We understand that getting pregnant is one of the world’s most beautiful feelings. Whether you are trying to conceive or whether you want to put it on buffer for now, knowledge of your ovulation days can help you do both. During the non-ovulating and low risk days of the month, the chances of pregnancy are fairly low.
Ferticheck-LH One step Ovulation Test specifically detects Human Luteinising hormone (hLH) in urine. The abrupt surge/ increase in hLH levels in urine is associated with ovulation time and the best probable time to plan conception. Approximately 12 to 36 hours after the hLH surge (above 40 mIU/ml) the eggs (ova) are released for fertilization. Ferticheck-LH One step Ovulation Test is designed to detect hLH levels equal to or above 40mIU/ml in urine. If the LH test comes positive, then it can help in planning pregnancy. For more information click here.
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Ferticheck-LH Frequently Asked Questions
Your most fertile days of the month are 1 to 2 days before and after your ovaries release an egg (also known as ovulation). Ovulation occurs midway through your menstrual cycle, give or take a few days. The best time to start testing ovulation is a few days before you’re scheduled to ovulate.
Predicting ovulation is easier when you have a regular menstrual cycle. With a 28-day cycle, you’ll likely ovulate on or around day 14, so you’ll want to start testing around day 10 or 11.
If you have a short cycle, you can assume that ovulation will most likely occur within 4 days of your cycle’s midpoint. So, you should start using an ovulation test kit 4 to 6 days prior to your cycle’s midpoint.
Step 1: Recollect the date of your first day of last period. For example, if your last period began on 12th of the month and ended on 17th, your first day of last period would be 12th.
Step 2: Find out your average menstrual cycle length. For this calculate the number of days between the first day of your last period and the first day of your next period. For example, if in March, your period started on 12th and in April, your period started on 10th, your average menstrual cycle length is 30 days, the number of days between the two dates. Now use the below table to find out the days to start testing.
You will need to test for 5 consecutive days till you get the positive. The test can be stopped once the LH surge (positive test) has been detected. If you are not sure about the cycle length, you can use the shortest cycle length. In this case, the test might be needed for more than 5 days.
There’s no wrong or right time of day to test ovulation. Some women prefer to test their urine in the morning, whereas others test it in the afternoon or evening. Whatever time you choose, make sure to test at the same time each day.
Keep in mind that liquid can dilute the amount of luteinizing hormone (LH) in your urine. If this happens, it can appear as if you’re not ovulating when you are. So limit your intake of fluids about 2 hours before testing. It also helps not to urinate 1 to 2 hours before testing.
For the reasons above, many women use ovulation test kits right when they wake up.
To test for ovulation, urinate in a cup. Then open a test pouch remove the test and place it on a flat table. Using the plastic sample dropper provided with the test kit, collect urine from the cup and dispense 2 drops into the sample port of the test. Read results in about 5 minutes.
The ovulation test has two colored lines: One is the Control line at C region that signals the test is working properly while the other is the Test line at T region.
In Ferticheck® LH, the Control line color intensity is attuned at 40 mIU/ml. At the end of 5 minutes, if the test line (T) is darker than the control line C means there’s a higher level of LH (more than 40 mIU/ml) in your body. This indicates that you’re more likely to conceive that means you are ovulating the test is Positive.
If only one line appears at C or color intensity of T line is less than C, then you need to test again till you get a Positive result.
Understanding how your body works is essential to being healthy and wise. Calculating your ovulation is important a) if you are planning a pregnancy b) to avoid a pregnancy.
Ideally, ovulation lasts for about 12 to 24 hours. Once your ovary releases an egg, it stays in your body for about 12 to 24 hours and after that, it dissolves or dies if it is not fertilized by a sperm. This leads to shedding of the uterine lining, leading to menstruation two weeks later. However, this does not mean that you can only get pregnant during this one-day window. A sperm is known to stay in the woman's body for up to five days. So, if you have unprotected sex during the six-day window which includes five days prior to the ovulation day and the ovulation day, chances are you can get pregnant.
If you are suffering from Poly-cystic ovarian disorder (PCOD), your ovulation gets affected. In that case, you must see a doctor to understand your ovulation cycle. Thyroid problems can also affect your ovulation cycle and can lead to premature menopause. Consult a doctor if you have been diagnosed with an overactive or an under-active thyroid. If you see any unusual occurrence, such as a period that is preponed or delayed by more than a week, unusually light or heavy discharge or excruciating pain, you must see a doctor.
One must know that regardless of the fact that you ovulate or don’t ovulate, your body’s uterine lining breaks every month and you have your menstrual cycle. The signs that your body is not releasing an egg are: Heavier or lighter menstrual bleeding for the last few periods. Extremely painful periods. Irregular periods. Sudden changes such as weight gain, growth of body hair or development of acne.
Quicktips:- Always keep a track of your menstrual cycle, any symptoms such as abdominal cramping, breast tenderness and mood changes. This will help you plan a pregnancy better.
- Keep a rough graph of your ovulation days in mind and watch out for symptoms.
- Keep track of your basal body temperature for at least three periods. This will help you notice a rise in the temperature just after ovulation, typically less than half a degree Fahrenheit.