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Charting your BBT (Basal Body Temperature)

Basal body temperature is the temperature of your body at rest. » Read more

The Best Fertility Gadgets

Knowing when you are ovulating will greatly improve your chances of getting pregnant.  There are a lot of low tech methods of predicting ovulation like urine strip ovulation tests, < » Read more

How to Lengthen Your Luteal Phase

If you have been keeping a fertility chart, you probably understand what a luteal phase is and know how long yours generally is. The luteal phase is the second half of your cycle, the time between after you ovulate and when your next period starts. » Read more

What is a Triphasic Chart?

You may have heard the term triphasic chart or triphasic pattern and wondered what this meant.  A typical ovulatory bbt chart is considered a biphasic chart – meaning two phases.  A triphasic chart means that it has three phases or three sustained temperature shifts. » Read more

Follicular Phase Explained

Your menstrual cycle is divided into three phases – the follicular phase, ovulation and the luteal phase.  The first half of your menstrual cycle is known as the follicular phase.  Th » Read more

Getting Started With Fertility Charting

What is fertility charting? Fertility charting is recording all of your fertile symptoms on a chart. » Read more

Luteal Phase Defect

The luteal phase of a woman’s cycle is the second half of her cycle. It begins right after ovulation and generally lasts around 12-14 days. The luteal phase is named after the corpus luteum. » Read more

Luteal Phase - Understanding what happens after you ovulate

After you ovulate, you begin the second half of your fertility cycle known as your luteal phase. During the first half of your cycle, Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) is produced. FSH signals your body to start the process of maturing eggs for ovulation. » Read more

Using an Ovulation Prediction Kit

Ovulation prediction kits are a very popular method of detecting ovulation. One of the benefits of using an OPK (ovulation prediction kit) is that you can predict ovulation before it occurs. » Read more

Charting Basics: Waking Basal Body Temperatures

If you are just getting started with bbt charting or if you would like to start charting, the first thing you will need is a basal body thermometer. There are several on the market. If you can’t find one at your pharmacy, you can purchase a basal body thermometer online. » Read more