Ovulation and pregnancy testing


  • Welcome
  • Fertility: the facts
  • The monthly cycle
  • Sperm production
  • How common is infertility?
  • Common causes of infertility
  • Lifestyle factors
  • Pre-conception planning
  • Home ovulation tests
  • Confirming a pregnancy
  • Assessment questions
  • Action & Evaluation


This OTC module is about ovulation and pregnancy testing. It will consider fertility, common causes of infertility, pre-conception planning and pregnancy testing.


After this module assistants will: 

  • Understand the different stages of the female monthly cycle
  • Be aware of the statistics related to infertility
  • Be aware of the importance of good pre-conception care and a healthy lifestyle
  • Be able to advise on the use of ovulation tests
  • Be familiar with the early signs and symptoms of pregnancy
  • Have an understanding of home pregnancy tests and when they can be used.


Jane Feely, PhD

About this module

This module has been endorsed with the NPA’s Training Seal as suitable for use by medicines counter assistants as part of their ongoing learning. Complete the questions at the end to include in your learning log.



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