What you need to know about OVULATION - day 3

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Remember Vanilla Ice?  One hit wonder with "Ice, Ice Baby"?

As you try to conceive your own one hit wonder, there will be times when your cycle is gonna be off.  

Your one hit flubs.

No need to panic.

You're not a robot so it happens.  

However, sometimes these blips become regular and you won't know unless you heed my advice.

It's possible to have a period but you won't actually ovulate even though the ovulation predictor kits show positive.

It can happen even in women with normal cycles. 

But beware!  Up to 25% of women experiencing fertility issues may see this occurring more regularly. 

In my patients, it seems to be more common as a women ages because the follicles may be more rigid and so harder to rupture even with the hormonal surge.  

That's why I recommend charting your basal body temperature to confirm ovulation.  It's a simple, at-home practice.

If ovulation isn't happening, then extra steps need to be taken to encourage this critical event.

I help women navigate all these fine points in my GPS (Get Pregnant and Stay pregnant) Fertility Program.  It's currently closed but will re-open next week so stay tuned for more info.

All my best,
Julie Chang, L.Ac.
Natural Fertility Eggspurt

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