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