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5 Ovulation Questions, Answered with Dr. Kenosha Gleaton, OB/GYN and Medical Advisor, Natalist

I'm Dr. Kanasha Bleaton, practicing OBGYN, mom of 2, and medical advisor to Natalys. I'm here to talk to you about the vital role that ovulation plays in your conception journey. Here are the 5 most common questions that I get about ovulation. A positive test will have 2 lines automatically.

The test line should be as dark as or darker than the control line. And this line indicates that your body has released luteinizing hormones. This hormone is super important because it triggers ovulation within 12 to 36 hours. Sprout can live in the reproductive tract for up to 5 days. This means that even if you have intercourse a few days before ovulation, conception can still happen.

An ovulation test only predicts ovulation. It does not confirm ovulation. If you're looking to detect or confirm that you ovulated, you may need an ultrasound. If you have any of these symptoms, I would suggest you talk to your health care provider about ways to confirm your ovulation. I would recommend that you wait at least 12 to 14 days after ovulation to test for pregnancy.

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