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 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 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

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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Infertility

What You Need to Know About Ovulation Dysfunction

Ovulation dysfunction is the cause of infertility in about 20% to 40% of all couples who have issues trying to conceive, but it’s still not well understood. Ovulation dysfunction isn’t a single condition. It’s a generic term for a group of fertility issues that cause a woman to have irregular or absent menstrual cycles. There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the term, especially since people tend to view ovulation as a single event, rather than the process it actually is. There are many points in the fertility cycle where issues can occur that cause ovulation dysfunction. Causes of Ovulation Dysfunction...

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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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