After you download the Pearl App and receive your Pearl Fertility testing kit, this guide will lead you through the process of testing and monitoring your hormones.
As soon as your next period starts, input the start date, so Pearl can start tracking your cycle. Pearl keeps track of your cycle; start, end and flow, to start your hormone testing journey.
As early as day 2 of your cycle, you can start tracking your hormones!
On Day 2 of your cycle, you can start monitoring your hormones. It’s not necessary to do this at a specific time, or at the same time every day, but:
For the best results, do this test first thing when you wake up.
The Pearl App informs you which strip to use each day. Your kit will either come with 2 or 3 kinds of test strips, depending on which you purchased. The pink strip tests your Luteinizing Hormone (LH) levels, the blue one tests your Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and the purple strip tests Progesterone (PdG) levels. Find out more about the hormones you are testing here.
Yep, this is the part where you pee in the cup (provided in the kit). Dip the strip in the cup for 5 to 10 seconds. (Stay under the MAX line).
Place the strip on a flat surface. It takes 10-15 minutes to develop, so make yourself some tea or go about your morning meanwhile.
Don’t worry, it’s not an early morning selfie. In the app’s “Capture mode”, choose your cycle day & strip color.
Then take a picture of the strip, matching it to the layout on your screen.
That was easy!
Miss your period? It's time to take a pregnancy test! The Pearl App also lets you know when it’s the best time to take a pregnancy test (included in your kit). Although missing your menstrual period can have other causes, it is a strong indicator of pregnancy. If your pregnancy tests turn out to be negative but your period is still missing we advise you to consult your OB/GYN or healthcare specialist, for this is how to know for sure if other health conditions might be the cause.
Happy tracking, from our family to yours!