Pinpointing Fertile Days Using an OPK and Other Tools

Pinpointing Fertile Days Using an OPK and Other Tools

The most important part of getting pregnant is knowing when you are fertile. The fertile days are the days that you are physically possible to get pregnant. During ovulation, the egg is released and is able to be fertilized. For this reason, it is very important to know when ovulation occurs so that you can make sure to have intercourse during the fertile days. Read on for some ways to know when you are fertile. Claim Your 20 Free Ovulation Tests – Click Here

Ovulation Predictor Kits

Ovulation predictor kits, also known as OPK’s, are a great way for women to know when they are ovulating. These tests, similar to home pregnancy tests, are available online and at the local drugstore and do not require a doctor’s prescription. A positive result will mean that ovulation is expected to occur within 24 hours. A negative ovulation test result, with only 1 control line, simply means you are not yet ovulating.

Like the home pregnancy tests, OPKs are taken every day until a woman gets a positive result. The tests are taken daily and will show a control line and a test line. The control line will always be dark. Sometimes, the test line will not even show up, it will be invisible.

Temperature Charting

Another way that many women know when they are fertile is by going off of their basal body temperature. BBT is the temperature of the body at rest and is taken using a special thermometer. By charting the BBT every day for a month or two, you will be able to notice a spike in the temperature right around the time of ovulation, thereby helping you to know when you will ovulate.


With the help of a basal body thermometer, a woman may chart her fertility to tell the changes in her body every day before she even gets out of bed. When a woman is fertile, she will be able to see a spike in her temperature in the chart. This means she’s possibly fertile and going to ovulate soon.

Cervical Mucus

Paying attention to the cervical mucus is another great way to know when you are getting close to the fertile days. During a woman’s cycle, she will experience all sorts of different types of cervical mucus. However, when cervical mucus is clear, stretchy and resembles the consistency of egg whites that is when it is considered to be optimum cervical mucus for fertility. This type of cervical mucus usually means you are nearing ovulation.

These three are the most commonly used tools to help detect ovulation in women. Many women trust these options to help them with their monthly cycle.

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Dr. Christine Lee, MD
Dr. Christine Lee, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Christine Lee earned her Ph.D. in Developmental Biology and Master of Science in Biomolecular Organization. Dr. Lee is Lab Director for ConceiveEasy and is board certified as a High Complexity Laboratory Director (HCLD).