Which hormones does Oova monitor?

Oova is the only at-home fertility monitor that can identify a woman's fertile days and confirm ovulation in a single test.

Oova measures two essential fertility hormones - luteinizing hormone (LH) and progesterone.

LH is involved in many processes, including pregnancy and ovulation. Therefore, LH levels increase or decrease during a typical menstrual cycle. For example, LH levels increase when an egg is about to be released from the ovary, called ovulation.

If you are actively trying to get pregnant, you will want to time intercourse on the days LH levels are starting to increase and when it reaches the highest level. These days will receive a HIGH or PEAK result, respectively.

Progesterone is a critical hormone to measure to ensure an egg is released during a given menstrual cycle. If an egg is released, progesterone levels will start to increase. Conversely, progesterone levels will remain low if an egg is not released. Therefore, it's essential to track how progesterone levels are behaving to ensure you're ovulating during your cycle, especially if you are trying to conceive. Oova measures a progesterone urine metabolite, pregnanediol-3-glucuronide.

The key thing to keep in mind is that Oova measures the actual concentrations of these hormones. This is critical for those with irregular cycles or hormone imbalances. Because Oova is a quantitative test, Oova can learn your unique hormone baseline levels and detect fluctuations by comparing them to that. This enables Oova's entire platform to be completely personalized.