Written by: Dr. Amy Beckley, PhD, Founder and Inventor of the Proov test — the first and only FDA-cleared test to confirm successful ovulation at home.
Written on 12/24/20
This is Proov, the first and only FDA-cleared test kit that confirmed successful ovulation at home. Confirming successful ovulation is crucial to getting pregnant. Want to know how to Proov during your cycle? Let's dive in!
Step 1: Take a baseline Proov PdG test.
If this is your first cycle using Proov, you'll want to take a baseline test. This is a test taken early in the cycle before you confirm your peak fertility. Expect it to be negative.
Why take a baseline? Well, it's important to know what your negative looks like. Comparing tests to your baseline later in your cycle can help give important information about ovulation. And you only need to take a baseline test once every 6 cycles.
Step 2: Track your peak fertility day.
Use an ovulation test like the Proov LH test that comes in the Proov Predict & Confirm Kit to determine your peak fertility day. If LH tests don't work for you, we recommend using cervical mucus monitoring or a fertile window tracking device of your choice. Your peak day is defined as the first day you get a positive LH test or observe fertile cervical mucus.
Step 3: It's time to Proov successful ovulation.
After your peak fertility day, count 7 days. On the morning of day 7 past peak, take a Proov test. Continue taking Proov tests days 8, 9, and 10 past peak as well.
Why test all four days? Well, if you are trying to conceive, it's important to make sure PdG levels remain elevated throughout the luteal window. You'll want to see positive results 7 to 10 days past peak to call it a truly successful ovulation. If you stop testing early, you might miss out on important information about ovulation.