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I Am Not Ovulating What Can I Do?

If you don’t ovulate it can be a real source of worry – if you’re trying to get pregnant, it’s a serious challenge to your fertility, and means you have less opportunities to conceive, as your body releases fewer fertile eggs over the course of your lifetime. If you’re not trying to get pregnant, it’s an indication that something has changed in your body and that could be an indicator for health issues that need to be addressed.

If it happens to you, you need to know what you can do about it. That’s what OvuSense is here to help with today.

Long Term Effects?

The first thing you need to do is work out if this is a long term trend in your body, or a one off occurrence. It’s a shock when you realise you haven’t ovulated – either because you don’t experience a period as normal or you don’t see the signs of ovulation you’re looking for as you track your fertility from month to month.

Using a system like OvuSense can reliably tell you not just when you have ovulated, but also when you’re likely to ovulate next. This makes it easy to work out, within a few weeks or months, whether there’s a deeper issue at play, or if your normal cycle will reassert itself.

It’s normal to experience some instances of ‘anovulation’ in your life. It’s especially common for women in the twelve months after their first period, and can also be caused by high stress, coming off the Pill, or even working out uncharacteristically hard! In many cases it will pass after a single cycle.

Long Term Causes

If your anovulation is a sustained change for your body, you need to try to identify the cause. Working with a doctor or fertility expert is the best option, as they can diagnose the issue and even prescribe medication if necessary.

It can be caused by simple dietary issues: if your diet lacks the nutrients needed to sustain a regular, predictable menstrual cycle then it may stop or become distorted.

It could also be caused by a condition called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. This is a hormone driven condition, which has a long list of symptoms. PCOS can cause hirsutism and skin discolouration, affect your mood, and interrupt your menstrual cycle. If you are diagnosed with PCOS you haven’t lost your chance to get pregnant, but you will need to research the condition, and learn how you can improve your chances of conceiving.

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