When Are You Most Fertile?

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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.

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When Are You Most Fertile?

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43 comments

  1. Profile photo of new new says:

    good to know

  2. Profile photo of Nora Ortiz Nora Ortiz says:

    i didn’t know this information

  3. Profile photo of Agager12 Agager12 says:

    i would be lost without this information

  4. Profile photo of sukismom sukismom says:

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

  5. Profile photo of MissArta MissArta says:

    or just google " whats my ovulation date" 🙂

  6. Profile photo of meagan meagan says:

    this is great information

  7. 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!

  8. Profile photo of Frederick Frederick says:

    thanks for the info

  9. Profile photo of Maggie Maggie says:

    lots of helpful info

  10. Profile photo of Corley Corley says:

    like the info

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