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In order to maximise your chances of conception, it is important to have sex during ovulation. There are many methods of sucessfully timing your ovulation cycle.
Your "Fertile Time"
This increases the chances of conception, because it gives the sperm and egg a better chance of meeting. You can use a conception calculator or conception calendar to determine your "fertile time" so that you can plan baby making sex. Conception can only occur around the time of ovulation, and this information can help you increase your chances of pregnancy.
To determine the length of the menstrual cycle, one only needs to note the date of the beginning of the menstrual period (first day of flow) for two consecutive periods, and then count the day from one date to the next. Keeping track of the length of menstrual cycles will help determine the approximate time of ovulation, because the next period begins approximately two weeks from the date of ovulation.
The major limitation of the BBT is that it does not tell you in advance when you are going to ovulate - therefore its utility in timing sex during the fertile period is small. Interpreting the BBT chart can be tricky for many patients - rarely do the charts look like those you see in textbooks!
Also, keeping a BBT chart can be very stressful - taking your temperature as the first thing you do when you get up in the morning is not much fun. What is worse is that you start to let the BBT chart dictate your sex life. This is why though the BBT chart used to be a useful method in the past, it's utility is limited today - and newer methods are available which are more accurate are available.
Manufacturers have now incorporated a microprocessor along with the digital thermometer, to create an electronic fertility management device, called The Bioself Fertility Indicator. This makes calculation of the "fertile days" much easier, because it combines and optimises both the basal body temperature and calendar method of ovulation prediction.
You can also use our free online fertility calculator to determine when you ovulate !
âIn order to maximise your chances of conception, it is important to have sex during ovulation. There are many methods of sucessfully timing your ovulation cycle.