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Ovulation Predictor Test

by TJ

My partner and I are taking FertilAid for men and women. I also got some ovulation tests.. no one in my family has ever had to use an ovulation test so they don't know how to tell me to use it. I am currently on my period.. should I wait until I come off my period to start using the ovulation predictors? I got the 7 days kit.. the urinary ones. Could you tell me the best time to use them?

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When To Start Testing With OPK
by: Anonymous

The ovulation predictor kit determines the amount of Luteinizing Hormone (LH) in your urine. Just before the egg is released by the ovary, LH increases sharply. This is called the LH surge. Once you have this happening, you need to get busy with your partner.

If you have a 28-day cycle, start testing for urine Luteinizing Hormone on day 11 and carry on for six-seven days. If your cycles are longer you need to start testing later. If you do not see a surge, you need to test every 12 hours (twice a day).

If your cycle is 22 days long you need to start testing on day 5.
If your cycle is 23 days long you need to start on day 6 and so on.
If your cycle is 35 days long, you need to start on day 18.

The best time to test is anytime between noon and 8 p.m. First morning urine is not recommended because most women experience a surge in the morning, but it can take up to 4-5 hours for it to show up in your urine.

Make sure to test at the same time every day.

The best time is to have intercourse the day of the LH surge and the two days after. In order to get pregnant you need to have lots of fertile mucus that looks like raw egg white. If you do not have fertile mucus at LH surge you will need to use a sperm friendly lubricant like pre-seed.

Make sure to read the instructions in your test kit carefully. Your test will have two windows one is the control and the other is the test. Make sure you know which window is which, and whether the test line has to be as dark or darker than the control line.

Unlike home pregnancy tests where a line in the result window indicates a positive, the OPK is always positive, because LH is always present and as you get closer to ovulation the amount increases. So you will see that each day as you begin testing, the test line gets darker and darker each day. OPKs are only positive if the test result line in the same color or darker than the control line.

A note about fertility vitamins like FertiAid: for this fertility vitamins to be affective you need to take them for at least a couple of months. Make sure to adjust your testing time according to the length of your cycle and consider that if you have irregular cycles, FertilAid may your cycle more regular, so adjust your testing.

Fertility Blessings!

Thank you
by: TJ

Thank you and yes I saw that the Fertilaid may take a few months.. that is fine.. I just want to know how to go about everything before I begin using the OPK's and your advice has been so helpful. :) Thank you and look forward to many more questions from me..

You are welcome!
by: Maria Gioia Atzori

You are very welcome! I am glad I was able to assist you.

Please, do not hesitate to come back and ask more fertility questions!

Many Blessing!

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