Being able to accurately predict ovulation is important for any woman hoping to become pregnant, but particularly essential for anyone attempting IVF treatment. Here is an overview of the different tools you can use to monitor your fertility to ensure the best results for your IVF medications.
Basic Saliva Tests
A saliva fertility test will measure your estrogen levels, a hormone that rises right before ovulation. FDA-approved monitors can be used at home, and provide a calendar display of the days you are fertile.
Basic Urine Tests
Just like a home pregnancy test, urine based ovulation tests require you to apply urine to a test strip. It measures the lutenizing hormone (LH) levels in your urine, which tend to rise roughly 36 hours before ovulation.
Personal Ovulation Microscope
This 50x magnification microscope can be used at home to monitor the amount of ferning in your saliva using an LED light. Monitoring visual changes in ferning in your saliva will allow you to predict the beginning of ovulation as early as 72 hours before.
A recent development in fertility monitoring is a sensor which you connect to your mobile device. It measures both your saliva electrolyte levels and the estrogen levels of your cervical mucus. The test can predict the time of your ovulation up to 7 days in advance.
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