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How To Get Pregnant Monitor Your Cervix To Predict Ovulation Series 1 Episode 6- Kenilworth, Illinois
I'm Tash. In this tutorial, we'll be talkingabout how your cervix can tell you if you're fertile. I'm Tash. In this tutorial, we'll be talkingabout how your cervix can tell you if you're fertile. In response to hormonal fluctuations yourcervix can change its position in your vagina, and in doing so you can actually figure outwhere you are most fertile. Your cervix is your gateway to your uterus.It's a very important structure. It's about two to three centimeters long. It's cylindrical,and it connects your vagina to your uterus. As you can see here, it's also the gatewayto sperm. In the first half of the cycle, your cervixfalls lower into the vagina. When you put your finger in to feel your cervix, what youmight feel is, in fact, a firm cervix, a bit.
Like the tip of your nose. like the tip of your nose. Around the time of ovulation when you're becomingmore fertile, your cervix actually changes position in the vagina. It actually risesup higher. So if you were to feel your cervix, you would find that it would feel a bit morelike your lips rather than the tip of your nose. There's a great way to remember what yourcervix should feel like around ovulation. It should SHOW off. It should be soft, high,open, and wet. Checking your cervix is really quite simple.All you need to do is pop your finger in just.
Like when you're putting a tampon in, butwithout the tampon. You're feeling around. like when you're putting a tampon in, butwithout the tampon. You're feeling around. It's really that simple. Monitoring your cervix in this way is actuallya great way to help, because it'll help you figure out when you're most fertile. But it'snot for everyone. So if you don't feel comfortable doing this, that's okay.
DHEA a patientdriven innovation
The history of DHEA supplementation in women withlow functional ovarian reserve at CHR is a The history of DHEA supplementation in women withlow functional ovarian reserve at CHR is a patientdriven history, because the personwho initiated our now 12year long research in this area was a patient. It was at timeof her presentation, a woman in her forties, she was I think 42 and a half years old, orso, who presented to us and she was found to have very low functional ovarian reserve.Indeed so low, that I recommended to her she go into egg donation. She insisted on tryingand in her first cycle she produced only one egg. She also wanted to freeze her embryosbecause she wasn't ready socially to be pregnant.
Yet at that time. So we froze that embryoand she and I had another conversation and yet at that time. So we froze that embryoand she and I had another conversation and I told her, quot;This really doesn't make anysense,quot; and she begged and begged and said, quot;Give me one more chance.quot; And so I said,quot;Okay, one more, but if it's again only one, that will be it.quot; In the next cycle, she producedthree beautiful eggs and three beautiful embryos, and so we could no longer refuse her. Andthis woman who was welloff, was very welleducated, she was a lawyer and a banker, she then wentmonth after month, and every month she produced more eggs and more embryos. And we were kindof scratching our heads what was going on after six cycles, she was already 43 at thatpoint, and this was roughly 12 years ago,.
43 in those years was quite ancient. She,one day, came smiling into my office and said, 43 in those years was quite ancient. She,one day, came smiling into my office and said, quot; Gleicher, I have to tell you a littlesecret.quot; The secret she told me was that after the first cycle when I had told her that shewould have atbest one more cycle, she had gone through the medical literature, and shehad found a number of papers of which had recommended different treatments to improveegg numbers. And she chose DHEA because it was the only one which was available overthe counter in the U.S. and she therefore didn't have to tell us. And so suddenly, weunderstood, here at CHR, that what we had been observing this constant increase monthafter month in her egg numbers and embryo.
Numbers may have something to do with hertaking this DHEA. And she continued, even numbers may have something to do with hertaking this DHEA. And she continued, even beyond six cycles, and she continued gettingbetter to such a degree, actually, that I don't remember if it was the 10th or 11thcycle, we had to take her medication dosage down because she developed typical ovariesthat looked like polycystic ovaries, like polycystic ovary syndrome, which you usuallyonly see in young women. So that observation with that one patient which we then publishedled us into starting to investigate DHEA.