OvaCue works by detecting this gradual increase in the hormone estrogen. Unlike the LH surge (which is like a sudden hormone "spike" that lasts only a day or two), estrogen increases gradually - more like a "bell curve" than a brief lh spike. The result of this slower, steady build up in estrogen is that you are able to detect signs of ovulation several days to a week before you ovulate. Lh tests typically provide 12-36 hour's notice of impending ovulation. Ovacue provides up to a week's notice. The advantage is that you can better plan and prepare to time intercourse in order to increase your chances of conceiving a baby.
As I stated before, I have been using the OvaCue monitor with both sensors, for the past couple of weeks. I have used other methods of charting, which normally confirm ovulation after the fact, but this tells me up to 7 days ahead of time. How awesome is that? I seriously can not say enough about this product and how easy it is to use.
|My OvaCue Fertility Monitor screen|
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