At some point, you’ve probably heard that the average cycle is 28 days long, and that ovulation occurs on day 14. Both of these numbers were found by calculating averages from reported data, but in fact most women don’t fit into this “average”. Tracking will help you identify your individual cycle length and date of ovulation, not just a generalized guess.
Cycles can be inconsistent
You’re unique, and so is your cycle. The popularity of oral contraceptives might make it seem like a highly regular cycle is normal, but in reality, a lot can change from one month to the next. Ovulating even just one day early can shift your fertile window, making tracking over several days really valuable.
Fertile windows are smaller than they seem
Speaking of fertile windows, they aren’t always so standard either. The 6 day fertile window is estimated based on the fact that sperm remain viable inside your body for up to 5 days, and your egg is fertile for around 24 hours. However, these are general estimates, and your personal fertile window might be smaller or larger depending on a number of factors.
Get in touch with your body
An important part of having a healthy pregnancy is knowing your body, and being able to identify when something doesn’t feel right. Tracking your fertility is a great way to get to know your intimate areas a little more intimately. If motherhood is a test, fertility tracking is a late-night study session beforehand.
You’ll know if you’re irregular
Timing intercourse correctly is crucial when your cycle is irregular. You’ll likely know if you’re irregular after only a few cycles of dedicated tracking. In addition, your cycle information can be valuable for your healthcare provider if you ever need some help along the way.
A partner in tracking
It takes 2 to TTC. You and your partner are starting a family together, and getting them involved with your fertility tracking is a great opportunity to start sharing that journey. You and your partner can work together to make your fertile window a special time, but they need to know when it’s coming!
Your other partner in tracking
When keeping a close eye on your cycle, the best way to get a truly accurate result is to use an ovulation prediction kit.
The Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test tracks changes in LH. This helps you to identify your two best days to get pregnant naturally. The easy-to-read smiley face gives clear results that you’ll love seeing.
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