Want to know when the chances are high to become pregnant? Then ovulation tests are helpful to determine your most fertile periods. There are several types of ovulation tests. Most of the tests are quite similar to pregnancy tests and they work by detecting the existence of Luteinizing hormone (LH) present in the urine. The level of this hormone will increase 24-48 hours before ovulation, which triggers the release of the egg from ovaries. This whole process is known as ovulation.
Ovulation tests are not only useful to determine the higher chances of getting pregnant but also they can be used as a natural means of family planning. Even women who don’t want to become pregnant can use those tests to determine the chances of getting pregnant and in those days they can avoid intercourse.
Usually, women ovulate halfway through their cycles. But for unpredictable ovulation, you may need to do ovulation tests starting from day one of your menstrual cycles. Minimal cost of a test is little lower than $2. Women who don’t have regular menstrual cycle should buy them in bulk and test every day to know the exact ovulation period.
Fertility monitors are the other type of ovulation tests, which can detect Luteinizing hormone as well as estrogen hormone. Women who have difficulty in conceiving may use these fertility monitors and they are worth to spend. They cost around $200 and for each month you need strips that cost around $10. A woman can evaluate every day what are her chances of becoming pregnant. Note those everyday readings in a chart and whenever you notice higher readings those are high fertile days and chances of becoming pregnant are more in those days.
Saliva testing is another type of ovulation test. In this test, a woman’s saliva is tested under the microscope by using a special lens to determine fern-like patterns. When a woman ovulates, fern-like patterns are developed in her saliva. However, there is a high possibility to make mistakes in recognizing the patterns under a microscope, so better to use fertility monitors or urine strips. These tests are easy to use and you can use them without any doctor’s prescription.
You can search online to get a better idea about most of the ovulation test kits. Using these test kits is as easy as using pregnancy test kits and you can get an accurate result within minutes. Apart from using ovulation kits, you should also pay attention to your abdominal pain and cervical mucus. You may observe changes in cervical mucus and experience abdominal pain when you are ovulating.