You can have regular periods and not be ovulating, but that isn't all that common. I think it's a safe assumption for you to make; however, temping is the only way for you to know for sure if you are, or are not, ovulating. Try fertilityfriend.com, it has a ton of info and can teach you how to temp... If you already know how to temp, they can analyze your input data and tell you pretty clearly if you're ovulating!
Yes, it is! Sorry, I didn't make that very clear! I don't temp because I'm on the pill right now but I know a lot of women use fertilityfriend.com to teach them how to do it properly and track their cycles!
Hi! Female bodies are so complicated, right? Ugh! The short answer is yes, you can have regular periods without OVing, but don't worry too much. Like Brenn said, you probably are fine. I chart using FF. You can click on my chart link to see what it's like if you haven't visited the site yet. I bought a BBT thermometer at the drug store that gives a temp to two decimal places. (Where I live in Canada, they stock them in the "family planning" section). The whole temping thing is rather daunting but FF is great! They have lessons that teach you what everything means and how to do it right (I still think I'm not doing it right). You can also track your cervical mucus on FF. If you get egg white CM (or EWCM) that is clear and stretchy, it's a good sign that you've OVed. And there are ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) that are similar to pregnancy tests. Basically, you wee on a stick around the time you think you should be OVing and it will tell you one way or the other. I haven't used them yet, but I'm planning to next month.
Anyway, I hope this makes sense! I know I found it completely incomprehensible when I started. There's a thread on here called something like The Big Bad Charters Gang. It's a great place to get more info about identifying OV. They've helped me a lot. Good luck!
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