Ovulation is the natural process that results in the release of eggs from a woman’s ovary. Every month, on average 15 to 20 eggs will mature inside one of your ovaries with the largest being swept out into the pelvic cavity and transported into the fallopian tube. This egg has a survival window of 12 to 24 hours if not fertilised, creating a small fertility window which is optimal for conception lasting typically no longer than six days. This is where ovulation tests are essential for couples trying to conceive.
Tracking ovulation through fertility awareness procedures such as ovulation tests, calendars, ovulation calculators and fertility monitors will help determine your expected ovulation date by detecting the presence of the luteinising hormone (LH).