So you're trying for a baby! The pinktimeline.com is here to support you. Fertility Expert, Zita West, says “The 2-week wait, the time between ovulation and the time to test, is a time period filled with hope and excitement but can be stressful too."
No-one likes to wait, especially when it’s for such a life-changing answer! First Response Early Pregnancy Test can cut your wait short!
Ovulation occurs when a mature egg is released, marking the second phase of your cycle and the beginning of the 2-week wait.
You can predict ovulation by using a First Response Ovulation Test. The test measures LH (luteinising hormone), which is always present in your urine and increases just before your 2 most fertile days of the month. This increase, or ‘surge,’ in LH triggers ovulation. Most women will ovulate within 24 to 36 hours after the LH surge is detected.
It all begins when one single sperm enters the egg, usually in the fallopian tube. The head of the sperm fuses with the nucleus of the egg to create one cell and fertilization has taken place.
The embryo has divided into two cells and it will continue to divide to form a cluster of cells called a morula. The dividing will occur as the fallopian tube guides the embryo towards the uterus.
The morula enters the uterus as it develops a fluid-filled cavity and an inner cell mass. It is now called a blastocyst and floats around for up to 48 hours.
The blastocyst lands on the thick uterine lining and implantation begins. It will start to produce hormones including the pregnancy hormone, hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). The hormone will show up in your urine. Conception has now taken place!
The expected start of your next period marks the end of the 2-week wait. Remember, you can find out whether or not you are pregnant before the end of the 2 weeks with First Response Early Pregnancy Test. Please visit the 'test results' section for a message from Zita West.