FERTILITY AWARENESS + BODY LITERACY

Why ovulation is the main event you should be looking out for

Peak cervical mucus is anything that is

clear, watery, stretchy, or slippery

A lot of emphasis is often put on tracking the symptoms of your monthly bleed – and for good reason! – but what's less talked about is if you didn't ovulate, it won't be a true menstruation (similar to if you bled while on hormonal contraceptions – when you stopped taking the pill for a week to bleed, it wasn't actually a period).

 

Anovulatory cycles are more common than most think. In fact 10-15% of women who have regular cycles don't ovulate.

When tracking vigorously and consistently, you'll know you ovulated when:

◎ Your cervical mucus dries up

◎ Your basal body temperature rises

◎ Your cervix closes

 

Understanding how to track + confirm ovulation can be a window into your health to identify imbalances, not to mention help you to confidently conceive or use natural contraception.

New to cycle tracking?

A good place to start is to begin noticing what's going in your underwear each day. Is it dry? Wet? Have substance in it? Get curious.

Disclaimer:

Do not begin relying on any fertility awareness based method without proper guidance from a trained professional. 

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