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Ovulation

Anai Rhoads's picture

Two hormones must be produced for normal ovulation to take place. The mature egg is stimulated by two hormones secreted by the pituitary (follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinizing hormone (LH).

Am I Ovulating If I Never Have Fertile Mucus?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I have been trying to conceive for 6 months with no luck yet. I have read about checking cervical mucus to determine ovulation and have been trying this for the last 3 months but I have never seen this egg white discharge that I have read should occur at ovulation. Does this mean that I am not ovulating? Is it normal for all women to have this mucus? I normally have very little mucus at all for most of my cycle with a little creamy discharge for one or two days before my period starts. My period is always regular every 28 days.

Do I Need To See a Doctor?

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
Hello! My name is Dana. I am 24 years old and have been married for 2 years. Last September (2002), my husband and I decided to start trying to have a baby. I stopped taking my birth control bills with about 7 active pills left to go in the pack. At the end of October, I weighed approximately 145 pounds. I am about 125 now, which is what I weighed before I started taking the pill.