If you’re anything like me, then you know how inaccurate the whole 28-day cycle estimate is for determining your fertile window and timing intercourse properly for conception.
On average, my cycle is around 34 days long which would make my day of ovulation right around day 21…in theory…
However, pinpointing the exact day of ovulation has become slightly more difficult for me as I’ve aged and I usually have to rely on certain sensations and side effects to help guide me as to figuring out when my fertile window may be (think slight pinching sensation, increased cravings, and more energy) rather than relying on the appearance of my cervical mucus alone.
(Oh how I miss the days of being in my late teens and knowing the exact day and time of when it took place!)
Thus, I decided it would be extremely helpful to start using a fertility tracker in order to pinpoint ovulation so I chose the 2-in-1 Fertility Tracker by Kegg Tech as it tracks fluctuations in the electrolyte levels of my cervical fluid throughout the month and only needs to be inserted vaginally for 2 minutes. (No way was I going to wear one of those sensors overnight!)
I’ve had my Kegg Tech for a few days now so I’m still obtaining data, but it’s been super cool to use so far! I’ll eventually provide you all with my data once I’ve collected enough information to clearly show the changes that take place throughout an entire monthly cycle.
I also use the Ovia app to record my average cycle length and to take notes on mood swings, weight fluctuations, and dietary preferences throughout my cycle.
In addition to using fertility trackers, I took the Female Hormone Test by Lets Get Checked earlier this month which is a form of day 3 testing.
My results came back within range for FSH, LH, and estradiol but my prolactin levels were elevated. However, I’m not at all worried about my prolactin levels as I believe they were falsely elevated due to stress and the use of kratom a few days before taking the test.
I’m hopeful that the use of both forms of fertility trackers will greatly increase our chances of conceiving within the next 6 months, especially once I have 1-2 months of solid data collected.
If for any reason we haven’t conceived after 3 months of trying I’ll look into using an ovulation predictor kit or track BBT manually to track more parameters and have a more thorough understanding of my cycle.
How are you tracking your fertility and menstrual cycles? Feel free to share your methods of tracking and testing with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below! 🙂