Fertility Monitors

The desire to have a baby and build a family is one of the most instinctive and beautiful forces in the world. Together with you husband, your act of love creates new life, a testament to you futures, and a link through the generations. However, there are times when this desire is not so easily fulfilled. Perhaps its because women are choosing to get pregnant later on in life, or because of environmental pollutants or general lifestyle changes, the reality is for many couples who want to have a baby, conceiving is not so easy.



Using a Fertility monitor is the first most, and least invasive step, to either avoid the heartache of difficulty getting pregnant to begin with, or to dramatically and completely naturally increase you chances of conception after experiencing some difficulty.



Fertility Monitor Basics

A Fertility monitor is an innovative and amazing tool that can be used to predict the best time to make love in order to become pregnant. Women are only fertility relatively short approximately six day span out of the entire month, so pinpointing these days, and planning a date night around them, is extremely advantageous.



The fertility monitor tracks you basel body temperature (BBT), which basically means you temperature right when you wake up in the morning. A rise in BBT is synonymous with ovulation. When you are ovulating, you fertile. The monitor will chart your temperatures and inform you on the days that you are ovulating so you know to plan sex around your most fertile days.



Some fertility monitors, such as Cyclotest Baby, also allow you to digitally chart, download, email and print your personal fertility profile. Should you need too see a fertility consultant or gynecologist, having this information in advance will shorten the amount of time they need to make diagnoses of any problem and get you back on track to having a baby.



Fertility Indicators: How Fertility Monitors Predict Ovulation

Fertility monitors recognize your personal cycle primarily by registering your Basal Body Temperature (BBT). A subtle change in this BBT is synonymous with ovulation so by charting the day of ovulation and the length of your cycle the devices can begin to form a model of when you would be fertile in coming cycles. The graphic below summarizes a 'typical' BBT profile over a cycle.



Get pregnant with fertility monitors



In addition to BBT, identifiable hormonal changes can be observed that indicate the arrival of ovulation. The hormone LH increases when ovulation is imminent, peaking 24-48 hours beforehand. If you can detect the rise in LH hormone, you know you're about to ovulate. Urine tests are the most common way to detect the rise in LH, and are easily bought in any pharmacy.



Sympto-thermal Fertility Chart



If you don't want to shell out the money on urine test sticks every month, learning to understand the messages taht your cervical discharge is telling you can be another powerful fertility indicator. The presence of stretchy cervical mucus indicates ovulation, observation of this is a easy, natural way to understand you personal fertility story.



Cyclotest Baby: Our Choice For Best Fertility Monitor

Of all fertility monitors currently available in Europe, only Cyclotest Baby accepts user input of observational data such as LH hormone or increases of cervical mucus. This data allows for the more precise confirmation of the moment of ovulation, enhancing the already accurate results of BBT readings. It's completely optional as the software and thermometer leave the devices fully equipped to be a standard fertility monitor used independently of this extra data here at The Ethical Family Planning Association, we strongly encourage users to use this dual, sympto-thermal method of fertility awareness.


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