Fertility after 30


A woman over 30 does not necessarily ovulate every month. As a reminder, ovulation is the process of an egg that is ready for fertilization leaving the ovary follicle for the abdominal cavity. The ovulation cycle may last from 5 to 8 days, while ovicells are being formed.

The problem is that the estrogen level in a woman’s body at this period of her life is not enough to produce a full ovulation process. Nature offers many similar situations. For instance, an apple tree can break into blossom, but does not necessarily produce apples.



Ovulation Cycles vs. Menstrual Cycles


Many women erroneously presume that as long as they have regular menstrual cycles, there is no problem conceiving a child. Actually, regular monthly menstrual cycles do not necessarily mean a woman has regular ovulation cycles. Ovulation cycles vary with age – as a result of disease or a wide variety of other reasons. Ovulation cycles, normally stable for any woman, may vary for 2 or 3 months after an abortion, or for a year after giving birth to a child. After a woman reaches age 40, her body starts getting ready for her pre-menopausal period. Ovulation may take place at any moment of a menstrual cycle or several times during a cycle. Some women get pregnant even while having a period.


If you do not have an ovulation cycle for more than 10 months, and if your pre-menopausal time is far away, you should see a doctor, as the absence may be caused by hormonal disorders in your body, and medical advice is indispensable. If the reason for hormonal imbalance is discovered in time and eliminated, ovulation can be restored.



The Pill


You should know that if you take the birth control pill for a long time, your ability to get pregnant may seriously decrease after 30 years of age. In this situation, if you wish to have a baby, it may take your body some time to restore its hormonal balance. Don’t get excited or be nervous about it because restoration of the ovulation cycle may take from 2 to 10 months. Human bodies differ! Nobody can tell you how much time your own body will need to restore its ovulation cycle. Just relax, wait, and see. Watch your diet, do physical exercises, assure reasonable rest, and prepare for a healthy pregnancy.



How the Saliva Fertility Tester can help


You may not be aware that if you wish to get pregnant, your saliva can be your best advisor. After age 30, it is wise to check your ovulation cycle daily. Full control of your ovulation cycle will help avoid unnecessary stress and taking medicines you do not really need. A daily test of a drop of your saliva can answer your question, “When?” — and it will turn into a daily chart of your personal ovulation cycles. Our reusable product, KNOWHEN®, can help you do this each day. Just place a drop of your saliva on the supplied slide first thing in the morning, allow it to dry, focus the provided mini-microscope, and look at the pattern. If it’s fern-like (matching a sample provided), ovulation is occurring. Be sure to read the instructions carefully, as well as the information about KNOWHEN® provided in the package. KNOWHEN® is the only saliva-based ovulation test of its kind to receive FDA clearance and proven to be 98% accurate.