Some couples have difficulty in conceiving a child and are unwilling to see a fertility specialist. In the event that you are such a couple, there is no need for worry. It is still possible to conceive naturally without having to use fertility drugs. One of the things that may significantly increase the chances of conceiving is by knowing when you ovulate. Having intercourse during ovulation provides the best chance for one to conceive.
To know your ovulation dates, you can make use of an ovulation kit. Basically, these kits just tell the day when you are expected to ovulate. They do so by monitoring the levels of Luteinizing Hormone, LH in your urine. There is usually an upsurge of the hormone about 24 to 48 hours before ovulation. When you use the kit THEN realize that you have the upsurge, then you will know that you expect to ovulate in a day’s time and should, therefore, make the necessary arrangements.
To use this test, it is vital that you know the length of your cycle. The cycle usually starts on day one of your menstruation. Count how many days there are up until a day before you menstruate. This will give you the length of your cycle. Testing should commence four days before the expected ovulation date, which is usually mid of the cycle. If you are not sure of what your cycle looks like, it is advisable that you start testing on the 10th days after your last period began. Below are the procedures for using the Kit:
- Remove the stick from the pouch.
- Collect some urine in a clean container.
- Put some urine using a dropper (comes with the kit).
- Add about five drops of urine in the well on the stick.
- Wait for about 3 minutes and then check the results.
- Repeat this every day for five days until you detect an LH-surge
If two bands of pink next to each of the letters. If the T band is thicker than the C-band, expect ovulation in 24-48 hours. If the T-band is lighter, ovulation is likely to be over two days away. If one band appears on the C-area interpretation is as number two above.
The pregnancy test is even easier. It should be done early in the morning when the levels of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) levels are highest in her urine. HCG is usually produced when a woman is pregnant. Below is the procedure:
- Remove the stick from its pouch.
- Collect urine then dips it in.
- Results after two minutes.
If one pink line, it means that is no pregnancy. Two pink lines indicate positive for pregnancy.
From the above tests, it is now easier than ever to prepare for childbearing. By following the above instructions carefully, you will be increasing the chances of conception.