Ovulation tests quite simply will help you to detect your own ovulation cycle, or in fertility speak, your ‘fertility window’. You can track your ovulation via Ovulation Calendars, Ovulation Calculators, Fertility Monitors and Ovulation Predictor Kits (OPK’s). All these methods will look to detect the key fertility hormone ‘luteinising hormone’ (LH) via a urine sample. LH surges just prior to ovulation, triggering the release of the egg, ready for fertilisation. So how do you know what OPK is most suitable for you? Fertilitystore.ie stock a full range of tests and Fertility Monitors such as Digital Fertility Monitors, Saliva Ferning Kits, Digital Basal Thermometers and the more traditional Ovulation Calendars and Midstream Urine Tests. Confused? Don’t be, let us tell you a little bit more about them! SHOP HERE >
How do OPK’s work (Ovulation Predictor Kit’s)?
An OPK will detect via a urine sample (just like a pregnancy test!) the presence of LH (luteinising hormone), the key fertility hormone that surges just prior to your ovulation. Ovulation tests such as Clearblue Digital Ovulation Tests and Midstream Ovulation Tests predict with up to 99% accuracy your ovulation and fertility window, and once you have a positive reading on the test you will ovulate in the following 24–36 hour period.
What is Saliva Ferning?
Saliva Ferning hmmm, conjures up many images but it really is a unique way of tracking your ovulation. As your oestrogen levels rise so does the salt content in your saliva. In the days just prior to your ovulation this level of salt as it dries foms a crystallised fern like pattern on the portable microscope (included in the Babystart Saliva OvulationTest), it is recommended when using this method to track the pattern over the course of a couple of months to ensure precise timing. Or you can just use our ‘Ovulation Calculator’ courtesy of the fertilitystore.ie!
Advanced Digital Fertility & Ovulation Monitors – Explain?
There is an advanced option available, that will track, monitor and store your fertility and pregnancy information. The award winning and market leading range from Clearblue includes the Clearblue Fertility Advanced Monitor Starter Kit. It delivers 99% accuracy via the detection of the two key fertility hormones, oestrogen and luteinising hormone and highlights your fertility window each month when your chances to conceive are at their highest. Or alternatively monitors such as Persona can be used as a fertility tracker and contraception guide.