When Are You Most Fertile?


Some couples, when they decide they’d like to become parents, discontinue the use of their birth control methods and just say, “When it happens, it happens.” While that’s certainly a valid and low-maintenance choice, other couples like to take charge. And that means tracking your cycle and targeting your most fertile time.

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If you want to increase your chances of becoming pregnant, follow the advice of Mayo Clinic obstetrician Roger W. Harms. He gives the following advice:

  • Ovulation occurs approximately 14 days after the first day of your period. Mark it on your calendar.
  • Look for signs of ovulation. You may notice clear vaginal secretions during ovulation. Also, you may experience mild cramping during ovulation.
  • Take your basal body temperature every morning and track the results. You should see a pattern develop. Soon you’ll be able to predict your fertile time– it’s two or three days before your temperature rises.
  • Have sex once a day during this time.


What do you think?

When Are You Most Fertile?

Tell us what you think!


  1. best times of my sex life= fertile times! lol

  2. Profile photo of ErinF ErinF says:

    Agreed. The kit was relatively inexpensive online, and took the guesswork out of it.

  3. Profile photo of Angela Angela says:

    Good article. Thanks for the info.

  4. Profile photo of Foxin3ss Foxin3ss says:

    The kit sounds like the easiest most secure way to go. I 100% agree.

  5. Profile photo of Foxin3ss Foxin3ss says:

    Hmmm… Never really thought of that.

  6. Profile photo of Julie Julie says:

    I think if I had to choose I would go with the kit. One time I tried to use a calendar and got no where. We weren’t even trying when I got pregnant.

  7. Profile photo of new new says:

    good to know

  8. Profile photo of Nora Ortiz Nora Ortiz says:

    i didn’t know this information

  9. Profile photo of Agager12 Agager12 says:

    i would be lost without this information

  10. Profile photo of sukismom sukismom says:

    I love that Everyday Family has these tips! So convenient 😀

  11. Profile photo of MissArta MissArta says:

    or just google " whats my ovulation date" 🙂

  12. Profile photo of meagan meagan says:

    this is great information

  13. Profile photo of Mrs. Mrs. says:

    That helps a lot. We want to know for future use when the best time to conceive. That’s great information!

  14. Profile photo of Frederick Frederick says:

    thanks for the info

  15. Profile photo of Maggie Maggie says:

    lots of helpful info

  16. Profile photo of Corley Corley says:

    like the info