Ovulation Predictor Kits: Ratings of Sources
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Urinary-Based Ovulation and Pregnancy: Point-of-Care Testing
by Samantha F. Eichner and Erin M. Timpe
Our AssessmentThis review article compiles data from articles, textbooks and studies from the past 40 years to provide a comprehensive look at home ovulation prediction and pregnancy tests. Urine luteinizing hormone (LH) tests are found to be more accurate in detecting ovulation when compared to other fertility methods. Though much of the information about LH tests is general, the Clearplan Easy Ovulation Kit, now Clearblue, is singled out for its high sensitivity to LH in consumer testing.
Devices for Home Evaluation of Women's Health Concerns: Ovulation Prediction
by Kelly L. Scolaro et al.
Our AssessmentThis in-depth clinical review describes various ovulation testing methods and how they work. Benefits and limitations of each are listed as well as the results of several medical studies. The Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor is chosen as the top urine LH test despite its high cost because it is easy to use, has clear results and provides more information for the patient.
When the Test Really Counts
by Editors of ConsumerReports.org
Our AssessmentEditors of ConsumerReports.org evaluate both pregnancy tests and ovulation test kits in this informative report. Eleven well-known ovulation predictor kits are tested, with one outperforming the rest and one performing poorly. Although this report is dated, all of the products tested are available.
Increased Pregnancy Rate with Use of the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor
by Janet E. Robinson, Melanie Wakelin and Jayne E. Ellis
Our AssessmentThis scientific study looked at the effectiveness of the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor in helping couples to conceive. More than 300 women were provided the monitor while another group of more than 300 women were used as a control group. After two cycles, the cumulative pregnancy rate for the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor group was 22.7 percent, while for the control group it was 14.4 percent.
Reliability of Ovulation Tests in Infertile Women
by Ellade Guermandi et al.
Our AssessmentThis study follows the menstrual cycles of 101 infertile women and compares the ability of basal body temperature (BBT), urine luteinizing hormone (LH) tests and blood tests for progesterone to detect ovulation. The urine LH kit used in this study was the Clearplan Ovulation Test (now Clearblue). The LH peak occurred before ovulation as seen by ultrasound in all cases, and 100 percent of the LH peaks occurred within three days of ovulation.
Prediction of Ovulation by Urinary Hormone Measurements with the Home Use ClearPlan(R) Fertility Monitor: Comparison with Transvaginal Ultrasound Scans and Serum Hormone Measurements
by H.M. Behre et al.
Our AssessmentThis study evaluates the ability of the ClearPlan Easy Fertility Monitor, now known as Clearblue, to determine ovulation when compared with hormone measurements and vaginal ultrasound scans. During the two peak fertility days listed by the monitor, ovulation occurred 91.1 percent of the time. Peak fertility never occurred after ovulation. Unipath Ltd, the manufacturer of the ClearPlan Easy Fertility Monitor, supported this study.
Evaluation of the Accuracy of the Home Ovulation Detection Kit, Clearplan, at Predicting Ovulation
by K. Gudgeon, L. Leader and B. Howard
Our AssessmentThis scientific study compares the Clearplan, now Clearblue, Ovulation Test with basal body temperature (BBT) and cervical scoring for predicting ovulation. The accuracy of each method was determined by daily serum luteinizing hormone (LH) measurements. Clearplan was the most accurate at predicting ovulation, and in 96 percent of cases predicted ovulation within two days of the serum LH surge.
Natural Family Planning: Suitability of the CUE(TM) Method for Defining the Time of Ovulation
by Jorge E. Moreno, Firyal S. Khan-Dawood and Joseph W. Goldzieher
Our AssessmentThis study examines the accuracy of the CUE method, now known as Ovacue, for determining ovulation. The CUE method works by measuring the electrical resistance in saliva and vaginal mucus, and when compared with urine luteinizing hormone levels and vaginal ultrasound in this study, it was able to adequately detect the fertile phase.
Efficacy of Methods for Determining Ovulation in a Natural Family Planning Program
by Maurizio Guida et al.
Our AssessmentThough this study does not analyze specific products, it does compare the efficacy of different methods for determining ovulation. Researchers found that urine luteinizing hormone (LH) correlated 100 percent with ovulation as determined by transvaginal ultrasound. Self-assessment of cervical and vaginal mucus correlated less than 50 percent of the time, and salivary ferning less than 40 percent of the time with ovulation.
The Usefulness of a Urine LH Kit for Ovulation Prediction During Menstrual Cycles of Normal Women
by Paul B. Miller and Michael R. Soules
Our AssessmentThis study examines the accuracy of urine luteinizing hormone (LH) tests in predicting ovulation when compared to transvaginal ultrasound, and LH and progesterone levels as determined by a blood test. Researchers found that urine LH tests were able to reliably predict ovulation within 48 hours. Though no specific urine LH test is recommended, the study does verify the validity of using urine LH tests to predict ovulation.
A Comparison of the Fertile Phase as Determined by the Clearplan Easy Fertility Monitor(TM) and Self-Assessment of Cervical Mucus
by Richard J. Fehring, Kathleen Raviele and Mary Schneider
Our AssessmentThis study compares the fertile phase of the menstrual cycle as estimated by the Clearplan Easy Fertility Monitor, now Clearblue, and self-assessment of cervical mucus. Each method provided similar results, though the fertility monitor was found to underestimate the fertile window, while self-assessment of cervical mucus overestimated the fertile window.
Advice and Devices: Fertility Monitoring Update for the Practicing Pharmacist
by Genine Thormahlen , Pharm.D.
Our AssessmentThis presentation is written by Genine Thormahlen, a doctor of pharmacy at the University of Montana, to inform pharmacists about the various types of fertility monitoring devices. She describes and compares seven different devices with suggestions for which patients are well suited to each type as well as limitations of each, but she does not rate them. The Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor is shown to be reliable in studies and is able to give a five-day warning of ovulation.
The Best Fertility Gadgets
by Editors of JustMommies.com
Our AssessmentThis website details five fertility gadgets on the market: the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor, the OvaCue Fertility Monitor, the Maybe Mom Mini Ovulation Microscope, the OV-Watch and the Optimus Petit Sophia Fertility Monitor. Though no comparison testing is done, editors offer detailed reviews on each gadget, information on how each works and its pros and cons.
Advanced Technology for Fertility Prediction
by Jaclyn Lennard, Jennifer Lind and Marlon Honeywell
Our AssessmentThis article describes traditional fertility monitoring and then discusses the OV-Watch Fertility Predictor and the clinical studies that support its use. The OV-Watch works by sensing the change in chloride ions in sweat as it sits on the skin and then identifies a six-day fertile window. According to the clinical studies the researchers cite, the OV-Watch works as well as urine luteinizing hormone (LH) detection kits and is able to detect more fertile days than LH kits.
The 21 Best Pregnancy iPhone & Android Apps of 2013
by Erica Roth and Tracy Rosecrans
Our AssessmentHealthline rated 21 of the best apps to help a woman throughout her pregnancy, and named Ovulation Calendar it's pre-pregnancy tracking pick, because the app identifies high and low fertility days, helping women to achieve or avoid pregnancy. The app also identifies which days are more likely for a boy or girl to be conceived, though the method is unproven.
Top 5 Ovulation Predictor Kits
by Editors of The Bump
Our AssessmentThe Bump provides a slideshow of the best fertility monitors in each category including best digital kits, best four-day kits, best saliva kit, best cheap kit and best kit with the most bells and whistles. The editors explain how accurate each test is, what some of the pros and cons are of each testing method, and include quotes from users who have tried these methods.
The Best iPhone Apps for Moms-to-Be
by Editors of Parents magazine
Our AssessmentParents magazine editors rated the best iPhone apps for every step of pregnancy and said that Ovulation Calendar was their pick as the best fertility prediction tool; included is a review from a happy user.
Best Fertility Gadgets and Apps
by K. Aleisha Fetters
Our AssessmentComparing apps for both the Apple and Android platforms, Parents magazine names Woman Calendar the best Apple application and WomanLog Calendar the top Android app.
Ovulation & Fertility Test Kits
by Contributors to Amazon.com
Our AssessmentAmazon.com offers hundreds of fertility monitoring products, including tons of low-priced items in addition to brand name fertility monitoring kits. Several products receive hundreds of reviews, though written reviews aren't always helpful. Generally users gauge the quality of the fertility monitor on whether or not they succeeded in getting pregnant.
by Contributors to Drugstore.com
Our AssessmentDrugstore.com offers reviews for more than a dozen ovulation predictors. While most items are reviewed only a few times, several are reviewed nearly 50 times, with users offering detailed explanations and lists of pros and cons. The Clearblue Fertility Monitor is easily the most-reviewed product and averages about 4.5 stars.
Fertility Chart iPhone Apps
by Dawn Stacey, M.Ed, LMHC
Our AssessmentListing 10 of the top fertility chart apps for the iOS platform, About.com gives readers an idea of the pros, cons and features of each app, many of which are useful for not only pregnancy help, but also natural contraception.
Must-Have Apps for Baby Making
by Christina Holt
Our AssessmentIn its roundup of must-have apps for those looking to conceive, Pregnancy & Baby includes two fertility tracking apps, Fertility Friend and Ovulation Calendar. Fertility Friend has the advantage of telling you when you should take a pregnancy test and Ovulation Calendar offers tips on which day is most likely to produce which gender.
The Best Ovulation Predictor Tests
by Juliet Harpe
Our AssessmentUsing consumer reviews as well as advice from experts, Livestrong breaks down three of the top ovulation predictor tests on the market, citing which experts and consumers like about each product and what features of the product make it a good choice when trying to conceive, including features and ease of use.
Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor
by Editors of BestFertilityMonitorReviews.com
Our AssessmentThe editors at BestFertilityMonitorReviews.com label the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor as their top pick on the site's homepage. They then provide a full review of the product, explaining how it works, why it's the most recommended brand by OB/GYNs, what features the monitor has and where a customer can purchase the product.
Best Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPKs)
by Editors of Sperm Meets Egg Plan
Our AssessmentSperm Meets Egg Plan breaks down how to use the best monitors in the test strip, digital predictor kit and fertility monitor categories, how precise the results are and how much the various testing methods cost, including Amazon links for purchasing. Wondfo test strips are said to be affordable at 30 cents a strip, and a pack will last you about two to three months. The Clearblue Digital Ovulation Test and the Fertility Monitor are said to give clear results.
Android Apps for Pregnant Women
by Steve McFarlane
Our AssessmentBecause it is a free app and includes all the basic tools that a woman needs to calculate days of max fertility, the editor of Best Android Apps named WomanLog Calendar as the best fertility app; it can predict fertility after just a few basic questions.