Trying to Become Pregnant Using Ovulation Tests

How Ovulation Tests Can Help You Get Pregnant

It makes sense to plan for pregnancy and to prepare yourself and your partner for the exciting journey ahead. Before you actively start trying for a baby, it is generally a good idea to allow at least three months for your body to achieve peak pre-conception fitness. Sticking to a healthy diet and taking regular exercise will help you to achieve this. A healthy lifestyle will greatly improve your chances of conceiving without delay and of having a healthy child.


A balanced diet should include plenty of good quality carbohydrates such a wholewheat bread, rice and potatoes. Plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables should be part of your daily diet. Avoid pre-prepared and processed foods. Take steps to cut down on your consumption of animal fats – try and use semi-skimmed milk or low fat cheeses. Try and stick to regular meals.

Smoking and alcohol are both bad news when it comes to trying to conceive. Smoking reduces fertility. In men it reduces their sperm count. If you are trying for a baby, the best advice is to give up or try and cut down. Alcohol can damage both sperm and the ovum so it’s best to only drink in moderation.


If you don’t already, try and take 20 minutes exercise at least three times per week. A gentle exercise programme can include jogging, swimming or going to the gym. Don’t overdo it though; strenuous training or dieting may reduce fertility. Exercising whilst pregnant has also been proved to help your children avoid obesity in future life.

Starting to Try for a Baby

As you start trying it will be important to have intercourse during your most fertile period. A woman is fertile when she is ovulating – when an egg has been released from the ovum. Generally this will be around 14 days after the first day of her last period and this fertile period will last for about three days.

You can roughly guess when ovulation will take place but a more precise prediction can be achieved by using an ovulation test. Ovulation tests can be used to accurately narrow down the period when you ovulate – increasing chances of conception a great deal. Ovulation Tests are particularly helpful if you don’t have a regular 28-day cycle.

How Do Ovulation Tests Tell When I’m Fertile?

Ovulation tests work by identifying Luteinising Hormone (LH) in urine. Testing over a number of days, a woman can watch as LH levels grow and peak. When this point is reached, known as ovulation surge, a fertile egg will be released within 24-48 hours.

Why choose Zoom Baby Ovulation Tests?

Our tests are over 99% accurate. Ovulation tests monitor for LH surge with a sensitivity of 30 mIU – very high.

Affordably priced. If you are trying for a baby, there is no reason not to use them. We market our test kits at Internet prices making them affordable to anyone.

Simple to use. All you need to do is apply a urine sample to our tests, results in 5 minutes.

NHS Approved – We supply the same types of Ovulations Tests as those used by many NHS trusts.

FDA Approved – All our tests are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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Trying for a baby can be difficult and, for many couples, stressful. We hope that our ovulation tests can help you in becoming pregnant. By using our ovulation tests, your fertile time – when you ovulate – can be quickly and easily identified, and at an affordable price. We welcome any questions you might have about how our tests work and how they may benefit you, please feel free to contact us.

Photo Credit: “Anticipating” (Public Domain) by kcezary

This post first appeared in 2013 and has been updated since.

Zoom Baby is a leading supplier of Pregnancy Tests and Ovulation Test Kits

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