directly on your Fertllity Calendar
Whilst your fertility calendar covers the expected times
of ovulation according to your cycle, ovulation does sometimes
move around even to the last day of bleeding! A good way
to chart your actual ovulation times directly onto your
fertility calendar is to check your own personal changes.
remains fertile for 60 hours and the ovulation day is a
full 24 hours, so your ovulation window is 3 days but as
the ovulation varies from month to month an exact timing
according to your body changes is useful. If there is a
6 to 10 days move around then you will spot it from your
comments made directly on your calendar.
Signs of Ovulation
As your cycle progresses, your cervical mucus increases
in volume and texture. The greater volume and changes in
texture reflect your body's rising levels of estrogen. You
are considered most fertile when the mucus becomes clear,
slippery, and stretchy. Many women compare mucus at this
stage to raw egg whites.
role of mucus is to nourish, protect, and speed the sperm
on its way up through the uterus and into the fallopian
tubes for the rendezvous with your egg.
Your temperature can increase by 0.5 to 1.6 degrees just
after you have ovulated.
You won't necessarily feel it, but you can detect it by
using a basal body temperature (BBT) thermometer. This temperature
spike indicates that you've ovulated (releasing an egg stimulates
the production of the hormone progesterone which raises