The Big "O" -- It's not just for orgasm anymore


The trick here is that literally the only movement you're allowed before taking your temperature is a slow-motion roll over to the side of the bed, grabbing the thermometer and popping it in your mouth. If you're not a morning person, half the time you might find yourself on the way to the bathroom before realizing you forgot to take your temperature '- and another day will be lost.

So, if you're someone who wakes up fresh, clear-minded and ready to face the day, by all means give this a try. If you're someone who needs to be dragged out of bed and can barely function before your morning coffee, you may want to consider one of the many other tools available.

Online Ovulation Help

Not only can you calculate your mortgage payments online, but now finding your peak fertile days is a mouse click away. Many of the fertility-related Websites offer ovulation predictor calculators. Just plug in your last menstrual cycle, the number of days in your cycle and voil&agrave... your expected ovulation date. What could be easier?

If your cycle is very consistent, the online calculators are surprisingly accurate. We wouldn't recommend using this as your only ovulation tool, but it comes in handy if you need to plan a trip to the in-laws'. You'll be a little more aggressive securing the private room and letting everyone else fight about who's going to sleep on the foldout couch.

Now that your bag of ovulation tricks is full, we suggest you try the variety of tests and tools that are available until you find the one that works best for you. So break out your sticks, thermometers and monitors... you have work to do!



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