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Ovulation Tracking | How To Chart Signs of Fertility

While charting daily may seem like quite the time commitment, it’s actually easy, and is much less time consuming than all the doctor’s appointments you might find yourself at- especially if you enter the world of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART).

Like anything new, it’s about building the habit and working towards consistency. Charting your cycles is important because the length of a woman’s menstrual cycle will vary from woman to woman and will vary from month to month even within the same woman. Women are often told that irregular cycles are problematic. However, if a woman is taught how to determine when she ovulates, WHEN she ovulates no longer becomes important- as long as she is ovulating. The woman can instead focus on IF she is ovulating. The ability to determine when she is ovulating can increase the chance of pregnancy significantly as well as shortening the time before determining that ART may be beneficial or necessary.

You can begin charting at any point in your cycle as long as you know the exact number of days it’s been since the first day of your last period. It is easiest to start charting on the first day of your period.