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

Autos5 days ago

In a Car Accident? Here’s How to Find a Great Lawyer

If you’ve recently been in a car accident, you know that it can be an overwhelming experience. Not only do...

Education6 days ago

Considering Therapy? Here’s a Few Common Therapy Techniques Explained

If you’re considering therapy as a means to improve your mental health, you may be curious about the type of...

home repairs home repairs
Home Improvement7 days ago

Top 5 Home Repairs You Should Never DIY

DIY home repairs are all the rage these days. But before you jump on the bandwagon, there are some things...

Health2 weeks ago

The Power of CBD Oil for Relaxation: How to Use it for Sleep and Stress Relief

If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep or feeling stressed, try CBD oil. CBD oil has a moment...

General3 weeks ago

Benefits of Getting your Mobile Phone Repair

Mobile phone repair is a task that needs high skills and experience. That is why we always recommend users trust...

Home Improvement3 weeks ago

Great Ways To Clean To Get Your Security Deposit Back In Full

Moving is almost always stressful as there are tons of things to plan and do. Getting your security deposit back...

Home Improvement3 weeks ago

DIY Garage Door Repair: Tips and Tricks for Fixing Common Problems and Maintaining Your System

If your garage door needs to be fixed, wait to call a repairer. Many common problems can be fixed quickly...

Education4 weeks ago

7 Tips to Choosing the Right University for You

Are you considering continuing your education at university? If so, it can be overwhelming to decide which school is right...

Finance1 month ago

3 Ways Loans from Credit Unions Are Different From Major Banks

If you’re in the loan market, you may wonder if a credit union is the right choice. Here are three...

Food1 month ago

The World of Coffee: Exploring the Aromas, Flavors, and Benefits of the World’s Most Popular Beverage

Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages, enjoyed by people of all ages and backgrounds. It’s also one...

Education2 months ago

New Driver? 5 Things to Consider When Looking for Driving School

When it comes to choosing a driving school, there are many factors to consider. Not all driving schools are created...

Home Improvement2 months ago

Landscape Irrigation Systems: The Basics

If you’re a homeowner, you know that keeping your lawn and landscaping looking nice can be a lot of work....

Travel2 months ago

5 Things to Look for in Luxury Hotels

When it comes to luxury hotels, there is a lot to look out for. Here are five key things that...

Home Improvement2 months ago

Is There a Difference Between Commercial and Residential Concrete?

If you’re a contractor, you know that concrete is a versatile construction material. But did you know that there are...

Law2 months ago

5 Tips to Find the Right Litigation Firm

When it comes to selecting the right litigation firm for your legal needs, choosing wisely is of utmost importance. It’s...