Dr. Adamson shares how a woman can predict when she will ovulate.
Dr. David Adamson:
There are number of ways to try to predict when ovulation occurs. The easiest one in many cases is to do what’s called the basal body temperature chart. By using a basal body thermometer women can take their temperature for a cycle or two and then count back about 14 days before her menstrual cycle starts and look at the lowest temperature around that 14-day window and that would be within plus or minus two days the time when the woman ovulated.
In addition, of course, the ovulation predictor kits can be helpful in telling when a woman ovulated and if this is done for two or three months most of the time we can get a pretty good estimate of when ovulation is occurring.
About Dr. David Adamson M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. David Adamson is a Board Certified specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is Director of Fertility Physicians of Northern California and the Fertility and Reproductive Health Institute, a Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor at U.C. San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Adamson received his M.D. degree from the University of Toronto in Canada, and his reproductive endocrinology fellowship training at Stanford University. Dr. Adamson has published extensively and is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on IVF, reproductive surgery and endometriosis. Dr. Adamson is President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and a charter member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons.