Planning to have a baby is the best exciting part to happen in a couple. Well, excitement often makes couple excitable to get the baby soon. Well, this excitement at least needs a period of nine months. If intercourse is not done on the right time then this month’s can increase too. Ovulation period of a woman is the right time for the intercourse. To know the ovulation period various types of tests are their one can conduct.
What is an Ovulation Test?
Ovulation Test also known as OPK (ovulation predictor kit) is a test conducted to check the presence and concentration of luteinizing hormone (LH) in your urine. In another way, it predicts the most appropriate time of your fertility in the month. It increases the chance of a woman in getting pregnant.
Remember, OPKs can only help in predicting the fertile window. It cannot guarantee you that using them will increase the chances of getting pregnant naturally. To maximise the chances of getting pregnant, it is recommended to have regular sex throughout that period.
One should note that in every cycle that a woman goes through each month, there are only a few days when a woman can conceive. Thus, it becomes very important to have sex in those days, if one wants to get pregnant.
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Right way to take ovulation test ?
Instructions on how to use OPKs will already be mentioned on the package, so follow them as mentioned. Don’t drink too much water before starting the test and try not to urinate for at least four hours before testing.
How do ovulation kits work?
Ovulation kits tests increase in luteinizing hormone (LH) in your urine. Mostly, a small amount of LH is always present in your urine. But at the time period of ovulation, the level of LH increases considerably. This is the time period when you are most likely to conceive.
All you have to do is fill the container with urine and hold the test strip in the container for about few seconds to get the results.
If the test band is of equal or greater intensity than the control band then the result is positive. If the test band is of lesser intensity or cannot be seen then the result is negative. However, if there are no changes, that means the specimen volume is insufficient or you haven’t followed the correct procedure for the test.
Menstrual cycle length calculation.
The length of your menstrual cycle can be calculated by counting the number of days from the first day of your period to the last day of your period before the next period starts. We can also say it Period Calculator or Implantation Calculator. If You can find more about Menstrual Cycle Here.