Ovulating but struggling to conceive – Q & A
This woman is sure she’s ovulating, but has been trying to conceive for 1 year.
Listen to Suzanne’s response to a woman in one of her Q & A groups, about why she may be struggling to conceive even though she is ovulating:
Me and my husband have been ttc for nearly a year now and no luck. I am tracking my temp every now and then. Also doing ovulation tests. I have a regular cycle and I ovulated on the 14th. My AF is due on Friday I have started getting a tiny bit of spotting. I have very tender breasts and fatigue I’m worried it’s the start of my AF (period) or could it be implantation spotting? I don’t really know what to do next whether to go to the doctor and get tested. As I know I’m ovulating could there be an underlying problem?
This question is one many women will relate to. We all know ovulating is a necessary part of the natural fertility equation, but there are many other issues that need to be considered – including male fertility. The reasons underlying an inability to conceive can vary greatly from one couple to another. Knowing what you need to find out, can help you make some empowered decisions to progress you on your fertility journey.
Trying to interpret hormonal symptoms without reliable information can create a lot of confusion and emotional angst. Even worse, it could mean you delay progressing towards getting your beautiful baby. Furthermore, many women who think they know when they are ovulating, actually don’t! But if you do know when ovulation is occurring and natural conception is taking longer than you think it should, it is definitely time to become even more pro-active than you are now.
In this video, Suzanne discusses some different scenarios that need to be considered and makes suggestions about what this woman’s next steps could be.