The ovulation monitor can be loosely taken to mean any kit or electronic device that could be used to monitor ovulation.
With the advances in technology, there exist small, portable electronic
devices that are specifically made to detect the occurrence of ovulation
and provide very convenient means of interpretation and storing this
information. Today, most women use the terms ovulation or fertility
monitors to mean these small portable electronic devices.
Do I Need These Monitors?
The simple answer is that you are not obliged to have these monitors
before you monitor or predict the occurrence of ovulation. My simple
answer to this question to most women is that these monitors are really
not for every body, but if everyone can afford to have them, they are
There are other methods of predicting
ovulation that can be used besides these monitors, the closest being the
use of an ovulation predictor kit.
However, these monitors offers
the exceptional ease and convenience of modern technology. Most of them
are very accurate and dependable.I often strongly recommend them to
women who have had fertility issues for a while and need very close
monitoring for ovulation in order to conceive. They really do make your
life easy. The major disadvantage is the cost. Nevertheless, if you can
easily afford one, do so especially iff you require monthly ovulation
monitoring. It may prove cost- and time- effective for you to have one
rather than buy repeated kits each month.
How These Monitors Work?
All these monitors are based on identifying the changes in the body that coincide with the period of ovulation.
Currently, there are two techniques in use
- Monitoring saliva changesThe
hormone estrogen which is high just around the moment of ovulation
causes changes in the electrolyte composition of body fluids which is
reflected in saliva. These changes can be picked up by a device and then
used to monitor the advent of ovulation.
- Urinary ovulation hormone monitoringThese
test work much similar to the ovulation predictor kits. They detect the
hormones of ovulation and present the information in a digital format.
The OvaCue Fertility monitor
This is currently the most sophisticated monitor available for women and
the only type that uses saliva.
The major advantages is its ease of use with a mouth sensor and the
If you need this and can afford it, you should get it. The prize is almost constant across the online vendors.
You can purchase it online from Early-pregnancy-tests.com or from Amazon below.
The Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor
This uses urine test strips to monitor the amount of estrogen and
luteinizing hormone in urine. Results are digitalised and ovulation
can be predicted about 3-4 days before it occurs. The little disadvante
compared to OvaCue is the additional purchases of test strips once those
supplied, about 30 days supply, get exhausted.
You can get it from Amazon as shown below, in comparison to OvaCue