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Taking Care of Your Fertility: Being Aware of Your Fertility

Aug 17, 2007
Understanding your body's normal, natural functioning to decide when you are most likely to fall pregnant can dramatically aid in your fertility. This fertility awareness method has proven successful over and over for many women.

Using the rhythm or calendar method, a basal temperature thermometer and monitoring cervical mucus, will all help you to be greater aware of your fertility and may help you to not require any drugs or other devices to help with pregnancy.

The Advantages of Being Aware of Your Fertility

Being aware of your fertility means you can both prevent pregnancy and work out your most fertile time of the month that you are trying to conceive.

Basal body temperature and cervical mucus changes, as well as marking a calendar improve your awareness of ovulation and fertile periods of your cycle. This way you can know when to desist from sexual activities (though your partner may not like this) or know when to use a barrier method if you are trying to avoid pregnancy.

How Effective Is This Method?

This method can provide you with up to 90% accuracy. This depends on your thoroughness at recording and following your fertility patterns. This responsibility lies with you and you should not rely on your partner or someone else to track this information. Again, if you are trying to avoid pregnancy, it is very important that you also use proper contraception or completely desist from sexual activities on the likely high fertility dates.

This method is completely natural and has no negative side effects on your reproductive system. Being this aware of your fertility peaks will also make it easier to plan for when you do wish to conceive, which for many can be very stressful.

This method is also the lowest cost of all fertility control options. There are free training sessions on this method available from many health care centers or pregnancy services. Thermometers required for basal temperature monitoring are very low prices and available from most pharmacies. You can use your own home calendar, or buy a separate diary. There are also fertility awareness charts available at low cost.

This method provides a viable alternative option to medications or more expensive fertility control methods. Practiced reliably it provides an excellent means to understand your body. It is extremely important and although I am sure very obvious but it must be noted that this method does NOT provide any control against sexually transmitted diseases.
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