Whether you’re trying to get pregnant, or are just trying to better understand your body, a Cycle Tracker could be a great tool for you.
By women’s health expert and Natalist CEO Vernita Brown
Every body is different, especially when it comes to menstrual cycles. If you’re trying to conceive, or just trying to get body literate, tracking your LH surge can be really useful. Using a Cycle Tracker helps increase your chances of getting pregnant, monitors your LH progression over time, and can help predict your future cycles and fertile windows.
Why tracking LH is important
Ovulation (your fertile window) is induced by a surge of luteinizing hormone (LH), a hormone produced in the brain. This LH surge, which occurs approximately 24–48 hours before ovulation, can be detected using ovulation test strips and tracked using our patent-pending Cycle Tracker. During your LH surge, an abundance of LH is excreted in urine, which the ovulation test kit will detect and display as a positive ovulation test result. Catching this window and knowing when to have intercourse can increase your chances of getting pregnant.
Not only can cycle lengths vary, but when and if you ovulate during each cycle can vary from month to month. Some women ovulate like clockwork, but if your cycle length is irregular or varying, it can feel as if your fertile window is a moving target.