Knowing the facts about fertility is important. It can not only help you plan a healthy pregnancy, but it can also help you stay safe when you are not at a time in your life when you don’t want to have a child.

You do not have to be a Master in Science to understand basic biology. A little study can help you understand how fertility works and it can keep you at the top of your game always. Below are a few myths that are debunked.

Ovulation takes place on day 14, Always!
This is probably something you have heard from more than a few people. Not every woman has the same body function, and ovulation differs from woman to woman. There are a number of factors that can affect your ovulation, and they could be factors like weight loss, weight gain, medication, travel, hormone imbalance and most importantly, stress.

Ovulation could be delayed due to the reasons mentioned above. If you have been diagnosed with a hormone imbalance, you can be sure that you will be ovulating, much earlier in the cycle than you are supposed to.

The best thing about the human body is that it gives you signs that can tilt you in the right direction. Watch out for these signs, and you will note that you will always be on track. If you have a short follicular phase, that is the time between the first day of your cycle to ovulation day, it means that you have low levels of estrogen, which means that you could have a lot of problem getting pregnant. When you know this, you can make amends and treat it with appropriate medication.

You can’t get pregnant with PCOS
Not true! There are thousands of woman all over the world who have ben diagnosed with PCOS and have been successfully able to get pregnant and have healthy babies. Once you are diagnosed with PCOS, it is important to learn the root cause of the problem and speak with your health practitioner to treat it. Women who have PCOS may have to be extra aware of their cycle and choose the perfect fertile window to try and conceive a child.

You ovulate when you are on the pill!
When you are on the pill, your cycle is completely off balance. There is no ovulation, and sadly till you are on the pill, there is nothing you can do about it!

I’m not ovulating, but I got my period!
If you are ovulation, you will get your period! The confusion usually arises as to when you are ovulating. Your doctor will perform a test to check when you are ovulating on cycle day 21 of your cycle to check if you are ovulating. If you have a hormonal imbalance, the test will come back negative, suggesting that you will ovulate after cycle day 21.

I should feel pain when I ovulate!
Ovulation should be symptom free, in case you feel pain, it means that there is too much estrogen in the body. Heaviness, pain, irritability, emotional outbursts and headaches all mean that you have excessive estrogen in your body. Follow your mucus as a guide to learn how you ovulate.

I know that I am Ovulating with the help of visual clues!
Most women think that they ovulate on the day that there is maximum cervical mucus. Some women tend to confine their try for conception on that day alone, and this could be a major reason why they fail month after month. If clear white, egg white mucus lasts for four to five days, it means that you are ovulating on the last day of this phase.

Be aware of the facts and the myths and you can be a better position to plan your pregnancy in a safe and healthy manner. You can choose to speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and speak with a Homeopath too in order to learn how you can tweak your diet to assist pregnancy.