I posed this question on Instagram, and 62% of the women who responded said, “Not sure.”
That was me at one point, then I discovered that everything I needed to know to confirm ovulation each month was at my fingertips!
If you identify with the 62% of women who said that they’re not sure if their periods are ovulatory, then here’s what you need to know:
- A true period is always preceded by ovulation.
- What’s ovulation, you say? In simple terms, it’s the point in your menstrual cycle where you release an egg.
- Ovulation is also how women make female sex hormones (i.e., estradiol and progesterone) each month. This helps us maintain balance in our bodies and contributes to our overall health.
- Ideally, ovulation occurs anywhere between Days 12 and 21 of your 25 to 35-day cycle. For example. I have a 28-day cycle (give or take one day) and I typically ovulate on Day 14 or 15.
- Note: an app can’t confirm ovulation for you. Neither can your doctor or an ovulation predictor kit.
- To confirm ovulation on your own, you can:
- Track your basal body temperature and observe your cervical fluid every day of your cycle.
- If you want to take things a step further, then monitor the position of your cervix.
- Lastly, it’s equally important to observe your daily physical and emotional symptoms.
- Wanna know what can disrupt ovulation? Stress, elevated blood sugar, and elevated insulin to name a few…
I can tell you exactly what you need to look for and how to address any potential disruptors in my 30-day program. I can also get you on the path to better health overall.
It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to get pregnant or not.
Consistent ovulation is a key sign of health during your childbearing years.
Ovulation promotes bone, brain, heart, uterine, vaginal, and breast health. It also supports muscle gain, immune function, and sleep regulation.
Did I mention that ovulation is the time of month where you should feel most capable, most confident, and most like the fearfully and wonderfully made woman that God created you to be?
It’s such a gift!
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