When a woman is trying to get pregnant, the most important thing is knowing when she is ovulating. Ovulation, when the egg is released, is the only time during a woman’s cycle that the egg can be fertilized, and she can become pregnant. This is why it is so important for women to know when they are ovulating, if they are trying to become pregnant. (Or if they are trying to avoid becoming pregnant!) There are several different methods out there to track ovulation and today we are going to discuss some of them. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
For women with regular periods and cycles, simply using a calendar to chart menstrual cycles can give a pretty good idea of when ovulation will occur. If a woman’s period arrives around the same time each month, and lasts for around the same number of days, it is pretty easy to figure out ovulation time.
Simply counting backwards from the day you start your period can give you a good idea of when ovulation occurred, and a woman can use that to determine when you will ovulate in the future. Counting backwards two weeks from the day you start your period should leave you with an estimated date of ovulation. Keep in mind that this method only works if you have regular periods.
Simply tracking the changes that take place in cervical mucus can give women a good idea of when they are ovulating. As a woman gets closer to ovulation, she will notice a change in her cervical mucus. She will notice that her cervical mucus will change from sticky and thick to thinner and the consistency of egg whites. Viable cervical mucus is almost stretchy. Women can keep track of their cervical mucus to get a better idea of when they are ovulating.
Ovulation Predictor Kits are also a great way for women to track their ovulation. These kits are similar to home pregnancy tests. They detect the surge of LH in a woman’s body that occurs just prior to ovulation. Women take a urine test each day to see if their test strip matches the color on the key. When the ovulation predictor kit shows a positive result, a woman can assume she will ovulate within 72 hours.
Another way that women can track their ovulation is by charting their basal body temperature. Basal body temperature is tracked using a special basal thermometer. By charting her temperature every day before getting out of bed, and keeping track of it, a woman will notice that her temperature will spike a bit right after her ovulation.
The spike is very tiny however, so a woman will really have to pay attention to the temperatures that she has been tracking to notice the spike. This of course, will not help a woman to figure out when she is ovulating in the current month, but doing this for several months can give a woman a good idea of when she will ovulate in the future.