 hours before you ovulate. You areconsidered fertile 3 to 4 days before you ovulate. If you wait around and don’t have sex untilyou get a positive you are missing fertile days. Generally, conception can be achieved with sexevery 48-72 hours.Not to say that OPKs don’t have a fantastic uses.They are great if you have really busy schedules for making sure you don’t miss your fertilewindow. If you are the type of couple that has sex more one week and then may go anotherwhole week without, they can help make sure you don’t let your fertile week sail by.Also, they provide additional information about your individual cycle that you may findreassuring and helpful. You may know generally when you are fertile based on your cyclelength, but being able to mark ovulation on the calendar can be extremely helpful for timing thepregnancy test and giving you peace of mind.If your cycle lengths vary from month to month they can be helpful.However, if you and your husband have been having regular frequent sex to try and concievefor the past 6 months, using an OPK will probably not magically result in a pregnancy. I wouldstill recommend using them going forward, they are tool for women who are trying to concieveand given the relatively low cost they are worth the investment so that you know you triedeverything.Other methods to track fertility and ovulation are also valuable and accurate, such as basil bodytemp charting and cervical mucus charting.I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck and baby dust. 3 / 10
  4. 4. Lizzie asks…if i have irregular periods would using an ovulation test be a goodidea, or just a waste of time and money?I am hoping to concieve, soon! i dont want to miss my lh surge, so i was thinking about testingtwice daily, once in the mid morning and once in late evening? is that a good idea?Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:Well, it all depends on how ‘irregular’ your cycles are. If your cycles are more than 35+ daysapart, then yes, it would be a waste of money to buy Ovulation Kits all the time. It would bealmost impossible to know exactly when to test, unless you test all the time, and that can getvery expensive. Even those ‘ovulation calendars’ do not give results for women with cycleslonger than 35+ days. So if your periods arrive before 35+ days usually, then give the OPKs ashot. Start testing on CD20-21. And do not use your first morning urine. It is best to test at thesame time every day, after 10am- mid evening. If your cycles are longer, you could try what Ido. Basal Body Temping, Cervical Position and Cervical Mucous charting. If you use all 3 andrecord at the same time every morning, it’s very helpful in helping you find when you are/couldbe ovulating. With some practice and patience, it can be done! So check into those methods. Allyou’d have to buy is a BBT thermometer (8 dollars at walmart). And go from there! Make sureyou are taking a multi-vitamin (with folic acid) in case you do conceive, make sure hubby (or bf)takes a muti-vitamin too, (with zinc) also take a HPT regularly, especially since your periods areirregular. You never know!I hope this information helps you hun! Best of luck, and baby dust! 4 / 10
  5. 5. Laura asks…what is the best way to moniter ovulation?i really want to start moniter ovulation.. but not really sure where to start?any advice would be great.I normaly get my period the 4th or 5th of every month and it last about 6 daysPregnancy Advisor’s answers:Well, if you’d like to be obsessive like I am, there are SEVERAL ways to monitor ovulation.First of all, you can monitor your cervical mucus. There are several stages of cervical mucus,and each one is increasingly more fertile. You start out dry/sticky, then move to creamy, thenwatery, then egg white (the most fertile…signals ovulation). I will give you a website that hassome great information about this.You can also chart your BBT (basal body temp). You can get a BB thermometer at anydrugstore or online (again I will give you a website). I’m new at this, but this is a good way toknow when you ovulated (not upcoming ovulation). If you are regular, it’s a good prediction ofwhen you will ovulate.Ovulation predictor kits are awesome. The digital ones (Clear Blue Easy Digital) are the easiestto use, but can get expensive. You usually start testing around day 8 or 9 of your cycle, andcontinue testing until you get a positive result. The positive result is about a 24-36 hour headsup of ovulation. I used the digital ones for my first cycle, then went to cheaper ones I buy online. 5 / 10
  6. 6. There are also fertility monitors…..they are expensive, but great for women w/irregular cycles, orjust obsessive ones. The point of those is to give you a longer fertile window (instead of just the24-36 hour notice). They monitor your LH surge like OPKs, but also monitor estrogen levels.Ok, those are all the methods I use. Some women actually get ovulation cramps, which isanother heads up. Fertility Friend is a fantastic website, where you can set up a free ovulationcalendar, and find all kinds of helpful information (I recommend the 20 email lesson series).Essential Conception Guide is an awesome website created by Kirstyn Sierra. She fills it withvery detailed videos….she’s very easy to relate to. I recommend checking both of them out.I hope this helps….knowing when you ovulate is crucial when trying to conceive. Best of luck andlots of baby dust!Betty asks…How do you work out ovulation?Right,One site told me to count 10 days back and add on fouranother told me to count 14 days from the first day of myperiod.Im so confused.I’ve been trying to conceive for the last 6 monthsand I’m sort of over it now.I’ve become impatient but then recently ive realisedi’ve probably gotten confused with the wholeovulation.. 6 / 10
  7. 7. so can someone explain it to me in the non complicatednon confusing way??Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:Generally for a girl with a cycle length of 28 days, ovulation occurs 14 days prior to the nextperiods due date. I would suggest you try the ovulation calendar for the initial couple of monthsof ttc, if your cycle are regular. If not then go for a ovulation predictor kit. Ovulation predictor kitswork on the LH surge in your body. Once there is this high LH surge then you ovulate within thenext 24 hours. If you are ttc, dont wait for your ovulation to have sex, start to baby dance 2 to 3days prior to ovulation and continue for a further 2 more days after ovulation on every alternatedays or on everyday. Generally it takes 48 hours for the sperm to build up in a mans body and itstays alive for max 3 days inside a girls body. Hope this helps.All the best.Sandy asks…What is the easiest way to get pregnant (apart from the obviousanswers)?What steps can be taken to ensure you get pregnant when trying for a baby, please dont sayhave sex, im trying that lol. 7 / 10
  8. 8. Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:How to get Pregnant Faster – Top Ten Tips1. Have sex three times a week.Having regular sex is the best way to get pregnant. Couples often try to time everythingperfectly for ovulation but do not have sex when they think they are not ovulating. It is true thatsex that is not within the time of ovulation will not result in pregnancy. However, becausewomen do not always ovulate when they think they will, having sex three times a week will helpto 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 gettingpregnant. 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 easyto use and are generally accurate for predicting ovulation. Fertility monitors, such as the ClearBlue 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 theyalso read changes in other hormones and don’t require any guesswork for couples. They areeasy 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 eggwill survive approximately 24 hours. Sperm, on the other hand, will live for up to three to fivedays. This is why having sex two to three days before ovulation will increase your chances ofgetting pregnant. Don’t wait until the day you ovulate to have sex. Your partner’s sperm willlast 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 thecalendar 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 accurateway to predict when you ovulate. Many women do not ovulate on day fourteen and knowingprecisely 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 determinewhen you ovulate.5. Charting may not be the best way to predict ovulation. 8 / 10
  9. 9. Charting is great for tracking your cycle but it does have disadvantages. By the time you cansee ovulation on a bbt chart, you have already ovulated. It is good to chart so you can trackyour cycles, see if you ovulate the same time each month, and also so you can look back onyour cycle and see if you timed things right. But if this is your first cycle trying to get pregnant orif you are not ovulating at the same time each month, an ovulation prediction kit would be morehelpful.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 ormedical provider. Untreated infections, sexually transmitted diseases, or poor health can affectyour chances of getting pregnant. Its good to see a doctor as well as start taking prenatalvitamins 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 affectyour unborn child. It is important to stop smoking or using drugs and alcohol before gettingpregnant 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 reproductionand 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. Someresearchers believe that having an orgasm during sex increases your chances of gettingpregnant. For women, the spasmic movements of orgasm will help pull the sperm into theuterus 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 positionswhere the woman is on top. Gravity will allow sperm to leak out with these positions. Also tryplacing a pillow under your hips to help tilt your pelvis and keep the sperm in longer. Don’t getup 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 yearconsult your doctor for advice.Http://www.justmommies.comPowered by Yahoo! Answers 9 / 10
  10. 10. Answering Your Questions on LH Surge http://LHSurge.org Lh Surge Ovulation Calendar 10 / 10Powered by TCPDF (www.tcpdf.org)