Importance Of Charting by Lori Ramsey
Whether youve just begun the journey of trying to
conceive or if you are a seasoned veteran, charting your
fertility signs can be of significant value. For the novice,
charting can shorten the time you need if you have an
infertility problem, thus allowing you to seek help much
sooner. Most physicians will want at least 3 months of
good charts before even initiating fertility
Charting your fertility signs can determine many different
potential problems about your fertility cycle. Of these
things are anovulation, low progesterone, thyroid dysfunction,
low estrogen, luteal phase defect, poor quality cervical
fluid and polyps or cysts on the cervix. Some of these
conditions can be easily corrected with over-the-counter
remedies and some require the attention of a physician
and possibly prescription drugs and infertility procedures.
can be discovered through charting. When you have a full
cycle of no drastic temperature shift, and yet you have
menstrual bleeding, this is most certainly anovulation.
Anovulation can be further tested by your doctor and action
can be taken to possibly remedy this.
progesterone can be discovered if when your temperature
shifts upward only it stays up by .1 a degree or so. A
simple blood test can determine how low your progesterone
level is and medication can be given to increase the level.
dysfunction can be determined - though not always the
case - by too low temperatures during the first week of
your cycle, called hypo thyroid, and too high temperatures
can indicate hyper-thyroid. If you suspect this, a simple
blood test can indicate if the thyroid is truly a problem.
One word - I had low temperatures during the first week
and had my thyroid checked - it turned out to be normal.
This is just one indication of possible thyroid
estrogen can be detected through charting if your pre-ovulation
temperatures arent low enough, or if you have poor
quality cervical fluid. Its the surge of estrogen
that causes your body to produce good fertile quality
luteal phase defect is determined if the number of days
from ovulation to menstruation are less than 10. This
too can indicate a low progesterone problem. It can be
remedied by over-the-counter methods such as vitamin B6
and progesterone cream and may need to be treated by your
physician with the use of the fertility drug Clomid and/or
with prescription progesterone.
quality cervical fluid is determined if you are consciously
checking your cervical fluid - and one culprit is low
estrogen. There are things that you can do to improve
the fertile fluid such as drinking lots of water and taking
guaifenesin, which helps to thin out the cervical fluid.
polyps or cysts are found by checking the position of
your cervix. These are usually harmless, lasting only
a couple of days; however, if they stay on the cervix
for more that several days, you should contact your physician.
you see, the importance of charting can be paramount if
you are trying to conceive a baby and want a timely conception.
Lori Ramsey is a published author and mother of 6 who also runs many businesses. Read One Of Her Books On Kindle: How to Get Pregnant by Learning How to Increase Fertility
Reproduced with Permission