Ovulation test kits

In your journey to become pregnant, knowing the best time to have intercourse can increase your chances of success. Ovulation kits can help you predict your most fertile time of the month.

Ovulation, the release of an egg in one of a woman’s two ovaries, is one of the most important factors in conceiving a child. Once ovulated, the egg is picked up by one of the fallopian tubes and begins traveling toward the uterus. The best time to have intercourse that could result in pregnancy is when the mature egg reaches the fallopian tubes.

HOW OVULATION KIT HELP YOU

Ovulation kits can help predict that ovulation is going to occur soon, they are a boon for women who want to plan a baby. Monitoring your ovulation and fertility pattern is actually quite simple as there is an exact science to it, except of course for exceptional cases based on your medical history. Most of the test kits claim 98 to 99 percent accuracy.

HOW THESE KITS WORKS

How do ovulation kits work? This is one of the most common questions of women planning for a baby and dealing with fertility issues. Here is the answer.

The ovulation kit tests your wee (urine) sample to detect a surge in LH (luteinizing hormone) levels. While the LH is always present in your urine, it increases 24 — 36 hours before ovulation. These tests help you find out those days that act as an invaluable tool in your baby-making arsenal. One or two days before ovulation, your LH may surge up to five times the amount. The LH surge happens 24 — 36 hours before ovulation. This time is your most fertile window. Having intercourse on those particular days increases your chance of a successful conception.

HOW TO USE THE OVULATION KIT

For this test, collect your urine in a sterile container or place the stick under you as you wee. A certain color band will appear on the test stick. The test card could even display a positive sign indicating that the LH surge is occurring. The positive sign will confirm ovulation in the next twenty-four to thirty-six hours. Digital ovulation indicator kit uses a smiley face, to tell your most fertile days.

When is the best time to use ovulation kits?

For some women, it can be difficult to know when to start using ovulation tests, particularly if their cycles are irregular. Also, some ovulation kits only come with about a week’s worth of tests, which may not be enough to cover the window during which you could ovulate. With this in mind, it is best to wait until you start to notice a build-up of fertile-quality cervical mucus before you begin testing.

Have a Look at our Ovulation Calculator

Most ovulation tests may be used at any time of the day; some suggest testing first thing in the morning, although this is not required. For greater success, test about the same time each day, and reduce your liquid intake for four hours beforehand.

How accurate are ovulation tests?

When taken correctly, ovulation tests are approximately 99% accurate in detecting the LH surge that precedes ovulation. However, these tests cannot confirm whether ovulation actually occurs a day or two later. Some women may have a surge in the LH hormone without releasing an egg. This condition is known as Luteinized Unruptured Follicle Syndrome (LUFS).

Other women may experience false small peaks in the LH hormone before it fully peaks, commonly seen in women with the polycystic ovarian syndrome. This could mislead you to time intercourse too early.

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