Tracking Your Cycle

5 Reasons Why You Should Stop Using BBT to Track Ovulation

Monitoring your basal body temperature (BBT) is probably the first way you started tracking ovulation and your fertile window. The method has been around since our moms were getting pregnant, and it's backed by science, so we trust that it works. But is it really a good method for figuring out the best time to try to make a baby? We [...]

How to Use Basal Body Temperature to Determine Ovulation

The Temperature Method: A Good Starting Point If you want to determine when in your cycle you ovulate, tracking your basal body temperature (BBT) is a good starting point. BBT is the lowest temperature your body reaches in a 24-hour period. In women, BBT follows a biphasic pattern throughout the menstrual cycle—that is, it's lower [...]

The One Thing No One Tells You About Getting Pregnant

There's a pretty basic fact about the female body that gets left out of most sex ed classes: most of the time, you have literally zero chance of getting pregnant, and the fertile period of your cycle is relatively short. The result is that lots of smart, capable adults who are otherwise fully equipped to navigate the world have no idea how the [...]

Tracking Your Cycle

Some couples get pregnant right away without any special effort. But for 15 percent of healthy, fertile couples, it can take up to a year. The best way to speed up the process is to track when you ovulate. Couples who track ovulation get pregnant, on average, in half the time of couples who don’t.Each month, your best [...]