What's Your Recommendation for Predicting Ovulation?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I was on birth control pills for 8 years. I went off them in October 2003. My husband and I are 23 and have been ttc since March. We both have a clean bill of health and my periods have always been regular.

Can being on the pill for that long disrupt your chances of having children? Also, what is your opinion on fertility monitors? Since they are expensive I thought maybe you would have some advice on which ones are best.Thank you in advance for any help you can give us.

ANSWER

Before you invest in a pregnancy monitor, you might try the ovulation predictor on this site and also have your husband get a sperm analysis.

If his sperm are normal, you are ovulating and you have been trying for a year, then it is time to seek professional help.

-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.