02-08-2007, 06:14 PM
Ok, I know you are all gonna think I am a idiot because I am 29 years old and have had 1 child already, but I really don't know much about ovualtion. I have been on BC pills since I was 16 years olda and when you are on BC pills, you don't ovulate. When I got pregnant with Wes, I pretty much just stopped taking my pill. I never checked when I was ovulating and all that. We were just lucky to get pregnant 2 months after I stopped the pill. So, now we are about to start trying for baby number 2 and I would really like to calculate it all better. Mostly because I wanna give birth next summers sometime. Isn't it 14 days after your period starts that you are ovulating? And do you have to be exact on that day or can it be around that day?
02-08-2007, 07:27 PM
Well, as a general rule ovulation takes place 14 days after the first day of your period, BUT can take place at any time in that time frame OR later. Technically the stable part is the 14 days post ovulation. So if you started your cycle on day 26 instead of day 28 then it was the fact that you ovulated on day 12 instead of day 14.
Sperm lives a couple of days...boys swim faster. Copulation on the day of ovulation often produces boys because they get there sooner than girls. But girls live longer...so copulation a couple of days before ovulation could lead to a girl. Of course God alone is in charge of all of that. :)
The advice I most hear from docs is copulation every 36 hours, not every 24 as it can decrease DH's numbers. And of course the key time frame is anywhere from 9 -16 days from the start of your last cycle. There are devices that actually predict if you are ovulating... but I have never used them. :?
And don't feel bad about now knowing. I have delivered women who had no idea that they didn't urinate from their birth canal! :shock: I hope that I am allowed to write that and it isn't too graphic! :D
02-08-2007, 09:57 PM
I think I am such a big plug around here for Taking Charge of Your Fertility but that book is such a great way to learn about not only how a womans body works, but how YOURS does! Don't feel bad about asking that question because there is so much to a womans body, and so much that I am still learning too. depending on if you are irregular, is also is part of it. My cycle is usually 35-52 days so I Ovulate on day 20-30 or so. If you pay attention to your body and your cycle, you will be able to chart when you O and how long your luteal phase is, which is usually 9-15 days (I do believe without looking it up) Anyways, I hope I helped.
02-12-2007, 11:07 AM
I've learned it's ok to ask questions here, the support is amazing!
I agree with Becky's response and the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It's an amazing read and journey to learn with.
I also found Fertility Friend.com a helpful website.
02-12-2007, 11:09 AM
Will third.. 4th, 5th... the choice of book here. :D
I think I've read through my copy about 20 times already!
Yup! T.C.O.Y.F. is a must have!!!! I don't know what I would've done without it! Saved me a ton of STRESS! Try overstock.com for low prices.
Ohhh, and YAY! For TTC!!!!! That's great news! -ren