You will need
- - ovulation test;
- - the desire to get pregnant.
There are several types of ovulation tests. The most common are the paper test strips, drop in a vial of urine, the result is shown by showing two colored lines. Slightly more advanced are available in the form of plastic tapes, the urine test portion is applied with a pipette. And represent the most advanced mini-computers issuing the test result on the display. But they all work on the same principle - a special substance reacts with luteinizing hormone and allows to estimate its concentration in the urine.
The ripened egg is capable of fertilization for only a very short time. This period is only the day after ovulation. Current tests allow a rather high accuracy to track the time because the luteinizing hormone is thus substance that provokes the release of an egg from the ovary into the abdominal cavity and that its presence shows the test reagent. The highest concentration of lutein observed in the body in exactly 24 hours before ovulation. And if within days after the test was positive, the woman will engage in sexual intercourse, her chance of getting pregnant increases significantly.
Proper use of ovulation tests can be seen in their simplest form. Normally one pack contains 5 test strips and use them to start 5-6 days before the expected ovulation. Gathering a portion of morning urine will be enough to immerse the strip to the marked line, put on a flat surface and wait for the readings of the test. It should be remembered that the appearance of the second strips can be unambiguously interpreted as a positive result. Luteinizing hormone contained in the urine and a few days before ovulation, so weak stick is absolutely will mean nothing, and only when test and control band will be equal in color, it will be possible to say with certainty that before the release of an egg from the ovary remained a matter of hours.
Positive ovulation test does not mean a guaranteed pregnancy in this cycle. The probability of conception depends on many factors and some women it takes several months before they can be congratulated for this wonderful event.
The results of cassette ovulation test is evaluated similarly, as the test strips. But the computer itself is able to determine s whether a sufficient concentration of hormone to declare a positive result.