When am I most fertile? This is the most commonly asked question in clinic.
For many women and couples, knowing your fertile window can often be difficult to pinpoint! Secondly, if your cycle is irregular or you’ve just stopped to OCP it can be hard to understand when you are ovulating. Thirdly your period tracker App is not always accurate!
From day 1 it takes around 14 days for a follicle to mature for a regular 28 day cycle. At ovulation a surge in the LH hormone ruptures the mature follicle and releases your egg down the Fallopian tube! When the follicle releases this egg, that is when you’re most fertile. “You have a small window of 24 hours to conceive”!
It is around this time that we need to get down to the business side of things. And by business, I mean sex. Gone are the days of having sex every second day. We are not in the 1970’s, it’s 2021 and TIMING is everything. I’ve been practicing fertility awareness method since i was 15 years old. There is a method to conceiving! This is where science comes in – The Angea Method.
The greatest wisdom from our female body is – it is always in communication with you, if you know what to look for!
So many women have never been educated about their natural bodily functions! But this is one of the most empowering parts of your fertility journey: you have the opportunity to build an intimate relationship with your body, understand your body cues and hormonal ebbs and flows!
The 4 keys to finding your fertility window:
1. Fertile cervical fluid
2. Cervical position
3. Ovulation predictor kits
4. Basal body temperature
You can use your app to see if your ovulation test kit and rise in BBT temp correlate with your ovulation! Your Fertile window! There are also many fertility methods we can do in clinic to confirm your ovulation – from blood serum tests (progesterone) and pelvic ultrasounds.
Amanda is the founder of Angea and has over 12 years of experience working with women to support their health journey. In addition to being a registered doctor of Chinese medicine, Amanda is a yoga teacher and founder of Mindful Pregnancy Yoga Training. Amanda offers acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and womb healing treatments at Angea.