how do they work?

Discussion in 'Trying to Conceive' started by lizzy, May 6, 2005.

  1. lizzy

    lizzy Member

    May 3, 2005
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    hi its lizzy,
    hope everyone ok,
    just wondering about ovulation kits, how do they work?
    just in case im not preg this month nxt month watch out i going to be prepared.
    me and my partner usually have sex everyday do think this will help?
    cheers any advice appreciated!

    lizzy x x :?
  2. Urchin

    Urchin Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2005
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    copied from another site:

    An ovulation test kit detects the increase, or surge, of the hormone called LH (luteinising hormone) that occurs naturally approximately one to two days prior to when your ovary releases the egg. The LH hormone is the triggering process for ovulation and therefore becomes a major signal that your 'fertility window' has arrived.

    A small amount of LH is always present in your blood and urine. But during the days before ovulation, the amount increases by about two to five times. Therefore, the 12 to 36 hours between the beginning of the LH surge and the time when your egg is actually released is considered the most fertile part of your cycle and the most likely time for conception.

    Personally I would not BD every day as this can result in a lower sperm count on the days that count.... every other day is supposed to be preferable for an optimum count.

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