ovulation

When are you most fertile

Want to know when are you most fertile? This is one of the most common questions that women will ask when making plans to start a family. However, this information could also be helpful if you don’t wish to be pregnant. When it comes to determining a woman’s fertility, one must understand the ovulation cycle. This takes place in the middle of the menstrual cycle when the ovary releases an egg or ovum. You can get pregnant during this period if a sperm and an egg fuses to create a zygote inside the fallopian tubules and then the zygote moves to the uterus. This process is called fertilization. So, when are you most fertile? The menstrual cycle usually last for 21 to 35 days or 28 days on average. The following information will help you to understand how you can get pregnant during a 28 day cycle: After the first…

cervical mucus

How cervical mucus helps to predict your ovulation

There are several ovulation predictor kits available on the market today, but none can compare to the one that is inside a woman’s body. A natural way to predict ovulation involves checking physical symptoms like changes in the cervical mucus, basal body temperature, lower abdominal pains and more. Read on to find out how cervical mucus helps to predict your ovulation. The cervix, which is located at the neck of your uterus, is a passage that is filled with many crevices where cervical mucus is produced and then released. During your menstrual cycle, hormonal changes will affect the volume and consistency of the mucus. One could say that the CM acts as gatekeeper for the reproductive system because sperm have to pass through the cervix, its CM and the uterus in order to fertilize an egg successfully. For the most part, CM will act as a sperm barrier during your…