How hormones influence your ovulation

John Peek, PhD from Fertility Associates explains how your hormones influence ovulation and your menstrual cycle.

2016/17 Christmas break

testsWe will be operating at reduced capacity from 22 of December to  14 of January. We will be processing all the orders, but it may take up to five working days to process as opposed to our usual same or next working day processing.

Christmas can be hard time for those who are trying to conceive. We wish you a restful holiday and successful 2017.

Ovulation tests NZ team

“We’re absolutely over the moon with your product”

We do get an occasional email with the success stories from our clients using ovulation tests. Chrissy agreed for us to share her story on our blog:

I just wanted to let you guys know that we are absolutely over the moon with your product and are 20 weeks pregnant. The ovulation test kit proved to be fabulous – the first time we got a positive result (which took a number of months) we managed to conceive. We conceived naturally and had great pleasure telling our fertility specialist we no longer needed him!

I have recommended your product to many others.

Kind regards,

Chrissy Ford
Christchurch

Ovulation, fertility and mood

This is an info-graphic on how your menstrual cycle and ovulation affect your moods.

Another way to predict ovulation

There are other ways to predict your ovulation and your most fertile days. Women dance more gracefully, and men are more attracted to them during the most fertile days. This was filmed by Bernhard Fink, at the University of Göttingen, Germany.

This is obviously not a serious way to test for your ovulation, but what a fun one! 🙂

Women are inaccurate at estimating their ovulation

Accuracy of ovulation test strips compared to women

Accurately estimating your fertile days: Only 12.7% of women can predict their ovulation correctly vs 94% accuracy of ovulation strips

Many women feel they can guestimate their ovulation. Researchers from Tufts University, Boston, USA have put this to a test.

They found, that against their instinct, most women are actually really clueless about the time of their ovulation. Researchers found that only 12.7% of women estimated their ovulation time correctly. The fertile window is up to 5 days up to ovulation, but only 55% of women estimated their ovulation within those five days. Only 27% estimated their ovulation within the peak of fertility.

Ovulation strip tests are as accurate as a blood test or ultrasound! Don’t miss the peak of fertility in your cycle. Order the ovulation strip tests today!

Home ovulation tests do not increase stress

happy-coupleHome ovulation tests do not increase stress in women who are trying to conceive. This is the conclusion of a study published in Human Reproduction journal (January 2013). The researchers concluded that use of tests may provide additional benefits, including an increased understanding of the menstrual cycle, reassurance and confidence in focusing conception attempts to the correct time in the menstrual cycle.

Women tend to wear red when ovulating

Ovulation test: ovulating women wear red
Ovulation test: ovulating women wear red

Researchers Alec Beall and Jessica Tracy from the University of British Columbia enlisted 124 women to participate in a study in relation to women’s ovulation and the colour. Women were told to report the number of days since their last period and the colour of the shirt they wore on each day.

Women close to ovulation were more likely to wear a red/pink-coloured shirt compared to women at low-conception risk; 40 percent vs. 7 percent. They found that 76 percent of women in Sample A and 80 percent of women in Sample B who were wearing red/pink were at peak fertility, suggesting that red/pink-coloured clothing is a strong indicator of ovulation.

http://www.hngn.com/articles/10187/20130815/color-psychology-sexuality-women-wear-red-during-ovulation-attract-men.htm