Babystart Ovulation Test
Identifies the best days to conceive
- At-home screening test to identify the best days to try and conceive
- Assists conception and pregnancy planning
- Over 99% accurate
- Convenient in-stream urine test
- Simple to use, gives result in 5 minutes
- Contains 5 tests
The Babystart® Ovulation Test is a simple screening test to detect increases in the LH (luteinising hormone) in a woman’s urine – an increase in this hormone indicates ovulation is about to occur. By detecting this most fertile time of a woman’s menstrual cycle and timing intercourse accordingly, it increases the chances of successful conception.
How the Babystart® Ovulation test works
The Babystart® Ovulation Test is a simple at-home method of identifying a woman’s most fertile days.
Hormonal signals can tell us when ovulation is about to occur. Immediately prior to ovulation the body produces a large about of luteinising hormone (LH) which triggers the release of a ripened egg from the ovary. This is known as an “LH surge”, and usually takes place in the middle of the menstrual cycle. It is during this fertile time that pregnancy is most likely to occur.
The Babystart® Ovulation Test is a quick and easy way to detect surges of LH in the urine, signalling that ovulation is likely to occur in the next 24 to 48 hours.
It is important to note that an LH surge and ovulation may not occur in all cycles.
Having trouble conceiving?
You’re not alone. Around 1 in 6 couples in Australia experience delays in trying to conceive, and research indicates the issue can often be timing.
Women are actually only fertile for around five days in each cycle and only highly fertile for around two days. In order for pregnancy to occur, sperm must fertilise the egg within 24 hours after its release from the ovary (ovulation).
Knowing when ovulation is about to occur is therefore a crucial step in correctly timing intercourse in this “window” and successfully falling pregnant.
How to improve timing?
The Babystart® Ovulation Test can identify the best days to conceive. This helps a couple time intercourse with ovulation, one of the key steps to successful conception.
In the first phase of the menstrual cycle, after the bleeding stops, an egg matures in the ovaries. This process normally takes around 14 days but can vary from woman to woman and cycle to cycle.
At the same time, the lining of the womb begins to thicken in preparation for pregnancy.
When the egg is mature a hormone called Luteinising Hormone (LH) is released into the bloodstream and triggers ovulation i.e., the release of the egg. This is when a woman is most fertile. Ideally a woman will have had intercourse around this time so that the released egg meets with a sperm that can fertilise the egg. After the egg is fertilised it moves down the fallopian tube to the womb. The developing embryo then implants into the thickened lining of the womb and pregnancy results. If fertilisation does not occur, the womb lining breaks down and a new menstrual period (bleeding) begins.