An ovulation calendar is the key tool a woman should use in order to help her calculate the most fertile 12 to 24 hour period she has each month to conceive a baby. It’s not enough to believe that most women typically ovulate 14 days before the beginning of their next period. You can be proactive by keeping track of your basal body temperature and your cervical mucus in order to enhance the prediction of a successful opportunity for conception.
You can predict your upcoming ovulation 12 to 24 hour period in the next upcoming month by charting your basal body temperature and cervical mucus. This is the natural and free manner of tracking your body’s typical method of preparing for the release of an egg. Knowing how to keep and read an ovulation calendar will alert you to the optimal time you should have sex in order to conceive a baby.
Tracking Basal Body Temperature (BBT)
Your first task is to visit your local drug store and buy a basal body temperature thermometer. Read the package instructions on how to use your new thermometer THOROUGHLY. Tomorrow morning you will be on your way to predicting when you are going to ovulate.
- Wake from sleep.
- Relieve yourself by urinating.
- Use your thermometer according to the instructions.
- Take your temperature.
- Record your temperature on your calendar.
- Your normal daily BBT will be between 97° to 98.5° Fahrenheit.
- When your body is ready to ovulate, your BBT will elevate between 0.1° to 0.4° Fahrenheit.
- When your BBT increases – you are about to ovulate within the next 12 to 24 hours – this is now the optimum time period to have sex and conceive.
Taking Notice of Your Cervical Mucus (CM)
On the day that you start your period – this is day No. 1.
Every day you will take our BBT and note what your CM looks like. For example, it may be blood tinted, dry, clear, orwhite. After 2 to 3 days of white CM discharge, you can expect your BBT to rise. Don’t be alarmed if your BBT takes a dip before rising.
Read an Ovulation Calendar
- The length of your period flow does not determine your menstrual cycle.
- Day One of your cycle is the day your start spotting or bleeding.
- The Final Day of your cycle is the day before you start bleeding the next month.
- If you are not experiencing a typical menstrual cycle between 21 and 35 days consistently after tracking it for 3 to 4 months – consult with Kofinas Fertility Institute.
- The amount of days between each menstruation cycle is the key to predicting a woman’s ovulation date.
- Over 35 days between menstrual cycles prevents an appropriate calculation.
- Under 21 days between menstrual cycles prevents an appropriate calculation.
- An ovulation calendar should never be relied upon to prevent a pregnancy.
- An irregular menstrual cycle makes it more difficult to accurately predict the day of a woman’s ovulation based upon an ovulation calendar.
- A fertility specialist – Dr. George Kofinas – has the capability to guide a woman’s menstrual cycle in order to achieve regular ovulation predictability.
A Fertility Specialist Will Help You Read Your Ovulation Calendar
Dr. George Kofinas – who established Kofinas Fertility Institute in 1987 – has successfully guided thousands of women’s ovulation cycles into successful pregnancies.
For the answers to any questions you have about how to read an ovulation calendar, contact the premiere fertility center – Kofinas Fertility Institute. Click below to schedule a consultation or call 718-701-6267.