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Track Your Fertile Days

Most likely, you are convinced that the most fertile days are when you are ovulating. The issue is, how accurate and prepared for these fertile days? If you are reading this, most probably you want to have a baby, or you are aware of someone who wants to. Most women underestimate the efforts it takes actually to conceive, and while some get pregnant without trying there are those who struggle with it for years or months.

If you want to conceive, the first thing that you need to do is identifying your most fertile days.

But what are fertile days? 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 best time to try to conceive is when your body is most fertile, and this is the day before ovulation, the ovulation day and the day after ovulation.
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Trouble presents itself in that most women are oblivious of what point in their cycle they ovulate. You can track your fertile days through fertility charting. Fertility charting can be done in several ways but here are just a few of them.
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Analyse Cervical Mucus
You can determine when ovulation is near by taking note of the changes in the cervical mucus. Right after the period, you will have dryness. When approaching ovulation, the mucus increases and becomes moist and sticky. During ovulation, the amount of mucus increases and looks similar to the egg whites and feels slippery and stretchable. You are now in your fertile days and can actually get pregnant.

Basal Body Temperature
When your ovulation cycle begins, the body temperature is usually lower; it is at 97-97.5 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. The the rise in the BBT will continue to be that way for the rest of the cycle. You can determine ovulation by tracking your BBT at the same time every day and taking note of when the temperature rises.

The Calendar Method
If you have regular periods, you can utilize an ordinary calendar to keep track of your cycle. The first date to be marked is the day you actually begin your period. When you start the next menstruation, this marks the beginning of the other cycle, and this is not added to the last cycle’s numbers. After seven to eight months of keeping track of the cycles, you do the following

Subtract 18 from the total number of days of the shortest cycle. If, for instance, your shortest cycle is 29 days, subtract 18 from 29 which is 11. Go to your current cycle and count 11 days in and tick the second date, this is when ovulation begins.