Top positive review
Definitely need to have sex on peak days....I’m pregnant after 3 cycles.
Reviewed in the United States on November 7, 2017
I’m 37 and it took me 3 months to get pregnant. I already have a 5 year old. I recently suffered a stillbirth at 23 weeks (back in April 2017) and after trying to get pregnant in August with no luck, figured I would go back to Clearblue for help via their fertility monitor.
To get pregnant with my 5 year old, I used this monitor (older version) and got pregnant on the second cycle. With my current pregnancy, I believe it took 3 cycles to get pregnant because the previous 2 cycles I did not have sex on the peak days. The cycle I got pregnant, had sex on the first peak day.
My advice to couples is that this monitor is a good tool to have but ensure you have sex on either one of the peak days or both to maximize your chances. Also, it’s a bother but try to chart your basal body temperatures. It will help you to ascertain whether what the monitor has told you is correct.
A mistake that I had made with the monitor was to set the testing window at 5am - 11am which meant I could test anywhere between those hours. The problem with that is, if your LH surges at let’s say 1pm, you would have missed your opportunity (if you have a short surge) and by the time you test the next day, the monitor may not show the peak (since the LH surge was short). So, what I did the cycle I got pregnant was to change the testing window to start at I believe 12pm and I would test at 2pm instead. That gives the monitor the opportunity to better catch the LH surge.
The monitor is costly and the sticks are as well but totally worth it in the end.
I also used the clear blue digital to get my positive.
Good luck to all couples trying to conceive. Be patient, be positive and definitely take your prenatals when trying to conceive.