How to Get Pregnant Using an OPK
on Oct 07, 2012
by Alyssia Granger
Knowing when you ovulate is the key to getting pregnant. Find out how best to get pregnant using an OPK.
Ovulation Prediction Kits are one of the greatest technological advances in fertility today. These haven’t been around a long time, and they surely make things easier for women today to track their cycles and know when their best time is to get pregnant. Ovulation kits are available at drug stores everywhere and of course, online. They are usually around $10-$15 and they are up to 99 percent effective in detecting LH (the hormone that rises dramatically right before you ovulate). Claim Your 20 Free Ovulation Tests – Click Here
Ovulation prediction kits are much like at-home pregnancy tests in the way that they work. You have a test applicator or test strip in which you dip into your urine stream, and await a double line, a positive response. However with Ovulation Prediction Kits (OPK)’s, you need to be sure to test more than once per day. This is because the rise of the LH hormone happens pretty quickly, and you don’t want to miss it! I know when I was actively TTC, I’d test twice a day, morning and night. Also try to take the test at the same time each day, and make sure you use different urine other than your first morning urine, for best results.
What you basically do is just waiting for the positive result. Once you see the positive result, it means that your body has had the surge of LH. Congratulations! You don’t need to retest any more once you have the positive result. Once you see the positive, you should be ovulating within 36 hours. The three days immediately following a positive test are the most important days to have sex because they are the days that you are the most likely to get pregnant.
Most of the over the counter ovulation prediction kits work really well and are very affordable. The most important thing to remember is that you need to make sure to test at the same time every day, and to test multiple times each day. This is to ensure that you have the best chance available to get pregnant. So yes, stock up on OPKs, because if you have too few, you may run out before getting that positive result! You might also want to speak to your doctor to see if he or she can help you with any tips or tricks when using an ovulation prediction kit.
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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.