Ovulation is the process of the female body releasing a mature egg from the ovaries. On average, it happens about 14 days before the start of your period, with the few days leading up to ovulation being the most fertile of your cycle.

Ovulation occurs through an intricate relationship between female hormones. Hormones send chemical messages to let different parts of the body know that it’s time to do their job. There are three hormones that play a role in the egg’s release: Luteinizing Hormone (LH), progesterone and oestrogen.

How do I know when I’m ovulating?

There are many methods that you can use to predict ovulation. These include measuring changes in temperature, saliva, urine and vaginal mucus. However, due to a number of external influences they are not always very reliable.

Simple maths is often very helpful. Ovulation occurs 14 days before the beginning of your next period.  So the best way to predict when you’re ovulating is to record the average length of your cycles and then calculate when you’re ovulating using  this 14 day rule. Once you have done this I would recommend having sex every couple of days 4 days before and after ovulation.

 

Cycle Tracking

It’s certainly not always an easy task to accurately predict your own ovulation, particularly if your period length tends to vary month to month. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a while then it may be beneficial to make an appointment to discuss Cycle Tracking. Tracking your cycle will provide me with valuable information about your hormone levels, egg development and ovulation and enable me to advise the ideal time for intercourse to increase your chance of conceiving naturally.

Ovulation is the process of the female body releasing a mature egg from the ovaries. On average, it happens about 14 days before the start of your period, with the few days leading up to ovulation being the most fertile of your cycle.

Ovulation occurs through an intricate relationship between female hormones. Hormones send chemical messages to let different parts of the body know that it’s time to do their job. There are three hormones that play a role in the egg’s release: Luteinizing Hormone (LH), progesterone and oestrogen.

How do I know when I’m ovulating?

There are many methods that you can use to predict ovulation. These include measuring changes in temperature, saliva, urine and vaginal mucus. However, due to a number of external influences they are not always very reliable. Simple maths is often very helpful. Ovulation occurs 14 days before the beginning of your next period.  So the best way to predict when you’re ovulating is to record the average length of your cycles and then calculate when you’re ovulating using  this 14 day rule. Once you have done this I would recommend having sex every couple of days 4 days before and after ovulation.

Cycle Tracking

It’s certainly not always an easy task to accurately predict your own ovulation, particularly if your period length tends to vary month to month. If you’ve been trying to get pregnant for a while then it may be beneficial to make an appointment to discuss Cycle Tracking. Tracking your cycle will provide me with valuable information about your hormone levels, egg development and ovulation and enable me to advise the ideal time for intercourse to increase your chance of conceiving naturally.