Ovulation is the process by which a woman’s body produces and releases an egg to be fertilized by a sperm cell, leading to reproduction. The entire ovulation process is regulated by the hormones, gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRh), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), estrogen and progesterone, which are produced in differing amounts throughout the menstrual cycle.
Ovulation is a one-day occurrence. When the ovary releases a mature egg, the egg will die within 12 to 24 hours if it’s not fertilized by sperm. Because sperm can live in a woman’s body for 3 to 5 days, tracking ovulation is important as most women can only conceive 5 to 6 days out of every month. This period of time is called the fertile window. If a woman can narrow down her fertile window, she can increase sexual activity right before and around ovulation to increase the likelihood of conception.
There are many ways to track a woman’s ovulation patterns including period-tracking apps, reading cervical fluid and tracking basal body temperatures.
A simple first step is to use a period-tracking app, such as FEMM or iHealth, to record menstrual cycle data and help predict when ovulation may occur. Also, ovulation can be physically detected by reading a woman’s cervical fluid. As ovulation nears and the egg is released, the cervix produces mucus to aid sperm in traveling towards the fallopian tubes to meet the egg. When the mucus looks like the white of an egg with a stretchy texture, a woman is at her most fertile point. During this time, most women experience increased sex drive, breast tenderness, bloating, and possible ovulation pain.
Another common method to pinpoint a woman’s fertile window is by detecting estrogen and luteinizing hormone in her urine with the use of technology. Nubundle has partnered with the ovulation technology company Mira because we believe in its technology to change women’s lives.
With a disposable wand and a small analysis device, women are alerted when ovulation is about to happen along with a calculated percentage of the couples chances of conceiving each day. Through a clinical trial conducted with multiple hospitals, The Mira Analyzer was found to be equivalent in performance to the leading laboratory grade readers with a 99% accuracy rating. In honor of National Infertility Awareness Week, we want to share our $25 dollar discount code “Nubundle” to help women play an active role in their hormone life and assist those couples who are trying to conceive.