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How to Find out When you Ovulate

If you’re not trying to get pregnant, it can still be useful to track your menstrual cycle and know when you ovulate each month. The hormones at play in the process can affect your mood, and your physical health, so understanding what’s going on in your body on any given day helps you be in charge of it, rather than vice versa.

If you are trying to get pregnant then it’s a necessity: you need to know when you ovulate in order to make sure you’re trying to conceive on the days when you’re at your most fertile, and sperm have the best chance of actually encountering an egg to fertilise it. If you’re not trying consciously to identify and target this ‘fertile window’ you’re not giving yourself the best chance to conceive.

Finding out when you ovulate isn’t always simple. If you have a very regular cycle, it’s a straightforward task. As long as you track the dates you begin your period (and therefore when your menstrual cycle starts) you will have an accurate idea of when you’re due to menstruate in each month, and therefore when your fertile days are (the five days before and day immediately following it, when the lifespan of the sperm and egg can overlap, and lead to pregnancy).

If your cycle is irregular for any reason, you have a harder job on your hands – and there are all sorts of reasons your cycle might be or become irregular. Conditions like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome can lead to long term disrupted ovulation, while something as simple as stress can cause your menstrual cycle to become irregular in the short term.

At OvuSense we recommend charting your Basal Body Temperature as the best way to find out when you ovulate. This is a method that can get accurate results even if your hormones are affected by a condition like PCOS that makes it harder to use ovulation predictor kits.

Our sensor tracks your core temperature through the night, getting you accurate data to work with, and processes it itself, using our algorithm to produce a prediction of when you’re next going to ovulate. This gets you results you can rely on to boost your chances of conceiving, and takes away some of the work that used to go into charting your BBT manually. With an app and a physical fertility monitor working together, you don’t need to laboriously record your temperature on a calendar each day, or even remember to take your temperature first thing in the morning to find out when you’re going to ovulate.

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