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Today we’re getting a little personal and sharing about our journey to conceive as we try to start a family. Mike and I have been trying to get pregnant for a few months and recently decided to try using an Ovulation Predictor Kit (OPK). Although using an OPK isn’t necessary in order to successfully conceive, the convenience and knowledge it has provided has been a game changer for us!
Before trying to start a family, I knew very little about how important the timing of my cycle was. I always figured once we were ready, we would start “trying” and then – just like that – it would happen. For some couples, this is the case. But for the majority of people, it usually takes 6-12 months to successfully become pregnant. This statistic shocked me when I first heard it, I had no idea! But after doing some research, it makes sense. When the egg is released there is only a 24 hour window for it to become fertilized, meaning the sperm have a very short amount of time to connect with the egg. I’m talking only a few days per month!
That’s where the Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System comes in. When it comes to tracking a woman’s fertility, all cycles are different. This new system accurately identifies personal fertile days using hormone data – instead of guessing from a standardized algorithm. Since the actual fertile window is here and gone in a matter of a few days, I love that I can more accurately predict when those days are. The Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System is able to detect two different hormones (estrogen and LH) with a simple urine test. It then gives you a digital display of your results: a flashing smiley face during ‘High Ovulation’ days and a constant smiley face during ‘Peak Fertility’ days.
Here’s the best part: with the new Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System, the digital results can be synced to an app on your phone! I absolutely LOVE being able to access my personal fertility information at the press of a button. Plus, I can screenshot and share my results with Mike to keep him in the loop! Because it takes two to tango, if ya know what I mean… 😉
The accuracy of the test, paired with the convenience of an app, makes maximizing the chances of conceiving like nothing else out there. Plus, it is SO user-friendly! Here are a couple more reasons why I love using the app:
- It sends you personal reminders on days you should test – perfect for those busy days!
- You can compare multiple cycles using the saved data – extremely helpful to learn more about your personal cycle, plus you can share these results with your healthcare provider!
We’ve only been using the Clearblue® Connected Ovulation Test System for 2 months but I wish we would have started sooner! I love how this new system helps women to understand and take control of their reproductive health. Planning to start a family is a big decision, but it’s only the first step of this journey! I am excited to continue tracking my personal data with this ovulation system and praying that it will help us to start a little family of our own soon! 🙂 Until then, I am learning to love these days where it’s just the
two three of us 😉
Have you (or someone you know) ever used an Ovulation Predictor Kit? I’d love to hear your story 🙂 (To see more posts about making life easier through smartphone apps, click here!)
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