If you have had your intrauterine device (IUD) removed because you are ready to become a mother, it is time to focus on conception. Your body will become fertile almost immediately, so there is no waiting time before trying to conceive. Know how to watch your cycle to time intercourse for quick success when you are trying to get pregnant after having your IUD removed.
Visit your health care provider to have your IUD removed. Schedule your IUD removal at a convenient time in your cycle, as it can be done at any point.
Begin charting your fertility patterns. Use a calendar, a web-based charting tool or an application on your phone or PDA as you prefer. Start from the date of your last period, if you know it, or from the beginning of your next period.
Take your temperature with a sensitive basal body thermometer before getting out of bed each morning. Try to take the temperature at the same time each day. Note the temperature on a chart. Watch for increases in temperature to signify ovulation and continued higher temperatures as a sign of pregnancy.
Monitor your cervical fluid daily and chart whether it is dry, sticky or stretchy with an egg-white texture. Check fluid at the opening of the vagina or near the cervix depending upon your comfort level and body. Copious, stretchy cervical fluid is indicative of ovulation.
Have intercourse when positive fertility signs, including a higher basal body temperature and egg-white cervical fluid, are present or beginning to appear. Sperm can survive in the body for several days, so have intercourse regularly from the first appearance of signs of impending ovulation to achieve pregnancy quickly.
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