The body is wonderful but it can also be very confusing. While the best way to understand your body is to get to know it, some people have a harder time picking up the signs and symptoms the body uses for correspondence.
For most women, trying to figure out the ovulation cycle is like trying to solve a Rubix Cube. Thankfully, with the help of modern day science and medicine, the guesswork can be taken out for you. Ovulation tests make it easy for you to figure out if youre ovulating.
Ovulation tests work by checking for a surge of the luteinizing hormone. Although there is always LH present in the urine, when a woman ovulates, her LH hormone levels increase, which is an indication that she is fertile. An ovulation test will check for an LH level of at least 30 mIU/ml, and anything higher will be positive.
The luteinizing hormone is responsible for the release of the egg, and this surge will occur one to two days prior to ovulation.
There are two types of tests available: a test strip that you would dip into urine, and a test strip onto which you would directly urinate. When performing this test, try to limit your liquid intake for two hours before, as too much liquid may dilute the urine. Also, try to take your test between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm or 5 pm and 10 pm.
An ovulation test is one of the best tools available for couples trying to conceive.