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LH and Ovulation

Luteinizing hormone (LH) can be measured by ovulation prediction kits that identify the presence of LH in your urine. The presence of increased amounts of LH in your urine usually means that you will ovulate within 24 hours.

A surge of LH, which is sent to your ovary, causes your ovary to produce enzymes which in turn causes the dominant follicle to rupture and release the egg into the Fallopian tube. This is ovulation. 

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Cervical Position

Your cervical position offers an optional or secondary fertility sign. Like your cervical fluid, your cervix position also responds to the presence of estrogen.

Early in your cycle, during and just after menstruation when your estrogen level is low, your cervix is low, hard, firm​, and closed and easy to feel with your fingers. 

Later, at peak fertility, it will change to soft, high, open, and wet – SHOWing that estrogen is high. 

Then a few days after ovulation it will return again to its low, hard, firm, and closed position, indicating that your fertile time that month has passed. 

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