Ovulation is the process in the menstrual cycle by which eggs are released from a woman’s ovary. Ovulation symptoms may include increased sex drive, abdominal bloating, breast tenderness, heightened sense of smell, taste, or vision, and light spotting. Tracking your ovulation can be a challenge for women at first, but there are four common ways to track your ovulation cycle. Read the following information and choose the one that fits you the best.


Ovulation Calculator:

The ovulation calculator is one of the best mechanisms used to find out when a woman is most likely to ovulate, thereby improving her chances of getting pregnant. The following parameters are taken into consideration in order to get the final result.

  • First day of the last period
  • Average length of cycles (by default it is 28 days, but may vary from woman to woman)




Basal Body Temperature:

The Basal Body Temperature is an indication of whether a woman is ovulating or not. The normal non-ovulating temperature of a woman is between 96 to 99 degrees Fahrenheit, and with the release of the egg, the BBT increases by about half a degree. By using BBT thermometer, you can also anticipate when your peak fertile period will be in the months to come.


OPKs

OPKs refer to Ovulation Kit Predictors, which increase your chances of getting pregnant naturally by telling users the accurate ovulation time. They are quick and easy ways to predict ovulation well in advance.


Urine Fertility Tests:

Luteinizing Hormone (LH) is the hormone produced in the anterior pituitary gland. Its rise in women triggers ovulation and development of corpus luteum. The increase in the LH levels, which takes place one or two days before ovulation, represents the optimal time for having baby-producing intercourse. Urine-based OPKs help to measure the amount of LH in your urine, thereby providing you with your ovulation days.


Saliva Ovulation Tests:

The estrogen levels in a women’s body increase prior to ovulation just like the increase in the levels of Luteinizing Hormone (LH). The hormonal change before ovulation can be detected using a Saliva Ovulation Monitor.

High estrogen levels raise the percentage of salt in a woman's saliva. These salts take the shape of ferns under the 60x magnification of the mini-ovulation microscope. By observing saliva, a woman can easily understand her fertility condition.

In order to help people who are trying to get pregnant easily track their ovulation cycle, KNOWHEN not only offers an accurate saliva ovulation monitor but also has a free personal ovulation tracking app for users to record daily results. The tracking data is saved on our cloud server permanently. It would be a great resource for a doctor or specialist to understand your fertility health and customize your treatment.


For further information, please check out KNOWHEN Saliva Ovulation Monitor.




References: http://www.babycenter.ca/a561822/how-to-use-ovulation-predictors
http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com/ovulation-calculator.html
http://www.parenting.com/article/basal-body-temperature-key-determining-ovulation
http://www.babycenter.com/ovulation-chart