6 reasons it’s so important to track ovulation

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Why is tracking ovulation so valuable when you’re trying to conceive? The answers aren’t as obvious as you might think.

Everyone’s different

At some point, you’ve probably heard that the average cycle is 28 days long, and that ovulation occurs on day 14. Both of these numbers were found by calculating averages from reported data, but most women actually don’t fit into this “average.” Tracking your cycles helps you identify your unique cycle length and date of ovulation, so you can separate yourself from the statistic.

Cycles can be inconsistent

You’re unique, and so is your cycle. The popularity of oral contraceptives might make it seem like a highly regular cycle is normal, but in reality, a lot can change from one cycle to the next. Ovulating even just one day early can shift your fertile window, which makes tracking hormone changes over all potential fertile days really valuable.

Fertile windows are smaller than they seem

On the topic of fertile windows, they aren’t always so standard either. The six-day fertile window is estimated based on the fact that sperm remain viable inside your body for up to five days, and your egg is fertile for around 24 hours. However, these are general estimates, and your personal fertile window might be smaller depending on a number of factors.

You’ll know if you’re irregular

Timing intercourse correctly is crucial when your cycle is irregular. You’ll likely know if you’re irregular after only a few cycles of dedicated tracking. In addition, your cycle information can be valuable for your healthcare provider if you ever need some help along the way.

A partner in tracking

It takes 2 to TTC. You and your partner are starting a family together, and getting them involved with your fertility tracking is a great opportunity to start sharing that journey. You and your partner can work together to make your fertile window a special time, but they need to know when it’s coming!

Your other partner in tracking

When keeping a close eye on your cycle, the best way to get a truly accurate result is to use an ovulation prediction kit.

The Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System is clinically proven to double your chances of getting pregnant in the first cycle of use.1 It’s the first and only test system to track two unique hormones and connect via Bluetooth®️ to your phone. You can set smart reminders so you know exactly when your fertile window arrives and when ovulation begins. You can even share your results with your partner or healthcare provider easily.

Tap the button below to find out more about the Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System.

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