I’ve been charting and don’t see a pattern showing ovulation.
If you’ve been charting for several months and your cycles tend to be longish and irregular and your temperatures stay in the same range all the time, you might not be ovulating. If you think this is the problem, the best thing to do is to make an appointment to go in and see your doctor and have him look at your temperature charts. Your doctor can do tests to determine if you are ovulating, and if you aren’t, what can be done to help you ovulate. If your cycles are regular (the same number of days each cycle) and there is a slight increase in temperatures but you are not sure you are ovulating, you might want to try one of the software programs available to track your cycles. Fertility Friend and LifeCycles are two of these programs. Both are available for a fee but will also give you 30 days to try them out first.
My luteal phase seems short, is this a problem?
A short luteal phase can be a problem and if your temperature charts show that your luteal phase is less than ten days, you should make an appointment to see your doctor and discuss this. A shorter than normal luteal phase can indicate that you have a condition that can prevent conception and also cause miscarriages. If your temperature charts indicate a luteal phase of 11 to 13 days and you have not become pregnant after six months of charting, you might want to discuss this with your doctor.
My charts look beautiful, indicate ovulation and a good luteal phase, but I’m still not pregnant. Could there be something wrong?
The hardest thing about trying to get pregnant is realizing that even with all the conditions being perfect, you’ve only got a 20% chance of conceiving each month. The good news is that about 70% of couples who are trying to conceive succeed in six months or less, and 85% of couples will succeed within a year of trying. If your temperature charts show ovulation, then just keep on trying, your time will be here soon.