While you wait to see the fertility doctor (a few months' wait is typical), you may want to begin tracking your cycles, if you haven't done so already. A few months of detailed fertility tracking can help your doctor detect anovulation or other female fertility symptoms, like a luteal phase defect.
You'll also need to know where you are in your cycles for certain fertility tests, and tracking your cycle will help you schedule tests with more ease.
The best method for tracking your cycles is with a body basal temperature chart, complete with your menstrual symptoms (like cramps, spotting, and mood swings) and cervical mucus changes. For those who don't want to or can't do accurate BBT charting, keeping a less detailed menstrual cycle log is better than no information at all.
You may also want to read about what are considered to be normal period symptoms, so you can mention anything abnormal to your doctor.
More about charting and fertility tracking:
- Quiz: Is My Period Normal?
- How (and Why) to Keep a Fertility Calendar
- All About Body Basal Temperature Charting
- How to Chart Cervical Mucus
- Top Free Fertility Calendars Online
- How to Know if Your Period Is Normal
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