About ovulation and use of ovulation tests

Around the middle of your menstrual cycle, ovulation occurs. Those days are most fertile and with frequent intercourses, you increase the possibility of conception and pregnancy.


Let's look at this matter in more detail: An ovum, which is stored in the ovaries, grows and matures. When it is ready, it is released from the follicle and travels towards the fallopian tube. This is your ovulation. It usually takes place 14 days before the next expected period. There, inside the fallopian tube, the ovum is awaiting for the right sperm to fertilize it.


BEFORE ovulation, a hormone called luteinizing hormone (LH) reaches its peak, to allow the ovum to be released. When you use ovulation tests and you have a positive result, then you can schedule intercourses for 3 days. It is advised to start intercourses on the day of the first positive result, because male sperm can survive within the female body for several days.


So if you keep your intercourses scheduled for 3 days after the positive result, then you definitely have a lot of chances of achieving pregnancy.


You also get rid of the anxiety that has been caused to you in previous cycles, when you were trying to pinpoint your ovulation based on a calendar, but not always with success.


So the correct steps are:

1. You start the ovulation tests.

2. You find the positive result.

3. Intercourse for 3 days.

4. 2 weeks wait (see more here).

5. Take a pregnancy test.


Good luck!



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