What’s behind your fertility app’s algorithm and is it the right one for you?

  1. Basal body temperature (BBT), or waking temperature
  2. Cervical position
  3. Cervical fluid
  • Anovulation (lack of ovulation)
  • Late ovulation
  • Short luteal phases (the second phase of the cycle)
  • Infertile cervical fluid
  • Hormonal imbalances (such as PCOS)
  • Insufficient progesterone levels
  • Occurrence of miscarriages
  • Irregular or abnormal bleeding
  • Vaginal infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Cervical anomalies
  • Breast lumps
  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Miscalculated date of conception
  • Your temperature rises every hour, so if you wake up at significantly different times, note the time your temperature was taken as it may explain anomalies to your pattern
  • Stress, alcohol, illness, moving and travel can impact your BBT, so it is important to notate such events
  • If you are a shift worker, traveling to a new time zone or dealing with daylight savings time, your BBT is impacted
  • If you have been trying to conceive for over 6 months if you are under 35 and over 1 year if you are over 35, you should see a doctor about your fertility. Does your app give you a push notification about this?

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Podcast host and advocate on a mission to transform women’s health.