Determining Your Peak Fertility Day
Many women want to look out for their peak fertility day so that they can time intercourse for the best chance of becoming pregnant. Women only have a few days out of each month when they are fertile and the days just before ovulation and during ovulation are the days where women are most likely to get pregnant. There are several methods for determining your peak fertile day.
One method is to use an ovulation test. This test will help you determine when you are most fertile and when to time intercourse. Keep in mind that these tests are not perfect and cannot guarantee that you will get pregnant. They are expensive and are generally more effective when used in conjunction with another method of determining peak fertility like the mucus test, basal body temperature, and the like.
Basal body temperature is a method to determine your peak fertility day, too. This method requires women to use a basal thermometer to track their temperature on a daily basis and track it on a chart. It is important to take your temperature every morning after waking, before getting out of bed, and before eating or drinking anything. Basal body temperatures will show when ovulation has occurred but it does not show when it will happen. That’s why women use their charts to help predict when they will ovulate in future cycles.
The mucus test is a very good way to determine whether or not you are ovulating or close to ovulating. In the first few days of the cycle before a woman’s period there is usually no mucus at all. However, as the cycle progresses more mucus is produced and it becomes thinner and more abundant. Just before ovulation and during ovulation the mucus will have an egg white consistency. It will be abundant, thin, and clear. When you reach this stage of mucus production you know you are at your most fertile and should engage in intercourse for your best chance at getting pregnant.