For hopeful parents, the time leading up to conception and pregnancy can be exciting, but it can also feel very overwhelming. With the abundance of information available, it can seem like a daunting task to find all of the information you want about successful conception, pregnancy and parenting. To help you navigate through this time, your doctor will be happy to discuss your plans for conception and pregnancy, from signs of ovulation to postpartum care, to help you achieve the best possible outcome. This post, my second in a series of posts about what Connecticut moms can look forward to in pregnancy, will talk about ovulation and how the more knowledge you have about your cycle, the easier it may be to get pregnant.
Statistics show that most couples become pregnant within 6-12 months of trying to become pregnant. However, taking the time to track your cycle and knowing when you ovulate could help speed up the process and help you to feel more in control over the timing of conception. There are several methods for determining when you ovulate: