Couples struggling with infertility now have more options than ever to conceive. Modern technology offers simple solutions to tracking your fertility that you can use at home, in addition to in-office procedures like in vitro fertilization. You can begin your journey to conception using these three simple resources.
Saliva Testing for Fertility
Ovulation prediction has never been easier than today. You can use your saliva to predict the days that you are most fertile each month using a saliva ovulation microscope. This tool helps you record hormonal changes by monitoring the salinity, or saltiness, of your saliva. When the saliva has crystallized particles, you know that you have experience the estrogen surge that is common right before ovulation. When combined with other ovulation tracking methods, digital microscopes can help you track your fertility to the exact day of the month when you are most fertile.
Digital fertility monitors take the guesswork out of knowing when you have ovulated. Current models use your own personal body fluctuations to determine which days of the month are most fertile by setting a baseline for salinity over the course of several weeks use. Digital fertility monitors work in just five seconds and maintains a calendar that you can check to track monthly cycles. This option is ideal for women who have irregular cycles. Since the device tracks your cycles and stores the information, you don’t have to worry about keeping a record yourself. You can also use the digital fertility monitor with a vaginal wand to confirm the hormonal changes detected in your saliva.
Some couples can reach the goal of conceiving by opting for hormone injections that are used to trigger ovulation. The success rate of hormonal injections ranges from about 20 to 60 percent, with most women conceiving within six months of beginning treatment. You will need to use other tracking methods to take advantage of hormonal therapy. For example, you will still need to know when you ovulate each month in order to plan intercourse while your eggs are fertile.
Most women use a combination of methods to determine fertility, including taking a basal body temperature each morning and using a saliva test to determine the exact time of ovulation. You will need to see a doctor to receive hormones via injection to increase fertility. Other treatments from your doctor, such as in vitro fertilization and insemination, are also an option if you are having difficulty identifying ovulation through other methods.