What does an ovulation strip do?
The strip helps find out when your body releases an egg from your ovary. This gives a hint as to when your body is fertile to conceive easily. Basically, ovulation days lasts for 14-17 days but the best two days are the day before ovulation and the day of ovulation. These days are more effective to get pregnant.
When to use an ovulation strip?
Luteinizing hormone (LH) increases before the woman's most fertile days and is detected in urine. During an ovulation, an ovum matures and gets separated from the ovary after forming a follicle. So, increase in LH indicates the ovulation time of a woman in short because the egg gets released from the ovary.
The best time to take the ovulation test is decided after determining the length of the menstrual cycle (the first day of bleeding till the day when you start bleeding, next periodic cycle). Fill a container with urine and dip the strip. Take the test between 11 am-3 pm or 5 pm-10 pm. To be confident about the LH discharge, you can take the test twice a day. Test on the same time each day till the test comes positive.
When to try after the ovulation test?
The test takes 4-5 time to show results. If the test shows positive, you should have intercourse during the 48 hours after the test. The LH secretion is 24-36 hours before you ovulate.
The ovulation strip is very helpful in tracking the best ovulating days and then try to conceive. It is reliable but read the instructions from the kit before testing.