Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Big O! (not Oprah)

Some info on Ovulation, facts and old wives tales that i've copy and pasted from a FANTASTIC forum!  Interesting info!

These are the facts and experiences from forum women and doctors
  • Ovulation does not always occur on the 14th day. Every cycle is different for each woman.
  • When you get a positive OPK (ovulation predictor kit), you may have ovulated that day, or you may ovulate in the next 4-5 days at the longest extreme. Although it is usually 12-48 hours until Ovulation occurs after your first positive OPK.
  • Not everyone has ewcm (egg white cervical mucous) during ovulation. Some may only go as far as having creamy or watery, or nothing at all.

Primary Ovulation Symptoms
  • Rise in Waking temperature (A rise in temperature means you've ALREADY ovulated. Temps often decline just prior to O (ovulation) and on the day you O, but not always)
  • EWCM Cervical fluid
  • Cervical position (soft, high, open and wet)

Ovulation Secondary Symptoms
  • Mid cycle spotting
  • Pain or achiness around ovaries
  • Increased sexual feelings
  • Fuller vaginal lips
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Water retention
  • Increased energy level
  • Heightened sense of vision, smell, and taste
  • Increased sensitivity in breasts and skin
  • Breast tenderness

  • Food Makes the Difference
Some wives tales focus on the food you eat when you are trying to conceive. If you want a boy - it's all red meat. And the more raw the better. Eat salty snacks like chips and pretzels, and dads should drink a lot of soda. To conceive a girl, you should be much healthier. Both partners should eat fish and vegetables. But, along with those good foods, you should give into your chocolate cravings - or so the myths go!
  • Having Fun in the Sack
Many of the discussions of gender selection involve how to be intimate. To create a boy, you're supposed to make love standing up or in a doggie position. Focus on the man's pleasure - they say if he comes first then it's more likely to be a boy. And sleep on the left side of your partner. In addition, you should have sex during a quarter moon, only at night. Try to conceive on an odd day of the month and point the woman's head north while making love!
For that girl, stick with the missionary position while focusing on her pleasure. If she has an orgasm first, it's more likely to be a girl. Make love in the afternoon with a full moon. And, of course, try to conceive on the even days of the month.
  • Some Like it Cool, Some Like it Hot
Apparently, weather and disposition also factor into many of these old wives tales. If you're relaxed when you conceive, they say it will be a girl; if you're stressed, it's bound to be a boy. Some say that a man's testicles should be cool if you want a daughter and warm for a son.


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