Ovulation Tracking Specialist

Lauren Rubal, M.D.

Infertility Specialist & Reproductive Endocrinologist located in Newport Beach, CA

Ovulation is the time during your menstrual cycle when you’re most fertile. If you’re trying to get pregnant, ovulation tracking can boost your chances of conceiving. Fertility expert and reproductive endocrinologist Lauren Rubal, MD, offers comprehensive ovulation tracking support at her private Newport Beach, California, office. Learn more about ovulation tracking and find out how it can help you. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rubal by calling the office or choosing an appointment time online today.

Ovulation Tracking Q & A

What is ovulation?

Oocytes are immature eggs found inside your ovaries. About once a month, hormones stimulate an oocyte to mature. Ovulation is the process that takes place when your body releases a mature egg from one of your ovaries.

After your ovary releases the mature egg, it travels through the fallopian tube toward the uterus. If the egg encounters sperm, you may get pregnant. A fertilized egg implants into the wall of your uterus, and a baby begins growing. 

You can’t get pregnant if no sperm are present during ovulation or if you don’t ovulate. If the egg that’s released doesn’t get fertilized during ovulation, your uterine lining begins to shed and your period starts.

How does ovulation tracking work?

Your menstrual cycle begins on the first day of your period and it ends on the first day of your next period. The timing of your menstrual cycle can vary, but the average length of normal menstrual cycles is 24-38 days.

Ovulation tracking is recording your menstrual cycle so that you can determine the days that you’re most fertile. Most women ovulate in the middle of their menstrual cycles, or between days 11-21. 

Using an at-home ovulation kit, monitoring changes in your body, and regularly tracking your periods can help you identify when you’re ovulating. Dr. Rubal offers comprehensive ovulation tracking support to give you more insight. 

She uses ultrasound testing to determine where you are in your menstrual cycle and infer your egg number through follicle counts. Ovulation tracking, along with hormone testing, can help evaluate the causes of irregular menstruation or irregular ovulation.

What are the signs of ovulation?

Since the exact day of ovulation can vary, it’s not always easy to know where you are in your menstrual cycle. Tracking the average length of your period and menstrual cycle can help, but there are some other signs you can watch for to help identify ovulation. 

Signs of ovulation include:

  • Increase in basal body temperature
  • Increase in clear, wet, stretchy vaginal secretions
  • Breast tenderness
  • Bloating
  • Slight cramping in your side

If you have irregular periods or abnormal bleeding, it could be a sign that you’re not ovulating regularly. Irregular ovulation can make it hard to track your most fertile days and it can make getting pregnant more difficult. 

Whether you’re concerned about irregular ovulation or you want expert help to identify the most fertile time in your menstrual cycle, talk to Dr. Rubal.

Trust Dr. Rubal’s expertise when it comes to tracking ovulation, diagnosing irregular periods, and helping you get pregnant. Find out more by requesting your first appointment online or on the phone today. 


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