Discover the essential temperature shifts you need to track in your menstrual cycle for better fertility awareness. Learn how basal body temperature (BBT) can confirm ovulation, predict your period, and potentially indicate early pregnancy signs. Understand the significance of progesterone levels and how they correlate with BBT fluctuations. Overcome common challenges and optimise your tracking with expert tips and insights.
What if I told you that there are 3 simple things you can do to help confirm ovulation day?
And what if I told you that you don’t even have to do all of them every day?
Would you want to know what they were?
I thought so… which is EXACTLY why I am giving them to you in this episode.
Have you ever found yourself saying these things?
I can’t see egg-white mucus.
I can’t see any mucus.
I just don’t have enough mucus to actually track my cycle this way.
I get it. I promise. So many women (myself included when I was getting started) just can’t get their head around the fact that a tiny sensation is enough to tell them when they’re fertile!
We all know that ovulation occurs about halfway through your menstrual cycle. Definitely not always on day 14 as we have been led to believe, but somewhere around the middle. Right?
But what if your cycle is 40 days long? Or 50 or 60?
Well, if your cycle is irregular or on the longer side, there’s a good chance your body has attempted to ovulate once or twice before it actually released an egg. And sometimes, it’s just all too hard and it gives up and decides to try again next month.
This is called anovulation, and it happens more commonly than you might think.
If you’ve been listening to me rabbit on about mucus for any length of time now, then you would know that I see it as the number one indicator of your fertility.
The key to understanding when you are fertile or not fertile relies on you being able to track the changes in your cervical mucus throughout your menstrual cycle. So what you see and feel is everything when it comes to identifying your fertile window.
In this episode, we’re talking about your mucus plug. What the hell is it and why is it so important in determining whether or not you are fertile?
If you know me at all by now (hey, hi, I’m Rachel), you’ll know that I will forever be at the front of the pack waving my pom-poms for using fertility awareness and charting as an effective and natural method of birth control.
While I absolutely believe that you don’t need artificial hormones to prevent pregnancy, I also believe that every woman is entitled to know *all* of her options so that she can make an informed decision about what’s best for her birth control needs in her current season of life.
So, we’re mixing it up in this episode and I’m talking you through the most common hormonal birth control options (that aren’t the Pill).
Want to know what matters more than size?
Length. (Of your luteal phase, that is)
Those couple of weeks in the lead-up to your next period are too often given a bad rap. This is when a lot of women experience those fun PMS symptoms, and if you’re trying to conceive, it’s the two week wait from hell.
But did you know that it’s the luteal phase that gives you the most valuable information about your fertility, your cycle, your overall health annnnnd (if you know what you’re looking for) it will help you to predict your period down to the day and will likely be your first sneaky-peek into pregnancy.
You’re slowly building your confidence with tracking your cycle every day. You feel like you’ve finally made sense of your cervical mucus patterns every month and it’s time to start tracking your daily body temperature too.
But your daily temperatures make absolutely no sense!
High one day, low the next. Completely all over the place and not even close to matching up with your mucus patterns.
You’re more confused than ever and wondering if maybe you’ve had it wrong all along.
Get my simple 3-step system to understanding your body’s natural fertile signs and pinpointing ovulation day so that you can use this knowledge to achieve (or avoid) pregnancy
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