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.
There are a number of conditions that are essential to conception, and then after that, it's all a matter of timing! There must be a healthy egg, and healthy sperm to fertilise the egg. There must be mucus to keep the sperm alive until they reach the egg. You need healthy fallopian tubes for sperm to travel along to the egg, and for the fertilised egg to travel down to the uterus. And the endometrium (lining of the uterus) needs to be at the right stage of development for the egg to implant. You can see that timing sex to coincide with your most fertile time will be very helpful in this complex process!