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...

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How to Get Pregnant Fast

Efficiency and Accuracy Both Matter: Ovulation and Period Tracking

Studies show that the majority of women from ages 20 to 45 use a period tracker app to keep up with their health status and fertility tracking. An ovulation tracker app is just as important as a period tracker app. Tracking these two important signs of ovulation together will help you greatly improve both your accuracy and efficiency. Why? The key reason is because a normal woman’s luteal phase (the phase after ovulation day till the next period day) will naturally be the same number of days, not fluctuating even one day. Here is how they are interrelated: Next Ovulation...

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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...

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How to Choose the Ovulation Calculator

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...

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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.      

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How to Get Pregnant Naturally

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 period tracking...

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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...

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