When you first start out monitoring your Basal Body Temperature (BBT) it can be a little confusing. However, do not be concerned as it is typical for it to take a little while to get the hang of it never mind actually understanding what your temperature is telling you.However, despite your best intentions there are a number of factors
by Robin Elise Weiss, PhDc, MPH, LCCE What is a menstrual cycle?
The menstrual cycle is a cycle of changes that a woman’s body goes through as it prepares to conceive each month. This includes building a uterine lining for a fertilized egg to implant and begin growing; releasing an egg to be fertilized, and
It is quite normal to struggle to identify your cervical mucus when you first start monitoring cervical changes in your efforts to conceive. For most women it only takes a little practice and perseverance to learn how to effectively pinpoint periods of ovulation.Some women only have a small amount of mucus and for a small proportion of
Many will tell you that age is nothing more than a number, but whether you are 20 or 40 and looking to become pregnant, age certainly matters.By the age of 45, most women are no longer able to conceive, but it is often the years leading up to this that people question. Can you get pregnant in your late 30s or early 40s? If so, how
When you are trying to conceive, it can seem like there is a whole new world of terms and definitions that previously escaped your grasp. Now, however, is the time to bring yourself up to speed.Whether your doctor has mentioned it or you have read about it on a fertility forum, understanding your luteal phase is crucial to conceiving
Have you been diagnosed with a luteal phase defect? Or maybe it is just another of many terms you have encountered while researching fertility. Either way, before you can fully understand a luteal phase defect, you must have a good understanding of the luteal phase itself. What is a Luteal Phase? The luteal phase describes the time in your
When you are trying to conceive, the date you ovulate becomes the most important date of your cycle. This is when the egg is released into the fallopian tube and is ready to become fertilized by sperm. Without ovulation, pregnancy cannot occur, and timing sex to coordinate with ovulation does increase your chances of becoming pregnant.
Most women are well familiar with the normal struggle of a menstrual period. It always seems to fall at the worst possible time – like when you have a tropical vacation planned with your other half. But most do not realize how much worse it can be when their period is irregular. Your body can surprise you at the most inconvenient times