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  • Writer's pictureDr. Jennifer Hintzsche, Ph.D.

How Accurate Is Ovulation Tracking?

Spontaneous moments of intimacy may be a distant memory if you've been trying to conceive for a while. A memory swiftly replaced with ovulation tracking and impeccably timed rendezvous akin to a military mission.

But just how accurate is ovulation tracking?

Several methods are available for tracking ovulation, and there's no doubt it can be a useful tool in achieving your dreams of a successful pregnancy. First, however, it's essential to understand the limitations of each method and the factors that may influence the accuracy of the results.

We'll break it down for you here so you can choose the right option for your unique needs…and maybe get back to having some fun in the bedroom!

Types of Ovulation Tracking

Timing is CRUCIAL when you are trying to conceive. Those precious sperm sadly have a short life expectancy, and they need to be there ready and willing when your egg is released from the ovary.

Ovulation tracking assists in identifying a woman's fertile window by monitoring various physiological changes that occur during the menstrual cycle. You may experience physical signs of ovulation, such as increased cervical mucus, but this isn't always obvious or consistent for every woman, which is why there are many other tracking methods.