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What is charting your fertility cycle for?

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If it's taking you a while to get pregnant, a good way to raise your chance is to keep track of your fertility cycle. When you do this, you can find the best time to try.

You can do it with pen and paper, or you can try out some smartphone apps.

As you go through your cycle, your body gives all sorts of clues to show when you ovulate. You just need to know how to look for them.

SOURCES:
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
American Pregnancy Association: "Ovulation Kits & Fertility Monitors."
BabyMed.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Obstetrics and Gynecology, December 2002.
Scolaro, K., American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Feb. 15, 2008.
FDA: "Home Use Tests -- Ovulation (Saliva Test)."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 24, 2020

SOURCES:
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
American Pregnancy Association: "Ovulation Kits & Fertility Monitors."
BabyMed.
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Obstetrics and Gynecology, December 2002.
Scolaro, K., American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, Feb. 15, 2008.
FDA: "Home Use Tests -- Ovulation (Saliva Test)."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on April 24, 2020

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