If you are trying to conceive (or also avoid it) it is important to get familiar with your menstrual cycle so that you can know when you have maximum chances to get pregnant. Menstrual cycle begins with first day of period and lasts 21 to 35 days in average.
First cycle phase, follicular phase, begins on the first day of period and lasts until ovulation (7-21 days), while second phase, luteal phase, is more stable and most often lasts 14 days. For that reason ovulation prediction using calendar method (or counting days) is extremely unreliable. One of the methods that can be used at home is ovulation prediction using LH test strips. LH test strips are self diagnostic test that detects LH (luteinizing hormone) concentration in your urine which is a reliable indicator of ovulation onset in females with regular ovulations.
LH hormone (luteinizing hormone) is responsible for formation of follicles and its concentration rapidly increases immediately before ovulation, so by tracking urine LH concentration it is possible to detect sudden peak of LH concentration, which is a sign that ovulation will follow within 24-48 hours. Combining this method with other ovulation tracking methods, such as cervical mucus tracking or basal body temperature tracking will give even more reliable results.
By ovulation tracking using LH test strips you will gt to know your menstrual cycle better, understand your body and other cycle symptoms and make the most out of your fertile window. For simpler results tracking use combined with Femometer app!
This method won’t give reliable results in women with elevated LH values, women with polycystic ovaries, women with elevate values of androgen hormones and in cycles when quality of ovulation is diminished so there is no detectable LH surge.