Infertility is defined as inability for normal couples to achieve pregnancy after 12 months of actively attempting. If you have not reached 12 months of trying, you are normal; do not stress out. The more you stress out about the process, the more likely you are to inhibit ovulation.
Ovulation generally occurs 14 days prior to the first day of your period. Therefore, you will have to follow a few periods and count backwards to see on what day you ovulate. For example: If there are 30 days between the start of one cycle to the start of another cycle, this person would ovulate on day 16. That is 16 days after the start of her period. 30-14=16.
It is best to have intercourse everyday or every other day starting 4-5 days prior to ovulation and continuing 4-5 days after ovulation. This will make husbands very happy!
You can keep temperature charts or do ovulation kits if you like, but is unnecessary for 8 months if you have regular periods. If your periods are very irregular or greater than 35 days apart, then keeping charts may be helpful. If there is no ovulation, make an appointment for further evaluation.
THE INFERTILITY WORK-UP: