Ok, I was told that the day you start your period you start counting and 14 days later you should ovulate, if your cycle is normal, which mine is. Now do you start counting when you start spotting, or do you start counting when you actually start to bleed. I spot for 3 or 4 days before I really start.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:52 AM on Oct. 5, 2009 in Trying to Conceive
Answer by outstandingLove at 1:55 AM on Oct. 5, 2009
Definitely read Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler, and check out www.fertilityfriend.com. Counting days is not a good way to know when you're ovulating (but the first day of your cycle is the first day of period flow, not just spotting). You probably ovulate 11-15 days before the start of your period, and you're most fertile for the 2-3 days prior to that. If you're very regular, then you can still count backwards from when you should start, but there's always the chance that you could ovulate earlier or later than normal, and then you'd miss it. Charting is the best way to go, that way you know for sure and can maximize your chances.
Answer by DragonRiderMD at 11:32 AM on Oct. 5, 2009
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