Deciphering The Fertility Calendar

by Mel Ng - Date: 2006-12-01 - Word Count: 557 Share This!

If you are one of the many couples around the world that are trying to conceive, I'm sure you've seen a fertility calendar. In fact, I know many couples that give up on the idea of having a baby upon looking at a fertility calendar. The truth of the matter is that there really is nothing to fear from the calendar alone and while it may be confusing at first, in time it will become your conception Bible and might possibly provide more details than many parents in the world today have about the moment of conception.

Trust me in this though. The fertility calendar may seem Greek at first, but in time it will become much easier to understand and you will find that it is your lifeline to who, what, when, and where when it comes to conceiving that precious bundle of joy you are dreaming of when you began seeking alternative solutions for conception. A fertility calendar is a device you use in order to raise your awareness of your body and your fertility.

The calendar enables you to keep track of the days when you are experiencing menstrual flow, the number of days, the duration and heaviness or lightness of your flow, your daily basal body temperature, and any other information you think is pertinent to your fertility quest. It is also a good place to make notes about questions you have for your doctor so that you do not forget them during your next visit. When used consistently, this calendar can also help you prevent future fertile days (this helps when planning romantic vacations).

In addition to the many other details your calendar can help you monitor it can also enable you to keep track of your intercourse each month, week, or day. There are different calendars and programs you can use online in order to properly track your progress, setbacks, normal ovulation times, and attempts to conceive during those times in addition to the outcome. You can also keep track of scheduled doctors appointments on this calendar while having all your information in one place together. This calendar is an excellent tool for your pregnancy pursuit.

It is important to remember, however, that the fertility calendar is a tool or a guide and not a guarantee that anything will result from your diligence. It takes months for many before there can even be effective predictions about ovulation or even your monthly flow if it is traditionally irregular. The calendar can however, assist you in finding out which irregularities you are experiencing, which may in turn help with an accurate diagnosis of conception inhibitors. The calendar is far more than a tool for helping predict the future as it is also helps you understand the way your body works.

Getting to know your body is the most important thing the fertility calendar provides. You'll get a crash course in your body and how it works because (probably for the first time in your life) you are forced to pay attention to how your body works and understand what those events mean in the grand scheme of things-particularly when it comes to conception. The fertility calendar alone will not get you pregnant but it could very well be the tool that helps you and your doctor understand the why, when, and how of when you will actually conceive.

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