Specifically created for couples who are trying to conceive, the tracking of ovulation through the use of fertility awareness products such as ovulation calendars, ovulations calculators, fertility monitors and fertility testing kits will aid in determining when your expected ovulation (fertility window) is expected by the detection of the key hormone – luteinising hormone (LH) in your urine sample. The luteinising hormone while always present in minute amounts increases dramatically, 24-48 hours prior to ovulation, it is this surge of the luteinising hormone that triggers your ovulation and the release of the egg from one of your ovaries. Fertilitystore.ie offer a complete and varied range of ovulation tests created to empower you with the knowledge of your fertility window, so you can plan when is the optimal time to focus your efforts on trying to conceive. So how does an ovulation test work and what type of ovulation tests are available?
How Do Ovulation Kits Work?
If you are struggling to conceive being aware of your ovulation and fertility window will enable you to concentrate on when to best focus your efforts. Ovulation Predictor Kits or OPK’s as they are commonly referred to will assist you in confirming the dates of the month that your ovulate so that you can ensure you have intercourse during this fertility window. As you ovulate your body will experience a surge in luteinising hormone (LH), this is then detected via your urine by an ovulation predictor test. As the ovulation test detects the all-important LH surge which is usually present between 20 to 30mIU/mI (sensitivity) the ovulation test will then read a positive result. Ovulation tests will help you predict with up to 99% accuracy your ovulation and fertility window, and once having received a positive result you will ovulate within the following twenty- four to thirsty-six hours.
What Types of Ovulation Tests Are Available?
Saliva Ferning Kits: Salivary Ferning tests enable you to test your saliva with a pocket sized portable microscope that assist you in identifying your fertility window. As the oestrogen levels increase, so does the salt content of your saliva, as the salt dries, it forms a crystallised fern like pattern on the microscope. Saliva ferning is most likely to occur in the few days prior to ovulation, so checking for this pattern over a couple of months will assist you in identifying your ovulation.
Digital Ovulation Tests: Digital Ovulation tests including the Clearblue range available on fertilitystore.ie work to identify your ovulation by detecting the rise of the ovulation hormone LH prior to ovulation and highlights the best two days in which to conceive throughout your cycle. With digital effectiveness, it gives clear digital results removing any confusion and doubt as to your ovulation. The Clearblue range of digital ovulation tests offer over 99% accuracy at detecting your LH surge and delivers results in less than 3 minutes. By using your digital ovulation test once a day at the same time each day it will identify your fertility window and when you are most likely to conceive.