In this day and age, I have no doubt that the majority of women who are trying for a baby read all about conception, pregnancy, and birth. Be it on the internet, in books, or magazines, information has never been easier to access. I am sure you have heard about using ovulation calendars and online charting to conceive. But what are the benefits of those things?Using an ovulation calendar and online charting are two different very useful tools that can give you information about your cycle and your most fertile days. Armed with information, you are that much more likely to get pregnant faster. Which is what we all want, isn’t it?

If you have just started out on your baby-dancing journey, then you might like to start with an ovulation calendar. We have an ovulation calendar on this site, so if you are interested you can get going right away. Ovulation calendars are an easy step to take, but one that is extremely useful.

Ovulation calendars work by calculating your most fertile days after you enter data about the date of your last period, the average length of your cycle, and the duration of your luteal phase (if you know). The ovulation calendar we provide not only tells you when to expect your most fertile days, it also sends you emails three days before your ovulation, as well as on your ovulation day, so you know when to get active!

Online charting to conceive, using websites like Fertility Friend, requires a little more work. Using a basal body thermometer, you take your temperature at the same time each day. Most women find that taking their temperature in the morning before getting up gives the best results.

Using your basal body temperature, as well as other information you enter (about cervical mucus, the days you had intercourse, and more), sites such as Fertility Friend automatically create a chart to show you how your cycles progress, and when you ovulate. Because there is a slight increase in your temperature when you ovulate, online charting to conceive is a very accurate way of telling you when you are fertile.

What do you think about using ovulation calendars, and charting to conceive? If you have charted in the past or are currently charting, would you recommend it to others? Many people think online charting to conceive is a lot of work. Do you agree or disagree?