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Ovulation Tracking

ovulation trackerI’m currently trying to my second bub. I would just like any recommendations on accurate ovulation/fertile days apps or online calculators etc. I had my last period on the 27th of May and have a 29 day cycle. I have tried a few different apps which have all told me my fertile and ovulation days completely differently. I haven’t got the correct thermometer to track my temp so would like just an idea of people that have used apps etc that worked for them. I have used ovulation tester Kits which are still have no lh surcharge. I’m starting to feel quite stressed and upset. Would love so opinions please.

  • Buy a maybe baby. They sell them at chemists and other places I’m sure. Google it Kaitlyn
  • I HIGHLY recommend the MAYBE BABY OVULATION MICROSCOPE!Kylie
  • If you get period before midday this is deemed day 1, If after midday this is deemed day ZERO. 28 days ovulation will be approx day 14. Longer cycles push the days out. Eg. 29 day cycle would ovulate approximately day 15. I know this as me and my partner were TTC for approx 3 years and used an IVF for artificial insemination. Best thing to to do buy ovulation Kit (Clearblue) are the best although exprensive. This will show you your LH surge which stimulates ovulation. After you have seen your SMILEY Face it is best to do the deed that same and or at least the next day at the latest. Also remember that sperm lasts 72 Hours inside the human body- Egg only lasts 12-24 hours so ALWAYS best to have sperm in place waiting for a egg to fertilize BEST Of luck! Inbox me if you wish or want to know more Carly
  • Fertility friend online – great for monitoring everything, great for ideas and information too, buy yourself a basal body thermometer, much more accurate, don’t stress – these things take time xMelissa
  • no App can tell you when you ovulate. It’s just estimating timing for you and each cycle can be different. If you have a 26-30 day cycle you are best to have intercourse 2nd daily from day 10 of your cycle so sperm is waiting for the egg which has a short “lifespan”. There are clinics that can offer ovulation tracking with blood tests which can be of assistance if you don’t fall pregnant using this method ( this service is usually bulk billed so no cost to you….just your time in getting to the clinic) I’m a nurse at a fertility clinic. Sandy
  • I know this sounds gross but Icharted my mucous! used an app as well but if you google the mucous changes you have when fertile you pretty much get the day of being fertile, worked both times for us!Rebecca
  • Fertility friend is the best app I’ve found. Even without temping. Take some of the pressure off and give yourself 4 months or so to get a baseline for the app and it will give you the most likely ovulation days. Good luckMegan
  • I don’t use an app to track ovulation. I base mine off changes in my body such as occasional pain in my pelvis which is when my ovaries release an egg and changes in cervical mucous. Also I get hot flushes when ovulating too. Generally too you ovulate almost to the day 2 weeks after your period starts.Kelly
  • Count 10 days after first day of period. Then have sex every 2 days for 10 days then wait is on. Don’t have sex more than once every 2 days as the sperm won’t be maturities enough to live it’s normal life cycleKrystal
  • Having sex every 2-3 days is the best way to conceive. Make it fun and enjoy time with hubby before a second baby makes it near impossible to make time for each other. If you are only having sex a couple of times a month, you lessen your chances, app or not, because its about his sperm having good turn-over rates + you don’t want to risk missing a random ovulation.Fifi
  • Read a few different articles on ovulation times and signs that you body is ovulating. Their are quite a few baby/family sites with info on fertilisation and ovulation. Vaginal discharge changes leading up to and during ovulation, and as a general rule, you ovulate 14 days before your next cycle is due. Good luck Nadia
  • Look up on line or buy the book natural fertility. The only way to really know when ur ovulating is to know ur body. It is very easy and works. An app will not know accurately like u could.Louise
  • I used fertility friend app. Was awesome. But also did take temp with cheap thermometer I ordered off eBay. Works for us. I ended up with a 32 day cycle but we managed to fall first try. Worth a go! Good luck. Karen
  • I used the “my calendar” app which can be put on both your phone & tablet. I found that it worked wonders. It was also really accurate. We had been trying for 18 months before I started using it, after I found this app & programmed it with all the relevant information, I fell pregnant within 6 months. I also didn’t tell my partner I was using it as I didn’t want to take all the “fun” out of trying for my first & his second child. Try not to stress & just enjoy the “trying”. Good luck. April
  • I just used a cheap digital thermometer, I was pregnant in two months after that after guessing for 7 months with nothing happening. Day 10-11 for me of a 28-29 day cycle.Bethany
  • Ovulations test kits work well but as others have said try outside your expected time for ovulation. I used one for baby number 2 and used two kits one after the other. Was into second kit before ovulating. She was the only girl we had. Had four boys as well. They say boys and girls are conceived at different points during ovulation…….used my body’s changes for the others. Not saying that’s what did it but…. My friend swears by maybe baby. She used that for all hers. Donna
  • try using the kits again, but every day for the whole month not just the seven days worth that they give you. I was using them during the recommended period every month for most of a year when trying for my third. Most of the time I was getting no surge showing up and was getting very stressed and upset about it. I decided to try one last time before going to see a doctor, and after my first kit (used during the recommended period) ran out with still no sign of a second line, I bought another kit and got the second line on the very first test. It was three days later than what I had been expecting, so looks like I was ovulating just after the tests ran out each month. I am now almost ready to have twins from that very same cycle. Bernadette
  • there is an app that is called period tracker which for me was eerily accurate and for a friend of mine too… I was using it to NOT get pregnant forgot to check it one week and got pregnant on my most fertile day!! And my girlfriend used it to GET pregnant with same result! !Good luck!! Cindy
  • The my days app is the bestKerry
  • I used the maybe baby kit from the chemist. About $20 and never expires. Was pregnant in 3 monthsTegan
  • A week before and after periods are your best chances to get preggy don’t make it a chore just enjoy the sex and relax it will happenWendy
  • i was told you are most fertile 10 days after your last day of your period…….. and it worked for me as im now a mummy to 6wks old twin girls xClaire
  • Using the ovulation kits did u just go by the assumed ovulation dates?? I was not the norm with a 30 – 35 day cycle and I ovulated on day 23!! Worth trying different times in ur cycle to see if levels occur. Good luck Ps Legs Up!!Eve
  • Halfway threw hen your discharge is “stringy” I found that if I did it the day after it worked! And just lay there after! Lol good luck!!Dianne
  • Elevit had a cycle calculator which is simple to use Annalisa
  • i hav a 28 day cycle and i ovulate on day 13/14. i have concieved my two daughters by this methodAmanda
  • 29 day cycle u count the first day of ur last period (as day 1) continue counting most fertile days are day 12-16 day 14 being most fertile! Goodluck Lisa
  • Everyone’s different. I used maybe baby from chemist. Meant to be helpful to sway chances of a specific gender and it worked!Meg
  • I used ovulation tests every day for 3-4 months, which told me I never ovulated. Including the month I conceived my DD! So, from my experience, I will never use them again. Know a rough idea of when you might ovulate (like a 10 day period) and just go for it then. Don’t put any other thought into it. You know you’re fertile. It’ll happen Jessica
  • Cervical mucus is the best indicator .. When it’s stringy then go for it!Amber
  • I am pro with this stuff. Use opk around 2-3pm everyday and limit fluid intake hr prior. My cycles were all over the place and if usually ovulate d22 with a period d31-33. I found accupuncture very handy and it did bring my ovulation fwd 6 days to d16. Although using clomid (due to having no cycle), my specialist suggested blood ovulation tracking which they would start from around d10-12 through to ovulation measuring your Oestrogen, LH for rise. It is very accurate, they would then tell you when to start to have intercourse (making sure you did few times a wk anyway). I did have side effects from clomid as it pretty much dried up my cm, so I took evening primrose oil caps and ultra clean fish oil caps from my health food shop- it increased cm. I found temp tracking became a chore & I used to obsess about it so I stopped and made me relax. So although it’s a lot of blood tests I found it was the way for me as my ovulation differed from month to month at the start. Hope this helpsJenna
  • you can buy ovulation. Sticks online that you pee on and they tell you if you are ovulating. They are not expensive. Worked for me:)Stephanie
  • I just googled online calculators. But unless you have issues with conceiving is it all necessary? I never did any temp checks or anything Amy
  • .i used the app period tracker lite it was great and after using it for a month I was pregnant Eunice
  • I use MY DAYS it has a 1/2 purple 1/2 Red flower with a yellow polkadot in the middle. It’s a pretty good one i’m either right on the day or no more than one day off from what its saying I should start Amy
  • I used this app, period calendar, to follow my periods and ovulation. And it shows when the egg is there. I not only used this to know when to have sex but also when not to as we were trying for a boy. We now have a gorgeous 4 week old little boy thanks to that app Cyra
  • ovulation is 7 to 14 days after your period usually and goes for 5 days. Not all ovulation things are accurate they just have an estimate. I use clue seems pretty accurate it’s an app.Ellen
  • I used an egg timer/ovulation app as well as ovulation tests I brought off eBay. They didn’t always match up exactly but the tests are accurate.Lauren
  • I found tester kits the best/easiest way for me, as my ovulation is a bit all over the place. I bought in bulk on line from Fertility2Family which was WAY cheaper then chemists/supermarket and meant that I could test earlier and for more days.Kat
  • I used ovuview app, cheap ebay ovulation sticks & just a regular thermometer under the arm. Worked straight away for me. I have 29-31 day cycles and I ovulated on day 17 according to the test, app had it a day earlier. We did the deed days 3,2,1 before ovulation. Good luck hun.Smash
  • Those apps are useless unless you have a 28 day cycle and you ovulate on day 14 as per a ‘normal’ cycle. For me it’s not even close. Your best option is temping like you said, get some OPK testers and/or sex every second day for the whole month.Sasha
  • Pinkpad is the best app, Geritol is a great supplemant to help u conceive really quickly Have sex every 2 days to keep sperm healthy and strong Adriana
  • I bought ovulation tests. U can buy in bulk from ebay Bree
  • Glow is a great app that will help you recognise changes in your body which indicate ovulation Rebecca
  • I’ve read that between your periods you get that creamy discharge (almost in between cycles exactly) that’s when you’re ovulating and best chance to conceive, I used this info to conceive number 2, worked for me.Emma
  • Stop stressing and trying to work it out. Trying for a baby is the fun part (unless it been many many months with no luck) just enjoy it and as long as you do the deed a week before your normal cycle and after (everyday if your so inclined, but at least every second or third) then you should be alright. Stress won’t help ovulation and implantation. Hood luck and most of all have fun.Sherrealle
  • I used the mobile mum ovulation tracker app. I fell pregnant the first month good luckAlexis
  • Above me kelly said body changes but I never noticed any so if your like Me that won’t work, don’t forget it can take couples years that have no problems at all and if you just got off the hormone contraception may take you 6 months till you start ovulatingMandii
  • with a 29 day cycle. Day 10-15 would be your O days. But you should also be able to tell from paying attention to your body. You will produce more mucus.Anon
  • I bought cheap ovulation tests on ebay Worked out when I thought I was ovulating then wee’d on the test strip As soon as the strip said I was good we were well you know Rhiannon
  • Do the dance every second day. U are bound to hit ovulation The more u stress the more it won’t happen. Enjoy trying. Amanda
  • let nature work its magic, I found the more I stressed over it the longer it took when I didn’t worry about it, it happened fairly quickly.Penny
  • I had difficulties in tracking my ovulation even with the proper thermometer. I took my friends/ drs advice and has intercourse every two days after I finished my period which worked. Turned out I ovulated much closer to ending my period than all the apps etc predicted.Jane
  • 14 days counting from the start of your period is the most fertile Gemma
  • I gave up on apps telling me- I started checking my body for signs… My temp didn’t change much but around the dates the apps were saying I noticed changes in my body, boobs felt different, skin tone right down to discharge… Once I worked it out on my own I fell pregnant straight away Krystle
  • just count 10 days after the first day of your period, then go for gold for 5-7daysNatalie
  • Start trying as soon as your period ends forget the apps and learn about your cervix start checking it.for when it feels “open”. 3 mnths it took for me to cincieve bub 3 Rissa
  • I never used apps, Google was my best friend when I was trying to conceive, first try both times for me, have a look on baby centre, they’ve got a lot of helpful info on their site. Good luck Katy

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