How to Use Ovulation Tests

Surges and Peaks: Gradual Onset

There is a myth about LH Testing: most women expect they will only receive one positive 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: Single Peak...

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How to Use Ovulation Tests

There are five important questions you need to answer for how to use ovulation tests.  When should 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 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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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 choose...

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Hormone Tracking

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...

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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...

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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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