Women who plan to have a baby must be familiar with the ovulation period. For couples who are ready for pregnancy, they can increase the chance of conception by adopting an appropriate calculation method for monitoring the ovulation period and knowing the time when women are most likely to pregnant according to their own specific conditions. So, in the end how to monitor ovulation? Which method is easier to implement? Today, Shecare will sort out several commonly used ovulation monitoring methods for you.
The day when the egg is released is called the "ovulation day". Women's menstrual cycle is generally 21 to 35 days. If your menstrual cycle is regular, the ovulation day is generally about 14 days before the next menstruation. For example, if the menstrual cycle is 30 days, and the first day of this menstrual period is September 1st, then the next menstrual period is estimated to be on October 30th, and 14 days forward, the ovulation day will be around September 16th. Therefore, the first 5 days and the last 4 days of September 16 are called the ovulation period. During this period, you can have intercourse every other day to increase the probability of conception. This method is not particularly accurate, but the calculation of ovulation period is the easiest way to predict ovulation.
After sleeping for 6 to 8 hours, without any disturbing factors, such as standing up, moving, eating, etc., immediately measure the sublingual body temperature, which is the basal body temperature. Basal body temperature can indirectly reflect the ovarian function of women. For healthy women in the reproductive period, the basal body temperature changes with the menstrual cycle. The body temperature is lower during the follicular phase and lowest on the ovulation day. After ovulation (luteal phase), it rises by 0.3°C to 0.5°C and lasts for 12 to 14 days. Measuring basal body temperature can know whether there is ovulation and estimate the date of ovulation. It should be measured every day from the first day of menstruation to the whole cycle of next menstruation. It is best to measure continuously for more than 3 months, and then you can find your own ovulation law. The pregnancy rate will be higher if you have sex in the few days before and after the lowest body temperature and rising temperature. This method is low cost and only needs a thermometer.
What the ovulation test paper tests is actually the appearance of the peak of LH (luteinizing hormone). Follicle development and ovulation are regulated by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland, and the LH secreted by the pituitary gland rises rapidly before ovulation. The LH peak is a reliable indicator of imminent ovulation, and generally occurs 36 hours before follicle rupture.
Use ovulation test strips to test ovulation, start on the 8th to 10th day of menstruation, and adjust the time to start the test according to the length of the menstrual cycle. It is best to test at the same time every day, and the test results should be read within 10 minutes. As the red bar indicating positive gradually deepens, the interval between the next tests should be gradually shortened from 12 hours to 6 hours, 4 hours, or even 2 hours, so as not to miss the capture of LH peak. If you have intercourse in time 1 to 2 days before and after the peak, pregnancy will come. This ovulation test paper prediction method has a high accuracy rate, is convenient and fast, and is an ideal method for estimating the ovulation period. But it costs money to buy test strips and multiple tests, and there is a certain risk of missing the positive peak.