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).

Probability of Spontaneous Pregnancy: Day-Specific

In an attempt to increased fertility and chance of conception, equations and medical history are used to evaluate optimal fertility windows for women seeking IVF/ICSI treatment. ... read more »

Fertility Awareness Guide - Natural Family Planning

Learn all about fertility awareness and natural family planning through this informative guide. ... read more »

Egg White Cervical Mucus (EWCM)

Egg white cervical mucus ( EWCM) is a type of cervical fluid that is produced right before ovulation, during a time when you are most fertile. ... read more »

Things We Just Don’t Know About Making Babies

A group of researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine used the internet to find out what American women of reproductive age think they know about making babies. ... read more »

Getting Pregnant Guide

This guide teaches you everything you need to know about getting pregnant, from conception and early pregnancy symptoms to the best days for sex and fertility charting. ... read more »

Fertility Awareness Among Organ Transplant Women

According to researchers in Nebraska and New York, female transplant patients are not adequately informed about fertility issues, contraception and chance of pregnancy after a solid organ transplant. ... 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 »

Male Fertility Infertility Tests - Sperm Count Sperm Semen Analysis

Finding out about his fertility is the second most important thing to test when trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

How Many Days Am I Fertile Each Month?

Many couples want to know how many days each month they can get pregnant but there are things you need to know first, such as, when do you ovulate and how long are your menstrual cycles? ... read more »

When Am I Most Fertile?

Couples who are trying to conceive naturally wonder when they are more fertile. They are several ways to track your most fertile days to conceive. ... read more »

Contraception and Fertility Awareness Among Women With Solid Organ Transplants

About 300 women were telephoned for a survey based on contact information listed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. All women were between 19 and 49 years of age and had received single or multiple organ transplants at the medical center. ... read more »

Fertility Awareness: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

We have been trying to conceive for a long time, but can't get pregnant. Why? Getting a fertility test is recommended to determine the cause of why you can't get pregnant ... read more »

What is Cervical Mucus Good For

CM or cervical mucus regulates fertility and its physical properties change during the menstrual cycle. ... read more »

Tips on How To Get Pregnant Fast

Everything you need to know about how to get pregnant faster and maximize fertility. ... read more »

Sperm Survival in Cervical Fluid

How long can sperm survive in cervical fluid? ... read more »

Probability Determination of Ovulation

How does BabyMed rate the probability, such as the probability of ovulation, in the BBT curve? ... read more »

Not Enough Cervical Mucus

Q: Is this a problem to not have enough cervical mucus  when we TTC? ... read more »

Not Enough Cervical Fluid

What should if I don't have enough cervical fluid? ... read more »

No Cervical Mucus After Cone Biopsy

A cone biopsy, LEEP or laser treatment can affect fertility and decrease your ability to get pregnant because they destroy cervical glands. ... read more »

Chapter 8: Cervical Mucus

Checking your cervical mucus for fertility charting can improve your chances of getting pregnant. ... read more »

Cervical Mucus - EWCM Twice

Observing EWCM egg-white cervical mucus twice in a menstrual cycle is no proof of pregnancy. ... read more »

Cervical Mucus EWCM Ovulation Fertility Pregnancy

The cervical mucus is produced by the cervix and changes consistency throughout your menstrual cycle based on hormones associated with ovulation. ... read more »

Cervical Fluid Check

How do I check for cervical fluid? ... read more »

Cervical Mucus: Checking Fertility in 12 Steps

Checking your cervix and cervical mucus for fertility changes can improve your chances of getting pregnant. ... read more »

Can You Get Your Period When You Are Pregnant?

You can't have a regular  menstrual period once you are pregnant, but up to 30% of pregnant women experience some vaginal bleeding, and most go on to have a normal pregnancy. That is not the same as a menstrual period. ... read more »

Can I get pregnant while breastfeeding?

Can we still get pregnant while I am breastfeeding? ... read more »

Fertility Awareness and Natural Family Planning For Contraception

Information about fertility awareness helps to fulfil the broader definition of the services many family planning clinics offer. ... read more »

Is Breastfeeding Preventing Me from Getting Pregnant?

Some women experience lactation amenorrhea while breastfeeding. Amenorrhea is the cessation of your monthly period. Hormones associated with breastfeeding affect reproductive cycles. ... read more »

Healthy DNA Delay Menopause Extend Fertile Years

An extensive international study found that how the body handles DNA repair throughout a lifetime affects the timing of fertility decline and the onset of menopause. ... read more »

Fertility Awareness Ovulation Calendar and Chart

Fertility awareness and charting is part of 'Natural Family Planning' (NFP). It uses a woman's natural fertility signs to identify when she may or may not be fertile. ... read more »

Increasing Awareness of Fertility Issues

A new study has shown that women who are more knowledgeable about age-related fertility issues have started to move their ideal pregnancy ages up, even though they may not be at risk of impacted fertility due to age. ... read more »

Prenatal Exposures and Anti-Mullerian Hormone

A long list of studies has been published linking paternal and maternal habits prior to and during pregnancy with fetal and child health outcomes. Researchers recently published another study showing a link between pre-pregnancy habits and health to female offspring long-term health.  ... read more »

New Book Explores Biological Clock ‘Big Lie’

Baby bumps are one of the hottest fashion trends in Hollywood these days. ... read more »

The Effects of Stress on Fertility

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

Can The BBT Temperature Curve Determine Pregnancy?

If you haven't had your period 15+ days after ovulation on the BBT temperature curve, then a pregnancy is likely. ... read more »

When Do I Have the Most Cervical Mucus?

Why do I have EWCM only until two days before ovulation? ... read more »

How Breast Cancer Affects Fertility

Breast cancer does play a role in fertility; however, each woman's situation is unique. It's important to meet with your physician to discuss your options. ... 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 »

When Do You Ovulate And How Do You Know?

Finding out exactly of and when you ovulate and when your ovulation happens should be the very first step in assessing your fertility when trying to get pregnant. ... read more »

Ovulation Predictor Kits: What You Need To Know

The first step in getting pregnant is to track your ovulation and many women find success with ovulation predictor kits. ... read more »

7 Fast Ways to Boost Your Male Fertility

Male fertility is a complex animal. Granted, it's not nearly as complex as female fertility, but it's still complex. There are a great many factors that go into determining whether or not you'll be able to do your part in creating that bundle of joy. ... read more »

Can I Get 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 »

How Soon After Birth Does Fertility Return?

There is no definitive answer to this question. Some women ovulatewithin a few weeks of giving birth and other women don't ovulate formore than one year. ... read more »

1. Fertility Charting Chart, BBT charting, Ovulation calendar

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

Why Chart Your Temperature

What is BBT temperature charting for? ... read more »

Coping with Fertility Postponement

Women are choosing to put off motherhood until later in life, typically the mid to late 30s. Researchers from Italy recently examined the coping styles and issues these young women deal with when they postpone fertility. ... read more »

The Basics of Conception: For Men

Infertility affects men and women almost equally, but women tend to be more versed on the concepts that affect fertility and the process of conception. ... 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 »

When to Work on Your Fertility

Fertility is at the heart of reproduction, conception, pregnancy and parenthood, but many couples do not give fertility a passing thought until something goes wrong in the process. It is then that couples want to know when to work on fertility. ... read more »

New Postpartum Pregnancy Avoidance Protocol

The postpartum period can be a confusing time for some women in terms of pregnancy prevention. Breastfeeding can lengthen the time between birth and first menstrual cycle, but ovulation may occur before that first cycle, increasing the risk of pregnancy during the immediate postpartum period. ... read more »

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