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).

Ovulation Pain: Mittelschmerz

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

When Do You Ovulate and How Do You Know?

Finding out exactly if and when you ovulate should be the very first step in assessing your fertility when trying to get pregnant. ... 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 »

Fertility Awareness Guide: Natural Family Planning

Natural family planning improves your chances getting pregnant. ... 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 »

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 »

Vaginal Spotting

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

TTC for Four Months

We have been trying to conceive (TTC) for four months and can't get pregnant. ... 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 »

BBT - Temperature Drop

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

Menstrual Cycle - Regular or Not

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

Irregular Periods

I have irregular periods, how can I get pregnant? ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Menstrual Period and Getting Pregnant

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

Not enough fertile mucus

Can I use raw egg whites if I don't have enough fertile cervical mucus?  If you need a lubricant, you may want to consider something else, and many experts suggest long foreplay as a great lub ... read more »

Fertility Charting - Who Uses It?

Who uses fertility 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 »

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 »

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 »

Coverline - What Is It?

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

Fallback Temperature

A fallback temperature happens when your basal body temperature that was above the coverline drops for 1-2 days below the coverline. ... read more »

Rise in Temperature

Predicting ovulation ... read more »

Cervical Mucus - When Most Fertile

When does the cervical mucus indicate high fertility? ... read more »

Semen or Cervical Fluid?

How do I know whether it is semen or cervical fluid? ... read more »

Fertility Awareness and Charting

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

Pregnancy After Hysterosalpingogram

Am I more likely to get pregnant? ... read more »

DHEAS

What are DHEAS? ... read more »

Temperature After Ovulation

How long should my temperature after ovulation stay up? ... read more »

Pregnancy Related Problems of Older Women

What other medical issues can affect the pregnancies of older women? ... read more »

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