J.C. asks from Colorado Springs, CO on May 07, 2008
Ovulation??? - Colorado Springs,CO
Does anyone experience loose bowels when they're ovulating? I'm newly off the pill; about a month, and my husband and I are trying to get preggo again. Before I got pregnant the first time we tried for a year, did fertility tracking, BBT, everything but my periods were so irregular that I was never positive when I was ovulating. I've already had one period since getting off birth control and was wondering if it's as hard the second time around to get pregnant and if there are little hints my body should give me to let me know when I am ovulating. I've had a little cramping in my abdomen and really loose bowels. But other than that I have no idea what to look for this time around. All advice you can give me would be much appreciated:) Thanks Moms.
R.S. answers from Denver on May 08, 2008
Both those, loose bowels and a little cramping are definitely signs of ovulation. Another one is increased and thicker discharge, more muscus-like. Kindof gross, but true!
Good luck on getting preganant!
L.C. answers from Pocatello on May 08, 2008
J. - I always had a goopy discharge to let me know when I was ovulating. The problem may be the pill. I know many, many women who stopped taking the pill and it took them years to get pregnant. The docs say it can't happen, for some women, their bodies just can't handle the pill and its effects linger much longer.
L.G. answers from Denver on May 10, 2008
There are lots of natural remedies you can use to determine your fertility signs. When I work with women trying to get pregnant, we look at their temperature charts to understand if there are any imbalances with Estrogen or Progesterone. Once you have identified that, you can easily determine which safe and effective herbs you can use to enhance your fertility.
If you really want to be clear I would recommend you set up an appointment at Holistic Pathways. Their number is ###-###-#### and they specialize in women's reproductive health and herbal medicine. Good luck, L.
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R.W. answers from Denver on May 08, 2008
I just wanted to recommend a way to detect when you are ovulating. It is called the ClearPlan Easy Fertility Monitor. This monitor is expensive to buy, but I realized it evens out after I spent months buying the ovulation sticks at Wal-Mart. You can find them on Craigslist if you just search for Fertility Monitor. This device actually charts your cycle for you and gives you low fertility, high fertility, and peak fertility days in a very easy to read way. Unlike detecting which line is darker:( It measures additional hormones than just LH to detect when you are getting close to ovulating and when you are actually ovulating. I know a lot of people that have had success with this monitor. Just thought this might help you clear up any confusion about ovulating. Best of luck!
K.J. answers from Salt Lake City on May 08, 2008
yes. i think it's normal. good luck with getting pregnant
K.P. answers from Boise on May 07, 2008
I'm not sure of any hints your body may be giving you, but I highly recommend getting an ovulation kit. I did the whole temperature chart thing when trying for our son, but gave up and just had fun trying. With my daughter, we did the ovulation kit (there are several and they are inexpensive) and it worked the first time. Also, it sounds like you may need to check your diet. I know if I'm not eating healthy, I experience some of the same symptoms. Oh, and drink lots of water. My husband and I both get cramps if we haven't been drinking enough water. Good luck and have FUN trying for your second little one.
J.S. answers from Salt Lake City on May 08, 2008
My bowels were usually loose once I was pregnant. That was a tell-tell sign for me. But everyone is different. I would just take a test if your not sure. Good luck!
L.J. answers from Denver on May 07, 2008
Check out www.herbdoc.com
Dr. Schulze has some excellent herbal products. I am confident that the herbs used are 100% organic and wild harvested! More than I could say for herbal products even from a health food store!! They could help regulate your cycle and help you be in your best health. I've not tried the products for female issues but everything else I've tried I absolutely love!! On the website and in the catalog he talks about helping with fertility issues. It would be the first thing I would try if I were in your shoes. If you have any questions I would be happy to answer them as best I could. Blessing to you!
M.W. answers from Denver on May 07, 2008
I have those symptoms the day before and the day of starting my cycle. Go to the library and check out Taking Charge of Your Fertility. The author gives you external (egg white cervical mucus) and internal (temp shifts) indicators of when you are about to or have ovulated. The kits were frustrating to me. The book is awesome!
A.B. answers from Denver on May 08, 2008
GREAT book...."Take control of your fertility" or Taking control...not sure. Great book every woman trying to get pregnant should read. I learned a lot about my body and cycle.