What is Fertility Awareness? Fertility awareness (also called natural family planning or FAM) is a method to check the regular changes in a woman's body as it goes through during a menstrual cycle. This information can help you learn when you are fertile, if and when you ovulate, and when to have intercourse to improve your chances of getting pregnant (or not getting pregnant).

Sex And Basal Body Temperature (BBT)

When should we have sex based on my rise in basal body temperature? When is it too late to conceive according to BBT? When is it too early to conceive? ... read more »

Egg-White Cervical Mucus and Fertility

Egg white cervical mucus (EWCM) is stretchy, like raw egg white, and vital to determining your most fertile days. ... read more »

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Fertility Awareness Guide: Natural Family Planning

Natural family planning improves your chances of getting pregnant. ... read more »

DHEAS

What are DHEAS? ... read more »

BBT Temperature Drop and Ovulation

Does the temperature drop before or after ovulation? ... read more »

Coverline - What Is It?

How do I determine my coverline? ... read more »

Getting Pregnant While Breastfeeding

I just gave birth and I'm breastfeeding. I'm wondering if I can get pregnant while breastfeeding and whether breastfeeding can be used as a contraceptive. ... read more »

Fertility Awareness: Triphasic Curve

 A biphasic curve has two phases: It is a curve that rises and stays up after ovulation. The first phase is before ovulation (follicular phase), the second phase is after ovulation (corpus-luteum phase), when temperatures rise because of progesterone. ... read more »

Chapter 1: Introduction To BBT Charting

Your basal body temperature BBT is the temperature of your body at rest. For fertility charting, the temperature is always taken in the morning before you move or get out of bed. ... read more »

1. Fertility Charting Chart, BBT charting, Ovulation calendar

Introduction to fertility charting and basal body temperature (BBT) charting. ... read more »

Fertility Charting - BBT Charting

Charting your fertility and temperature charting is among the most important things to do when trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

Does a Drop in Temperature on the BBT Chart Mean Pregnancy

A temperature drop in the basal body temperature BBT chart about a week or so after ovulation could well mean that there was implantation and pregnancy has occured. ... read more »

Fertility Awareness and Charting

Natural Fertility Planning (NFP) ... read more »

When Do You Ovulate and How Do You Know?

Knowing if and when you ovulate is vital. ... read more »

All Your Questions About Sperm Answered

What are sperms? How long can sperm live? What is a normal sperm count? What is a normal sperm evaluation? What happens with the sperm/ejaculate during intercourse? ... read more »

The Effects of Stress on Fertility

Stress is one of nature's natural contraceptives and can have a dramatic effect on healthy reproduction. The major stress hormone, cortisol, is derived from progesterone. ... read more »

When Is The First Day of The Menstrual Cycle?

The first day of the menstrual cycle is also the first day of your menstrual period and that is the very first day you observe bright red blood. Brown spotting is not considered a menstrual period. ... read more »

Cycle Day 3 Fertility Testing

Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) - is produced by the pituitary gland and is responsible for the egg maturation process. High day 3 FSH levels are associated with diminished ovarian reserve. ... read more »

How Breast Cancer Affects Fertility

If you've recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and want to have children, learn how it may affect your fertility. ... read more »

Ovulation Pain: Mittelschmerz

Mittelschmerz is the result of the distention of the ovary either shortly before, during, or after ovulation. ... read more »

What Does it Mean if I Can't Reach My Cervix?

It is often completely normal if you cannot reach or feel the cervix. ... read more »

EWCM and Fertility

Are there any studies on Egg-White Cervical Mucus and fertility? ... read more »

Vaginal Spotting

What does vaginal bleeding shortly before menses mean? ... read more »

Irregular Cycles and TTC

Two months ago my cycle was 30 days, now it was 26 days when should we TTC? ... read more »

How Big Should Follicles be on CD 3?

Women normally have thousands of immature follicles in their ovaries. Follicles deveop in the ovaries as they approach ovulation. On CD 3 your follicles really have not started to develop yet and are expected to be immature. ... read more »

Fertility Saliva Ovulation Microscope

With a fertility ovulation saliva microscope you can predict fertility by viewing the visual changes that take place in your saliva throughout your cycle. ... read more »

Menstrual Cycle - Regular or Not

My cycles are 28 and 23 days ... read more »

Cervical Position - How-To

How do I check my cervical position? ... read more »

Sex before or on the day of EWCM?

The reason why it's suggested to make love regularly, two to three times per week, is not just to take the stress out of TTC. Making love frequently will probably get you pregnant faster. ... read more »

Natural Family Planning (NFP)

What is Nautral Family Planning (NFP)? ... read more »

I Had EWCM Egg White Cervical Mucus Twice

It is normal to observe ewcm egg white cervical mucus twice in a menstrual cycle. ... read more »

Ovulation After Ectopic Pregnancy

Even with one ovary, you will likely ovulate every month. With two ovaries, ovulation does not usually change from one to the other ovary. Instead it happens at random. ... read more »

EWCM Only One Day

I had egg-white cervical mucus (EWCM) for one day, is this the ovulation day? ... read more »

Menstrual Period and Getting Pregnant

Can I get pregnant while I have my period? ... read more »

Timing of Sex and Ovulation

Timing of intercourse is when you try to make love only within a day or 2 of ovulation. ... read more »

BBT or EWCM?

Which is a more accurate indication of ovulation, basal body temperature (BBT) or egg-white cervical mucus (EWCM)? ... read more »

Early Ovulation

Is early ovulation a problem? ... read more »

EWCM and Ovulation

EWCM is not a reliable enough indicator to pinpoint the exact day of ovulation. ... read more »

No Periods Without Prometrium

I have no periods without prometrium. How can I get pregnant? ... read more »

Cervix Soft and High After Ovulation

Am I still fertile if my cervix is soft and high after ovulation? ... read more »

Cervical Fluid

What is normal cervical fluid like? ... read more »

Cervical Fluid and Intercourse Timing

When is the best time to try to conceive (TTC)? ... read more »

Irregular Menstrual Cycles

What could be wrong if I have irregular menstrual cycles? ... read more »

Ovulation Predictor Kit Test Days

OPKs or ovulation predictor kits are tests that can be used to help you determine if and when you are ovulating. They work by detecting the level of gluteinizing hormone (LH) in your urine. ... read more »

Fertility Charting - Who Uses It?

Who uses fertility charting? ... read more »

What is Position of My Cervix In Pregnancy

You cannot diagnose an early pregnancy from the cervical position. ... read more »

Factors That Can Affect Cervical Fluid

What factors can affect cervical fluid? ... read more »

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