Ovulation is the time in your cycle when one of your ovaries releases an egg. If it is met with sperm, it can result in fertilisation and pregnancy, but if it is not fertilised, it’s absorbed into your uterine lining. During your next period, the lining and the egg are shed from your body.
Progesterone, is an integral part of fertility treatment – a hormone that is produced in your ovaries, and is at its highest during ovulation. Progesterone’s most crucial achievement is that it prepares the endometrium, or uterus lining, for pregnancy. Essentially, it thickens the uterus lining to allow a fertilized egg to implant. Progesterone is an integral part of fertility treatment.
Without enough progesterone during the critical implantation window, the uterine lining may not be receptive to an embryo and pregnancy may not happen. Or, if it does, it may end up in early miscarriage.
This test is for you if:
- you are struggling to conceive and you want to check that you are ovulating as part of your fertility investigations
- you are planning a family and want to check you are ovulating normally
- you want to repeat a previous inconclusive result
- you want to check whether your progesterone level is high enough for ovulation to have occurred
Please remember though, these tests are not a substitute for seeing your doctor. Our doctors will interpret your results based on the information you have provided, but will not diagnose, consult or provide any treatment. You will be advised to see your doctor for any necessary follow-up action.