When you decide to try to conceive, one of the first things you do is start to read up a little on the things you need to do to prepare your body such as getting healthy and preparing you emotionally. Most people will conceive during the first year of trying to conceive whereas a small minority will take up to two years or more. The worst thing to do during this time is to stress about things, just take it easy and have sex for fun and don’t make it a chore for trying to conceive.
What I have found useful are ovulation calendars that calculate your most fertile time for you. All you need to do is put in the date of your last period and how many days your cycle usually lasts for, they display the fertile days for you and you can edit it at anytime. It also has a feature where you can write notes for each day; a star will appear on the day that you put notes down for. I was looking for a simple ovulation calendar that didn’t require endless information such as BBT (Basal Body Temperature) charting and cervical mucus. After using for a month, I noticed that if ever you need to edit the day that your period starts it changes all the previous cycles too. So you can’t go back and monitor them as they change. After searching the internet for another calendar I found you have to register with most sites for you to use them. I then decided to make my own. I used excel to make my own spreadsheet and it contains as little or as much data as I need it to have.
Making my own TTC (Trying to Conceive) chart has been the best idea I’ve had, not only am I in control but I can also track ovulation, changes in my body and see clearly month by month how long my cycles are. At the moment it’s too soon and stressful to chart my cycles for the time being so if after a few months nothing happens then I’ll have to start taking temps everyday and check EWCM (Egg White Cervical Mucus).