It’s very important to know a person is fertile when they are intending to conceive. The person needs to learn of their fertility window which is usually determined by understanding one’s menstrual cycle. This possess some challenge for one to determine that with certainty bearing in mind that the process takes place internally with no obvious external manifestation. The assumption that ovulation is probably two weeks after ovulation is based on a generalization of most cycles. This assumption may not always hold since the menstrual process differs with individuals thus the time in which they ovulate is quite different.
There are different methods in which one can use to assess if they are ovulating or not. The test kit is one of the methods where one uses a test strip which is let to stand in a urine sample for some time to test for luteinizing hormone which then indicates if one is about to ovulate. The test strips are cheap to purchase although it may prove to be an expensive option in the long term since one need to keep buying these test strips regularly. There is a less costly alternative whereby one can purchase a reusable ovulation test devise which is powered using batteries and can be used over and over again. This devise tests for the presence of hormones n saliva to gauge ovulation.
There is yet another method which has been devised and it make use of technology to gauge when one is ovulation. This method makes use of a fertility monitor which monitors the person’s basal body temperature in a bid to gauge is one is ovulation or not. The monitor requires to have the details of the person such as the height, age and weight of a person and then the days when they are on their period for it to learn one’s cycle and then predict with accuracy when one is ovulating. The use of personal data ensures that the predictions it give are very accurate.
This alternative is so preferable considering that it offers way more information besides just fertility. By tracking one’s menstrual cycle, one is able to help a person to also prevent conceiving. This method can thus be considered to be a family planning technique though, its unique in that it doesn’t need to alter one’s hormones. The use of this method of birth control is better than other family panning methods since it has an equally high success rate yet is not invasive. Bearing in mind that it has a person’s personal cycle, it can also be used to monitor ones gynecological health. The only costs one need to incur with this method is the initial invest of the monitor.