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Your Fertility: Tracking Your Personal Ovulation Pattern for Fertility

If you are wishing to conceive, it is important to locate your 8 days of fertility during your cycle. This can easily be done with information that allows you to locate your personal ovulation pattern.

When your cycle varies it is best to use different methods together to locate your personal ovulation pattern. Your body temperature, first thing in the morning before your feet hit the floor, and using a calendar or chart to track your daily body temperature is one method. You will be looking for a temperature dip and then an immediate rise in body temperature to signal the beginning of your ovulation. Digital basal body thermometers are easily available and usually less than $20.00 at your local pharmacy in the family planning section. Free charts are available online at Ovusoft or Cycle Savvy or you can use your monthly calendar. Always mark in the first day of your last period as all methods will use this day to track your personal ovulation pattern.

Looking for body signals is one method, during ovulation you may find that you may experience heightened sexual desire, you will have increased discharge and your discharge will be clear instead of cloudy. Putting the discharge between two fingers will cause it to stretch. You may feel a slight pinching or slight cramping on and off as your egg is released and begins to travel. These changes can signal the beginning of your ovulation.

It is possible to feel the ever changing positioning of your cervix to determine the exact days that your ovulation will be occurring. Your cervix moves up and down like a drawbridge during your cycle. When the position is straight up, soft and open you are ovulating. Simple diagrams for this at the Justisse Online Guidebook. You can also purchase an ovulation kit to assist in determining your ovulation pattern for the first month or two. Ovulation kits are expensive and can be tricky to read so use your body signals as your preferred methods. Your body will give you signs of ovulation and fertility as you move through your cycle. Using a few of the methods together every day will help you to quickly track down your own personal ovulation pattern so that you can have control over your fertility from day to day for your entire reproductive life to either create or avoid pregnancy.

If your cycle is less than 28 days, and you have short light periods, you may find that you ovulate directly after your period. That will make your 8 days of fertility include just before your period, during your period, and directly after your period. You will experience clear, tacky discharge throughout your period and directly after your period in this case.

If your cycle is exactly 28 days you will most likely begin to ovulate 14 days after the first day of your last period. So the 5 days before you ovulate and the three days of ovulation are your 8 fertile days. Circle the 14th day after your period on the calendar, and also mark in the 5 days before and the 2 days after to locate your personal fertility pattern. Check for clear, tacky discharge during these days.

If your cycle is more than 28 days you will most likely ovulate 12 to 16 days after the first day of your last period. You will be fertile for 8 days during your cycle. For 5 days before you ovulate, because sperm has a life of up to 5 days within you, and for the three days of ovulation for a total of 8 days. Check for clear, sticky discharge during these days.

The time between ovulation and your beginning cycle will always remain constant, from 12 to 16 days after ovulation occurs. If you feel you may be pregnant check the position of your cervix to see if it is still high and soft after ovulation, look for increased creamy white discharge and an elevated resting body temperature which can all be early indicators of pregnancy.

Once you locate your own personal ovulation pattern, it will help you to determine your body’s daily health. This method must be used on a daily basis in order to check where you are in your fertility each day. It is time that women take control over their reproductive ability without artificial hormones and drugs that can cause life altering changes to a woman's body and her future fertility. It is vitally information that this information is distributed to every woman, especially to our teens who otherwise will be chained to years of hormonal birth control potentially causing unknown damage to their present health and their future fertility. As women, we need to understand our magnificent bodies so that we can take back control of our fertility, our childbearing and our health.

The following excellent websites will give you more information about tracking your personal ovulation pattern. Toni Weschler at Ovusoft with “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” is known throughout the world as a leader in women's health. If you have a young daughter buy her a copy of “Cycle Savvy”, which is also by Toni Weschler, this is an amazing new book for our young women. Geraldine Matus at Justisse Healthworks has created a new guide, the “Justisse Method” for ovulation and fertility planning. Geraldine and Megan Lalonde have also written a new book to help women overcome the side effect of infertility caused by long term hormonal birth control called Coming off the Pill. These women are freeing other women around the globe from having to use expensive artificial hormones for birth control and they are showing all women how to take control of their fertility naturally and drug free for their entire lives.

As you learn how to use your personal ovulation pattern to create pregnancy, you can also use your personal ovulation pattern to avoid pregnancy for your entire reproductive life. This is a gentle, drug-free way to have complete and total control of your fertility throughout your entire life. Your period and ovulation are important to your health as a woman and keeping track of your ovulation helps you to monitor the health of your entire body throughout your life. Your body is perfect, just the way it is, all we need is a little information on how it so perfectly works. Best wishes, Gail J. Dahl

Gail J. Dahl
Copyright 2008, Copyright released with references. “Pregnancy & Childbirth Secrets” by National Bestselling Author Gail J. Dahl. Now available across North America at Barnes & Noble, Borders, Chapters, Coles and Indigo Books & Music. The information contained in or provided through this publication is intended for general consumer understanding and education only and is not intended to be, and is not provided as, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your midwife, physician, nurse or other qualified health care provider before you undergo any treatment or for answers to any questions you may have regarding any medical condition during pregnancy.


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