When your love life gets hotter, there is always the fear of getting pregnant that looms around making you a little inhibited in fulfilling your sexual desires. But when you know how to track your fertility, you can indulge in unrestrained sexual pleasure without any worries regarding unwanted pregnancies.
Also on the other hand, knowing when you’re most fertile will help you in making the right moves at the right time when you want to get pregnant.
Keeping track of your fertility isn’t very technical a task and you surely don’t need a doctor for the same. All that’s needed is a bit of observation to keep track of the changes that your body experiences along the menstruation cycle.
This method involves keeping track of the cervical mucus discharged by your genitals. You will need to observe the consistency, the volume and the texture of the mucus for a month or two, to observe the changes in these factors around the ovulation period.
Usually, as you approach the ovulation time the consistency of the mucus becomes very thin, and this is the time when your fertility is at the peak and you’re most conducive to conceiving.Â During the rest of the menstrual period, the discharge is somewhat thick and less sticky. Also, you may even notice a difference in the color of the discharge during the fertile phase and the non fertile phase.
Tracking your menses
Another way around, which is somewhat easier, is to keep a log of your periods. This method seems more workable when you have your regular menstrual cycle of 28 days. Because in case your cycles are irregular, you may not be able to determine the exact dates when you can have unprotected sex, without the fear of becoming pregnant.
The first seven days and the last seven days of the menstrual cycle are considered to be the safe period, when your likelihood of conceiving is nearly zero.
Keeping track of your basal body temperature is another way to determine your fertility period. Around the ovulation time you will experience a slight spike in your basal body temperature. However, instead of going only by this method, it’s better to use this technique as an add-on method to be sure that you are in your fertile period, when either of the above method suggests the same.