Ovulation: The key to getting pregnant

Trying to conceive can be a simple task for some women and a difficult task for others. Ovulation is the key to fertility and conception for all women and the body does a very good job of making it evident when ovulation is occurring. Women often use the body as an ovulation predictor to estimate the time of the month when they are most fertile and increase the chance of conception. While many of the ovulation predictor signs are clear, not every woman is the same which makes ovulation predictor tests kits important for some women trying to get pregnant.

The best natural ovulation predictor is the female body

If your best friend managed to get pregnant on the first try and you have been having trouble for months, maybe she just understands the changes her body undergoes each month and uses those changes as an ovulation predictor. The most evident physical changes in the body during ovulation involve cervical mucus and cervix. Cervical mucus changes from a thick, gluey texture to a thin, stretchy lubricant. This change is a remarkable ovulation predictor. Cervical mucus is responsible for keeping sperm out of the cervix (when a woman is not ovulating) and transporting sperm to the cervix and beyond (when a woman is ovulating). The cervix also changes during ovulation from firm to soft.

These two changes can be combined with other physical ovulation predictor changes in the body to create a fertility profile. A simple journal and a thermometer is a tool every woman needs by the bedside when trying to conceive. Basal metabolic temperature taken at the time when a woman awakes in the morning is an ovulation predictor that has been used for many years. Keeping track of your temperature for a few months in a row will give you a good indication of the changes in temperature that occur when ovulation begins. Typically, the temperature will rise during ovulation. The rise may only be slight but will be noticeable when taken in context of several weeks of temperature measurements. 

Ovulation predictor kits OPKs

Not every woman is in tune with cervical mucus changes or changes in the firmness of the cervix. These women still have the opportunity to use the female body as an ovulation predictor. Ovulation predictor kits test for a luteinizing hormone (LH) which is released during ovulation. If LH is found in the urine, chances are ovulation is imminent. Most ovulation predictor tests will give an estimate of how far off ovulation is and when the best time to conceive may be.

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