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Track Your Fertile Days

Most likely, you are convinced that the most fertile days are when you are ovulating. But do you know how precise and prepared you need to be? If you are reading this, you probably wanting to have a child or know someone who is. 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.

When you’re attempting to conceive, the first step that you should take is knowing 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 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 problem is that most women are not sure of the point in their menstrual cycle they ovulate. You can track your fertile days through fertility charting. Below are some ways of charting your fertility.
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Cervical Mucus Analysis
One way of tracking ovulation is taking note of the changes in your cervical mucus. Immediately after your period, you will experience dryness. When approaching ovulation, the mucus increases and becomes moist and sticky. 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 Charts
At the start of your menstruation cycle the body temperature is lower. A minimum of 0.4-0.6 degrees increase can be detected since the body is producing more progesterone. The rise in the body temperature will remain that way throughout the remainder 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 Approach
For those with a regular period, it is possible to track the cycle using the everyday calendar. The first day that you mark is the first day of your period. The next cycle starts when you begin your period again and is not included in the last cycle’s numbers. After taking note of these numbers for several months you

Find your shortest cycle and subtract 18 from the total number of days. If, for instance, your shortest cycle is 29 days, subtract 18 from 29 which is 11. Next go your current cycle and count 11 days in and circle the second date, this when ovulation begins.