How the First and Only FDA Cleared Test to Confirm Ovulation At Home Can Help You Get Pregnant Faster
Did you know that problems with ovulation are the leading cause of infertility?
There are lots of products on the market today that tell you WHEN you are ovulating – from ovulation tests to thermometers to wearable devices. But what if you are timing things correctly but still not conceiving? It can then be helpful to look beyond just predicting the fertile window. After all, all the sex in the world won’t result in a successful pregnancy if something is amiss.
First, it’s important to know that while very useful, traditional ovulation tests do not necessarily indicate you are, in fact, ovulating. Ovulation tests test for a hormone called luteinizing hormone – or LH for short. LH spikes immediately prior to ovulation, in theory causing the mature follicle to rupture and release an egg. Thus, tracking this hormone can help *predict* ovulation and help couples time intercourse correctly.
While timing is certainly important, it’s equally important to make sure proper ovulation is, in fact, occurring. Enter Proov. Proov is the first and only FDA cleared test to confirm ovulation at home. It works by testing for PdG – the urine metabolite of progesterone. Published studies have shown that testing PdG days 7 through 10 after suspected ovulation can confirm that successful ovulation has, in fact, occurred.
And what exactly is “successful” ovulation? This means that ovulation has occurred and that PdG levels remained high enough to indicate that the ovulation was healthy. See, it’s possible to ovulate but if PdG levels don’t go up and stay up, it can still be difficult to successfully conceive.
If levels look good throughout the window? Congratulations! You’ve confirmed successful ovulation. If test results suggest you aren’t ovulating or perhaps have suboptimal ovulation? Not to worry. There is so much you can do to help support PdG levels and you now have important information to discuss with your doctor to move you forward in your journey.
Curious to learn more? Checkout our co-founders Amy and Ellen in the video below:
Each single Proov kit comes in 1, 2, and 4 cycle kits, designed to confirm ovulation for multiple cycles– providing powerful information to help you get pregnant faster!