Learning to track your most fertile days are really easier than you may think. Keeping track of your ovulation is usually not used as a form of birth control, but rather a means of getting pregnant. Since sperm can last for several days after insertion, most people tends to shy away from using this is a form of birth control. But if you are ready for a journey of a lifetime, then jump on the parenthood train!

When a woman decides it’s time to start trying to have a baby, then its goodbye to tampons, her menstrual cycle and any period and cramps. But saying goodbye to her menstrual cycle is only the start of it. It may be away with the tampons and period and cramps, but it’s keeping track of ovulation and the days you’re most fertile.

There are multiple ways of tracking your ovulation. Let’s start off with the most common method, calendar tracking. With this method you record the first day of your menstrual cycle, as well as the day before your menstrual cycle begins. You continue to do this for several months as to get a good couple of menstrual cycles to judge from. Next you count from cycle to cycle for the months you’ve tracked and average the numbers together for cycle length.

The next way of tracking ovulation is to track cervical mucus. You can start noting the difference in your vaginal discharge through the months. Normal vaginal discharge is thicker, glue like discharge. As your ovulation start you may begin to notice changes in your discharge. You will begin to notice that it thins out and take on a bit of s sticky feeling. This happens to help the sperm reach the egg.

If all of this sounds too complicated or too much to keep track of, luckily they have made kits that allow you to test your urine and determine if you are ovulation or not. The test measures the amount of LH in your body at the current time. Elevated levels of LH in your urine are a signs that you are ovulating.

Once you know how to track you ovulation, it’s time to move on to understanding what days you are most fertile. This will help ensure the best chances are getting pregnant. After intercourse has ended, the sperm can live up to 5 days once deposited. With this being the case, a women’s most fertile days are going to be four to five days before ovulation beings. This allow the sperm to be present the moment ovulation begins.

The chances of getting pregnant on the first month of charting your ovulation are possibly, so be prepared. Normally it takes a couple of months of trying for a couple to have success and become pregnant. So don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t happen as soon as you are wanting. Just keep tracking your ovulation and enjoy the time with your partner, rather than stress it.