fertility chart


Learning about your fertility through a BBT chart is a very exciting way to get pregnant! It makes you understand your body and often gives TTC more of a purpose.

Cervical Mucus
Although it may take some detective work — and may be a little off-putting to some — learning to detect changes in your cervical mucus is an easy and highly effective of way of predicting ovulation. According to a recent study, it's a more accurate way of predicting ovulation than BBT, although it can be used in conjunction with it.

By charting your basal body temperature (BBT) you can learn more about your fertility and keeping a BBT chart is a very exciting way to get pregnant. It makes you understand your body and often gives trying to conceive (TTC) more of a purpose.

Q: Does lubricant increase my cervical fluid?

A: A lubricant is meant to replace arousal fluid, not cervical fluid. Lubricants should only be used while trying to conceive if you cannot have sex comfortably without one. No lubricants, even ones that claim to be sperm-friendly or sperm-neutral, are meant to be a replacement for cervical fluid and most are unfriendly to sperm.

The term implantation temperature dip is often used to refer to a luteal phase dip that occurs around the time of expected implantation (7-10 days past ovulation).

Q: When to test with the fertility microscope?

A:  The best time to test is first thing in the morning - but never after eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth. These activities may interfere with results. If you test later in the day, try to wait at least two to three hours after eating or drinking. Test on a daily basis and record results on a fertility chart or calendar.

 BBT or fertility charting is done to check a woman's fertility. It usually involves three Steps:

1. Taking your basal body temperature every day
2. Checking your cervical mucus
3. Checking the position of your cervix.

Fertility or basal body temperature charting is done for several reasons:

Q: I am seven days late with a negative pregnancy test. What could it be?