Read Taking Charge of Your Fertility
by Toni Weschler, and check out FertilityFriend.com
Basic concept: You ovulate 11-16 days before
the start of your period. You're most fertile in the 2-3 days before that. Charting cervical mucus will tell you when you're most fertile; CM goes through phases in your cycle, from dry/sticky/creamy (not fertile) to watery/egg white-like (fertile). Charting basal body temp will tell you for sure
when you ovulate; take your temp first thing when you wake up every morning, before you even get out of bed, and write it down. Starting the day after you ovulate, your temp shifts up by about 0.5º and stays up until your next period. Great way to pinpoint your
body's fertile times and see any problems you might have (not ovulating regularly, luteal phase (between ovulation and next period) not long enough, etc.).
at 9:28 PM on Apr. 11, 2011