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How to 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 clear that there are days during your menstrual cycle that you can get pregnant and certain days that you cannot. The right time to try to conceive is the day when your body is most fertile, and these are the days right before, the day of, and the day after ovulation.
The Art of Mastering Ovulation

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. There are many ways of charting your fertility, below are just a few.
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Cervical Mucus Analysis
Cervical mucus offers you with a great way of identifying when ovulation is nearing. Immediately after your period, you will experience 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
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 identify ovulation by keeping track of your basal body temperature each day and at the same time and record when the temperature rises.

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. So if your shortest cycle is 29 days, subtract 18 from it and be left with 11. Next go your current cycle and count 11 days in and circle the second date, this when ovulation begins.