#3 – Learn Your Cycle
Working out when you are ovulating will help you to calculate the best times to have sex. It also helps you to de-stress if you feel more control, and can make a plan according to your body. Typically, women have a 28-day cycle. Day one of this cycle is the first day of your period. Ovulation tends to take place on the 14th day, but every woman is different. In order to find out when you ovulate, pick up a set of ovulation testing strips and use one every day. When you’re counting forward from day one, make a note of the day you start ovulating.
Your body is at its most fertile for the three days before ovulation and on the actual day on which you ovulate, so knowing when it starts will help you to make a plan for your next cycle. If you are coming off of long-term birth control, your cycle might be erratic at first. Talk to your doctor for advice and keep working on tracking your cycle; things will soon settle down.