Ovulation Prediction

HOW CAN I PREDICT OVULATION?

Body Basal Temperature (BBT):

 Low basal temperature (basal = base or morning temp before getting out of bed because activity raises our base temp).  Pre-ovulation temps range from 97.2 – 97.6. 

Egg White Cervical Mucus (EWCM): 

A few days prior to ovulation we produce this very clear slippery mucus (much like egg whites). This is very fertile mucus and a clear indication that ovulation is about to occur.  This mucus protects the sperm from the acidic environment of the vagina.

Ovulation Predictor Kit “OPK”: 

The OPK detects the LH (luteinizing hormone) surge.  Ovulation should (no guarantees) occur 24-36 hours AFTER the LH surge. For best results test in late afternoon, limit fluid intake and hold urine for a few hours.  

Cervix disappears as it opens: 

The cervix (tunnel between vagina and uterus) rises and opens to allow passage of sperm into the uterus.  Sperm is deposited into the vagina.  If the cervix is open, sperm is able to swim out of the vagina in search of an egg to fertilize.

Lunar Ovulation: 

In Astrology, lunar or spontaneous ovulation can occur when the Sun and Moon are at the same angle as they were at the time of your birth.