At a glance:
- PCOS is the number one cause of infertility in women and kegg has helped hundreds of women with PCOS on their trying to conceive journeys
- Kegg detects the changes in cervical fluid allowing the user to see when their full fertile window, allowing the optimal timing when trying to conceive
- PCOS impacts women differently (see chart variations below), ranging from anovulatory cycles to those with multiple fertile valleys.
- With kegg, the user can ensure they do not miss an opportunity to try to conceive
What insights does kegg show?
- The fertile time of the cycle appears as a valley.
- As estrogen rises and the body prepares to ovulate, the cervical fluid becomes hospitable to sperm. The kegg data trends downwards.
- As the fertile window closes, the rising progesterone causes a shift in the electrolytes resulting in a rise in kegg data.
What insights does a user with PCOS gain with kegg?
In order for kegg to provide insights regarding the fertile window, the user must ovulate and have periods. Kegg provides fertile window predictions for cycles that are 21-40 days in length. However, given that many women with PCOS have cycle irregularities and/or cycles outside of this range, most have reported they track their fertility primarily by watching the kegg trend line.
Since the electrolytes in the cervical fluid fluctuate according to the hormonal changes of the cycle, the kegg user can look for descending values on their kegg readings to predict when they are entering their fertile window. The kegg user can presume their fertile window is ending when they see a rise in kegg data, as the rise in progesterone results in a change in the electrolytes of the cervical fluid.
PCOS 1: Multiple ‘valleys’
PCOS 2a: Unreliable LH results
PCOS 2b: sustained LH surge
PCOS 3: Erratic readings
PCOS 4: flat trend line
Trying to conceive with PCOS can be a challenging journey. With the added insights of kegg*, many women with PCOS have been able to successfully track their fertility, gain a better understanding of how PCOS impacts their cycles, and go on to successfully conceive.
*Please note: while many women with PCOS choose to use kegg, kegg has not been clinically tested in women with PCOS. kegg cannot be used to diagnose or treat any medical condition.