Let's continuing talking about ovulation...
I'm surprised by how many women don't use an ovulation predictor kit - the pee test that tells you when you're ovulating.
Because without it, you're just guessing.
It's an excellent, and necessary, tool to help you predict ovulation.
In fact, in one study, the pregnancy rate was 87 per 100 women at 12 months when intercourse happened on high or peak days as indicated with the monitor. Compare that to 5 per 100 when s-e-x was only on low days.
Not only is the monitor helpful to identify your fertile window, it can also be used as an assessment tool to identify possible fertility problems such as:
- short luteal phases (the time between ovulation and your period) which might prevent implantation
- menstrual cycles when ovulation didn't happen
- long cycles with long follicular phases (the time before ovulation) indicating that the egg isn't developing properly
- unusual uterine bleeding patterns
- polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
I rest my case on why the ovulation predictor kits are so important when you're trying to get pregnant.
Especially if you're over 35yo and been diagnosed with poor egg quality. Your time must be optimized to get the best results.
There's more to be said about ovulation so come back tomorrow as I continue to dive deep.
The GPS (Get Pregnant and Stay pregnant) Fertility Program is currently closed. But stay tuned for when the doors re-open.
All my best,
Julie Chang, L.Ac.
Natural Fertility Eggspurt