I know ive ovulated
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Description: I recently received a question from a woman who had recently read that, in an attempt to conceive a boy baby, you should have sex or intercourse after ovul...
I recently received a question from a woman who had recently read that, in an attempt to conceive a boy baby, you should have sex or intercourse after ovulation has already happened or occurred. This can be one variable in which gender you end up producing, although it's not the only one. Still, the woman who contacted me wondered if she had wasted an entire month of possible conception times because she might have already ovulated but did not know it.
Her choice at this point, or so she thought, was to begin testing for ovulation in the hopes that it hadn't yet occurred. She could cross her finger and hope that she would get a "positive" or indication that she had ovulation and then wait for a few days after that. However, if this time period had already passed, she feared that the ship would've already sailed and she would then have to wait 30 or more days until she could get the indication that she was back on track.
There actually is a way to tell, even if you are the time frame that has occurred after the fact. I will discuss this more in the following article.
What Urine Ovulation Predictors Tell You About When To Conceive: The urine PH strips that you can get from many any grocery store measures the presence of LH or luteining hormone in your urine. This hormone is at its most plentiful in the hours that occur right before your egg is at its most fertile. This is why you will get a "positive" reading or a little plus sign on the test just before you are ready to ovulate, depending on whether you are testing at precisely 24 hour variables.
What Saliva Predictors Tell You About When To Conceive: Most people assume that the saliva predictors also measure LH, but this is a misconception that generally isn't correct. Most of these measure estrogen levels instead. When you buy these kits, you're basically given a tiny magnifying glass or microscope that will magnify your saliva and will form patterns that eventually look sort of like ferns. You are typically given a booklet with this that will show examples of what the screen should look like as estrogen rises, reaches it's peak (ovulation day) and then begins to wane.
You will typically see a fern like pattern when you would get the positive with the urine predictor. However, seeing the fern does not need to be the end of your testing. Because even after the fern pattern, you can then pinpoint the "estrogen falling" pattern that can indicate that you are one to three days after ovulation. This is what you are looking for if you are trying to conceive a boy.
Basically, there are several patterns that you will see if you begin testing during ovulation. You would actually see a fern when you have your period. Then, the pattern would go to "low estrogen." In this pattern, you don't see any ferns. (I know that this may be difficult to picture, but the little books with the kits make it very clear.) Next, you would see "estrogen rising" in the 3 or so day period before ovulation occurs (which is the time frame you would want if you wanted a daughter.) During this phase, you may see some ferning, but it would be small and you'd mostly see what are called "pebbles." On the day of the egg's release you would see a very large fern pattern that is hard to mistake. After this, the pattern goes to what is called "estrogen falling or dropping."
Determining If You've Already Ovulated With A Saliva Predictor: Now, to be fair, this downward pattern does look somewhat like "estrogen rising." But, there are small differences that become easier to spot once you've been at this for a while. If you are in the falling pattern after the egg's release, the next fern that you see will come once you start your period again.
Often, you can use common sense to figure out if you are in the "rising" or "falling" pattern by considering when your last period was. If it was only a short period of time earlier, then you are much more likely to be in the "rising" pattern. But, if it was at least 10 – 14 days after menstruation, then you're much more likely to be in the "falling" time frame, which is where you want to be if you are trying to conceive a son.
I've put together a few websites that take a lot of the guess work out of choosing your baby's gender when getting pregnant. You'll find step by step instructions, resources for douche recipes and food PH lists, information on when to conceive, as well as tips, support, and examples of ovulation predictors / PH testing strips.