The Ovulation Chart Or Commonly Fertility Chart
An ovulation chart is basically a paper or chart that has a recording of fertility signs as the menstrual cycle progresses.
The most important reason that has prompted women to seek more information about this theme is the desire to conceive.
Though it could offer some help to achieve a pregnancy, it is however not an excellent contraceptive method to depend on.
To draw maximum benefit from this chart, these prerequisites are important.
- It is a chart about ovulation, therefore it is just natural to make certain that you have a good understanding of the menstrual cycle.
- Comprehend what fertility charting is all about.
- Then know how to identify the signs of ovulation, correctly record them and then proceed to interprete what you have on paper!
A Sample Chart
We have a free sample of an a ovulation chart here, which you can also print for personal use if necessary.
These are the key components of the chart
- Cycle days:
Gives you information about the specific day you are dealing with in
your cycle. Note that the length of this section depends on the length
of your cycle.
- Timing: Gives an indication
of the day of the week, date and time. This may help you identify your
menstrual patterns during the interpretation of the ovulation chart. To
avoid unnecessary imputs for the date field, you can enter it only once
and only when there is a change from one month to the other.
- Basal body temperature chart:
This is an important part of the ovulation chart. Notice that there is a
full range of possible temperatures. Eacj day, simple mark the right
box with an “X” that corresponds to the temperature of the day.
- Cervical Mucus(CM):
Note the quality of the mucus in the correcponding box using the
suggested abbreviations. You can creat your personnal abbreviations if
- Sexual intercourse: Not when you have an intercourse. Remember that the experts advice regular intercourse throughout the month for maximum effect.
- Sensation: How do you feel in your vulva area? Dry? Wet?
- Notes/observations for any other thing you may need to write down.
Using The Chart
Using the fertility chart is quite simple.
- Have a copy of the chart and a pencil or pen by your bedside or in another approprite place for you.
- Decide for yourself which of the signs of ovulation
you want to monitor. You are not obliged to monitor all of them.
However,it is advisable to do so with atleast two signs to optimize the
chances of you finding out your pattern.
each sign daily. It is advisable to do so about the same time each day,
usually early in the morning. Familiarize yourself with the procedures
for each sign.
- Record on the chart as soon as you
observe the sign. Do not trust your memory to do so latter during the
day, though it may really have no problems!
recording until the month runs out and get a new chart. Remember that
you cannot use just one completed chart or an incomplete chart to make
reasonable conclusions. Identifying your pattern is the grand objective.
You may need atleast three completed charts.
- Ask your physician or midwife if there is any problems with this. Yes, you can also ask Doc online!
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