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Ways To Track Ovulation When Trying To Conceive

If you are undergoing IVF at an infertility center Cary, then tracking your ovulation cycle can help you conceive more efficiently. Your ovulation cycle is the period during which your uterus releases its ovum. This ovum, more commonly known as the egg, waits for a sperm cell. When it successfully interacts with a sperm cell, the female body can experience conception.

Your infertility center Cary treatment can help you and your partner become better physically and mentally prepared for conception. However, you and your partner will still need to time yourself in a way where during the ovulation phase, the ovum encounters sperm cells. Many women do this by tracking their menstrual cycles to ensure that they can fully utilize their ovulation cycle.

How Do You Track Your Ovulation Cycle?

There are various ways to track your ovulation cycle. Please keep in mind that this is not the same as your menstrual cycle. Menstruation happens when the ovum does not encounter sperm cells and are released from the body. The ovulation cycle is the period when the female body is at the most fertile, and most likely to conceive. Here are four ways you can track your ovulation cycle:

  1. Keep Track of Your Cycle

Your body ovulates every twenty-eight days. By either making notes or using an app, you can jot down your current ovulation dates. If you don’t know this, then write down your period dates and work back a week from it. This will give you a basic idea of when you can expect your ovulation phase to start next month.

  1. Watch Out For Abdominal Pain

Many women experience pain in either the right or left side of the abdomen, about a week before their ovulation phase. The pain doesn’t last very long and is otherwise harmless.

  1. Monitor Your Body Temperature

The female body temperature increases during the ovulation phase. If you know what your normal temperature is, and notice a slight increase over a few days, it could indicate that your ovulation phase is starting.

  1. Use Ovulation Assessment Tests

These tests work very similarly to pregnancy tests. Hormone levels in the urine are used to determine how close you are to ovulating. The test kits have seven tests, so you can monitor an increase in hormone levels leading up to ovulation.

Your infertility doctor Cary at the NCCRM fertility center can help you learn more about tracking your cycle. Visit NCCRM, your infertility center Cary, to learn about IVF Raleigh and conception.

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