If you have been trying to become pregnant without success then you may want to know if there is anything you can do that may improve your chances of pregnancy. Surprisingly there are some very basic steps that you can take to make your chances of pregnancy that little bit better.
Pregnancy can only occur when the sperm and the egg meet, sperm can live for up to 5 days and the egg is only viable for 1 day. A woman only releases on average 1 egg (occasionally two) per cycle – not per month! If a woman has a cycle of 28 days then it would be monthly but many women will have cycle’s that last anything up to 35 days, or longer.
Knowing that the egg is only viable for 24 hours and the sperm can live for up to 5 days it would be a good idea to have the sperm ready and waiting for the woman to release the egg from her ovum – but how can you do that?
Ovulation Tests – how do ovulation test work then and how can they help you?
Just before ovulation (when the egg is released) the woman starts to produce a large amount of one hormone, LH – it is this hormone that triggers the ovum to release the egg which can then be fertilised by the ready and waiting sperm. So if you can detect when the woman produces this large amount (surge) of LH you can accurately predict when ovulation is going to be.
Women produce the surge in LH roughly 12-48 hours prior to ovulation, the ovulation test detects this surge and gives a positive ovulation test result. At this time if you were to have unprotected intercourse you would be more likely to conceive than at any other time.
By using a simple Ovulation Test Stick you can take the firsts steps to improving your chances of pregnany. So if you are finding it difficult to conceive you may just be missing the release of egg, by timing intercourse around ovulation you could very well find that pregnancy happens very quickly indeed for you.