How to Calculate Your Due Date?
The due date is the day on which a woman’s period begins. A woman usually ovulates around the time she gets her period. If you are pregnant, your body will start producing hormones to prepare it for labor and delivery. These hormones may cause cramps or other symptoms if you don’t get pregnant soon enough. You need to know when exactly your next menstrual cycle starts so that you can take precautions against possible complications during childbirth.
You can use the birth control pill (the most popular method) or the IUD (intrauterine device). Both methods work by preventing fertilization of an egg. However, they have side effects such as weight gain and mood swings. Some women experience nausea, headaches, dizziness, depression and other problems with these methods. The best way to avoid these risks is to wait until after your next period before trying to conceive again.
You can also use the rhythm method of birth control. This is based on the fact that women have a longer cycle every few years. By counting back from your last period, you can roughly estimate when you ovulate. Then, you can have sexual activity at other times but not near this time of the month. This is cheap, noninvasive and not dependent on use of medication or devices.
However, it is not always effective since you can ovulate earlier or later than expected.
You can also use fertility awareness methods to prevent pregnancy. You need to learn about your body and the changes that take place during ovulation. Body changes include temperature, vaginal discharge, and cervix position. You may need to learn how to take your temperature, how to examine your cervix, what your normal discharge looks like, and when you have the most fertile signs.
All these methods have advantages and disadvantages. You should speak with a doctor and your partner about which one is the best choice for you. It is best to talk about this with your partner since he will have to be involved in the birth control process.
You may need to wait a few months before trying to get pregnant. You should make an appointment with your doctor before trying for a baby. She or he will run some tests and tell you when you’re ready to conceive.
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