Hello and welcome to the episode 1 of the podcast series. This is Bridget Osho, holistic fertility therapist and founder of chèriemamma.
So today, I am going to be answering one very frequently asked question that people always ask me or send emails to ask me. It’s when to know you are ovulating by counting the numbers of days. Some people called me and said, my period started on, I don’t know, the 10th of this month, when am I likely to ovulate?
And my answer to that is, I don’t believe in counting the days when you ovulate because even if your circle is regular, you do not necessarily ovulate on the same day of your circle. So, if you have a 28 days circle, you might not always ovulate on the 14th or 13th or whatever date, so that’s not the right way to know if you are ovulating. so many people think they aren’t ovulating because when they count and do the test using the predictor test kit, they found out that they are not ovulating, so they just assume they aren’t ovulating. So, the best way to know if or when you are ovulating is to chart your circle everyday. So by this, I mean you get a digital thermometer and you check your temperature first thing in the morning before you get up from bed. What you are trying to find out is your body’s average temperature without any activity, because when you ovulate, and you release an egg, your progesterone levels increase and progesterone will always increase your body temperature, so if you have been charting your circle everyday and making note of the numbers you get, you will find out that there are certain days your temperature will be higher, the first day that your temperature is higher, it means you have ovulated the previous day.
So if you are somebody who have been charting her circle regularly, you will be able to find the pattern that works for you. So you might find out that ok, I do ovulate on the 11th and the 12th or I ovulated between the 13th and the 15th depending on your circle, depending on, you know, yourself, your body and different things which will be talking about in other podcast episode. But now, the thing to take away from this one is for you to understand that you can’t always count your circle, it’s not very accurate for most people it causes a lot of headache and fear and panic that they aren’t ovulating. But once you chart your circle everyday, and once you find out your temperature has risen, sometimes it doesn’t rise more than 0.023 but it’s constant and you see that it actually has risen, then it means you have ovulated. This is the surest way to know that you have ovulated because this is your body telling you and you aren’t just counting arbitrarily. So this is what am going to be talking about today.
It’s a very popular question and it’s very important. On other episodes, I will be answering other questions as you know, things like, other ways of knowing if you are fertile, and how to know if there’s any problems with your ovulation. But for now, this is me signing out, Bridget Osho. Speak to you soon, take care, bye!