If you only ever paid attention to when your period was going to start in planning for a vacation or special getaway, times are about to change for you! Now you not only want to be aware of how long your cycle is, but start to look for the telltale signs that ovulation is occurring.
Here are a few signs and ways of tracking it that can help to make your job easier. Try not to look at this as a chore but as a fantastic proven method for figuring out when you can make a baby:
- Keep a log of your cycle and any pertinent details: If you are a woman who wasn’t sure when to expect her period or if she even skipped one, then it’s time to make some changes.
You want to keep a log and really know how long your monthly cycle is and start looking for patterns. Begin to track the amount of time in between each period, how long your cycle is and then any details that seem important. Even changes in the body, in your cycles, your moods or patterns can become important, so write it all down.
- Ovulation will take on a whole new meaning to you: You may have heard friends talk about ovulation and even take it one step further to measure it. Although you don’t want your bathroom to turn into a science experiment, you may find that some of the modern tools out there to measure ovulation can be helpful.
With some women, it’s obvious, and with others, you need to be sure that ovulation is occurring. Pregnancy is completely dependent upon the presence of ovulation and it occurring in the first place, so learn about it and become keen on evaluating it.
- Be in-tune to what’s going on in your body and know that there are no details too explicit: You may begin your journey toward pregnancy a bit guarded, but that may not last long. There is no detail too great as you begin to evaluate your cycle and tune into what your body is telling you.
It will become important to measure cervical mucus, which is a change in consistency that can be indicative of when ovulation is happening.
Even the little twinges that you may feel in your lower abdomen can mean an egg is getting released. This isn’t a time to be guarded but rather a time to evaluate, record, be in tune and share details with a doctor or trusted friends or family member who have been through it.
Between your keen sense and the potential for an ovulation kit, you are going to get things nailed down and know your body better than anything ¾ and that’s when pregnancy occurs!