Last Updated on July 7, 2017 by Marie Bulatao
I was at the mall drugstore awhile ago and I was amazed at the health DIY kits that are available now. Years ago, probably the only health DIY kit you can find in your local drugstore is a pregnancy test kit. Now, I saw a UTI kit (a kit to find out if you have urinary tract infection. The old route was via a urinalysis in the medical laboratories!) and an ovulation predictor kit. The ovulation predictor kit is just perfect for a friend who is trying to conceive but can’t! She would probably need this!
What is an ovulation predictor kit (OPK) anyway?
Using an ovulation predictor kit is a great way to find out if you are ovulating properly. Knowing when you are ovulating is extremely important when you are trying to conceive, since there are only a few short days each month when a woman can get pregnant. Women have to time sex accordingly so that they can make sure to have sex during ovulation, for the best chance of getting pregnant. There are many different ways to know if you are ovulating, but if you are just starting on your TTC journey, an ovulation predictor kit might be the best choice for you. These kits are available over the counter at drug stores and online. They use your urine, much like a home pregnancy test, to detect the LH surge in the body and let you know when ovulation is occurring. For more information on how to use an ovulation predictor kit, visit Pregnancytips.