Dr. Adamson shares how long it takes a woman to ovulate after a positive result from an ovulation predictor kit (OPK).
Dr. David Adamson:
When couples are trying to get pregnant, many use the ovulation predictor kit to try to find out exactly when they are ovulating. And generally speaking, ovulation will occur within 12 to 60 hours with an average range of about 24 to 36 hours or one to one and a half days after the urinary luteinizing hormone surge is seen.
But one of the things I’d really like to emphasize is that it’s important four couples to be having intercourse about every two days plus or minus one day, in other words every one to three days, starting about five or six days before the expected time of ovulation, just to make sure that they don’t miss the time of ovulation that month.
So, the urinary LH predictor kits can be very, very helpful but couples should not wait to see the surge until they have intercourse just one time.
About Dr. David Adamson M.D., F.R.C.S.C., F.A.C.O.G., F.A.C.S.:
Dr. David Adamson is a Board Certified specialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is Director of Fertility Physicians of Northern California and the Fertility and Reproductive Health Institute, a Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine, and Associate Clinical Professor at U.C. San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Adamson received his M.D. degree from the University of Toronto in Canada, and his reproductive endocrinology fellowship training at Stanford University. Dr. Adamson has published extensively and is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on IVF, reproductive surgery and endometriosis. Dr. Adamson is President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), and a charter member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons.