Now that you’ve decided to try for a baby, you probably would like that positive pregnancy test to turn up as quickly as possible. Trying to get pregnant can be a lot of fun, of course. But nonetheless, you’re likely hopeful that the “trying” aspect will be unnecessary as soon as possible. Using an ovulation calendar is one of the simplest ways to increase your chances to conceive naturally.
An ovulation calendar works by predicting your most fertile days using a mathematical formula. There are quite a few ovulation calendars available for free on the internet, and they can help you conceive quicker than you otherwise might. You don’t need a lot of information to use an ovulation calendar – so long as you know the date of your last menstrual period, you are naturally good to go get pregnant!
Using a fairly simple method, you will soon find out on what day you are likely to start ovulating. Ovulation calendars are not fool-proof because not everyone’s ovulation occurs right in the middle of the month. The more information you provide, the more likely an ovulation calendar is to predict your ideal days to add those little tadpole looking sperm to your ready, willing and waiting egg.
If you know the average length of your menstrual cycle, the ovulation calendar will be more accurate. And if you know the length of your luteal phase, the part of the cycle that occurs after ovulation, the better the chances are that your ovulation days will be predicted correctly. Those who are hoping to conceive a particular gender can also use ovulation calendars to help them achieve this dream.
Using the Shettles method, an ovulation calendar can inform you when the best days are to conceive either a baby boy or girl. Depending on the gender of choice, it means either a few days before your ovulation is due to begin or actually during ovulation.
Together with other methods, like ovulation tests, charting to conceive and learning how to recognize the signals your own body sends you before and during ovulation, ovulation calendars are a wonderful tool that can help you conceive naturally. And perhaps most importantly quickly!
Have you been using an ovulation calendar? Has it predicted your ovulation days successfully? Did you naturally get pregnant using an ovulation calendar, and would you like to tell us about it?
Tana @ TryingToConceive.com