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Signs of Ovulation
Ovulation and Conception
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Everything you need to know!
How do ovulation tests exactly work? Women use ovulation
tests to predict when ovulation is approaching so that they will know which
days are they are more fertile, which is very important when trying to become
Ovulation tests test the level of LH, or luteinizing hormone, that is present
in your urine. Just before a woman is ovulating, LH level surge in their
systems. Ovulation tests can see this surge and can let you know when you
will be ovulating.
Most ovulation tests tell you that a positive ovulation test will indicate
to a woman they will become fertile over the next few days (2-3 days) with
a peak time of fertility between the hours of 24 and 36 after the positive
test. Having sex over the next few days after a positive ovulation test
will increase your chances of conceiving.
What women do need to know is that the hormone LH is being produced in small
amount throughout your whole cycle, but it is this dramatic increase in
LH that is used to indicate ovulation. This dramatic increase in LH is very
brief, so I recommend that women test as much as possible a day or two before
you "usually" ovulate so you do miss the spike in LH. Some research has
been found that the best time to test for LH is in the afternoon since LH
is usually produced in the morning.
What goes on in your body before this LH spike is produced? At what point
in the menstrual cycle does this LH spike occur? Well during your menstrual
cycle, your body produces FSH, which stands for follicle stimulating hormone.
This hormone helps in the production of a follicle on your ovaries, which
helps cushion and hold the ovum helping it mature. Once the ovum is about
to release, and increase in LH causes that same follicle to open. Once open
the ovum is now released and is sent down the fallopian tube. This is what
is known as ovulation, and is the most fertile time in a woman's menstrual