What is ovulation?

Signs and symptoms of ovulation include mittelschmerz, light pelvic pain on one side of the pelvis, spotting, changes in cervical mucus, breast tenderness. Learning about signs and symptoms of ovulation help you predict fertility and find out if and when ovulation happens and when you should have sex to get pregnant. 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 factor 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. Either you are not pregnant and your period comes 15 or so days later, or you are pregnant and your period does not come 15+ days later.

If you don't know if and when ovulation happened, then 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. There are several ways to find out if and when you ovulate. Some methods of finding out when you ovulate can be easily done at home, while others require more sophisticated testing. If you have a regular menstrual cycle, a fertility or ovulation calculator and calendar may be helpful. Your "fertility window" consists of the 5-6 fertile days of your menstrual cycle 4-5 days before and the day of ovulation when intercourse is most likely to result in pregnancy. This fertile window starting 5 days before the day of ovulation until the day of ovulation. Your most fertile of these days are the 2 days before plus the day of ovulation.

What Is The Average BBT Basal Body Temperature?

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Irregular Cycles and TTC

Two months ago my cycle was 30 days, now it was 26 days when should we TTC? ... read more »

Vaginal Spotting

What does vaginal bleeding shortly before menses mean? ... read more »

Ovulation: Symptoms and Signs

There are several signs and symptoms to detect ovulation, and they include a biphasic temperature chart, positive OPK, and mittelschmerz. ... read more »

Expert Fertility Basal Body Temperature BBT Chart Evaluation

BabyMed is the only fertility site where a real fertility expert looks at your fertility basal body temperature BBT chart and helps you identify ovulation and other information. ... read more »

Ovulation After OPK Turns Negative?

Ovulation does not necessarily happen after the OPK turns negative. It could happen, but that's not the rule. ... read more »

TTC after miscarriage

How long after a miscarriage does it take to get pregnant? ... read more »

Sex before or on the day of EWCM?

The reason why it's suggested to make love regularly, two to three times per week, is not just to take the stress out of TTC. Making love frequently will probably get you pregnant faster. ... read more »

Coverline - When Is It Being Drawn

When your waking body temperature rises more than 0.2 or two-tenths of a degree higher than the previous six days, and it stays that way for at least two days, you can start drawing your coverline. ... read more »

Ovulation - Which Side?

A sonogram done several days before ovulation can sometimes determine if the "leading follicle" (the area in the ovary where ovulation will happen from) is in the right or the left ovary. This can usually predict where ovulation may happen. ... read more »

Natural Family Planning (NFP)

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Progesterone Elevated

What does it mean to have an elevated progesterone level? ... read more »

Cervical Position - How-To

How do I check my cervical position? ... read more »

What is the Post-Coital Test?

The Post-Coital Test assesses the interaction of the sperm and cervical mucus. It is often part of the evaluation when you have difficulty conceiving. ... read more »

TTC after the IUD

IUD removed three months ago ... read more »

After the Pill - Bleeding Irregularly

I stopped the pill two months ago but am bleeding irregularly. What does this mean? ... read more »

Infertility Workup Before Clomiphene

Should everyone have an infertility workup? ... read more »

Light Menstrual Periods

After the pill my menstrual periods are light ... read more »

Long Cycles and Delayed Ovulation

A menstrual cycle with infrequent menstrual periods and cycles that are consistently longer than 35 days is also known as 'oligomenorrhea.' ... read more »

Biphasic Curve

The basal body temperature rises and stays up after ovulation because of the progesterone hormone being produced by the corpus luteum after ovulation. This hormone increases BBT. A typical biphasic curve has two distinct phases. ... read more »

Positive Pregnancy Test After Ovulation

When does the HPT become positive? ... read more »

I Had EWCM Egg White Cervical Mucus Twice

It is normal to observe ewcm egg white cervical mucus twice in a menstrual cycle. ... read more »

OPK

Why is the OPK test positive for so long? ... read more »

EWCM Only One Day

I had egg-white cervical mucus (EWCM) for one day, is this the ovulation day? ... read more »

FertilChart BBT Interpretation

The FertilChart guidelines to interpret your charts. ... read more »

Causes of Fertility Problems

The three major causes of infertility are sperm problems, ovulation problems, and fallopian tube problems. ... read more »

Implantation Dip on BBT

Could an implantation dip on my BBT chart mean that I am pregnant? ... read more »

BabyMed BBT Charts

Chart statistics for BBT charts rated and evaluated from January 1 to October 21, 2002. ... read more »

Timing of Sex and Ovulation

Timing of intercourse is when you try to make love only within a day or 2 of ovulation. ... read more »

Menstrual Period and Getting Pregnant

Can I get pregnant while I have my period? ... read more »

Setting Ovulation and Coverline Visually

How is a visual interpretation of ovulation and coverline done? ... read more »

Ovulation Prediction

Are there any studies on ovulation prediction? ... read more »

Pregnant During My Period

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Ovulation After Ectopic Pregnancy

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EWCM and Ovulation

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Ovulation Twice on BBT

What does ovulating twice look like on a basal body temperature (BBT) chart? ... read more »

BBT or EWCM?

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Hyperprolactinemia - Elevated Prolactin

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BBT - Drop in Temperature

Can I tell from my basal body temperature (BBT) if I am ovulating today? ... read more »

Menstrual Period After Miscarriage

After a miscarriage, it can take up to six to eight weeks for your ovulation to return to normal. And then it takes another two weeks for your period to come. ... read more »

Getting Pregnant With IUI After BBT Temperature Rise

What are my chances of getting pregnant via IUI after my basal body temperature (BBT) rise? ... read more »

Inhibin B

What does Inhibin B mean? ... read more »

Early Ovulation

Is early ovulation a problem? ... read more »

Biphastic Curve

Your temperature may go up and stay up above the coverline for 14-16 days after ovulation. That is called a "biphasic curve". ... read more »

Cervix Soft and High After Ovulation

Am I still fertile if my cervix is soft and high after ovulation? ... read more »

Cervical Fluid

What is normal cervical fluid like? ... read more »

Testing Inhibin B and Ovarian Reserve

Measuring Inhibin B and ovarian reserve in order to determine if the ovarian reserve is decreased. ... read more »

How to Find Out if You Are Fertile in 12 Steps

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Cervical Fluid and Intercourse Timing

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OPK Negative But Ovulation Symptoms

Even with a negative OPK it's still possible to ovulate, especially if you have ovulation symptoms. ... read more »

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