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In Reply To: regrading ovulation

Date Tue May 25 2004 17:27

Author bay ([email protected])

Jennifer: I worked at a women's clinic in Oregon and we advised women to consider the first day of their period as Day 1, with ovulation ocurring on or close to Day 14, in a regular 28-day cycle. It will work best to calculate approximately when you will ovulate, and then observe mucus changes, and the feeling of pulling in one ovary to know when you have actually ovulated. I have been taught by midwives and feminist healthworkers that pregnancy is most likely to be achieved when inseminating for 5 days before ovulation, on the day of ovulation, and for 3 days after -- meaning you have about 8 days out of a given cycle in which to try. Good luck !


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