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The Billings Ovulation Method® is not just for women who are trying to conceive or for those who are wanting to avoid pregnancy. It is knowledge that every woman ought to have. Why? Because it can help you to safeguard your reproductive health.
Changes in your cervical mucus are an accurate reflection of what is going on with your reproductive hormones. The chart you keep will be an accurate record of these hormonal events. Over 50 years of research and hormonal assays confirm this.
This animation explains the changes in cervical mucus that you may experience throughout your menstrual cycle. Once you're familiar with these changes you'll be able to identify the fertile and infertile times in your cycles.
There are just four simple rules of the Billings Ovulation Method® which you can apply in all circumstances and at all stages of your reproductive life.
You can have irregular cycles when you're stressed or ill, when you're breastfeeding, when you've stopped taking hormonal contraception, or when you're approaching menopause. Sometimes there is an underlying hormonal disorder or other problem that needs medical investigation.
Knowing how to identify the fertile and infertile times in your cycles can help you to optimise your chances of achieving pregnancy. With the Billings Ovulation Method® you'll learn to understand the signs of fertility and to recognise your Peak day, which is the most fertile day in your cycle and very close to the time of ovulation. That way you'll know when you have the best chance of conceiving. At its simplest, it means having sex when you're aware of the slippery sensation that signals you are at your most fertile.
To achieve a pregnancy you apply the Early Day Rules of the Billings Ovulation Method® so you can clearly identify when you become potentially fertile. Once you notice a change from your Basic Infertile Pattern (BIP), wait without sex until you notice the slippery sensation. The slippery sensation means that you're at your most fertile, and that ovulation is very close. Sex over the days of the slippery sensation and the first day or two past the Peak will give you the best chance of conceiving.
Watch and listen to this introduction to the Billings Ovulation Method®.
The Billings Ovulation Method® is very successful at helping couples to achieve pregnancy naturally, even couples who thought they were infertile or who had failed attempts at IVF. Knowing how to identify your fertile time and your Peak of fertility optimises your chances of conceiving.
In this day and age you may be wondering why you would use a natural method of managing your fertility like the Billings Ovulation Method®. After all, if you're having difficulty conceiving you could use technologies like IVF. And if, on the other hand, you want to prevent pregnancy there are many different methods of contraception you can get from your doctor or pharmacy. But sometimes it's the simple things in life that can make all the difference, even in our high-tech world! Whether you want to achieve pregnancy or to prevent it, here are some really good reasons to choose the Billings Ovulation Method®: