It’s All About the Big O: Ovulation Not Orgasm

It's All About the Big O: Ovulation Not Orgasm

When you’re trying to conceive, your entire worldview changes. Even words take on new and different meanings. Take “the big O” for example. You probably are used to that phrase meaning orgasm, right? Not anymore! While you are trying to conceive, the only “O” you need to worry about is ovulation! It is the key to getting pregnant and the most important thing to focus on while trying to conceive! Read on for all you need to know about the new “big O”. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

When It Happens

If you are having troubles getting pregnant, tracking your ovulation is a big deal and is key to knowing when to time sex to increase your chances. Typically, ovulation occurs right around two weeks after your menstrual period, but this time frame can vary from woman to woman. You can use one of several different means to determine when ovulation is occurring. There are ways to chart your basal body temperature, there are ways to track your cervical mucus, there are even over the counter ovulation test kits that are much like over the counter home pregnancy tests.

Planning Sex Around Ovulation

For the most part, there are only somewhere between 5-7 days that a woman can get pregnant each month. This is why it is so very important to plan, and to know when you are going to be ovulating so that you have the best chance of getting pregnant. Plan to have sex a couple of days before you ovulate, and perhaps then again on the day you ovulate. Sperm can live longer than the egg, so having the sperm “ready and waiting” when you ovulate is a great way to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

What If I’m Not Ovulating Properly

If your periods are irregular, or if you don’t experience any ovulation symptoms during the month, that could be a sign that your body isn’t ovulating properly. It can be really frustrating to think that you are not ovulating properly when you want to get pregnant. If you do think something might be off with your body and it’s ovulation cycle, make sure to see your doctor and get checked out. Many times, ovulation problems are something that can be solved easily with treatment from your doctor. Don’t be afraid to seek help if you think that you might need it.

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Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD
Dr. Prabha Sahgal, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Prabha Sahgal MD, is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and subspecialty board certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Sahgal holds a B.S. degree from MIT in molecular biology and currently serves on the ConceiveEasy board of directors.