Ovulation

Can I get pregnant 3, 4 or 5 days before ovulation?

How likely are you to get pregnant if your last intercourse was 3, 4 or even 5 days before ovulation? You probably know that natural conception must take place immediately after ovulation. When a mature egg cell is released from one of your ovaries, it must be fertilized within 24 hours, perhaps even …

Can you ovulate twice in a cycle?

Is it possible to ovulate twice in one cycle? The short answer is no. Once your body has released a mature egg from one of your ovaries, it starts to produce the hormone progesterone, which hinders the release of more eggs until your next cycle. It is perfectly possible to release more than one egg — indeed, that’s …

Basal body temperature (BBT) and ovulation

What does your body temperature have to do with ovulation? Basal body temperature (BBT) is the temperature of your body in full rest, and this temperature is influenced by the hormones that regulate your menstrual cycle. During the first half of your cycle, the dominating hormone is estrogen which helps …

Does egg white cervical mucus (EWCM) mean ovulation?

Your cervical mucus (the discharge from your vagina) was probably not of much interest to you before you started trying to conceive. As you may now have learnt, however, carefully observing your cervical mucus can help you . However, with careful observation, it can be very helpful in predicting your most fertile …

How to use ovulation kits (ovulation tests)

Ovulation tests, also known as ovulation predictor kits (OPKs), are extremely useful when you are trying to conceive. Ovulation tests help you find the most fertile days in your cycle, so you can make sure to have intercourse on those days when you’re most likely to get pregnant. What is …