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Ovulation is the process when an egg is released from a woman’s ovaries and travels down the fallopian tubes. The days before and after the egg is released is the time when a woman is most likely to conceive and become pregnant, so for women who want to schedule or time their pregnancy for one reason or the other understanding ovulation is the best way to do so. The body produces high enough amounts of a substance called Luteinizing Hormones that triggers the release of the egg from the ovaries and this is the substance that ovulation test kit detect to indicate the best time for conception. The substance exists in a woman’s body at very minute levels that increases only around the time that is the middle of the menstrual cycle and remains at this heightened level for a few days before returning to normal levels. This period of increased LH release is called the “LH Surge” and this is the mechanism that triggers the release of the egg.

The egg is released after approximately 40 hours of the LH surge or can even result in no release of any egg at all. The amount of LH in the body usually decreases after two days unless pregnancy occurs. The best way to monitor ovulation is to get an exact count of the number of days since the last menstrual cycle or the day when menstrual bleeding has last stopped. Some people experience irregular menstrual cycles that makes the prediction a very difficult method without medical intervention usually with hormones that tends to normalize the irregularities. The charting procedure aims to determine the number of days the menstrual cycle takes to attain the best possible time for conception. There are certain periods during the menstrual cycle that ovulation testing is most effective so determining the exact date of ovulation is key to getting it right. This also saves you some money for testing at the wrong time does waste the testing kits. As said the most likely time for a woman to get pregnant is usually a few days before and after the LH levels peak for the egg can only be fertilized within a 24 hour timeframe from the time it is released from the ovary after which it is passed through the urine. The method is very important for women for the supply of eggs in the ovaries are limited and have been formed since they were fetuses in the womb. Unlike males who produce a fresh batch of sperm continuously women do not have the luxury of indefinite supply when it comes to eggs so timing is important if you want to get a well planned family that has properly spaced children.