Accuracy In The Use Of Pregnancy Applications?
, I want to ask in November I menstruate tgal 3-7, then in December menstruation tgal 5-7, then I download the FLO application on android. and on this day FLO says tomorrow tgal 22 is my highest ovulation period and has a high chance of pregnancy. Is that really accurate … if I hope that next month in January 2019 I’m pregnant. Thanks.
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Need to be clarified, before your menstruation always runs regularly? How long have you been married?
Today, there are many applications that the creator claims can help you predict the fertile period. Each application certainly has its own calculation method. Therefore, we are not authorized to assess the accuracy of the application without knowing how to calculate it.
To find out the fertile period, ideally you should first record your menstrual schedule for the last 6 to 9 months. That way, you can make a pattern, whether your menstruation is classified as regular or not, normal or not. Because, how to determine the fertile period for each of these conditions can be different.
There are various ways you can do to predict the fertile period, including the calendar method. The following is a brief description
In women with menstrual cycles that are always regular and normal (the distance between menstruation ranges from 21 to 35 days), the fertile period can be calculated by reducing the estimated days of the next menstruation by 14 days. For example, if you last menstruated on December 5, 2018, and your menstrual cycle was 28 days, then your next period is likely to fall on January 3, 2019. This means that your fertile period will fall around December 19, 2018 (January 3 minus 14 day). You can have more intense sexual relations 5 days before and after the estimated date of the fertile period so that the chances of pregnancy are greater.
For women with normal but irregular menstrual cycles, you need to first record your menstrual schedule for at least the last 6 to 9 months, then determine the shortest and longest cycle. Furthermore, the fertile period can be calculated by:
First day of fertility: reduce the shortest cycle by 18 days
The last day of fertility: reduce the longest cycle by 11 days
In women with abnormal and irregular menstrual cycles, this calendar method cannot be used to determine the fertile period
In addition to the calendar method, there are a variety of other methods that you can use in an effort to determine the fertile period, including by periodically measuring basal body temperature and observing cervical mucus. The fertile period is usually characterized by an increase in basal body temperature and also an increase in the production of cervical mucus with an elastic consistency resembling egg white. During fertility, women also often feel pain or cramps around the abdomen to the lower back, and also increased arousal in sexual intercourse.
That's all our explanation. For more detailed information, please consult directly with your doctor or obstetrician.
I hope this helps.