If you're trying to get pregnant, here's the first question you probably asked yourself: "when do you ovulate?" The primary reason why women want to know when they ovulate and how long it lasts is trying to get pregnant. But if getting pregnant is your goal, you should care more about the days before you ovulate. [...]
Are you using a urine-based ovulation test to determine when you ovulate? Before you go through all that effort, it's important to make sure you're using it correctly. Here are answers to the most common questions about ovulation tests. What is an ovulation test? An ovulation test (also sometimes called an OPK, which stands for [...]
How do you tell the difference between implantation cramps and your period? If you're cramping and it's still a few days before your period is due, you might wonder whether the pain you're experiencing could be an early sign of pregnancy. Is there any way to know for sure? The short answer is no. At [...]
Ava is the first fertility tracking device to collect data about your temperature, heart rate, and more, continuously throughout the night. Learn about the sensors that allow Ava to detect 5 fertile days per cycle.
Monitoring your basal body temperature (BBT) is probably the first way you started tracking ovulation and your fertile window. The method has been around since our moms were getting pregnant, and it's backed by science, so we trust that it works. But is it really a good method for figuring out the best time to try to make a baby? We [...]
The Temperature Method: A Good Starting Point If you want to determine when in your cycle you ovulate, tracking your basal body temperature (BBT) is a good starting point. BBT is the lowest temperature your body reaches in a 24-hour period. In women, BBT follows a biphasic pattern throughout the menstrual cycle—that is, it's lower [...]
When you first started thinking about having a baby, the phrase "LH surge" probably didn't cross your mind. But if you've been trying to get pregnant for a few months, you start paying a lot closer attention to the vagaries of your hormone patterns each month. And luteinizing hormone, or LH, as it's commonly referred to, is [...]
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 [...]