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FAQs 2020 #5 What is the best way to track ovulation; do those apps really work to figure out when to try for a baby?

FAQs 2020 #5 What is the best way to track ovulation; do those apps really work to figure out when to try for a baby?

We all understand that for conception to occur a female needs to release an egg and it must meet up with the sperm in the fallopian tube. Trying to figure out when that egg is released and when is the best time to have sex can be confusing, especially if you have irregular cycles.  Understanding your own biology can be particularly helpful if you are trying to conceive and today technology can make tracking your cycle and fertile days so much easier.

There are a number of free fertility apps available online. They are quite simple to use and track your period, ovulation and fertility. From my perspective they look to have reliable fertility and ovulation calendars and use machine learning to improve accuracy, for example if you enter your basal body temperature it will add that into the calculation for ovulation day and lets you know the days that you are most likely to conceive. I have looked at a couple of the fertility apps available and checked in with some of my patients; it seems that one of the most commonly used is ‘Flo’.

Of course these apps don’t confirm that you are actually ovulating, they just give you a guide to when it’s likely to be. A series of blood tests is the only way to definitely determine when ovulation is about to happen and a single blood test in the middle of the second half of your cycle can confirm that ovulation has occurred in that particular cycle.

You can read more about Ovulation Tracking and if you have any questions you’re always welcome to book a chat with my Fertility Nurse Pam.

We all understand that for conception to occur a female needs to release an egg and it must meet up with the sperm in the fallopian tube. Trying to figure out when that egg is released and when is the best time to have sex can be confusing, especially if you have irregular cycles.  Understanding your own biology can be particularly helpful if you are trying to conceive and today technology can make tracking your cycle and fertile days so much easier.

There are a number of free fertility apps available online. They are quite simple to use and track your period, ovulation and fertility. From my perspective they look to have reliable fertility and ovulation calendars and use machine learning to improve accuracy, for example if you enter your basal body temperature it will add that into the calculation for ovulation day and lets you know the days that you are most likely to conceive. I have looked at a couple of the fertility apps available and checked in with some of my patients; it seems that one of the most commonly used is ‘Flo’.

Of course these apps don’t confirm that you are actually ovulating, they just give you a guide to when it’s likely to be. A series of blood tests is the only way to definitely determine when ovulation is about to happen and a single blood test in the middle of the second half of your cycle can confirm that ovulation has occurred in that particular cycle.

You can read more about Ovulation Tracking and if you have any questions you’re always welcome to book a chat with my Fertility Nurse Pam.