Fertility Charting

Try our FREE Online Ovulation Charting Tool (also known as a Basal Body Temperature Charting Tool)!

Fertility Charting allows you to chart and predict ovulation based on three different predictive methods...

   > Changes in your body temperature (BBT)
   > Cervical mucus analysis > Cervical position examination
   > Calendar patterns of fertile/infertile periods

Fertility Charting and Ovulation Prediction

Fertility charting allows you to predict ovulation, pinpoint your most fertile time in your cycle, and increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Looking at several physiological variables, a woman can learn to identify the days when she will most likely ovulate - the best time to conceive a baby.

Typically, a woman is fertile for only a handful of days during each menstrual cycle. And because the unfertilized egg has a short life-span of just one day, timing intercourse is central to successful conception. For many couples, 'guesswork' is not enough when it comes to timing, and fertility charting allows us to a understand our own fertility patterns - and then to predict our 'prime time' for conception.

For couples confronted with challenges in conceiving a child, fertility charting is a powerful tool. Many physicians and naturopaths strongly advocate fertility charting as it is completely safe, natural, and does not rely on drugs or invasive medical procedures. In addition, women come to better understand their own bodies and cycles - and predicting ovulation is no longer a mystery.

To chart fertility, all you need is a 'calendar' or fertility chart, a basal thermometer, and a little patience to learn the techniques of 'listening' to your body. Once you learn the methods below, you can combine them in building a comprehensive Fertility Chart.

The Three Methods of Fertility Charting

Fertility charting requires that you understand the basic dynamic of your Menstrual Cycle. Once you understand these patterns and changes, you can begin to anticipate ovulation through fertility charting - the combination of three distinct predictive methods:

1. The Basal Body Temperature (BBT) Method
2. The Cervical Mucus Method
3. The Calendar Method

To optimize results in ovulation prediction, fertility charting should combine the temperature method (BBT), the cervical mucus method, and the calendar method. Here, we can learn to identify our most fertile phases by observing changes in our basal body temperature, by observing the increase and changes in cervical fluid (as well as the position of the cervix), and by grasping general fertility patterns through maintaining a fertility calendar. The only tools you need are pen, a fertility chart (downloadable here for free) and a basal thermometer. You can find a digital basal thermometer designed for BBT charting here.

Basal Body Temperature: The BBT method requires you to monitor your temperature every morning. Body temperature changes are due to the increase of progesterone in your system. At the onset of ovulation, your body temperature will rise between 0.4°F and 0.8°F. The physiological purpose of the temperature increase is to create a warmer, more fertile environment for the fertilized egg. This temperature increase will last from ovulation until your next period. To read more about charting your Basal Body Temperature, click here.

The Cervical Mucus Method: By examining changes in your cervical mucus - as well as the increase and decrease of mucus present - you can predict your fertility patterns and the general onset of ovulation. Observation must take place from the beginning of your cycle through ovulation. During menstruation, the presence of cervical fluid will be decreased. Prior to ovulation, cervical mucus will increase and become clear and slippery - indicating fertility. (There are products, such as FertileCM, which can help to increase the quantity and quality of cervical mucus you produce.) To learn more about the Cervical Mucus Method, click here.

The Calendar Method: The calendar method allows you to chart your fertility and recognize general patterns in fertile and infertile phases. The calendar method involves keeping a written record and helps you predict ovulation by understanding the history of your menstrual cycles. To learn more about the Calendar Method, click here.

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Comments

Hi, please I need a lot of help. My husband and I have 2 kids already, we've been trying for another baby but all efforts have seemed futile. We held off for yrs cos of our careers but we've been ready and trying for almost a year now ( all to no avail). Our second child will be 7 yrs next month and I am very apprehensive over this situation. Am I not supposed to have more kids? Please help me

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i have been married for 13years without a child birth,i have visited different homes in search on how i could get pregnant,it seems like i have wasted all my time visiting those homes...In short,I m very happy today i now have kids i can now call my own and i want to say a very big thanks to DR ZOGO of zogospellcasters@gmail.com the spellcaster i meet online who help me to cast a pregnancy spell that make me got pregnant, He is a man who enjoy helping people he have help me and most of my friends and today we are happy we have kids we can call our own,email the great DR on zogospellcasters@gmail.com for all kind of problems like BRING BACK YOUR EX, DIVORCE, GOOD JOB.. and you will be happy you did...

I actually think about as to why you branded this
particular blog, “Fertility Charting | Ovulation Calculator”.
Anyway I really appreciated it!Many thanks,Eddy

hi am worry and am try to get pregnant on feberuray i start my period on d 22 upto 26 it was normall period and normall bleeding but on march 22 i started see little drop of bleeding not pure red something like pink and i mean little drop jus 4 5min when i clean my slef and put pad nothing will come out till the next day maybe in d afternoon an other little drop just for two and half days and it was over an on 27 a little drop an am still feeling my berast very tender and heavy am confuse because since i started my period it was normall and perfect on pure red when am on my mess thick red please help my thank you

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my question is, im 36 aiming for my fifth and last child. We have been trying for a week when i was supose to be fertile. Since the past few days i have seen myself go thru mood swing off and on. My temp is 99.0 is it possible to think i might be pregnant already, i will test in 9 days to find out for sure, just wanted a opinion. Thanks so much!

Go to fertilityfriend.com it helps u keep track of ur cm last period and everything u need tttc. and also u need a basal thermometer not the regular thermometer to keep track of ur temp.

pls help me

i had my period on sep 3 until sep 6 and i had sex this sep 27 am i safe or not???i just delivered my first son last may 05 nd he is 4mos now cn i get pregnant?....help me plsssssss

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