Quantitative Ovulation Predictor

How to Get the Most from Your Premom Quantitative Ovulation Predictor

June 28, 2019 How are the Premom Quantitative OPK and Qualitative OPK each beneficial? If you just need a rough range of ovulation days, the Qualitative OPK generally works well.  If you need to pinpoint your LH Peak quickly and accurately without guesswork, your Quantitative OPK will be the best option. See the difference in the image below. How do they work differently? Both types of tests benefit users best when in combination with the free Premom Ovulation app; however they also both can work alone. The big difference is in how they are read and interpreted. When working with the Premom app, the...

Why Do You Need a Quantitative Ovulation Test? Get a Smart Pregnancy Map

May 1, 2019 If you have tried for over 6 months to get pregnant but still have not succeeded, we recommend a quantitative LH Test and a smart pregnancy map.  What difference can a quantitative test make? To put it simply, before today you could only find your peak, high and low LH levels, but from now on you have a chance to quantify your LH level from 0 up to 80 mIU/mL and to see your results in a complete and detailed chart of your ovulation cycle. We call the whole solution your “Smart Pregnancy Map.”  If getting pregnant...

Cross-Check Multiple Ovulation Symptoms

Cross-check Multiple Ovulation Symptoms

If you have tried different ovulation calculator or fertility calculators, but you have not gotten pregnant -- and also are not sure whether your ovulation is normal or not, it is time for you to cross-check with multiple ovulation symptoms. Each of these tools --  ovulation strip kits, BBT charts, and progesterone (PdG) tests -- has its pros and cons. If you cross-check using two or three prediction methods and results, you will quickly know which ovulation calculation device works better for you, or you can figure out why a previous device didn’t work for you.  Also, if you have...

Cervical Mucus and Ovulation

5/23/19 Did you know that cervical mucus is also a great way to predict your ovulation day?  Log your CM symptoms with Premom, too!  Tap the "+" button on your homescreen, log your symptoms, and see them in your chart.  For more information on each type of CM see the chart below and check out our article Natural Family Planning.

How to Use Ovulation Tests

How to Use Ovulation Tests

There are five important questions you need to answer for how to use ovulation tests.  When do you start ovulation testing?   To make sure you won’t miss your LH surge in any situation, here are suggested starting times: What is the best time of day for testing? Test any time in the afternoon from 11:00AM - 4:00PM, as this is when LH level tends to be highest, and you won’t miss the peak. How often should I run the test per day?   How DO YOU KNOW FOR SURE that the test WORKED correctly? The two most important factors are urine...

Surges and Peaks: Gradual Onset

There is a myth about LH Testing: most women expect they will only receive one positive ovulation test result during a cycle. They are confused if they have more than one, especially when it lasts for a few days.   Women who have multiple positive results have a  gradual onset LH surge.  According to a recent study, over half (57.1%) of studied women have this type. With this type, you may see multiple positive ovulation test results for more than one day before reaching the darkest line at the peak.   There are three types within the gradual onset pattern: TYPE 1:...

How BBT Works as an Ovulation Calculator

How Basal Body Temperature Works as an Ovulation Calculator

Basal Body Temperature (BBT) is your body temperature at rest, and can only be accurately taken immediately when you wake up. BBT rises after ovulation, due to increased Progesterone released from the corpus luteum after ovulation. Ovulation can be detected on a BBT chart for the day before the BBT rises. BBT remains high if there is a pregnancy.   An increase of 0.5-1ºF indicates the BBT spike, and occurs hours after ovulation. The purpose of tracking and creating a BBT chart is to find the BBT spike. Traditionally, women take their body temperature and manually mark the reading on...

Tips to Use BBT for Ovulation Calculation (Basal Body Temperature)

Ready to start temping?  And want to make sure you're doing it right? Here are our top 3 tips to BBT most effectively: Temp every day. Temping is not like ovulation tests -- it depends on consistent, daily data so that you can find a consistent temperature shift during a full ovulation cycle.   Temp at the same time every day BEFORE you get out of bed. BBT is your resting temperature, and you need to take it before you even leave the bed in the morning. Even more than a half an hour time difference can affect your results (...

How to Get Pregnant Fast

Get Pregnant Fast with Your Premom Chart

  If you already know that the first step to getting pregnant fast is to know if and when you've ovulated, then the Premom app chart is here to help you find out - quickly and accurately.   Through our numerous case studies, we have concluded that double-method ovulation prediction is most effective in helping you successfully find your ovulation time.  (And NOW we have even more options for you!) How does it work? Ovulation happens within 24-48 hours of the LH peak, and BBT spikes 24-48 hours after ovulation. Though LH Tests are the most commonly used ovulation prediction method, basal body...

How to Get Pregnant Fast

  To get pregnant fast, the most important question is: When do you ovulate? This is when the ovary releases the egg so that it can be potentially fertilized by a sperm cell. The five days leading up to ovulation, ovulation day, and the day after ovulation day are the only days that you can get pregnant. You generally have a higher chance of pregnancy the closer you are to ovulation day. While there are some free ovulation calculators that will give you an estimate of when you ovulate by using some ovulation symptoms that you can monitor, the majority of women will...

Hormone Tracking

The Hormonal Relationship Between LH, PDG, and HCG

Getting pregnant fast can be trickier than it seems. Care, testing, and patience are key. It is normal for conception to take time, even when it is carefully planned! According to our studies of 3,000 women who are trying to get pregnant, under 50% have been registered as pregnant after 9 months. If you want to get pregnant sooner, it is very important to understand how your fertility hormones correlate to each other and how they can help you get pregnant faster. Three important hormones to know during this process are: 1. Luteinizing hormone (LH): its surge signals that ovulation is...

How Progesterone (PDG) Tests Can Help You

The progesterone hormone is produced in your body and measured in blood tests; Pregnanediol (PdG) is the metabolite that comes from metabolized progesterone and is the compound measured in progesterone urine tests.  For a normally fertile women, PdG rises to the detection high level (5 ug/ml) 5 days AFTER ovulation. This timing is opposite to the LH rises before ovulation day. So, the progesterone test is normally used to double-check that ovulation has occurred.   If you have had any of these symptoms,  Progesterone (PDG)  may help you. You . . . haven’t found any positive ovulation test results at...

Period Tracking

Why It Is Important to Log Your Period On Time

Today, over 90% of women under 40 use a period tracker (NIH). The main reasons are for health tracking and fertility tracking. However, according to our studies, many women log their period when first signing up for their tracking app, but keep forgetting to log their new period as soon as it comes or as soon as it ends. This will cause inaccurate period data. Without accurate period data, neither the ovulation calculator nor the period prediction will be able to work correctly. Your body is unique. Not only are cycles different from one woman to another, but there are...

How to Choose the Ovulation Calculator

How to Choose the Right Ovulation Calculator Method for You

Each of these tools – ovulation strip kits, BBT charts, and progesterone (PdG) tests – has their own strength, but each also has its limitations.  Below are the strengths and limitations of each ovulation calculator. You can even use two or three of them together to get even more accurate results.     Updated May 1, 2019

Infertility

Premom Helps Make Natural IVF Easy and Efficient

June 13, 2019 Pregnancy happens when an egg is fertilized by a sperm.    It sounds simple, but when your doctor has talked with you about in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine insemination (IUI). it is no longer so simple.  Both IVF and IUI require taking medication to stimulate ovulation on a designed schedule. Perhaps you can’t -- or won't -- take medications. Is there anything else you can do? Before today, the answer was mostly "no". But now, we can tell you "yes"!  You have options. First, let's review how IVF and IUI work, so you understand the different options. How does...

PCOS Types and Treatments

1 in 10 women struggling with infertility have been diagnosed with PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome.), making it the leading cause of female infertility. Though this challenge is common, not all forms of PCOS are the same, and not all fertility solutions are the same. There are two main categories of PCOS -- Insulin-Resistant PCOS and Non-Insulin Resistant PCOS -- that can also be broken down further into 5 types (as shown in the table below). Type 1: Insulin-Resistant PCOS Symptoms This is sometimes considered the “classical” form of PCOS.  It often includes the common symptoms of weight gain, ovulatory challenges...

How to Get Pregnant Naturally

How to Get Pregnant Naturally with Premom

Many women look for ways to get pregnant naturally when first deciding that they want to have a child. The benefits of planning a natural pregnancy include having personal control over one’s own pregnancy, avoiding artificial methods that may be invasive or expensive, and a more conscious awareness of one’s overall health during the fertility process. If you have any pregnancy questions, it may be a good idea to begin here. 1. Educate yourself about pregnancy — know the hormones LH, PdG, HCG, and how they affect your body and your pregnancy. There are three major hormones that are especially...

Natural Family Planning

  Natural Family Planning is also called “fertility awareness”. It is a method of targeting the most fertile time for getting pregnant and is also used as a natural birth control without drugs or devices. It combines the calendar/rhythm method, the basal body temperature method, and the cervical mucus method. 1. Period Tracking (the Calendar/Rhythm Method)   Period calculators that predict your next period and period trackers that log your period are the first step to natural family planning -- the period is the foundation of all other natural cycles in the female body, including ovulation. In order to use...

Premom User Edition

Surges, Peaks, and Ovulation

  What matters most to get pregnant fast? Know your fertile window. How do you know it? Find the Ovulation day with LH Tests. What’s the difference between LH surge, peak, and ovulation? Watch this quick video to find out!