Thank you so much for responding to my previous question. I actually started my AF on 11/11, so I am not pregnant. It has now been five months off the pill. What could I possibly do to increase my chances of getting pregnant? I am currently taking some detox medication to clean my body of any toxins, I started taking that this morning. I really want to become pregnant soon, but my body is throwing me mixed signals. If I plan when I should be ovulating according to what I’ve read then I would be ovulating from 11/29-12/02, does that sound right? Thanks again for your response.
How to Know When Fertile Time Is
Since you have only been off the pill 5 months, I would not be concerned you have not yet conceived. In fact, it is a good thing to be off the pill for 6 months before conceiving, giving your body time to recover from the disruptive effect of the artificial hormones you have been ingesting. You cannot predict when you will ovulate, simply by knowing when your last menses was. You can however observe the markers produced by your body to be aware of fertility as it is occurring. When you are fertile and approaching ovulation, your body will produce cervical mucus, which is observable as you wipe over the opening of the vagina. It is quite easy to develop a routine of observing and tracking the mucus being discharged during your normal hygiene when going to the bathroom. A woman’s body temperature also rises with her ovulation, and you can track these temperature changes by taking the temperature of your body at rest, before rising each morning. An NFP Professional can instruct you in the precise techniques, and assist you in interpreting the information you gather. A list of California NFP Professionals is on our website at www.canfp.org
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