Women trying to get pregnant often become frustrated when they miss their period but have a negative pregnancy test. What most don't realize is that when trying to conceive the single most important information is finding out if and when ovulation happens.
Ovulation is when the egg is ejected from the ovary. If you miss your period and you know if and when ovulation happened then there are only 2 possibilities:
But if you don't know whether and when ovulation happened than you don't know when your period is supposed to come. Women who don't ovulate usually do not get their periods or they have irregular spotting and bleeding.
The most fertile days to make love are the 1-2 days before ovulation and the day after ovulation. Making love after ovulation is unlikely to get you pregnant.
There are several ways to find out if and when you ovulate. If you have a very regular menstrual cycle then having a fertility or ovulation calculator and calendar may be helpful.
Some methods of finding out when you ovulate can be easily done at home, while others require more sophisticated testing.
When trying to get pregnant the #1 information to know about is The "BIG O" (ovulation). It is essential to find out with enough certainty whether and when you ovulate (find out about the #2 information HERE).
Your chances of getting pregnant each month are 20-25% more if all of the following 5 conditions are met:
Your chances decrease significantly if one or more of these conditions are not met.
If you are pregnant than a pregnancy test is usually positive 15+ days after ovulation. That's why knowing the exact day of ovulation is crucial in improving your chances of getting pregnant.
Making sure that you ovulate and finding out exactly when you ovulate will very likely improve your chances of getting pregnant. That's why checking ovulation signs and symptoms is crucial, especially when taking Clomid (clomiphene citrate).