What is the Billings Method and How to Do It?

One method that I find very interesting, but that only a few doctors recommend is the billings method. This method is simple but very interesting and helps a lot to those who intend to get pregnant. In addition to getting to know your body, the woman can detect phases that your mucus passes during the menstrual cycle and differentiate between dry, moist and also fertile, or not.

The billings method consists of detecting ovulation through vaginal moisture and the menstrual period through cervical mucus . Let’s understand it as follows: for example, we count 28 days from the first day of the menstrual cycle, the day when you actually see blood. Let’s say my bleeding is 7 days, so we count from the 8th day until the 19th day as a fertile window. Within this period, ovulation can be perceived by the moisture that the vagina presents and by the billing method.

Below is a sequence with the probable mucus of the cycle

Features of Mucus After Menstruation

Right after menstruation, most women have progesterone mucus which can be milky opaque and the vagina can become somewhat drier. This mucus can also look like an ointment or moisturizer.

The change in mucus is due to the increase in progesterone. When ovulation approaches, the mucus becomes viscous, firmer and opaque again, only now more abundant. Even closer to ovulation, the mucus becomes elastic (the appearance of egg white) and the vagina is more moist.

If you are trying to get pregnant and want to do a more detailed monitoring of your cycle and your ovulation, a great way to give a little extra strength is to use a cell cycle monitoring APP like the APP Paula and use ovulation tests that will indicate if ovulation is approaching, if it is happening or has already ended, indicating when is the right time to date and get your positive faster. You can buy your ovulation test here in our online store.   

What is the Most Fertile Mucus?

The mucus begins to turn into a kind of line that stretches if we pull between the fingers, very similar also to a transparent or often yellowish gelatin . When ovulation finally arrives, the mucus is completely elastic or soap-like and conducive so that the sperm can reach the egg more easily.

After this period has passed, the mucus becomes milky or thicker again with white fluids and may also be of the ointment type because of progesterone, with a different aspect from the white discharge . If done well, the billings method can be a very efficient ally , so the importance of learning how to get to know the body as soon as possible.

For women who have difficulty identifying mucus or simply do not have it and wish to become pregnant. We recommend the intimate lubricant that plays the role of mucus facilitating the conception and obviously increasing the couple’s pleasure. The FamiGel is a lubricant which acts on vaginal dryness and it is also a friend of the sperm. You can purchase it here in our store.

 

When Does Menstruation Occur?

Menstruation is expected to occur between the 26th day to the 28th day of a cycle, but there are cases like mine where the cycle lasts 30 or 33 days, sometimes even longer! So the best thing to do is to calculate according to your menstrual cycle , whether regulated or not. Some women, even when they are in the fertile period, are not able to notice these changes in their body and there comes another method as interesting as that which is the basal temperature .

See also: How do I know I’m ovulating without seeing mucus?

Dr. Alexis Hart
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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