red line indicates the normal basal body temperature for a woman before
getting up - about 0.8 degrees Fahrenheit below normal body temperature
during the day. The dots represent the daily recorded temperature and
you just connect the dots each day with a line to join them. Other
information is added such as the results of the ovulation tests,
condition of your cervical mucus and days when intercourse took place
How does a basal digital
slight temperature drop just before ovulation occurs and then a
distinct temperature rise of about 0.40 to 1.0 degrees Fahrenheit after
place. This rise in temperature remains for several days before falling
back when you are about to start your period. By plotting your
temperature change during your cycle you will
you have ovulated. By using the ovulation tests you will know when you
are about to ovulate and then the basal thermometer will confirm that
ovulation has taken place.
How do I get a basal
digital thermometer and how is it different from a normal thermometer?
one - just check our other listings if you want one - the listing also
gives full details as to why it needs to be in Fahrenheit, reads to 2
decimal places not 1 as most thermometers do, why you need to measure
your temperature before you get up etc. Our basal thermometer is also
very reasonably priced at under £5 ($10) including shipping and comes
full 2 years warranty.
How accurate is
this Clearblue Ovulation Test?
This test is greater than
99% accurate in laboratory testing.
How does a home
ovulation test work?
When a woman is about to
ovulate, her body releases a large amount of a hormone called L.H.
(Luteinising Hormone). L.H. is always present in your urine but the
levels increase (surge) in the middle of your cycle, causing you to
release an egg from the ovary. This process is called ovulation. If the
L.H. surge is present, ovulation is likely to occur in the next 24 to 36
These ovulation tests
detect the L.H. surge by measuring the amount of L.H. in urine.
When should I do
Used each day, on
the days around the time when the LH surge is expected, Clearblue
Digital Ovulation Test gives a ‘blank circle’ on the digital display to
show when you haven’t detected your LH surge and a ‘smiley face’ to show
that you have detected your LH surge. The day
when you see the ‘smiley face’ and the following day are your 2 most
The rest is up to you and
your partner :)
I avoid testing first thing in the morning?
You should avoid
testing your urine first thing in the morning as LH is synthesized in
your body early in the morning. It will not show up in your urine until
later in the day.
will it take before I can read the result?
The results of
each test can be read in just 3 minutes.
happens if after using the tests provided I have still not detected my
Most women with
regular cycles will detect their L.H. Surge in 5 days or under. However,
if you have irregular cycles you may need to test for longer and may
require additional ovulation tests to detect your L.H. Surge
recently come off the contraceptive pill. Will this affect my result?
As the pill
disrupts your natural hormone balance it may take a few months for your
periods to return to normal. You may want to wait until you have had 2
normal periods before starting to use this ovulation test. Please be aware that pregnancy and breast feeding
could affect the results of this test.
Will alcohol or
other common medications affect the results of this test?
No, but you should consult
your doctor if you are taking any hormonal treatments.
Can I use
the ovulation test for contraception?
No, the test is
not designed to prevent conception. As sperm can survive for 72 hours
you might still become pregnant if you had intercourse before you
detected your L.H. Surge
I had a positive
result for the L.H. surge and had sexual intercourse during this period
but I have still not become pregnant.
There are many factors that
can affect your fertility. It can take many healthy couples months to
achieve pregnancy. You may need to use these tests for a few months
before pregnancy occurs. If after 6 months of trying you have still not
become pregnant, you should visit your doctor for advice.
Fertilityplan One Step Pregnancy
you are trying to get pregnant or trying to keep from getting pregnant,
you want to know immediately if you are pregnant or not. The pregnancy
tests that we offer are fast, accurate, reliable and an easy
alternative when you require immediate and discreet results in the
privacy of your own home.
How does a pregnancy test work?
pregnancy test measures the presence of the hormone Human Chorionic
Gonadotrophin (HCG) in your urine. HCG is produced in the placenta
shortly after the embryo attaches to the uterine lining. This hormone
then builds up rapidly in your body in the days following successful
When should I do
test can be taken at any time of the day. However, we do recommend that
you test first thing in the morning when your urine is most
concentrated. Do not drink large amounts of fluid in an attempt to
increase the volume of urine as this may dilute the urine making HCG
more difficult to detect.
What does the test result look like?
Pregnant Not PregnantHow
long will it take before I can read the result?
can read the results in under 5 minutes and a positive result can often
be seen in under 30 seconds. However, the full reaction time of 10
minutes is required to confirm a negative result.
What is the difference between home tests and
those done by a doctor?
doctors and clinics use our pregnancy tests anyway, in which case they
are exactly the same. Occasionally, some women may be given a blood
test, but they are not very different from our pregnancy tests either
as both types look for the presence of HCG in your body.
What should I do with my
your pregnancy test results are positive, you should consult your
doctor to discuss your pregnancy and what steps and precautions should
be taken next. In addition, if your test is negative and you still
suspect you may be pregnant, you may want to confirm your test results
with another pregnancy test a few days later.
If I see 2 lines but one is fainter than the
other is this a positive result?
if 2 lines appear you are pregnant no matter how faint the lines
appear. Our 10mIU tests have been designed to identify very early when
you are pregnant and the test line will be fainter than the control
line until you have been pregnant for about 4 weeks by which time the
test line will be as dark or darker than the control line. This ensures
our tests do not give false positives which is very important when you
want to know if you are pregnant or not.
Can anything affect the
results of these tests?
alcohol, painkillers, oral contraceptives, antibiotics and other common
drugs will not affect the result of these tests. Only medicines that
contain HCG can produce a false positive result. If you are unsure
about your result or your period has still not arrived you should see
your doctor for advice.
What are 10mIU Ultra Early pregnancy tests and what does
it all mean?
is unfortunate that some eBay sellers claim their tests are ultra early
and 10mIU when they are not. Basically if the outer foil
doesn't indicate 10mIU then they are NOT the Ultra Early highest
sensitivity pregnancy tests. We send out the Ultra Early 10mIU tests as
a standard. The number given after the Lot
number (-10 or -25) indicates the sensitivity of our tests. Some women
on hormone treatments containing HCG may require tests with the lower
25mIU sensitivity and for those women we will happily send you 25mIU
sensitivity tests - just let us know in the "add message" box at
10mIU pregnancy test will show a faint line at a level of 10mIU of HCG
(the hormone that is produced in large amounts when you are pregnant).
A normal non-pregnant woman is at a level of 5mIU or less and from the
first day of becoming pregnant the level of HCG doubles every other day
for the first 3 months until the level is at several hundred thousand.
The average woman could, therefore, show a faint line only 2 days after
conception but if the level started at 1mIU then it would be several
days after conception that the line would show. Accordingly it can vary
from person to person and the actual day of conception in the cycle can
vary slightly depending on the day the egg was released from the ovary,
the day it was fertilized and the day the egg implanted. Normally we
would say that these tests would be certain to show a positive result 6
days after conception. On the 7th day the line would be much darker and
so on. Having said that we have had women say they showed positive
after only 2 days!! The risk of testing too early being that the test
could be a 'chemical pregnancy' as the fertilized egg may fail and turn
out to be just a heavier period than normal. Experts estimate that up
to 50% of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage and many of these
manifest themselves as slightly later or heavier periods.
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