Track Your Fertile Days It sounds convincing to say that the most productive days are during ovulation. But do you know how precise and prepared you need to be? Most likely, if you are reading this then you are trying to have a baby or know someone who is trying. Majority of women underestimate the effort it takes to conceive and while there are some who get pregnant without even having to try there are those who struggle for long. The first step when trying to conceive is knowing the most fertile days. Before determining your fertile days, it is worth knowing what fertile days mean. It is common knowledge that during your menstrual cycle, there are days that you can get pregnant, and there are days that you cannot. The days that you should try to conceive are the days when your body is most fertile, and these are the days right before ovulation, the day of, and the day after ovulation.
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The the issue is, many women are not aware of the point in their cycle when they ovulate. The most basic way of figuring out your fertile days is by fertility charting. Fertility charting can be done in several ways but here are just a few of them.
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Analysis of Cervical Mucus Cervical mucus offers you with a great way of identifying when ovulation is nearing. Immediately after your period, you will experience dryness. The mucus increases and becomes sticky and moist as ovulation approaches. When ovulating, the level of mucus increases and it will look like the egg whites and feels stretchable and slippery. It is during this time that you are most fertile and can conceive. Basal Body Temperature During the beginning of your menstruation cycle, your body temperature is lower usually 97 to 97.5 degrees F. An increase of as low as o.4 to 0.6 degrees can be detected as the body produces more of the progesterone hormone. This rise in the body temperature will remain that way throughout the rest of the cycle. You can determine ovulation if you keep track of your BBT at the same time everyday and noting when there is a temperature rise. The Calendar If you have regular periods, you can use an everyday calendar to track your cycle. The first day that you mark is the first day of your period. The next cycle will begin when you have your period again and is not part of the last cycle’s numbers. After several months–recommended number is seven to eight months, you then do the following Subtract 18 from the total number of days of the shortest cycle. For instance, if your shortest cycle has 29 days, subtract 18 from 29 and get 11. Go to your current cycle and count 11 days in and tick the second date, this is when ovulation begins.