How Often Should I Take an Ovulation Test Strip?

How Often Should I Take an Ovulation Test Strip?

Why is testing ovulation important?

When a woman is trying to get pregnant, one of the most important things for her to know is when she is ovulating. Ovulation is when the egg is released from the follicle in a woman’s body. Pregnancy can only occur during the few days (somewhere around four to six days for most women) that a woman is ovulating. For most women, ovulation occurs somewhere around fourteen days after a woman has her period, but the actual time frame for each woman is different. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

If ovulation were the same for all women, it would be easy to know when a woman is ovulating, and there would be no need for tracking or testing ovulation. However, the days that ovulation occurs can vary widely between women, so knowing when she is ovulating is an important part of getting pregnant.

How to test ovulation

One of the easiest and most effective ways to test whether or not ovulation is occurring is to use an at home ovulation predictor kit. These ovulation predictor kits are inexpensive and easy to use. They are much like an at home pregnancy test, in that a woman uses her urine to detect the LH in her body. LH is luteinizing hormone, and it is the hormone that surges just prior to ovulation.

By detecting that LH surge right when it happens, ovulation predictor kit tests let a woman know when it is time to have sex to try to conceive. Some ovulation predictor kit tests use a woman’s midstream urine, and others require the woman to drop the test strip into a cup of urine. Both tests essentially do the same thing, just in different ways.

How to read test results

There is a result band where a color result will show up, and there is also a control band. The control band color is the color that a woman will compare her result band color to in order to see how closely the colors match up.

The results are usually very easy to read. If the result colors are lighter than the control band, a woman has not ovulated yet. However, if the result band is the same color or darker than the control band, this indicates that the LH levels have surged and that a woman will be ovulating shortly.

How often to test

Most doctors suggest that around the time that they think they should be ovulating; women should test at least once per day. However, other doctors suggest that once a woman gets near ovulation, she should track her ovulation twice per day, at least ten hours apart. This is due to the fact that the LH surge can come on extremely fast and it can be missed if a woman is not testing twice per day.

While this can be pricey with drugstore-bought tests, it is highly important to catch that LH surge. Look for cheaper test strips, or you if trying to conceive, try the Fertibella ConceiveEasy TTC Kit which gives you fertility supplements for 2 full months of use, 20 ovulation tests and a BBT thermometer.

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Brittany Null
Brittany Null | ConceiveEasy
Brittany lives in Kansas City, where she and her husband Austin are the proud parents of a newborn baby girl. You can subscribe to their lively and entertaining YouTube Channel to follow along on their journey.