Signs of Fertility

I know a lot of us on here are trying fervently to get pregnant so I thought I'd share what I know about fertility signs. They are *not* always true, but can be good indicators.

A regular period ... This generally means you are ovulating regularly and your hormones are around what they need to be to keep you in a healthy cycle.

Bright eyes and clear skins are also known indicators of fertility, but that doesn't mean you're not fertile if you have neither as this can be caused by tons of reasons.

Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs) Can tell you if you are definitely ovulating, but there are also other signs. ​

Cervical checks... When you are at your most fertile, your cervix can often tell you. This may take some time of checking to learn your cervix through it's various stages. When you are fertile your cervix will often present the signs of S.H.O.W. Soft, high, open, and wet.

As yuck as it may sound to some, there is also a such thing as fertile cm or cervical mucous. Your discharge likely changes throughout your cycle, but at your most fertile the discharge around your cervix will often be clear and what many women describe as 'like egg-whites' (Note the term EWCM - egg white cervical mucous) You should be able to stretch it between your fingers.

Many women also get a pang on one side or the other during ovulation, and sometimes mood and craving shifts due to hormones.

What about you guys? Do you know of any special tricks for figuring out when you're fertile?

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    12/04/13
    8Theresa Gould
    I never really took note of my fertility signs, just my calendar the the block of time between day 10 and day 20 after my period. Weird, but I slowly learned other signs as the years went on and I am still not brave enough to check my own cervix.
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      Sabrina Abbott
      The last portion, that's the only thing I know. I always controlled it safely with Evening Primrose Oil caplets. I swear by the product actually for birth control and period regulation.

      Once a woman ceases intaking the pills, give her 6 - 8 weeks tops (with regular sexual activity) she will become pregnant if both partners are fertile.
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      About Cassaundra Owens
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      I'm a little strange, pretty green, and learning to live life as a wife, future mother, and entrepreneur. Right now, my husband and I are trying for our first after 3.5 years of infertility and 2 losses. Viva la adventure! Join me too at MortalMommy.com!