It is well known that, the best time to try to conceive is during ovulation. If you are pretty sure that you tried to conceive during your ovulation period, you may either choose to wait for the next ovulation period and see whether you will have your menstrual period, or whether you will miss it. If you are eager to fall pregnant, you may find it a very long time to wait for another one month to know for sure whether your efforts were successful. To kill the suspense, you can opt to take a pregnancy test. But when can you test for pregnancy after ovulation?
Testing for pregnancy immediately after ovulation is not likely to give positive results. It is recommended for you to wait for about four weeks after ovulation for you to take the pregnancy test. The chances of getting accurate results after taking a pregnancy test are high when the test is done a few weeks after ovulation.
What exactly happens during ovulation?
The chances of a woman falling pregnant are high during the ovulation period. There are a number of things that usually happen during this time, which indicate that a woman is ready to conceive. The cervical mucus increases and changes in consistency. Should you notice this change, then you should know that it is time to try.
So, what happens after ovulation if you are not pregnant? If one does not manage to fall pregnant after ovulation, the egg disintegrates and gets absorbed back into the body. This means that, you will expect to have your menstrual period. As mentioned earlier, the mucus tends to increase during ovulation. After ovulation, it becomes less slippery and more creamy or sticky in consistency.
It would also be good if you know what happens after ovulation if you are pregnant. Immediately after ovulation, you will not witness any notable change. The first thing that you will notice will be implantation bleeding, which will happen after implantation has taken place. Implantation occurs when the fertilized egg attaches itself on the uterus wall.
The best time for you to take a pregnancy test is after implantation bleeding has taken place. It is not advisable for you to take the test immediately after implantation bleeding. You can wait for a week or two when the chances of getting accurate results are higher. The longer you stay after ovulation, the higher the chances of getting a positive result.
A blood test on the other hand, can help determine whether one is pregnant or not at an earlier time than the urine test. If you are more curious to know about your status, you can consider visiting a healthcare center or clinic and have the doctor take a blood test to determine whether you are pregnant or not. If you intend to use a urine test, then you will have to be a little bit patient. This is because the chances of getting positive results with urine tests are higher if the tests are not taken too soon after a woman falls pregnant.