OvuPlan - Frequently Asked Questions

OvuPlan - FAQs

OvuPlan Pregnancy Planning Kit

01.How accurate is the OvuPlan ovulation urine test?

In laboratory studies, OvuPlan has been proven to be 99% accurate.

02.Is timing critical in getting an accurate result?

Yes! A timer or watch is suggested to monitor the observation time. The colour intensity of both the test and control lines increases over time. The rate of increase may differ between the two lines. Thus, the test should be read within the specified time (5 to 10 minutes).

03.What time of day can I test?

You may test at any time of the day at your convenience. However you should test at approximately the same time each day. We do not recommend use of your first morning urine. You should reduce your liquid intake in the 2 hours before testing.

04.Do I need to compare my daily readings?

No. Each daily reading tells you whether you have detected your LH surge.

05.Do I need to use all 10 OvuPlan tests?

No. You can stop testing when you detect your LH surge and save the remaining tests for the next month if necessary.

06.What if neither the test line nor the control line appear in the window?

An inconclusive result with no control line and no result line is unlikely, but if no lines appear, or only a result line is visible, the result is invalid. Please re-read the instructions carefully or watch the “how to” video on this website and repeat using a new test.

07.What could interfere with my test results?

If you are pregnant, have recently been pregnant or have reached menopause, you may get a misleading result. This may also be true if you are taking certain prescription drugs or receiving injections which contain human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) or LH.

08.Will oral contraceptives affect the result?

After using the pill, your cycle may be irregular and may take some time to stabilise again. You may wish to wait until you have had two normal periods before starting to use the OvuPlan test. Follow your doctor’s advice on when to best try to become pregnant.

09.I have tested for 10 days and I did not see my LH surge. What is wrong?

About 90% of ovulating women with regular cycles will see their surge during 8 to 10 days of testing. If you do not, it could mean that you have not ovulated this month (even though you may menstruate). If you are having a short cycle this month, it is possible that you ovulated before you started testing. If you are having a long cycle this month, you may not have ovulated yet. You may continue testing or test again next month. Don’t worry, it’s normal to have an occasional short or long cycle, or to have a cycle without ovulating. If after several months of testing, your LH surge is still not detected, you may wish to consult your doctor.

10.I have used the OvuPlan test for several months, and each month I have seen a surge and have had intercourse that day or night. I have not become pregnant yet. What is wrong?

It may take normal, healthy couples more than a few months to become pregnant. There are many factors that affect your ability to become pregnant, even if you have intercourse during your fertile period. If after many months you still have no success, consult your doctor. Since you have been monitoring your fertile period, you will be able to give your doctor a picture of your menstrual cycle.

11.If the OvuPlan test can determine my most fertile time, why can’t I use it for contraception (birth control)?

Sperm can survive up to 72 hours (3 days), and this test predicts your LH surge only up to 24 to 36 hours in advance. Therefore, if you have intercourse before you discover your surge, the egg can still be fertilised.

12.When can I find out if I am pregnant?

Pregnosis is a highly accurate and convenient at-home test for the detection of pregnancy. You can test with Pregnosis as early as the first day that you miss your next period. Pregnosis requires only one simple step and can give you an accurate result in as little as 3 minutes. Pregnosis is available in pharmacies everywhere. One Pregnosis test is included in the OvuPlan Pregnancy Planning Kit.

OvuPlan Scope

01.Can everyone use OvuPlan Scope?

OvuPlan Scope is most suitable for couples who are trying to have a family and want to determine the fertile time of the menstrual cycle. As OvuPlan Scope identifies the days when oestrogen levels are high (through a corresponding increase in sodium chloride), it is not suitable for use in the following situations:

  1. Fertility medication can increase oestrogen levels and may result in the fern pattern
  2. Contraceptives (pills or injections) affect hormone levels and may affect your saliva. You may have to wait for 1 or 2 natural cycles after stopping contraceptives before starting to use OvuPlan Scope
  3. Any medication which affects the mucus may give a false result eg. expectorant medication for a cough
  4. Pregnancy increases oestrogen levels and may result in a constant fern pattern
  5. Women with very low oestrogen levels may not have enough oestrogen to produce the fern pattern
  6. Women with naturally high oestrogen levels may produce a constant fern pattern
  7. Women approaching menopause may not have enough oestrogen to produce the fern pattern
  8. Infections of the mouth and throat may contaminate the saliva and affect the reading

02.I have used OvuPlan Scope for several months and each month have had sexual intercourse during the fertile period but I have not become pregnant yet. What is wrong?

It may take normal, healthy couples more than a few months to become pregnant. There are many factors that affect your ability to become pregnant, even if you have intercourse during your fertile period. If after many months you still have no success, consult your doctor. Since you have been monitoring your fertile period, you will be able to give your doctor a picture of your menstrual cycle.

General Questions

01.When can I find out whether I am pregnant?

Pregnosis is a highly accurate and convenient at-home test for the detection of pregnancy. You can test with Pregnosis as early as the first day that you miss your next period. Pregnosis requires only one still simple step and can give you an accurate result in as little as 3 minutes. Pregnosis is available in pharmacies everywhere.

02.When in my cycle am I most likely to become pregnant?

You are most likely to become pregnant if you have intercourse during the time when oestrogen levels peak. This is around the time of ovulation. You can also become pregnant if you have intercourse 3 days before and the day after ovulation. You are not likely to become pregnant during your period, 5 days before ovulation or more than 1 day after ovulation.

03.How can I increase my chances of a healthy pregnancy?

To increase your chances of a healthy pregnancy for you and your baby, you should consider the following:

  1. Maintain a well-balanced diet
  2. Stop smoking
  3. Avoid alcohol consumption

The first three months of pregnancy are the most important for your developing baby. You should see your doctor immediately for proper care and nutrition counselling.