Tracking your Fertility

Tracking your fertility can be a relatively simple process, at least for some women. You don’t usually need to get a doctor involved for the tracking process (although you may obviously wish to consider medical advice if you’re having trouble conceiving). If you know your body and listen to what it tries to tell you each month, you’ll greatly increase your chances of becoming pregnant, and can put that knowledge to work for you.

You can start by tracking fertility with your cervical mucus. Cervical mucus is a discharge your body produces that changes during your monthly cycle. Over the course of your monthly cycle, you’ll watch for three characteristics: texture, volume and color. When you’re ovulating, your cervical mucus will be plentiful, and it will have a think, egg-white consistency, and will be similar in color to an egg white as well. This is called “egg white cervical mucus,” and it indicates that you’re ovulating. This is the best time to have sex if you want to conceive a child. Prior to ovulation, your cervical mucus will grow in volume, and change in consistency. Tracking cevical mucus helps track your fertility.

You can also track your periods to help track your fertility. If you have a regular period of 28 days, it’s relatively easy to know when you’re ovulating. Of course, if you have irregular periods, it becomes more difficult.

You can also track your basal body temperature in order to track your fertility. Your basal body temperature tends to spike during ovulation. After you’ve tracked your basal body temperature for a couple of months, you can start to predict at what point of your monthly cycle you are going to see that spike in temperature, and therefore what time is best to try to conceive.

Tracking your fertility using all of these methods together is probably the most effective way to know when to try to conceive. You can purchase ovulation predictor kits that can help, too, and there are plenty of websites and software programs that will help you to track things like basal body temperature and cervical mucus, as well.?


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