I’m back on the Fertility Friday podcast! This time, Lisa and I handle some common charting questions.

I’m too lazy!! How can I make this work? How much work is actually involved in using the Fertility Awareness Method?
Should I keep the predictor setting on my charting app?
What are the reasons besides pregnancy that could make my period late?
What does vaginal cell slough look like? Is it real? And how do I tell the difference between vaginal cell slough and cervical mucus?
I do internal checks because I don’t see anything when I check externally, so how can I tell vaginal cell slough from cervical mucus?
Should I be using what I see in my underwear as an observation?
How do I tell the difference between slippery, smooth, and dry?
How do I know how to categorize mucus on my app?
How do i know whether I should mark my cervical mucus “creamy” or “sticky”?
Is “watery” and “eggwhite” cervical mucus equally fertile?
What is peak day? Is it the last day of my “most fertile” cervical mucus?
What is G-type mucus? Can you see it?
I don’t really have “dry” days, it’s always wet down there! Is that normal?
How can you tell when ovulation happens?
My temps rise 2-3 days AFTER my peak day. Is that normal?
I work shift work, how can I make it work with my temperatures?
Is it worth taking my temperature if I’m waking up in the afternoons some days? Should I even record those temps?
Can I still use charting for birth control if I have irregular cycles, or if I have PCOS?
I recently came off the pill, does that have an impact on my cervical mucus pattern?
I wanted to ask if you had seen anyone receive help with menstrual migraines by charting? My symptoms always start 2-3 days before I start my period, but I don’t get them every month
Do I have to wean my baby if I want to get pregnant again?
Can I successfully chart after I have my baby? I don’t want to go back on the pill

This might be a good episode to listen to if you are just starting out with cycle charting, or if you are trying to decide whether it’s for you.

You can listen to the podcast here.