How you can benefit from tracking your fertility if you're TTC

Tracking data such as basal body temperature, cervical mucus, period, symptoms, and moods can help pinpoint your ovulation and fertile window dates so you know exactly when you have the best chance of conceiving, regardless of your cycle type. If you're trying to get pregnant, though the trial and error process of trying to conceive can be a lot of fun, you greatly increase your chances of getting pregnant if you know when you're fertile window is and, well, make sure that you get busy with baby-making during this time. And the more closely you track, the more exact these dates will be! 

Who should track fertility?

  • For people with regular cycles, tracking fertility can help make extremely accurate predictions about your fertile window. Depending on how regular your cycle is, you should be able to look at your basal body temperature, cervical fluid, and ovulation test results from previous cycles to project when your next fertile window will be. 
  • For people with irregular menstrual cycles, who often have a difficult time getting pregnant because they cannot accurately determine their fertile window, tracking can be even more helpful. Tracking basal body temperature, cervical fluid, and physical and emotional symptoms can give you insight into your fertile window and predict your ovulation and period dates to increase your chances of getting pregnant.

Read more
  • Creinin MD, Keverline S, Meyn LA. "How regular is regular? An analysis of menstrual cycle regularity." Contraception. 70(4):289-92. Web. 10/4/2015.
  • Murcia-Lora, José María; Esparza-Encina, María Luisa. "The Fertile Window and Biomarkers: A Review and Analysis of Normal Ovulation Cycles." Persona y Bioética. Vol. 15 Issue 2, p133-148. 16p. Web. July-December 2011.
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