OPK stands for Ovulation Predictor Kit. The OPK is a test that checks your urine for the presence of LH, luteinizing hormone.
Fertility is at the heart of reproduction, conception, pregnancy and
parenthood, but many couples do not give fertility a passing thought
until something goes wrong in the process. It is then that couples want
to know when to work on fertility.
There is no definitive answer to this question. Some women ovulate
within a few weeks of giving birth and other women don’t ovulate for
more than one year.
You can get pregnant before you have your first postpartum period.
An egg is released (ovulation) before your period starts. Some women
have reported conceiving the first month after giving birth before
having their first postpartum menstrual period.
In most situations, getting pregnant with one ovary is not only possible, but no more difficult then if you had two ovaries. More important is whether the fallopian tube, a small tube that connects the ovary to the uterine cavity, is intact.
Breast cancer does play a role in fertility; however, each woman's
situation is unique. It's important to meet with your physician to
discuss your options. You may also consider seeing a fertility
specialist who has more experience working with breast cancer patients.
You have 5-6 fertile days: In general, there are 5-6 fertile days each month: The day of ovulation and the 5-6 days before ovulation.
Everything you need to know about how to get pregnant faster and maximize fertility.
How can we make a girl (or boy)?
Which sexual positions are best for getting pregnant? Which sexual positions are not so good? Is orgasm necessary for pregnancy to occur? Can I get pregnant if we have sex many days before ovulation or the day after ovulation?
What are sperms? How long can sperm live? What is a normal sperm count? What is a normal sperm evaluation? What happens with the sperm/ejaculate during intercourse? Can I get pregnant if he sperm/ejaculates outside the vagina?
What is a normal sperm evaluation?
We have been trying to conceive for a long time, but can't get pregnant. Why? Getting a fertility test is recommended to determine the cause of why you can't get pregnant
Can you get pregnant before you ovulate?
You can't have a regular menstrual period once you are pregnant, but up to 30% of pregnant women experience some vaginal bleeding, and most go on to have a normal pregnancy. That is not the same as a menstrual period.
Couples who are trying to conceive may wish to know, when am I most fertile.
The best time to get pregnant fast is to have sex or sexual intercourse once a day every day during the 4-5 days before and on the day of ovulation.
The cervical mucus is produced by the cervix and changes consistency throughout your menstrual cycle based on hormones associated with ovulation
Checking your cervical mucus for fertility charting can improve your chances of getting pregnant.
Calendar-based methods are one part of fertility awareness, an attempt to find which days in the menstrual cycle are fertile days and which are not.
Fertility awareness (also called natural family planning or FAM) is a method to check the regular changes in a woman's body as it goes through during a menstrual cycle. This information can help you learn when you are fertile, if and when you ovulate, and when to have intercourse to improve your chances getting pregnant (or not getting pregnant).
OPKs or ovulation predictor kits are tests that can be used to help you determine if and when you are ovulating. They work by detecting the level of gluteinizing hormone (LH) in your urine.
Finding out about his fertility is the second most important information to know when trying to get pregnant (find the most important information HERE).
The diagnosis of a luteal phase defect (LPD) is usually straightforward and can be made within 1-2 months.
Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) - is produced by the pituitary gland and is responsible for the egg maturation process. High day 3 FSH levels are associated with diminished ovarian reserve.
Checking your cervix and cervical mucus for fertility changes can improve your chances getting pregnant.
With a fertility ovulation saliva microscope you can predict fertility by viewing the visual changes that take place in your saliva throughout your cycle.
Women normally have thousands of immature follicles in their ovaries. Follicles deveop in the ovaries as they approach ovulation. On CD 3 your follicles really have not started to develop yet and are expected to be immature.