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...

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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 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:...

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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 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 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.      

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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...

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Hormone Tracking

What Are the Signs of Pregnancy?

A lot of women will feel fatigued, sick, sleepy, moody, or have sore breasts early in pregnancy, before they experience the most obvious sign of pregnancy: a missed period. However, many of these signs and symptoms aren't unique to pregnancy.  So, women who want to know whether or not they are pregnant will use an early pregnancy test. A positive result on a pregnancy test is the most reliable sign of pregnancy.                           How soon can you take a pregnancy test? The simple answer is this: you can take a pregnancy test...

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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. To learn specifically about ovulation dysfunction and PCOS, read our articles PCOS Types and Treatments and What is PCOS and What are the Symptoms? There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the term "ovulation dysfunction", especially since people tend to view ovulation as a single event, rather than the...

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What is PCOS and What are the Symptoms?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a chronic endocrine disorder in women. It is one of the most common causes of female infertility.  PCOS can cause missed or irregular menstrual periods. Women with PCOS may have false positive ovulation test results due to higher LH levels. There are other possible symptoms including ovaries that are large or have cysts, infertility, weight gain, excess body hair, baldness or thinning of hair, acne, small pieces of excess skin, or dark or thick patches on the skin. Since a lot of health issues cause these symptoms, they may not lead to an awareness of...

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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...

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