Conceiving A Boy - Tips On Using Ovulation Prediction Kits

By Samantha Adams

Today many couples are looking at ways where they can select the gender of the child that they conceive together. In this article we take a look at just one way which they may find useful when they want to know how to conceive a boy. One thing the couple need to know is exactly when the woman is ovulating so that the sperm carrying the male genes is able to fertilize the egg produced first. An ideal way of determining when ovulation has started in the woman is to use a prediction kit.

More than ever today ovulation prediction kits are proving popular with couples who want to know exactly when the woman is ovulating. The big advantage to using an OPK (ovulation prediction kit) is that it will tell them when the woman is going to start ovulating as it is able to detect increased amounts of Luteinizing Hormone being produced in the woman's uterus. Generally this occurs 36 hours before actual egg ovulation happens.

When it comes to predicting when ovulation is about to happen there are two types of kits which can be used, either the test strip or midstream method. Both of these work in the same way but are used in a different way. With the first method (test strip) this will be dipped into a the woman's urine and left there for several seconds. Whilst the second method (midstream) requires the woman to hold the device in the stream of fluid as she urinates. Normally it takes about 5 minutes before a result is provided after the urine has come into contact with the midstream device.

However there are certain things that the couple can do when using ovulation prediction kits which can help them to better recognize when ovulation in the woman is taking place. Below we offer a number tips that they may find useful if they are going to be using an ovulation prediction kit.

Tip 1 - To obtain a better idea of when to use a ovulation prediction test the couple should also use a chart for recording the woman's body's basal temperature. Using this chart will then help them to look back and see when ovulation is taking place normally.

Tip 2 - Even though you may think it isn't worth the effort you need to be testing yourself more than once each day. Instead it is best to test using the ovulation prediction kit twice each day. This way you are increasing your chances of identifying when the increase in Luteinizing Hormone in the uterus is taking place.

Tip 3 - It is vital that each test you carried out is done at the same time each day and it does not necessarily have to be done first thing in the morning. You can do it at any time of the day, just as long as you do it at the same time each day on the days following the first test. Keeping to set times through out each day increases your chances of seeing when more of the Luteinizing Hormone is being produced by the body.

Tip 4 - It is crucial that the ovulation prediction kit should be used until the level of Luteinizing Hormone in the uterus shows a marked difference. As soon as this difference has been identified then in order to increase the chances of the couple being able to conceive a boy they should make love within 36 hours of this event occurring. - 30525

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