26 March 2021, by I Love Children
Trying for a baby? Both a science and an art, getting pregnant can be tricky. While some seem to make it look effortless, many others find that it doesn’t come as easy to them. Fret not, this article is here today to help demystify it, and arm you with helpful tips. The key thing behind all of this is to understand ovulation; what it is, how to detect it, and how to make it work for you.
What is Ovulation
Ovulation is when a mature egg is released from the ovary, ready to be fertilised. Generally, a female ovulates once per menstrual cycle, there are various methods you use to track your ovulation:
Monitoring your basal body temperature
Your basal body temperature is your temperature when you’re fully at rest. Ovulation may cause a slight increase in basal body temperature. You’ll be most fertile during the two to three days before your temperature rises. By tracking your basal body temperature each day, you may be able to predict when you’ll ovulate.
Monitor body changes
Document your menstrual cycle and the subtle changes your body experiences as you move through your cycle. Closer to ovulating, you might notice slight cramping, breast tenderness, and an increase in cervical mucus. Vaginal secretions become clear and slippery. Some women also notice a heightened sense of smell and increased libido.
Use a period tracker app
If your cycle is regular, a period tracker app can not only help you keep track of your next period, but also determine when you are expected to be ovulating. There are lots of free apps available for download, check in with your girlfriend on the app she is using and it might be one that would work for you too!
Use an ovulation test kit
The best way to catch that optimum ovulation window is with an ovulation test kit. Clearblue ovulation test kits work by detecting an increase in LH levels (luteinizing hormone) which indicates that an ovary is about to release an egg. This means you can accurately predict when you will be ovulating before it occurs.
Read to the end to find out how you can get your hands-on Clearblue products.
Putting Clearblue Ovulation Test Kits to the test
Mrs. Yeow, Azera, and SK were trying to conceive for durations ranging from a few months to over a year, we invited them to share their experience with using Clearblue ovulation test kits.
The ladies were motivated to try the kit as the brand was highly recommended online and easy to use. They used a period tracking app in conjunction with the kits and they were all able to receive accurate results.
“It was easy to understand and after a few tries, you get the hang of it,” shares SK.
“The kit has helped me to plan more effectively.” shares Azera.
Admittedly not too cheap, it is still a worthwhile buy for couples trying to conceive, with all three ladies commenting that they would recommend Clearblue ovulation test kits to their family and friends.
Now that you think you’ve hit the jackpot, what next?
Clearblue Pregnancy Test Kit
Clearblue pregnancy test kits are one of the more well-known brands in the market, and with digital testers, you can now even see how far along you are in your pregnancy.
Pregnancy test kits identify a different hormone, the human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), which is created by the placenta in pregnancy. This hormone level increases as the pregnancy develop especially in the initial stages, that is how it is made possible to gauge how pregnant you are.
Putting Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test Kits to the test
Mrs. Yeow and 3 other ladies, Ferlicia, Jeremine, and Livia, share their experiences with Clearblue digital pregnancy test kits.
One of the biggest draws for Mrs. Yeow was the fact that she did not need to decipher if the faint pink lines are visible or not, whereas Ferlicia was curious on seeing how easy and accurate the kit would be.
“As it’s digital, I just have to see if I am either “pregnant” or “not pregnant”. I did not have to look at the lines and guess if there is a faint double line,” Livia points out.
Jeremine agrees. “Yes, and not only does it tell you that you are pregnant, but it also shows you how far along you are.”
When you miss your period, it is recommended to use pregnancy test kits with the first pee in the morning as it has the highest levels of hCG hormones to detect.
With a digital display and great accuracy, the kit came in highly rated by all the ladies. Livia even recounts how she used it alongside a standard pregnancy tester from another brand. “It does early detection and its’ results are very straightforward. For example, I did my test using the digital kit and another strip type of kit concurrently. The result for the strip kit was negative but the digital kit was able to pick up the HCG in my urine sample and showed that I was in my early stage of pregnancy.”
Even if you do have a regular menstrual cycle, take away the guesswork. Clearblue ovulation and digital pregnancy test kits are well-regarded by many and have helped many to be informed promptly.
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