Ovulation & Basal
measurements provide an accurate and free method of discovering the timing
of ovulation. The basal temperature method also allows you to discover
whether your cycle is normal and whether you are pregnant. If your chart does not
look like the one below, you can learn more in my simple e-book on
How to interpret your
temperature chart. If you want to learn even more about all the things
that influence fertility, read my book
It Takes Two, which is
available as an e-book or hard copy. Alternatively, if you have been trying
without success for some time or have experienced one or more miscarriages,
you can avoid more heart-break by discovering the cause through my
Natural Fertility Evaluation.
This on-line service provides you with a
detailed personal report that identifies all your problem areas and gives
helpful, straight forward advice.
What is Ovulation?
Ovulation is the name
given to the process of the release of the egg (Latin name = ovum, plural =
ova) from the follicle of the Ovary. Ovulation occurs once the egg has
reached a certain stage of maturity. Its release is associated with specific
hormonal changes. Prior to ovulation,
several ova are expanding in size. Usually only the largest of these, the
so-called dominant follicle releases its ovum.
What is a Temperature Chart or Ovulation Calendar?
Ovulation can be timed in a fertile woman by measuring her
basal body temperature. When fertile, her (basal) body temperature varies in a particular
way at different times of her cycle. If you are trying to time your
ovulation you can use your body
temperature to discover whether your cycle and ovulation are normal and your most fertile
time of the month. In normal cycles, the temperature is low, about 36.5 before
ovulation and rises to 37 degrees soon after ovulation. If there are deviations from
this pattern, ovulation might not occur. Alternatively, the conditions in the ovary at the
time of ovulation might not be suitable for normal fertilization and development. It
is possible to work out what is going wrong by analyzing the temperature chart.
My new e-book
TEMPERATURE CHARTS makes you an expert!
It has sample charts (cycles that worked and ones that didn't), clear explanations
and ways to solve most problems. Also my easy to read book
Takes Two tells you all you need to know about fertility and conception.
It is very easy to
measure your own basal temperature. In my experience, basal temperature is best measured
in the vagina. Ask your pharmacist to sell you a suitable thermometer. Once you have
your thermometer and have downloaded your free CHART you will be ready to commence. WHEN
YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR CHART, YOU MIGHT WANT SOME HELP
If you've read the e-book
you probably wont need
my help. But you are welcome to email a list of your temperature readings on different
days or scan your completed chart and attach it to an email. There is a small fee of
$25.00 for my analysis and email response. Alternatively you might like to make an
appointment. I consult in person in Adelaide or by telephone anywhere else, including
outside Australia. To arrange for either the email interpretation or consultation, please
Download your free
The temperature charts and
instructions are in a PDF format. If you do not already have a PDF reader installed on
your computer you can download your free PDF reader
What should the
temperature chart look like?
I have included an
ideal chart. Day 1 is the first day of menstrual bleeding and your
temperature should be about 36.5 degrees C. At about day 13, there should be a small
dip and on about day 14, the time of ovulation, your temperature should rise. In an ideal
cycle it will reach 37 degrees C on day15 or 16 and stay at 37 until a day or so before
your period. If you are pregnant your temperature will stay at 37 degrees until you
deliver. There's really no need to have a pregnancy test!
When should you have
to time ovulation so as to have sex at the right time is not the best way to
go about natural conception. Ideally if you are
trying to conceive you should make love frequently and not bother too much about the stage
of your cycle. You have a much greater chance of becoming pregnant if have sex
before ovulation rather than at ovulation or later. This is because it takes time
for the sperm to swim up to the egg. Try to have intercourse at least every second
day during the week you are ovulating.
What if I don't
have time for much SEX or it's not very enjoyable?
love is a very important part of successful relationships. If you are a
woman and your sex life isn't wonderful then the time to do something about it is NOW.
My new e-book
Love & Babies" is full of helpful advice for women
and their partners. When you read
Making Love &
Babies you can also check your sexual technique. Detailed research
suggests that a very common sexual practice might inhibit fertility.
What do variations in
will help you interpret your chart and understand how to make the changes to
overcome irregularities. If this doesn't work you probably need to utilize
my services of my Evaluation plus Counselling. So much of your life and
lifestyle can contribute to your fertility that there is no simpler way than
this of working things out.
Some families have
a tendency to produce dizygous or fraternal (non-identical) twins. This has
been found in families with a certain type of gene for alpha 1 anti-trypsin.
Now although this sounds complicated, it's not. It's simply that these
families end up with more activity of the enzyme trypsin. Trypsin breaks
down the wall of the follicle and releases the egg so more trypsin means
that more than one follicle might be broken down. Twinning is also
associated with increasing maternal age. This doesn't happen for the same
reasons as familial twinning but it does happen for the same reason as IVF
clinics collect lots of eggs. It is because the hormone FSH (Follicle
Stimulating Hormone) that ripens follicles, is increased with maternal age.
If you need extra help,
it is available at relatively low cost and could save you a huge amount of
money, time and anguish. PLEASE DON'T consider
IVF or other invasive procedures before you have looked thoroughly at your
lifestyle. Try our services. Personal Counselling is available world-wide by
telephone and email.
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Are there natural
solutions to hormone imbalances? Hormone imbalances
cause problems with ovulation. The imbalances are usually caused by exposures to toxic
chemicals, stress or your diet. I have frequently been able to regulate women's
cycles just by changing their diet or lifestyle. It takes a bit of adjusting but no
major expense and certainly no technical intervention. Arrange a
consultation in person or by telephone.
HELP IS AT HAND FOR THOSE WITH PROBLEMS
very likely that your diet,
lifestyle and personal stresses are contributing to your problems.
It is very likely that you can be
helped without the use of drugs and invasive treatments.