Today many couples are looking at ways where they can select the gender of the child that they conceive together. In this article we take a look at just one way which they may find useful when they want to know how to conceive a boy. One thing the couple need to know is exactly when the woman is ovulating so that the sperm carrying the male genes is able to fertilize the egg produced first. An ideal way of determining when ovulation has started in the woman is to use a prediction kit.
In fact ovulation prediction kits are proving very popular as a way of being able to detect the exact time period when a woman has begun to ovulate. The main advantage of using an ovulation prediction kit (OPK) is that it will tell the woman when she is about to start ovulating before it has even begun. These kits are able to detect the increased production of Luteinizing hormone within her uterus and this generally takes place around 36 hours before ovulation.
When it comes to predicting when ovulation is about to happen there are two types of kits which can be used, either the test strip or midstream method. Both of these work in the same way but are used in a different way. With the first method (test strip) this will be dipped into a the woman’s urine and left there for several seconds. Whilst the second method (midstream) requires the woman to hold the device in the stream of fluid as she urinates. Normally it takes about 5 minutes before a result is provided after the urine has come into contact with the midstream device.
There are a number of things that a couple can do when using ovulation prediction kits so that they can better determine when the woman’s ovulating time has begun. Below are just a few tips which a couple may find useful if they intend to use an ovulation prediction kit to help when they are trying with how to conceive a boy.
Tip 1 – To obtain a better idea of when to use a ovulation prediction test the couple should also use a chart for recording the woman’s body’s basal temperature. Using this chart will then help them to look back and see when ovulation is taking place normally.
Tip 2 – Although a couple may think it is a waste of time but actually carrying out the tests more than once a day is a good idea as well. The couple need to be aware that the increase in LH (Luteinizing Hormone) only occurs in the body for a short period of time and doing the test say twice each day will hopefully mean that you don’t miss this event when it occurs.
Tip 3 – Although you do not necessarily have to carry out the tests with the ovulation prediction kits first thing in the morning. What is important is that you do carry out the tests at the same time each day after the first test has been carried out. By doing this you are much more able to identify the period of time when the uterus has begun to produce more of the Luteinizing Hormone.
Tip 4 – Also you need to continue carrying on testing the urine with the ovulation prediction kits until you begin to see an increase in the production of the Luteinizing Hormone. As soon as this occurs then in order for the couple to increase their chances to conceive a boy they need to have intercourse with 36 hours.
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