Ovulation by body temperature (the correct way to measure ovulation period)
The IFFS World Congress is back, and the harvest is great. As the saying goes, it is better to be alone than to be happy. Even though I am very busy, I want to pass on this happiness to you. Although the content of the press conference is too profound for ordinary people, the content is dry. It happened that during the live broadcast last Thursday, many fans were concerned about how to increase the pregnancy rate, and mentioned how to monitor ovulation more accurately. I also took this opportunity to popularize some methods of monitoring ovulation on Youyou.com, which can greatly improve the pregnancy rate. I believe this popular science will thoroughly answer your doubts.
In short, there are mainly the following methods for measuring ovulation period.
1. Basal body temperature method
The operation method of this method is: wake up in the morning, open your eyes, don’t talk, don’t drink water, don’t get out of bed, don’t get excited, don’t roll on the bed . The first thing to do is grab a thermometer and take your temperature. At this time, the measured body temperature is approximately considered as the basal body temperature. The ovulation period can be seen by filling in a table with the basal body temperature of a menstrual cycle by time.
After ovulation, the corpus luteum is formed in the ovary and secretes progesterone. Progesterone can increase the basal body temperature by 0.3-0.5°C, so the basal body temperature of a woman with normal ovulation should be a seagull-wing curve, and the right wing of a seagull is higher than the left wing. The day of ovulation is the day before the body temperature rises.
The advantage of this method is zero cost. It can not only monitor ovulation, but also assist in the diagnosis of various gynecological endocrine abnormalities. The disadvantage is that the success rate is low, it is difficult to accurately lock the ovulation date, and it can only measure the day when the body temperature rises the next day after ovulation. Moreover, it has high requirements for women’s daily work and rest. Guaranteed to sleep more than 6 hours a night throughout the menstrual cycle, and not to go out for a whole month. If you want to be excited, you have to be excited every day. Otherwise, it is easy to affect the basal body temperature of the next day due to the different metabolism of the previous day.
There are many products on the Internet that simplify this process, but overall it is still troublesome and the accuracy rate is not high.
The specific operation method is: from the first day to the 10th-12th day of menstruation, choose a day to do b-ultrasound to see the growth of follicles. Then do B-ultrasound monitoring every other day until ovulation.
B-ultrasound ovulation test is the most accurate of all ovulation test methods, which is its biggest bright spot. The disadvantage is that it wastes a lot of time and makes people feel irritable. After all, there are many people in the hospital. The more vulnerable girls come twice, it is estimated that there will be psychological shadows.
In addition, this method also costs some money. But spending money is less important than wasting time.
3. Cervical mucus method
The most correct operation method of cervical mucus method is: from the first day of menstrual cramps to the next 8-10 days, choose a day to go to the hospital for it Cervical mucus smear, do smear again the next day, until the typical fern crystals appear, this is the ovulation day.
After seeing this method, do you feel familiar? this is notIs it another version of b-ultrasound? But it is also time-consuming and costly, why not just choose the b-ultrasound with higher accuracy?
Cervical mucus smears are rarely performed even in obstetrics and gynecology hospitals. A cervical mucus aspiration test is done instead. The operation method is: take the cervical mucus and pump it once a day. When the cervical mucus can be pulled to more than 10cm, it means that the ovulation period has arrived. The advantage of this method is that it is easy to operate and can be done at home. The disadvantage is that you need to pick the cervix every day, which is a bit disgusting, and the accuracy rate is not necessarily high.
4. Saliva method
The operation is similar to cervical mucus smear. Compared with the cervical mucus smear method, it is more convenient to buy a special magnifying glass to look at home. When I was a child, I watched TV shopping advertisements. There was once a product called this magnifying glass, which was used to see the tooth-shaped crystals of slobbering sheep. *** Similar items can be found today, but this brand was hard to find on TV shopping in my childhood. I guess the manufacturer of this brand should be bankrupt by now? After all, when they sell products, they do not test the ovulation period, but test the safe period (the contraception during the safe period is unscientific, and the contraceptive rate is only about 50%).
What? You say I was boring when I was a kid? You say I’m precocious?
Yes, I admit, I was really bored as a child, bored enough to watch infomercials. But I don’t admit to being precocious. When watching TV shopping advertisements, neither the safe period nor the dangerous period knows what is the Youyou resource network. It’s just that the lady on TV looks so happy, like watching a kaleidoscope. So I’m not precocious, I just have a long memory.
5. Ovulation test strip method
The specific operation method is: from the first day of menstrual cramps to the next 9-11 days, use ovulation test strips to detect morning urine every day until ovulation The test paper is strongly positive, and ovulation occurs 24-48 hours later.
The ovulation test strip method has a small disadvantage – the strong positive results of ordinary ovulation test strips are sometimes difficult to judge with the naked eye. If you want to accurately judge the date of the strong positive, you may have to wait until the strong positive becomes weak positive after 1-2 days, but that may miss the best time for “easy pregnancy”. Fortunately, this shortcoming can be overcome. Just use an electronic test pen that can clearly show the most fertile two days. Just like the electronic ovulation test pen of Kelilan seen at this exhibition, and its electronic pregnancy test pen, both have electronic display screens. This electronic ovulation test pen will show a smiling face (some people also call it a “smiley face sticker”) when the LH surges, and the mature eggs in the ovary will be released within 24-36 hours. During this period, *** can greatly increase pregnancy rates. The stupid operation is clear at a glance, and it is difficult for people without medical knowledge to miss ovulation again.
The advantage of the home ovulation test pen is that it can be easily self-monitored at home, with high accuracy and low time and cost. Although B-ultrasound is the most accurate method, for those women who have not been diagnosed as “infertile”, the home ovulation test pen is a very good choice.
PS. Once pregnant women have menopausal symptoms, it means “revolution””It’s about to succeed. But don’t be too happy, ectopic pregnancy may also come to you. Therefore, Dr. Chen suggested that it is better for pregnant women to confirm whether they are pregnant as soon as possible after menopause, so as to guard against the occurrence of ectopic pregnancy. If pregnant women have unexplained vaginal bleeding and Abdominal pain, I must go to the hospital in time. As for the method of confirming pregnancy, I don’t need to study science anymore, right?