Answering The Question Of Every Trying To Conceive Mom
It’s the epitome of trying to conceive. The question you ask yourself every month. When do I ovulate?
Your body can seem like a puzzle you’ll never solve. Cycle length all over the place, mood swings are out of control, and energy levels are at an all-time low.
Your hormones are running the show. And it feels like a mess. How can you ever figure out with certainty when your fertile window occurs when your body doesn’t make sense?
In my opinion, this is the beauty of our bodies. Every little cell is intricately working together. Regulated by hormones, specifically designed to make sure your unique body has what it needs.
In this blog series, I’m going to give you in-depth explanations on how to use the BBT and OPK methods to track your fertility. After the last blog, you’ll have a better understanding of your body. Even your mood swings will make a lot more sense.
Let’s start by dividing your cycle into 3 parts:
|What happens in your body?
|During the first part of your cycle, you’re not fertile. Your body is readying itself to prepare for a potential pregnancy. Your period plays a key role in this.
|The second part of your cycle: the fertile window and ovulation. During this time, your chances of conceiving are highest. The perfect time to plan the baby dance.
|The third and final part of your cycle. If you conceived during the second part, the fetus will make a home for itself in your uterus. If you didn’t, your body starts shedding the remnants of the unfertilized egg.
|Which hormone is responsible?
|Low levels of estrogen
|High levels of estrogen
A peak in LH
|High levels of progesterone
|What about your waking temperature?
|During this part, your temperature is lowest. Ranging between 97.0 and 97.7 degrees Fahrenheit.
|You notice a sudden increase in temperature. Around 0.8℉.
|Until your next period, your temperature stays elevated.
|How do you feel?
|During your period, you may feel fatigued. At the end of your period, your energy levels start to rise.
|You may feel sexy and optimistic. Your energy levels peak, making you feel happier in general.
|You may experience typical PMS symptoms, such as intensifying of emotions. You feel bloated and sluggish.
Now you know why your cycle looks the way it does. It will be easier to identify your ovulation. The next blog will delve deep into the OPK method and how you can use it to know when you’re ovulating.