When it comes to identifying your most fertile times and timing conception many women are more than happy to swap their body’s wisdom for a gadget or a test kit.
These gadgets and kits are not only expensive, but they also make you feel like you’d never be able to work out timing conception for yourself.
Mother Nature thinks of everything and she even came up with a clever way of letting you know when you are most likely to get pregnant.
All women are familiar with PMS symptoms (pimples, sore boobs, cravings, mood swings etc…) but very few can accurately recognize the symptoms of their peak fertility.
– Mucus fluctuations
– Heightened Sex Drive
– Pheromones make you more attractive to the opposite sex for the duration of your peak fertility (how sneaky is that?)
– Energy boost
Out of those the most reliable key to recognizing your most fertile time and timing conception is your cervical mucus. I know to some the thought of examining your mucus may sound gross but seriously, it’s the easiest and simplest way of telling when you should have sex to get pregnant (and avoid sex if you don’t want to get pregnant), so just do it.
Your cycle is as unique as you are and no gadget will be able to tell you as precisely as your own body when you are fertile. You’ll also learn a thing or two about your cycle which may surprise you or even alert you that something is wrong. So rejoice that you have an access to such an amazing built in mechanism. Ok here we go;
Mucus fluctuates with your hormones
What are we looking for when checking mucus?
When should you check your mucus?
When you have to do a wee. Simple! Before doing a wee just check if there is any mucus on the mouth of the vagina. If there is, examine it between your fingers and use the above criteria in timing conception to tell if it’s fertile or not.
This is a simplified explanation of the basics for recognizing your peak fertility. It takes time and practice before you can confidently rely on this information alone for timing conception. There are also additional natural methods which can confirm whether you ovulated or not. So seek help and advice from a qualified health practitioner versed in natural fertility and timing conception, who’ll teach you how to chart your cycles.
Having said that practice makes perfect and the sooner you start the faster you’ll master the art of determining your most fertile time and timing conception. Thoughts on this approach? I’d love to hear them.
Iva Keene is co-founder and director of Natural-Fertility-Prescription.com. She has been a qualified, accredited Naturopathic Physician for over 13 years, holds a Bachelor's degree in Health Science and a Masters degree in Reproductive Medicine. Since founding NFP in 2008, Iva's articles, videos, guides and reports have reached over 1.3 million people. Iva has dedicated her professional life to supporting couples on their path to parenthood with scientifically grounded information, protocols and coaching around preconception care, natural infertility treatments and integrative reproductive health.