Tracking Your Cycle

How Long Does Ovulation Last?

People mean different things when they ask how long ovulation lasts. While the process of ovulation itself may not last very long, the egg lives on for some time after it is released from the ovary. More importantly, women who ask about how long ovulation lasts usually want to know because they're trying to conceive. [...]

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What’s the Right Time to Take an Ovulation Test?

Are you using urine-based ovulation tests to determine when you ovulate? Before you go through all that effort, it's important to make sure you're using them correctly. Here are answers to the most common questions about ovulation tests. What is an OPK?An OPK (ovulation predictor kit) is a test that detects luteinizing hormone (LH) in your [...]

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The Ava Bracelet: a New Way to Track Ovulation

If you're trying to get pregnant, you're probably more familiar with your cervical mucus than you've ever been. You have a BBT alarm set for 6am every morning. You're counting the days since your last period in Glow or Fertility Friend. And you're peeing on ALL THE STICKS. Introducing the Ava BraceletThere's an easier way to track your [...]

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The One Thing No One Tells You About Getting Pregnant

There's a pretty basic fact about the female body that gets left out of most sex ed classes: most of the time, you have literally zero chance of getting pregnant, and the fertile period of your cycle is relatively short. The result is that lots of smart, capable adults who are otherwise fully equipped to navigate the world have no idea how the [...]