Week 6 – Lesson 1: Ovulation tracking
Your mission, should you choose to accept it…
Today were are learning about ovulation tracking.
Why is this important?
Ovulation is the time in your cycle when your egg has ripened and is released from your ovary to be fertilised by your partner’s sperm.
Tracking your ovulation tells us three important things
1. Did you ovulate? Having a period is not confirmation that ovulation occurred.
2. When to time intercourse. Getting the timing right increases your chances of success.
3. How long is your luteal phase? Luteal phase is measured from the date of ovulation until the date of your next period, it should be 11 days or longer. For example if you have a 32 day cycle and you ovulate on day 18 then your luteal phase is 14 days (32-18). If you haven’t ovulated the luteal phase does not occur.
Tracking dates on an app is not sufficient, it is important to check in with your body. I recommend a saliva ovulation predictor kit unless you have PCOS
What you actually need to do:
1. Consider the different ovulation tracking options (see lesson downloads) and decide which one is right for you
2. Monitor your luteal phase on an app (by inputting your own data) or in your diary.