The Science of Tracking Fertility HormonesFertility tracking and ovulation predictions can be difficult to grasp. To be accurate, you need deeply reliable, personalized, and comprehensive data — this is what we’re here for.
Which fertility hormones do we track?
Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
Fertility hormone shifts are accurate predictors of ovulation and peak fertility. During a menstrual cycle, a sudden increase of the Luteinizing Hormone (LH) triggers the release of a mature egg from the ovary — this is defined as ovulation.
The LH hormone concentration can be measured in urine, therefore, a sharp surge of LH in urine indicates ovulation is about to take place within 24-48 hours. These are your two most fertile days, so, if you’re trying to conceive, this is your best time to try!
Estrogen plays a major role in the development of female reproductive functions like menstrual cycle regulation, and even in physical features like breast growth!
Prior to ovulation, estrogen levels increase which allows Mira to detect a complete fertile window of up to 6 days. Not only that, but it also helps diagnose menstrual issues, discover infertility causes, and monitor infertility treatments too.
Hormone level and Basal Body Temperature Chart correlated with ovulation and the fertile window.
Discover the Science Behind Mira
What makes hormone tracking so challenging?
We are all wonderfully different. Whether you’re experiencing hormone imbalances, have PCOS, are breastfeeding, or undergoing fertility treatments, you deserve a personalized, lab-quality, and data-driven solution. In other words, a hormone tracking system that allows you to identify your unique patterns and saves your data through time.
Clinically Proven Accuracy
By running several clinical trials in multiple hospitals, it was confirmed that the Mira Analyzer is equivalent in performance to the leading laboratory-grade readers. Likewise, Mira is constantly engaged in clinical studies and academic research regarding women’s health.
Tracking with Mira vs Other Methods
There are many fertility tracking methods out there, which makes it frustrating and confusing to identify which one is best for you.
See how Mira’s accuracy stacks up against other known fertility tracking methods:
Basal Body Temperature
After ovulation takes place, your basal body temperatures (BBT) will usually rise from 0.5° F to 1° F within the next 12 to 24 hours. Since eggs only live for one day, the BBT method leaves almost no fertile time to conceive. However, the sperm can survive up to 5 days in mucus secreted in a woman’s fertile days, which means there could be up to 5 more fertile days before ovulation occurs — this is oftentimes missed by the BBT method.
However, a change in your BBT can happen due to environmental and lifestyle factors as well. So even if your basal body temperature increases after you ovulate, Mira’s lab-grade technology offers precise hormone concentration levels and detects an entire fertile window – up to 5 days before ovulation.
With Mira, you’ll pick up on your patterns and learn about your cycle through personalized ovulation detection.
If you have a highly regular cycle, you can try to map out your ovulation day based on your cycle’s length and the date your last cycle started. Ovulation will usually take place 12-16 days before your next period starts. In order to fully understand the pattern, you’ll need to record at least two full cycles. But even if your cycles are regular, your ovulation days might shift based on lifestyle and health conditions.
In contrast to OPKs, Mira measures hormones to detect and predict ovulation through lab-grade technology to offer you precise hormone levels. OPKs, on the other hand, only offer a “one line” vs “two lines” estimation.
Mira’s AI deeply learns about you and your cycle, thus providing personalized ovulation prediction even if you’re irregular. Also, your cycle’s information is automatically synced and analyzed by Mira so no manual charting is necessary!
OPKs forget the fact that every woman is different. So they detect ovulation off a static baseline. This leads to false positives or missed peaks, especially if you have variable or irregular cycles.
OPK’s can’t learn your cycle over time, Mira can.
As your menstrual cycle progresses, your mucus changes. Right after your period ends, there is usually little to no cervical mucus present. As your cycle continues, it feels stickier and looks creamier. During the days prior to ovulation, it resembles a raw egg white and is very stretchy (this is your fertile mucus). While mucus observation can help you become aware of your fertility window, it can be affected by lifestyle, sex, infections, and other factors.
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