Wednesday, December 10, 2014

What the Big O Really Stands For

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Let's face it mommies, when we were young and careless, it seems all we tried to do was avoid getting pregnant. And then when that biological clock started ticking loudly, say around age 30, then it hits us hard that getting pregnant isn't as easy as it's cracked up to be. 

It's not all about weeks of wild, romantic nights to have you miraculously fall pregnant. So many women find out the hard way that it's hard work. It takes time. It takes effort. A lot of effort.

One of the absolute keys to trying to get pregnant is to know when you ovulate. If you don't know this, you'll never fall pregnant unless incredibly, incredibly lucky (and young!) Ovulation is when the egg is released, ready for fertilization. Did you know that only happens once a month? Only one time a month, about 2-3 days, are you even fertile! How's that for odds? So you need to catch that egg! How to catch it? By pinpointing ovulation. 

You can take OPKs to test when you're ovulating, but be sure to have plenty on hand as you may need to test 10-12 days in a row before you see the 2 dark lines indicating it's time! You can begin tracking and temping your BBT, which means to keep track of your daily basal body temperature and track it in a daily chart to see your temps' peaks and valleys to find the pattern of ovulation. For more tips and tricks, check out