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).

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 »

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 »

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 »

Why Chart Your Temperature

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

When Can I Get Pregnant After Stopping the Pill?

When can I get pregnant after stopping the pill? It is perfectly safe to start trying to conceive as soon as you stop the pill, but when you will conceive is a good question. ... read more »

What Is An Estrogen Surge/Spike?

What is an estrogen surge/spike? Just prior to ovulation you may have an “estrogen surge or spike” — a marked increase in the presence of estrogen. ... read more »

My Progesterone Was Low On Blood Test

I recently had a progesterone blood test level done on CD 21 and it was 0.5 ng/ml. Is that low progesterone level a problem? What does low progesterone mean? ... read more »

Endometrium: How Thick Should My Uterine Lining Be?

How thick should the uterine lining be? The lining of the inside of the uterus is also called 'endometrium.' A normal uterine lining is necessary in order to conceive and maintain a pregnancy. ... read more »

Comparing Birth Control: The Pearl Index Method

The Pearl Index compares methods of contraception. A high Pearl index stands for a high chance of unintentionally getting pregnant while a low value represents a low chance. ... read more »

Calendar Method For Fertility Awareness

Calendar-based methods are one part of fertility awareness, an attempt to find which days in the menstrual cycle are fertile days and which are not. ... read more »

Cycles Too Short

Are short menstrual cycles a problem? ... read more »

What Is The Effect of Lubricant On Cervical Fluid?

What does lubricant do to my cervical fluid? Does it increase it? Will lubricant help me get pregnant or make it harder to get pregnant? ... read more »

Planning Conception around Ovulation

When you finally reach that stage in life where you feel stable and ready to raise a little one, you might find that getting pregnant is more difficult than you expected. ... read more »

Personality and Fertility Collide

When it comes to having children, your personality may play an important part in success, according to researchers in Norway. ... read more »

Can You Get Pregnant after Bariatric Surgery?

Obesity is a serious epidemic in the United States. Many people find themselves too obese to perform daily activities, and the health risks associated with obesity cause too many untimely deaths to count. ... read more »

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