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Charting Your Cervical Mucous

Cervical mucous (CM) can be used as a bare minimum for checking if you are approaching your ‘fertile window’. Using this sign alone is sometimes referred to as The Billings Method. You will need to pay attention to the sensation at your vulva (does is feel moist, or dry?), any mucous that you can see on toilet paper… Continue reading Charting Your Cervical Mucous

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Using Basal Body Temperature to Track your Fertility

Basal Body Temperature (BBT) gives you a rough indication of when ovulation has occurred – i.e. it tells you that your fertile window has passed, that you have ovulated and are now in the second, luteal, phase of your cycle (or the two week wait, often abbreviated to 2WW). Although measuring your BBT is not recommend by the National… Continue reading Using Basal Body Temperature to Track your Fertility

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Ovulation Predictor Kits

Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) can help you to anticipate imminent ovulation. They work by measuring the amount of luteinising hormone (LH) that you are excreting in your urine. Typically,you use one test strip a day. Unlike Pregnancy tests, two lines do not automatically mean the result is positive. A positive result is only when the… Continue reading Ovulation Predictor Kits

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Precious Babies – Parenting after Fertility Issues

If you’ve ever had fertility problems in the past, seeing that positive pregnancy test is a moment of sheer elation and you feel you have finally left infertility behind you for good. Yet for many women, the moment of elation is followed by nine months of anxiety. When you’ve become accustomed to your body failing… Continue reading Precious Babies – Parenting after Fertility Issues

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How to Boost Your Chance of Getting Pregnant

If you’re trying to get pregnant, you’ll want to do all you can to ensure your body is ready to conceive. There are some simple steps you can take which will make a difference. Are you a healthy weight? We all come in different shapes and sizes, and being naturally curvy or slim isn’t going… Continue reading How to Boost Your Chance of Getting Pregnant