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What is required to chart your fertility cycle?

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To chart your fertility cycle, you'll need to:

Knowing this information can make a difference. Though the average couple conceives after about 5-6 months of trying, people who know how to find out when the woman ovulates, or releases an egg, and who have sex regularly during that time improve their chance of getting pregnant.

  • Take your basal body temperature (your temperature when you're at rest).
  • Look at your cervical mucus.
  • Track when your menstrual period begins.
  • Note when you have sex.

From: Charting Your Fertility Cycle WebMD Medical Reference

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. , December 2002. Scolaro, K.,  , Feb. 15, 2008. FDA: "Home Use Tests -- Ovulation (Saliva Test)."







Obstetrics and GynecologyAmerican Journal of Health-System Pharmacy

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on June 23, 2017

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. , December 2002. Scolaro, K.,  , Feb. 15, 2008. FDA: "Home Use Tests -- Ovulation (Saliva Test)."







Obstetrics and GynecologyAmerican Journal of Health-System Pharmacy

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on June 23, 2017

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