A person using their fertility tracker app from Ovia Health.

Tracking fertility during the fertile window

Ovia’s fertility tracker app makes predicting your ovulation day and fertile window as easy as possible, you just have to enter your data! Some data becomes of the utmost importance depending on the cycle phase, so it’s crucial that you are entering the right data. Tracking your symptoms and moods is vital during the fertile window, as always, as they are among the best tools you have available to establish a pattern with your fertility, but now ovulation tests, cervical fluid, and basal body temperature are also more than important in order to project your ovulation most closely.

What the Ovia Health fertility tracker app can keep tabs on

The fertile window describes the five or six days on which sex can lead to conception that concludes with either the fertilization or dissolution of the egg in the 12 to 24 hours after ovulation. The likelihood of conception increases each day closer to ovulation, so pinpointing the day can make a huge difference in the probability of getting pregnant.

Ovulation tests

Tracking your ovulation tests from cycle-to-cycle can help you determine any consistency in your relative ovulation day across multiple cycles, and can also help you confirm that ovulation has or has not already occurred within a cycle. Although Ovia doesn’t need ovulation test results to project your fertile window, confirming a positive ovulation prediction will help solidify your projections.

Cervical fluid

Cervical fluid changes in consistency throughout the cycle, becoming thin and stretchy like egg whites (its most fertile state, best for ushering along sperm) by the time the fertile window and ovulation roll around. Tracking these changes in your cervical fluid, particularly as you approach ovulation, will really help clue you in on when you are most fertile.

Basal body temperature

Logging your basal body temperature can be instrumental in identifying your ovulation, both within a single cycle, and across multiple. Some women’s basal body temperature may drop a bit immediately prior to ovulation, though this does not always occur – more likely is the post-ovulatory spike, which is caused by a surge in the hormone progesterone, which helps ready your womb for a potential baby. Charting the spike in one cycle makes ovulation for the next cycle much easier to pinpoint. Tracking your basal body temperature is an excellent way to help zero in on your ovulation.

Symptoms and moods

Tracking your symptoms and moods during your fertile window will help pinpoint your ovulation within the window, as many symptoms like cramps, backaches, and feelings of confidence are positively correlated with upcoming ovulation – you’ll never know what may correlate for you!

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