Note: this article is a review. If you are looking for a place to buy the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor, you can do so by clicking here.
Ever since I started looking for -and later on, giving- advice on fertility monitors, the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor usually came up quite early in the conversations.
But you know, sometimes the most renowned product is not always the best, or at least not the best at everything.
So I took my time to research online, reading not only the manufacturer’s official documentation, but also each an every user review I could find.
And trust me: there are hundreds.
Anyway, I think it was worth it. I came out of my “virtual” journey with quite a comprehensive view of what the Clearblue Fertility Monitor offers, and what it lacks.
The good thing is… I’m about to tell you, so that you don’t need to do this yourself if you don’t want to
How it predicts ovulation
As most of the urine ovulation tests, the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor detects the rise of the LH hormone (luteinizing hormone) 24-36 hours prior to ovulation.
But not only that, it also tracks your estrogen levels. As these start raising several days before you ovulate, it can inform most women of an extra 1-5 days of High Fertility prior to their Peak Fertility.
As your partner’s sperm can survive in your body for several days, an intercourse on any of these days can lead to conception.
That means you are increasing your conception window from 2 to 6 days. Not bad for a start…
How accurately does the Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor predict ovulation?
It’s important to remember what the purpose of this machine is: to help you know when you are ovulating. So, above all, you should focus on that ability over other “extras” when choosing your fertility monitor.
Observed effectiveness seems to live up to vendor’s claims. Highly valued by women with irregular cycles, it seems to be able to pinpoint ovulation days out of the typical range, which is a usual cause of difficulties to conceive.
When I was immersed in my “review of reviews”, I lost count on how many users reported they were expecting their baby after just one or two cycles using the Easy Fertility Monitor.
Some women have even got pregnant on cases where no Peak Fertility was reported, relying solely on the High Fertility period. A few, even after being given no hopes by their fertility specialists: “I was able to get pregnant the second cycle using this monitor. It showed that I was ovualting on day 10, where I figured I was around days 12-16, so we were way off. With the new found knowledge of when I was actually ovualting we got pregnant with our little boy”
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Or some shorter but even more enthusiastic comments like this one by C. Eyres: “First try and pregnant, I’m so happy” or this one by JerseyGirl: “If you are trying to get pregnant, try this! I was skeptical, but it worked“.
Even though the device is pricey, this doesn’t seem to affect customer satisfaction. Here’s what BuzzCarol has to say: “I was a little hesitant because of the price, but we were spending tons of money buying the ovulation strips each month… and they weren’t working. I thought~ let’s just try it. It came in the mail quickly, was very easy to use and best of all… IT WORKED!!!!“.
And simply knowing more about your fertility cycle is also highly valued by many users, like C. Bennet for instance: “I absolutely credit this monitor with allowing me to learn about my cycle, and it really took the guesswork and anxiety out of the conception process“.
There are tons of reviews available in many sites. You can read the reviews posted at Amazon here.
Any cons to the Clearblue Fertility Monitor?
While reading all the user reviews I’ve found, I’ve just came up with a couple of recurring complaints about the monitor.
I’ve already mentioned one above, it’s the fact that you have to use the first urine in the morning, and that is not always possible. But I’ve also mentioned the solution to this problem given by some women, that apparently works wonderfully.
The second complaint centers around the high number of test sticks used every cycle. In some cases -I haven’tbeen able to figure up what the cause may be- the monitor keeps asking for more test sticks, even days after ovulation.
Of course, this leads to a high consumption of sticks, thus increasing the cost per test cycle.
The solution couldn’t be more easy: just stop testing a couple of days after ovulation, even if the monitor asks for further tests. According to what several users said, even Clearblue customer support is given this advice if you ask them.
In any case, if it happens to you, just call them in order to be sure it’s fine.
My opinion. Is it worth the cost? Who’s it for?
Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor is undoubtedly the most complete fertility tests available. Of course it does not guarantee pregnancy or ovulation, but it will greatly increase your chances.
If you have been trying to conceive without success for some time, even if you have tried other products like over-the-counter Ovulation Predictors, the Clearblue Fertility Monitor will save you a lot of time, and a lot of worries.
For women with variable cycles, fertility problems or willing to get pregnant fast, this product will take a lot of stress from trying to conceive, and can be the best option in the market.
A customer called J.R. expressed it in Amazon better than I could ever do: “I’m just sad we didn’t buy it sooner, since we tried for a long time with no success“.
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Very easy to use
Warns of 5-6 fertile days
Awesome customer reviews