The Best Fertility Tracking Tool: The Ovulation Calendar

Posted by Neway Fertility on Feb 14, 2015 5:30:44 AM

Blog 21.jpgCarefully tracking ovulation is an excellent way for a woman to increase her chances of becoming pregnant. Since there are a number of variables that go into determining your most fertile days for conception, tracking can become a headache for busy women in New York City. To take some of the stress out of tracking fertility, you can use a simple tool to organize the necessary information: the ovulation calendar.

Tracking your monthly menstrual cycle on the calendar helps you bring together all the information needed to predict when an egg will be released. Once that all-important ovulation day is determined, you can plan your monthly window of opportunity to conceive. Ovulation calendars clearly show each woman the days when she is most fertile.

What are Your Ideal Days for Getting Pregnant?

Biologically, the odds of getting pregnant are in your favor from 4 or 5 days before ovulation through about 2 days (48 hours) after the egg is released. For most women, ovulation occurs 2 weeks (14 days) after the first day of the menstrual period, which makes them most fertile on days 10 through 16 days after her period begins. Your fertility calendar will be personalized to show you just which days offer you the best chance to conceive.

How to Use an Ovulation Calendar to Find Your Most Fertile Days

There are many formats of fertility calendars online to help you figure out the best time to conceive. Choose the one that seems easiest to use and read for you. For many women, mobile fertility apps provide the best method, since most of us have our smart phones nearby at all times. You can also use an ovulation predictor or calculator by entering the first day of your last menstrual period and typical cycle length. However, keeping your own calendar--whether on your cell phone or on your wall--provides a more detailed, personalized schedule of your fertility.

Track Biological Signs for an Accurate Ovulation Schedule

There are other details that can make your calendar more complete. According to the experts at Neway, your local fertility clinic in NYC, watch for ovulation clues like: basal body temperature (which rises gradually leading up to ovulation) and note the consistency of your cervical mucus (which becomes "stretchy" and clear 3 to 5 days prior to ovulation). Other data that helps you isolate your fertile days includes: cervix position, firmness and dilation. Some ovulation calendars and apps allow you to track all of this information, while others are more basic.

For more information about tracking your ovulation cycle, contact innovative New York fertility clinic, Neway Fertility. Our NYC fertility and IVF clinic offers compassionate fertility treatment and impressive conception rates. Call us today at 212-750-3330.

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