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An Ovulation Tracker

When you’re trying to get pregnant, the most important piece of information you can have is when you’re going to ovulate. Crucially, not when you are ovulating, or have ovulated, but in advance, when you are going to ovulate. This is because ovulation anchors the period in each month when you are most likely when you get pregnant: it’s when an egg is released from the ovaries and if sperm can encounter that egg within 24 hours they can fertilise it. While the egg is only viable for a maximum of twenty four hours, sperm can survive up to five days in a woman’s body after ejaculation. This means your so-called ‘fertile window’ begins well before ovulate!

Merely confirming when you ovulate means you only have access to one out of your six fertile days at most. If you want to boost your chances of getting pregnant, you need to predict when you’re going to ovulate at least five days in advance. The earlier and more accurate the prediction, the better you can make plans to try to conceive while you’re fertile, and increase your chances of getting pregnant.

An ovulation tracker can tell you when you’re going to ovulate, by using data about your menstrual cycle and the changes in your body. The main data any ovulation tracker will use is related to your period - entering the date of the first day of your period identifies the beginning of your cycle. Doing this over multiple cycles will tell you how long your cycle is, and if it’s regular - if it’s the same length each time. It’s possible for cycles to vary in lengths, and this can make it harder to find when you’re going to ovulate. If your period is very regular, this can be enough to find the date you will ovulate: your ovulation tracker will compare your period length to its library of records of other women and tell you when it is mostly likely for you to ovulate.

Better, more accurate ovulation trackers use more information to make more accurate, personalised predictions. They can take measurements of your basal body temperature, the results of hormone tests (or ‘ovulation predictor kits’), even information about your quality of sleep and food cravings. OvuSense’s ovulation tracker app is fed data directly from our sensor which records variations in your core temperature. This maps to your progesterone level, and our algorithm can use that information to create a reliable prediction of when you will ovulate well in advance of the day itself, so you have a boosted chance of getting pregnant when you need to.

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