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How will I know when I'm ovulating? Dumb question, I know.

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:38 PM on Mar. 24, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • Roughly 14 days after you start your period, if you have a 28-day cycle. You ovulate halfway between periods, usually - some women do earlier, some do later. You may be a bit crampy. Typically you'll have clear, sticky discharge - a fair amount of it. In the words of my favorite OB nurse - the wetter, the better - for conceiving.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:57 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • Check out the book by Toni Weschler called taking charge of your fertility. the only way (without buying products every month) is to chart basal body temp, cervical position, and cervical mucous. Easy answer, you ovulate 12-16 days before the 1st day of your period so if you have a regular cycle, just subtract that amount. You will usually ovulate exactly the same day before the period but it's different for each woman so it ranges between12-16 days. Also just before you ovulate you will notice a egg white (in consistency) discharge, this is your body prepping for's the 'food' that sperm needs to live off of and move thru to get to your cervix and therefore your egg. when fertile (discharge) sperm can survive for up to 36 hours but when you don't have the fertile discharge they die off in a couple hours.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 11:01 PM on Mar. 24, 2010

  • get the OPK's... they are like 17.00 or something for the 7 day kit or you could get the 24 pk. every time i have used the opks i've got the 2 positives they really work.

    Answer by bmdred at 10:47 AM on Mar. 25, 2010

  • Also check out's the online version of the Wechsler book and much mroe accurante than OPKs.

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:23 PM on Mar. 25, 2010

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