We get a lot of questions about fertility from our clients. Here are the answers to some of the most common queries.
When Am I Most Fertile?
On average, a woman’s menstrual cycle is 28 days. If we break that into 4 weeks, then ovulation will usually be around the fourteenth day following the first day of her period. When the ovaries release an egg around this time frame, there is a window of about 24 to 48 hours where the egg is ready for fertilization. Also, women in their early twenties are usually the most fertile.
Can I Do Anything to Boost My Fertility?
It is possible to track your own menstrual cycle to get a more accurate time frame for your personal fertility. This involves monitoring when you get your period and taking your temperature daily to determine when there is a small rise (ovulation). One of the best things a woman can do for her fertility is to be in good health. Maintaining a regular exercise regime and practicing good nutrition habits is very helpful.
When Should I Seek Help for Fertility Problems?
Generally, if you are in good health and younger than 35 years old, it’s normal to take up to 1 or 2 years to conceive naturally. If you are nearing age 40, or you have been trying for more than a year or two without success, then it may be time for a consultation.