Fertility

Guide to Learning When You’re Most Fertile

Eloise Edington  |   1 Jul 2021


Whether you are trying to conceive naturally or not, it can be helpful to track and detect your ovulation to maximise the chances of getting pregnant. But tracking it yourself is no easy task, we know first-hand…

To get the low-down, Fertility Help Hub has turned to fertility specialists, Tempdrop (a wearable basal temperature sensor, charter and predictor) that can help you track ovulation accurately, easily and comfortably. They are one of the best ovulation predictor apps that chart and monitor your ovulation, as well as helping you to regain a sense of control when it comes to your fertility and giving you an insight into your hormone health and wellness.

Read on to find out how the data and ovulation detection from fertility monitor, Tempdrop, can help you pinpoint your most fertile days, so you know when to have sex.

Words by Tempdrop

Charting and Grounding

At times, the trying to conceive (TTC) journey can be isolating, especially if the road to pregnancy has been longer or more difficult than you had anticipated. Not only can it take a toll on your emotional health, it can also impact your relationships.

With each passing month, disappointment grew, but I just outwardly carried on as normal.”

– Tempdrop Community

To feel less overwhelmed by the situation, many women find that the practice of ovulation charting can be grounding, bring clarity and help you to feel in control of your fertility journey. By tracking your fertility biomarkers, such as sleep, temperature and cervical mucus levels, not only do you maximise your chances of conception and identify when ovulation takes place, but it also provides you with essential insights about your hormone health and wellbeing and could provide fertility answers that can hopefully help you troubleshoot potential fertility issues.

How Does it Work?

You might be wondering how you can track and predict your fertility. Well, firstly, tracking your basal body temperature (or sleeping temperature) enables you to confirm if and when ovulation took place. Tracking cervical mucus (CM) lets you know in ‘real-time’ when the fertile window opens (the fertile window is the 5-7 days per cycle when sperm can stay alive in optimal conditions).

Cervical mucus also serves as a cross-check to confirm ovulation has actually occurred. This can seem a bit daunting at first but Tempdrop makes this process simple with their all-in-one solution – a wearable sensor and a charting app, this fertility app offers fertility predictions to help you identify the optimal time for having sex when trying to conceive.

What are Fertility Predictions?

Tempdrop can provide real-time fertile window predictions, ovulation indications and verification. This can also help you to understand when you are most fertile. The ideal data (but not essential) would be your cycle length, the length of menstruation and the length of the luteal phase (based on your basal temperatures and shifts). From this, the average length of your next cycle and ovulation can be calculated, thus offering better fertility predictions.

The more data there is, the better and more accurate the fertility predictions can be. Hopefully this has helped to clarify what a fertility prediction is and how this can help you on your fertility journey.

Can Tempdrop Data be Used in Conjunction with other Fertility Tests?

Like a fertility test at home, by recording additional symptom data and tracking your menstrual cycle in the Tempdrop fertility app, it can give you an additional layer of health data that can be used in conjunction with other fertility tests. Some lab tests can only reveal so much, since your hormone levels change from day to day. Additionally, some fertility specialists and fertility doctors will have different lab ranges for what is considered ‘normal.’ Whereas a chart can give your practitioner insights and help them to diagnose any potential reproductive health issues. Often, practitioners such as naturopaths, acupuncturists, or registered dieticians can read a fertility chart, and it offers a great place to start treating any potential fertility barriers.

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Ovulation Myths

Conception can only take place when you are ovulating, and ovulation happens only once every cycle. We are often led to believe that women ovulate on day 14 of their cycle and have a 28 day cycle, but in reality you could be ovulating much earlier or much later in your cycle. For example, it’s not uncommon for women with PCOS to experience cycles as long as 40 or even 60 days in length. So knowing when you are ovulating is crucial when trying to conceive.

By charting, you may also observe:

  • A lack of cervical mucus (CM)  – both in quantity and quality. (CM is influenced by changing estrogen and progesterone levels, and is essential to nourish sperm)
  • A short luteal phase (the time from confirmed ovulation to your period). An adequate luteal phase length indicates whether there are sufficient progesterone levels, necessary for ensuring conception and carrying a healthy pregnancy
  • A weak temperature shift, (you should see a clear rise in temperature when you have ovulated). If your temperature hovers close to the cover line, or has dips, it can also be an indicator of low progesterone

Boost Your Confidence With Better Data

As you identify the root cause of a fertility challenge, you can work with your practitioner to make positive lifestyle changes and then use your chart data to track the impacts. Seeing (and feeling) the improvements of your menstrual cycle will be extremely satisfying and get you closer to your goal of pregnancy.

Related Article – Conception Help – How to Treat PCOS Naturally with Nutrition

Tracking your fertility with Tempdrop is empowering! It’s a fertility test for women that enables you to advocate for your own health and puts you in control of your decisions, so you can have a positive experience on the road to pregnancy.

About Tempdrop Ovulation Predictor

Tempdrop is a wearable, basal body temperature (BBT) sensor and charting app. The sensor is worn during sleep and combines smart sensors and algorithms to accurately measure and track sleeping temperature and data. The sensor is integrated with a charting app to deliver a complete solution. Its data offers an important piece to the fertility puzzle and predicts ovulation, to increase chances of getting pregnant when trying to conceive.

To purchase a Tempdrop wearable BBT sensor and charter, to maintain hormone health and wellness, and to have optimal fertility data while TTC, click here for 10% off with code FHHTD10.

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