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Benefits of Tracking Your Ovulation Cycles

Team AckoFeb 8, 2024

When a couple is trying to get pregnant, getting the timing right is very crucial. Fertile window are the days when the chances of pregnancy is maximum. The days include 5 days before and the last day when you have ovulated. Ovulation is a natural process where the matured egg is released from the ovary and fertilizes with the sperm in the fallopian tube. Ovulation cycle is dependent on a woman’s overall health and hormonal balance.



Now that we know about ovulation and fertile window, let's talk about the signs of ovulation and list out the benefits of tracking ovulation. There are many signs, which indicate you are ovulating. You will experience changes in your vagina mucus. It will be clear, slippery and have texture of an egg white. Another sign that you are ovulating is by keeping track of basal body temperature, which will go up by half a degree celsius after ovulation has happened. Awareness of this temperature will aid in figuring out the ovulation pattern for the next month.

Besides getting the timing right, monitoring the ovulation cycle has other benefits too. Let's list them out.

How good is your general health?

Regular menstrual cycle is an indicator that hormones are in balance and health is good. In case there are changes in menstrual cycle like irregularity, no period, heavy bleeding, it could be a medical condition that needs to be treated.

Managing mood swings

Due to change in hormonal levels, you may experience mood swings. This can be irritating but knowing the pattern of your cycle and when the mood swings set in, you will be mentally prepared to deal with the mood changes in a better way.

Knowing your sex drive

Sex is healthy. It is around ovulation time when your sex drive goes up. Once you are aware of your ovulation cycle, you also know when the need for sexual activity is more.

Hormonal imbalance and other medical conditions

If there is any change in menstrual cycle, may be periods have become irregular, no period at all, heavy period, it could imply hormonal imbalance or an underlying medical condition that needs doctor intervention.

Avoid unplanned pregnancy

As you monitor your ovulation cycle, it helps in avoiding unwanted pregnancy. This becomes even more important as many birth control methods are not 100 percent accurate. Based on your ovulation cycle, you can decide when to avoid sex and hence, pregnancy.

For a woman, whose cycles are regular, monitoring ovulation is an effective way to increase chances of getting pregnant. However, for women whose ovulation pattern keeps changing, it will better to seek doctor’s help.

Disclaimer: This content is for informational purposes only, based on industry experience and secondary sources. It is not a substitute for professional advice. Please consult a qualified expert for health or insurance-related decisions. Content is subject to change, refer to current policy wordings for specific ACKO details.



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