OB/GYN Dr. Lisa Masterson says that if a woman under the age of 35, who does not have underlying medical conditions, struggles to get pregnant, she should keep track of her ovulation.
"Ovulation is one of the keys to getting pregnant," Dr. Lisa says. "Really, you only have 12 chances a year to get pregnant, and that's when you ovulate."
Simple Ways to Track Ovulation
• Use a calendar to plot out your periods.
• Use ovulation beads.
• Use an ovulation kit.
• Use a basal thermometer to monitor your temperature during ovulation.
"It's really important to talk to your doctor ahead of time about your periods, about your medical conditions," Dr. Lisa says. "Planning is really the key."
• Tips for maintaining a healthy pregnancy.
• Foods you should — and shouldn't — eat when expecting.