When it comes to conceiving, some women just throw away their birth controls and get pregnant within a few days and some go about using ovulation kits, personal calendars and certain recipes that facilitate pregnancy and see results in several weeks. Then, there are others who do it all and still don`t see results for months. The process of conceiving is the same – what makes it easier for some is their uterus` hospitality.
A couple should have sex frequently to conceive. It`s a snap, but worth mentioning because of the busy work schedules people have these days. Due to offbeat work shifts, extensive work load and regular business trips, having sex – specifically at the right time – is less likely to happen. Figuring out the right timing (ovulation day) is essential for every woman in order to get pregnant because an egg only survives up to 24 hours after ovulation. And because of this limited time, getting pregnant becomes actually very difficult.
In a very regular 28 day menstrual cycle, ovulation day is the 14th day from the first day of the period. Unfortunately, most women don`t have a usual 28 day cycle – it can be anywhere between 24 to 36 days. Women who don`t have 28 day cycle can calculate their ovulation day by using ovulation predictor kits that help in pinpointing the most fertile time in a woman`s cycle. These kits detect a surge in a hormone in one`s urine called Luteinizing Hormone (LH). Since it usually happens 24-36 hours prior to ovulation, women can find out that they are about to ovulate.
Another method for figuring out one`s ovulation day is to get one`s basal body temperature (BBT) which usually drops by half a degree 24 hours prior to ovulation. For this method, women have to take their temperature every day, preferably mornings, using the same precise thermometer each day. In this method, measuring and recording one`s accurate temperature each day is important. Nonetheless, it can be really confusing in case someone has cold or fever.
If one is still finding it hard to conceive, she, along with her husband, should visit a doctor who will help her identify any possible issue. A doctor will review the couple`s medical history and see if any of the previous or current health conditions and/or medication is the causing a bad effect on their fertility. To get to the root of the problem, the doctor is more likely to suggest tests for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), rubella immunity, blood test and some genetic tests along with a complete gynecological exam.
In addition to that, the doctor may also suggest the woman to take a prenatal vitamin with folic acid which is also beneficial. The sooner one consults a doctor, the better.
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