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...

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How BBT Works as an Ovulation Calculator

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 (...

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How to Get Pregnant Fast

How to Choose Your Own Ovulation Test

There are three basic types of ovulation tests: ovulation strips, digital ovulation tests, and midstream ovulation tests. Determining the best ovulation kit for you is important to your ovulation test experience. How to choose an ovulation test brand depends on your goal and personal preference.  Updated May 1, 2019 

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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

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

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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...

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