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    Fertile Symptoms - How to track and see them? 4 effective ways to do it

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    Fertile symptoms can be found out with the help of 4 effective ways. This includes monitoring cervical health, use of ovulation predictor kits, and tracking secondary ovulation symptoms. Women need to make sure that they track the symptoms with proper records to avoid any kind of confusion in future.

    Now that we have gone over everything you need to know about the basics of BBT tracking, we want to address what to do in the situation that charting BBT does not work for you. Fertility calculators are an alternative, but what if BBT is your best bet? It is unfortunate but BBT charting is not always a good fit for every woman to find the ovulation date. There are lots of reasons behind this - some women work at night; some drink or take certain medications; some have conditions like PCOS, and the list goes on. (1)

    Track your cervical mucus:

    Many women find the cervical mucus check to be the best way to predict ovulation and upcoming fertility. As ovulation approaches, your vaginal and cervical mucus should increase in quantity, and the consistency should become slippery and clear (like clear egg-whites). This type of clear, slippery egg white cervical mucus helps sperm move faster and survive longer within the female’s body, giving the best chances for fertilization of the egg. Women get such kind of cervical mucus around the ovulation date. (2)

    You can check your CM by looking at the toilet paper after you wipe or by inserting a clean finger into your vagina and reaching toward your cervix (which is deeper inside).

    Fertility, Ovulation, Ovulation Date

    You are likely to find more CM if you check after a bowel movement. Some women check after they shower every day. It’s helpful if you check at roughly the same time each day so that Ela, the fertility calculator, can get consistent measurements.

    Monitor your cervix:

     Your cervix is towards the back of your vagina. (3) You can check it by sticking a clean finger into your vagina while in a squatting position or lying on your back. One foot on the toilet also works well. Some women prefer to check in the shower, where everything is nice and clean and lubricated by the water. No matter where you are, it should be a position in which you are comfortable – as you have to use the same position each time to get consistent measurements.

    The position and texture of your cervix will change during your cycle. And ultimately, it is this change that gives you clues about your fertility and ovulation date.

    During menstrual bleeding, the cervix is normally low and hard and slightly open to allow the blood to flow out. It feels like the tip of your nose. After your period stops, the cervix remains low and firm but closes up. (4)

    As you approach ovulation, the cervix rises up to the top of the vagina and becomes softer and moister. At the height of ovulation, the cervix feels more like your lips than your nose and it is ever so slightly open to allow sperm to enter in. There is a name for this position. It is called SHOW (Soft, High, Open and Wet). This is what you are looking for because this is your most optimal time to get pregnant.

    Once ovulation occurs, the cervix drops lower and becomes firmer - once again feeling like the tip of your nose. This can happen immediately after ovulation or may take several hours to several days, and then the cycle repeats - unless you become pregnant. In that case, as early as 12 days after ovulation, the cervix can rise up and become soft again, but it will not feel open like it did in the SHOW position. (5)

    Take OPKs:

    Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) can detect a rise in the production of luteinizing hormone (LH), which occurs about 36 hours before ovulation, which is the fertility period. By timing intercourse shortly after the LH surge, you can increase your odds of bringing sperm and egg together at the time when conception is most likely to occur. (6)

    Track secondary Ovulation Symptoms:

    Ovulation pain, acne, sore breasts, and many other symptoms, both emotional and physical, can all provide clues about your ovulation and fertility, too.

    Ovulation Date, Ovulation, Fertility

    Ela fertility calculator app is incredibly effective at piecing these together to give you a complete picture of your cycle.

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    Heather Kigsy

    To be very frank, I found this cervical mucus consistency method to be very frustrating. I think it is better to use ovulation predictor kits.

    Oct. 13, 2018, 11:33 p.m. 5.0

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    Sanjana Kohli

    I track my cycles using Ela app and it is really easy and simple to track. You do not need to memorize the dates and everything. Moreover, it also records your other health parameters such as cervical mucus consistency, sex position etc.

    Oct. 11, 2018, 7:02 a.m. 5.0

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    kulsoom Khan

    I have pain in lower back and in the back can you please tell me if it's a sign of pregnancy.

    Feb. 1, 2018, 11:33 a.m. 4.5

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    Satya Gupta

    In any case, whether planning a baby or not, I think every woman should take protein, iron, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin D and low-fat dairy products regularly in their diet. It helps in boosting stamina and maintains metabolism properly.

    Nov. 1, 2017, 3:33 p.m. 4.5

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    Manik Agarwal

    "One can have saliva test also to detect ovulation. During ovulation, you can see that your spit under the test's eyepiece will uncover a minuscule example that looks like the leaves of a plant or ice on a window sheet. Not all ladies get a decent ""plant,"" but rather this test, which is reusable,…

    Nov. 1, 2017, 2:58 p.m. 4.5

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