Connect with us


Fertility Tracking: What Works?

There are plenty of reasons to try and track when you’re at your most fertile, but the majority of people who are interested in this subject are trying to get pregnant. If that’s the reason you’re looking at tracking your fertility, then you need to know you’re using a method that gets accurate results. If you sacrifice accuracy for convenience or comfort then you’re cutting down your chances of getting pregnant, and may miss one of your vital chances to conceive.

The best way to track your fertility is to identify and predict when you’re going to ovulate. You can’t get pregnant unless sperm can encounter a fertile egg within the 24 hours after ovulation. If you know when you’re going to ovulate, you can make sure you’re trying to conceive during this ‘fertile window’.

Today we’re taking a look at different methods of fertility tracking so you can make a more informed decision about what’s right for you.

Ovulation Predictor Kits

An ovulation predictor kit, or OPK is one of the more convenient means you can bring to bear on the problem of tracking your fertility. They work very like pregnancy tests – by checking your urine for the key hormones that indicate when you’re due to ovulate. In this case this is the LH, or Luteinising Hormone, which encourages your ovaries to mature eggs over the course of the first two weeks of your cycle and in a final surge, causes the most healthy one to be released into the fallopian tubes to await fertilisation.

It’s the aftermath of the LH surge that these OPKs look for, as the hormone filters out of your body in urine.

Unfortunately, this method isn’t as useful for you if you’re suffering any kind of disruption to your hormone levels: conditions like Polycystic Ovarian Sydrome or Hyperthyroidism can cause your menstrual cycle to become irregular, with ovulation delayed or missed, but they also make it hard for OPKs to detect the hormones they need to, rendering these tests less useful.

Basal Body Temperature


Your basal body temperature is a more accurate way to track when you ovulate as it’s not affected by hormone disruptions like OPKs are. It can be a difficult measure to use though – you need to take your temperature as soon as you wake up in the morning in order to access the basal level it drops to overnight. It’s at this minimum level that you can spot the patterns that tell you when you’re due to ovulate.

You can cut out some of the difficulty in measurement and interpretation by using a fertility device, that not only takes your temperature for you, right through the night, for increased accuracy, but also uses it to calculate your next ovulation date for you, giving you a prediction you can rely on!

Continue Reading

Recent Posts

Home Improvement2 months ago

How To Add More Value To Your Home

If you have some spare cash in the bank, it is likely you would like to spend it on your...

Lifestyle2 months ago

What is a Deep Plane Facelift

Cosmetic surgery is a choice that needs a lot of research and when it comes to thinking about a facelift...

Entrepreneur2 months ago

Unveiling the Demand for Digital Marketing Courses: A Comprehensive Analysis

In recent years, the realm of marketing has undergone a seismic shift propelled by the digital revolution. As businesses increasingly...

Home Improvement2 months ago

What Does an Effective Wardrobe Spring Clean Entail?

Spring is upon us which means one thing and one thing only. It is time for the annual purge of...

Business4 months ago

Your Basic Guide To Creating A Unique Investment Blog

Starting your own blog is great and once you get the ball rolling, it can be a good passive income...

Business4 months ago

3 Low-Risk Ways To Get Your New Business Started

Once you’ve got an initial business idea and believe that it will be a success, there are some basic things...

Lifestyle4 months ago

Conquering the Co-free Zone: Tips for Thriving as a Remote Worker

Adjusting to an office environment can come with its downfalls in the sense that it might be a shock to...

General5 months ago

3 Ways To Take Control Of Your Finances Starting Now

If your finances have taken over and are bringing stress to your life, we understand just how overwhelming it can...

Travel7 months ago

Best Places To Visit In The North Of England

If you live in England, you will know there are many different places to visit for the weekend. There are...

General7 months ago

Green Home Improvement Ideas

In a world where environmental concerns are growing, the concept of “green” has gone beyond a trendy catchphrase and is...

Lifestyle7 months ago

How to Host an Unforgettable House-Warming!

The time has finally come. You have moved into your dream pad, and are officially adulting in your very own...

Autos7 months ago

A Guide to Parking Lot Striping

The journey to a well-striped parking lot begins with the right paint. In this brief guide, we’ll unravel the mystery...

Business10 months ago

Business Tips For Protecting Your Finances During A Recession

In 2023, taking the necessary steps to protect your finances for your business is now more important than ever. The...

Lifestyle11 months ago

Tips For Cleaning Your Trainers

If you’re into your trainers and streetwear, you’re likely to be very conscious of keeping them looking their best! So,...

Marketing11 months ago

Branding Trends For Start-Ups in 2023

Branding is incredibly important as it impacts how your business reaches and connects with its target market. If you’re branding...