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Clearblue Fertility Monitor, 1 ea
 
4.6

(based on 225 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (181)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (95)
  • Easy to read (88)
  • Accurate results (86)
  • Fast results (73)

Cons

  • Inaccurate results (9)
  • Slow results (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)

Best Uses

  • Conceiving (92)
  • Fertility testing (50)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (47), Brand buyer (39), Quality oriented (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Product Is Close To Perfection

This was the best thing I every purchased in my life. I am a rather impatient person and like to be in control of certain things in my life (yes, Type A...Read complete review

This was the best thing I every purchased in my life. I am a rather impatient person and like to be in control of certain things in my life (yes, Type A personality). Anyhow, I was 34 when me and my husband started trying to conceive beginning in June 2009 during our 1st year wedding anniversary in the Caribbean. Anyhow, I thought I knew my body like clockwork and that I ovulated on the 14th day of my cycle. WRONG. We tried in June and July during the 5 days before and up to what I thought was when I was ovulating (even planned our anniversary trip around those days). When we did not get pregnant during those 2 months I started freaking out. He's 41 and I was 34 so I thought we were screwed. Then something told me to look into getting a fertility monitor so I purchased this one. I was so annoyed when I opened the box to see that I had to start between the 1st and 5th day of my cycle. By the time I purchased the darn thing I was already on day 7. Being the impatient person that I am (I could not wait until the next month to start using it --- sorry), I just pretended I was on day 5 of my cycle and started using the darn thing. I figured I'd know I was 2 days off and the monitor would catch up on the next go around if we did not succeed during the first time. During the first 16 days of my cycle (according to the monitor) I was at "low" fertility. I started freaking out since, like I stated previously, I thought day 14 was my peak. Then, I got 2 high fertility days on days 17 and 18, followed by 2 peak days on days 19 and 20, respectively. Hence, I ovulated on day 20, which blew my mind. That was also my 35 birthday, which was sort of funny. Me and my husband made sure to have intercourse on virtually all of the high and peak days (especially my birthday of course), although we did skip one day because we both were dead tired from a late night workout. Anyhow, my cycle was 28 days as usual and I did not get my period on the 28th day. So I took one of those First Response (early results) test the day after my period was due (DON'T buy this First Response test BTW, it sucks) and it gave me only one solid line a really faint second line - so faint I really did not notice until I tilted the stupid test but it was so faint I just threw it out and thought I was not pregnant and was really annoyed. I was really crampy so I was certain my period was just late and it was coming any day. But when my period still did not come almost 10 days later I took other tests and they confirmed I was pregnant!!! I am currently 6 weeks. Me and hubby are going our prenatal checkup in a couple of days to hopefully hear the heart beat and do genetic testing. Very very excited. This product worked like a charm. Worth EVERY penny! P.S. -- I'm still very crampy and very very bloated but it's worth it.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Why It's Not Accurate for Some Women

LH (luteinizing hormone) is the hormone that surges anywhere from 0-52 hours before you ovulate, but typically around 24 hours. LH tends to surge in the morning, but not be in...Read complete review

LH (luteinizing hormone) is the hormone that surges anywhere from 0-52 hours before you ovulate, but typically around 24 hours. LH tends to surge in the morning, but not be in large enough quantities in your urine to show up until the afternoon or evening. By the time you have a positive OPK (ovulation predictor kit); you may have already had a surge for quite a few hours. And if you only test once in the morning, you may have had your surge for an entire day already.

Your first morning urine is the most concentrated, but this isn't the urine where the LH is usually going to show up first if you tested throughout the day. Then, if you're like most women, you're busy drinking your water for the rest of the day and your urine can become quite diluted. But you must drink up because your cervical mucus needs you to be well hydrated.

Many women only have a positive OPK for a couple of hours. Other women (PCOS) have multiple days of positive OPK's. If you look at the charts at a BBT charting website, such as Fertility Friend, you will see that most of the time, if a woman is using both OPK's and the CBEFM (Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor), they've already had a positive OPK an entire day before CBEFM gives them a "PEAK" reading. See picture below. It's not a great picture, but I've attached it anyway.

You really need to have your mate's umm….contribution where it needs to be almost before you get your positive OPK, but at the very least, it needs to be there immediately after you get your positive OPK, and added to for the following couple of days as backup.

If you BD (baby dance) on every "HIGH" and "PEAK" day the CBEFM gives you, you may be alright. If you're only BDing on "PEAK" days, you may be too late.

I've used the CBEFM for a couple of years and it has regularly NOT given me a "PEAK" reading, even though ovulation was confirmed via ultrasound and I got positive OPK's.

Because I have a cache of test sticks, I've been experimenting with it lately. Next cycle I am going to set the monitor so that the six-hour window of testing time will be between 9am-3pm or so. I am home during the day so this isn't a problem for me, otherwise I couldn't do it. I can't imagine bringing this device with me to work, although we've done some funny things already trying to get pregnant!

Definitely use another ovulation test as a backup with this.

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2.0

Poor quality for price

By seagreen

from Daly City, CA

describe yourself Budget Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Read

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

    Comments about Clearblue Fertility Monitor, 1 ea:

    This is a very expensive product for what it does. They get credit for making the device and designing the software; this device provides an important service. However, the software is simplistic at best. When I took apart the device (it stopped working after the warrantee ran out) the circuit board and connections were cheap. Even the on/off switch was so cheap, that it defies logic to not pay a few cents more to get a better one. The price is outrageous once you inderstand the quality of the device.

    Consider how much you would pay for your mobile phone, all of the functions it provides, and compare it to this device, its limited function, and how much it costs.

    I suggest doing your math on how long you intend to test yourself and compare it to other testing methods that don't require an expensive device.

     
    5.0

    Worth every penny!

    By Kate's Mom

    from Coxs Creek, KY

    describe yourself Budget Buyer

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Accurate Results
    • Easy To Read
    • Easy To Use
    • Fast Results

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Conceiving
      • Fertility Testing

      Comments about Clearblue Fertility Monitor, 1 ea:

      My husband and I have been TTC for many years. I have had two miscarriages, two failed attempts at IUI and was at the point of giving up. I saw this fertility monitor on Drugstore.com and decided to give this a try since nothing else had worked. My fertility specialist told me to use progesterone suppositories in addition to using the monitor. Within two months I conceived, and my doctor recommended I use the progesterone suppositories for the first 13 weeks of my pregnancy. I am very pleased to say that my daughter is now 8 months old and is the joy of our lives. This product really works!

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worked on first try

      By Atom

      from NYC, NY

      describe yourself Brand Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate Results
      • Easy To Read
      • Easy To Use
      • Fast Results

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Conceiving

        Comments about Clearblue Fertility Monitor, 1 ea:

        This is a genius monitoring device and everyone I told about it became pregnant within 2 months of use. It worked beautifully, and we also used it to try to select our baby's sex. I had heard that you are more likely to conceive a boy if you are most active on within 24 hours of your peak, whereas a girl is more likely a a day or two before peak. Something about female spurm (misspelled for censors) being slower but living longer, whereas the male spurm get their fast but die quickly. We tried for a boy and now have a son! Who knows if it helped with that, but worth a try if you have a preference. Recommend this kit to EVERYONE.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best thing I ever purchased

        By Stitch1314

        from Los Angeles, CA

        describe yourself Budget Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Results
        • Easy To Read
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Clearblue Fertility Monitor, 1 ea:

            I loved this product! My husband and I have been trying for almost 3 years for our 2nd child and no success. My menstrual cycle is never accurate and can never pin point when I actually ovulate. I buy the Ovulation home test every month and still could not get pregnant. I then came across this product online and read the reviews and decided to give it a try. I am now 4 1/2 months pregnant. After using this product for 2 months, I conceived. I now recommend this product to family, friends and coworker.

             
            5.0

            I can recommend this product.

            By Great monitor.

            from East Coast

            describe yourself Brand Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Results
            • Easy To Read
            • Easy To Use
            • Fast Results

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Conceiving

              Comments about Clearblue Fertility Monitor, 1 ea:

              I am 33 and had been TTC for about 10 months. I got pregnant after 2 cycles of using this monitor. I believe this product can really help identify your most fertile days. If you're on the fence about this product I sincerely recommend that you try it. Good luck to everyone!

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              IT REALLY WORKS

              By momat42

              from Allenhurst, GA

              describe yourself Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Accurate Results
              • Easy To Read
              • Easy To Use
              • Fast Results

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Clearblue Fertility Monitor, 1 ea:

                  Before using this product I tried Other ovulation predictors. This one far out performed all of them. It keeps up with the days of your cycle, you almost know the exact date you conceived. After using the machine for 3 months I finally tested it and, I'm pregnant! This certainly takes the guess work out of having a baby.

                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Rainbow Baby

                  By Tema

                  from San Diego, CA

                  describe yourself Budget Buyer

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Accurate Results
                  • Easy To Read
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Conceiving

                    Comments about Clearblue Fertility Monitor, 1 ea:

                    I have been trying for 7 years and even went through infertility treatments with no success.

                    I was going to go another round with infertility treatments but wasn't emotionally ready to go through that again so I decided to purchase this monitor. I had my eye on it before but it's pricey.

                    Fast forward to now. I am pregnant with my rainbow baby (the baby after the rain) and couldn't be more amazed. I used this monitor for ONE month and it worked!

                    I can't say it will work in 1 month for someone else, or if it will work for someone else at all, but for this gal who had a 1% chance of conceiving naturally with a low ovarian reserve - this monitor was absoulutely needed.

                    (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Why It's Not Accurate for Some Women

                    By JanetPlanet

                    from SF Bay Area, CA

                    See all my reviews

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Read
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Inaccurate Results
                    • Misleading
                    • Slow Results

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Clearblue Fertility Monitor, 1 ea:

                      LH (luteinizing hormone) is the hormone that surges anywhere from 0-52 hours before you ovulate, but typically around 24 hours. LH tends to surge in the morning, but not be in large enough quantities in your urine to show up until the afternoon or evening. By the time you have a positive OPK (ovulation predictor kit); you may have already had a surge for quite a few hours. And if you only test once in the morning, you may have had your surge for an entire day already.

                      Your first morning urine is the most concentrated, but this isn't the urine where the LH is usually going to show up first if you tested throughout the day. Then, if you're like most women, you're busy drinking your water for the rest of the day and your urine can become quite diluted. But you must drink up because your cervical mucus needs you to be well hydrated.

                      Many women only have a positive OPK for a couple of hours. Other women (PCOS) have multiple days of positive OPK's. If you look at the charts at a BBT charting website, such as Fertility Friend, you will see that most of the time, if a woman is using both OPK's and the CBEFM (Clearblue Easy Fertility Monitor), they've already had a positive OPK an entire day before CBEFM gives them a "PEAK" reading. See picture below. It's not a great picture, but I've attached it anyway.

                      You really need to have your mate's umm….contribution where it needs to be almost before you get your positive OPK, but at the very least, it needs to be there immediately after you get your positive OPK, and added to for the following couple of days as backup.

                      If you BD (baby dance) on every "HIGH" and "PEAK" day the CBEFM gives you, you may be alright. If you're only BDing on "PEAK" days, you may be too late.

                      I've used the CBEFM for a couple of years and it has regularly NOT given me a "PEAK" reading, even though ovulation was confirmed via ultrasound and I got positive OPK's.

                      Because I have a cache of test sticks, I've been experimenting with it lately. Next cycle I am going to set the monitor so that the six-hour window of testing time will be between 9am-3pm or so. I am home during the day so this isn't a problem for me, otherwise I couldn't do it. I can't imagine bringing this device with me to work, although we've done some funny things already trying to get pregnant!

                      Definitely use another ovulation test as a backup with this.

                       
                      5.0

                      totally worth the money

                      By Corrie

                      from Mesa, AZ

                      describe yourself Brand Buyer

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Accurate Results
                      • Easy To Read
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast Results

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Conceiving

                        Comments about Clearblue Fertility Monitor, 1 ea:

                        I totally recommend this product I got pregnant the first month!

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Whoa, baby!

                        By TeachMcG

                        from Cincinnati, OH

                        describe yourself Brand Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate Results
                        • Easy To Read
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                        • Slow Results

                        Best Uses

                        • Conceiving

                        Comments about Clearblue Fertility Monitor, 1 ea:

                        I ordered the monitor from drugstore.com and it arrived 4 days into my cycle the second month we tried to conceive. The directions say that you can advance the days in the monitor to the number of days into your cycle, up to the 5th day. So I did, and I started using the test sticks starting on day 6. I continued to see "low" readings until day 16, when I received a "high" reading. Then, the following two days I had "peak" readings. The monitor was used in combination with BBT readings. I think that the monitor is an easy way to get pregnant fast because the days went by and my period still had not shown up. I was shocked at how well it worked. The only thing is that the readings do take a little while to process, so I would find another personal hygiene routine step to do while waiting. I'm 6.5 weeks pregnant now, and very happy we're going to start our family.

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                        Clearblue Fertility Monitor

                         – When you are ready to start your family, you want to improve your chances of conceiving quickly as much as possible. Using a Clearblue Fertility Monitor could help to reduce the time it takes to get pregnant. This simple device monitors your hormone levels to let you know exactly when you are at your most fertile.

                        Understanding Your Fertility



                        A woman's fertility generally peaks just before and during ovulation. By attempting to conceive during this period, you may be able to maximize your chance of successfully becoming pregnant. The problem is that many women have trouble determining when they are ovulating. The length of the menstrual cycle varies naturally between women, so your ovulation window will not necessarily fall exactly two weeks after your last period.

                        Identifying Your Fertile Window



                        Clearblue makes it easy to get a better idea of when you are ovulating. It works by detecting a surge in luteinizing hormone, which triggers ovulation. It also tracks estrogen levels, which rise during the early part of the menstrual cycle in preparation for ovulation. By precisely monitoring the levels of these two hormones, the Clearblue Fertility Monitor can help identify not only the day of ovulation, but also a window of up to six days that occurs just before you are due to ovulate.

                        Easy to Understand



                        The Clearblue Fertility Monitor is easy to use. There are no needles or blood tests required; you simply need to test your urine when the monitor prompts you to do so. It will then display a reading of either Low Fertility, High Fertility, or Peak Fertility. You may have the greatest chance of conceiving on the two Peak Fertility days that occur per cycle. However, there is also a strong chance of conception during the High Fertility period, which can last for up to five days.

                        Suitable For Most Women



                        You can use the Clearblue Fertility Monitor if you have either regular or irregular periods. If you have been diagnosed with a medical problem that affects your hormones or fertility, then consult a physician before use. Additionally, if you do not conceive during six cycles of using the monitor, then consult your physician for further advice.
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