Are you trying to conceive but have not been successful yet then don’t worry as we bring you some great tips from Ann Douglas, the author of The Mother of All Pregnancy Books (Canadian edition and U.S. edition), The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby, and The Mother of All Pregnancy Organizers (first edition and the brand new second edition).
Getting a sleep of less than three hours’ straight leads to an unreliable reading on your BBT (basal body temperature). Some of the other factors that can play a role include illness (particularly fever) and an electric blanket.
According to the author, if you don’t notice any temperature shift on your BBT chart? Don’t panic. Some women who are ovulating medically speaking “normally” don’t experience the classic temperature rise upon ovulation. Their BBT remains constant instead, their entire menstrual cycle.
Five days leading to Ovulation:
The great book writer Ann Douglas says in her book claims that the most fertile period in women’s cycles is the five days leading up to ovulation.
As ovulation approaches, you can monitor this particular fertility sign yourself. An indication is that your cervix tends to rise in your vagina, soften, and open slightly, and it feels soft and fleshy like your lips.
Over 206 million dollars worth of pregnancy tests is sold in the U.S. each year. Even though having a positive pregnancy test is one of the most common reasons for missing your periods, you can also miss them for many other reasons such as experiencing a jet lag or having a severe illness, maybe you have gone through surgery recently, or a bodily shock, suffering from grief, or many other reasons of stress can also impact missing periods
The Big Night:
This could be a big night! If you’re using your BBT aiming to pinpoint to your most fertile days, then don’t wait around until your temperature rises higher before you attempt conceiving because it is very likely that ovulation may have already happened. You might end up missing the big moment.
The Wait Begins:
Once ovulation has occurred, the wait begins. There isn’t enough human chorionic gonadotropin in your urine for a pregnancy test to indicate results until at least 12 days after ovulation or maybe even longer.
As you track your basal body temperatures, you may be saving yourself the cost of a home pregnancy test. If your period is late, you may want to note if the number of days since you ovulated–is longer than usual. If you have 18 consecutive elevated temperatures or your temperature remains elevated for at least three days longer than you’re most extended luteal phase to date, you’ll be able to conclude that you’re pregnant.
Clean Testing Equipment:
If you purchase a pregnancy test that requires you to collect a urine sample rather than testing your urine while you urinate, you need to make sure that you have a soap-free and clean container on hand. Ann Douglas in one of her books further says that soap residues may also impact the test result accuracy.
There is evidence that taking contraceptive pills, antibiotics, and analgesics, such as acetaminophen, does not affect pregnancy test accuracy.
Do you have a menstrual cycle that is longer or shorter than 28 days? Chances are, you won’t ovulate on Day 14. Ovulation typically occurs 14 days before starting the next menstrual cycle–not 14 days after the last one.
Ways to Relax:
Are you searching for a natural way to relax when you’re trying to conceive? An orgasm possibly is what you need! Studies have shown that an orgasm is 22 times as soothing as the average tranquilizer.
Has it been two weeks since you ovulated. If you haven’t had your period yet, you may be able to obtain a result on a home pregnancy test now. If you take the test sooner then that is required, then the test results may indicate that there isn’t enough HCG in your urine to indicate a positive result. If you have obtained a positive test result, you’re most probably pregnant.