The fertility tracker space can be broken up into four different areas:
2. Detecting changes in the electrolyte levels in cervical mucus
3. Urinary Hormone Measurement
4. Tracking apps
Temperature tracking is not a fool-proof method and therefore about 70% of women who track temperature also track cervical mucus with their own observations (this is the so called STM, Sympto -Thermal Method). Without the ovulation prediction in advance with BBT methods, many users miss critical time in their fertile window, when conception is most likely.
Cervical mucus trackers
These devices have a built-in proven and precise technology known as an impedance that shows the user when the cervical fluid is hospitable to sperm. Impedance technology has been proven successful at detecting ovulation for decades in farm animals and was just recently applied for human use.
We have previously analyzed the difference between kegg and other products that combine cervical mucus sensing and saliva reading.
But what makes kegg unique in the cervical mucus monitoring space?
We know you are trusting us with an intimate part of your body and your comfort was our top priority when we built the kegg. We came up with a small medical-grade silicone egg-shaped device that is no bigger than a tiny bottle of nail polish. Then we added the ‘k’ feature, the optional kegel exercise to support pelvic floor health and can also increase lubrication and circulation for better data collection.
kegg’s real uniqueness is in the way the device processes the data. kegg is the only product in the market that harnesses the power of cloud computing and advanced algorithms to analyze the user’s data and provide a fertile window prediction. The fertile window prediction is a 5-day window marked in green, placed at the beginning of your cycle, during which time kegg predicts your greatest likelihood of conception for your entire cycle.
kegg senses the electrolytes in your cervical mucus which correlate with the various reproductive hormones that fluctuate throughout your cycle. As the cervical fluid becomes more hospitable to sperm, the kegg readings descend on the kegg chart, showing the user that the fertile window has opened. As the fertile window comes to an end, kegg readings will then rise back up.
kegg is smart. It learns the trends of your cycle that are unique to you, to make reliable predictions, taking the guesswork out of predicting your fertile window. Every cycle has a unique trend.
Urinary Hormone Measurement
Some modern hormone measurement devices have the ability to detect elevated estrogen up to 6 days before ovulation, giving notice of the fertile window beginning but they still require urine analysis. Factors such as time of day and the concentration of the urine can impact the validity of these tests results. Estrogen can rise long before ovulation too, making pinpointing the true fertile window more difficult.
Another factor to keep in mind is that a positive LH test can not confirm ovulation. Frequently, women will have a positive LH test and NOT ovulate. It is also possible to ovulate without getting a positive LH test. It is also not uncommon for a woman to have more than one LH surge in a cycle leading to more confusion about when the true fertile window might have been.