Can someone help with ovulation kits?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
360 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

What cycle day are you on? 

Post # 6
1305 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think sometimes it helps to have a set plan. I used this one and it worked for us.

A faint line usually means that ovulation is getting close, but there really isn’t any way to say how many days you’ll have to wait. It could be 2 days or it could be a week or more.

Post # 7
4296 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs.Moser:  I would go to Amazon and get a huge supply of cheap Wondfo OPK’s. I would then test twice a day. Mine never really faded in or out. Just a slight line for a few days then BAM positive. Also remember it can take up to 3 days to actually ovulate after a positive test. What CD are you starting to test?

Post # 8
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I found the tests to be totally confusing too.. so don’t feel bad :).  I actually ended up with the Clearblue easy ovulation test (10 tests I think) that is digital.  You do it once per day in the AM only and I got my BFP this month!  you get a flashing smiley face on a high fertile day and a solid smiley on PEAK day.  After I got my smiley we BD’d twice that day and once the next 2 days!  🙂 GOOD LUCK! 

Post # 9
2197 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

The reason you are seeing a faint line is that there is usually always a small amount of LH in your system through out the month. So a faint line does not mean you will ovulate soon. You are looking for the surge of LH, signaling upcoming ovulation. That’s why you want the line the same or darker than the control line. Test twice a day. (and don’t use first morning urine. Use later morning/afternoon and early/later evening) If you test only once you can miss the surge if it’s short. Once you get your first positive, then you will typically ovulate 24-48 hours later (some tests will say 12-36 hours later). So get to BDing once you get the first positive. Start testing with the strips from day 8 since your cycle is shorter than most. But not every woman ovulates exactly mid way through her cycle. I thought I ovulated close to CD 14. Turns out I got a positive OPK on CD 17. A lot of charters will tell you the only way to know if you ovulate is to temp your BBT. I’m not there yet. Here is a picutre of my most recent positive OPK. You can see the test line is darker than the control line.


Post # 10
243 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Wow, thanks for this.  I’m in the same boat and found it really helpful.  That faint line on the ovulation tests drives me nuts, lol.

Does anyone know, if you never do get a positive test result, could it mean that you may not be ovulating?

Post # 11
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Being aware of your cervical fluid can REALLY help in figuring out the timing for OPKs.  If you aren’t seeing any fertile CM (watery or egg-white consistency), there’s probably no point in using OPKs yet.  If you don’t see any cervical fluid, or if it’s sticky or creamy, you probably have a little while before ovulation.  I start using the tests (twice a day) once I start getting egg-white CM, and like others have said, mine go from the faint line (which would show up all month) to dark really quickly.  And yes, I would advocate for charting your temps (because that way you can actually confirm that ovulation happened, and on what day – because a positive OPK just means you’re having a hormone surge and could ovulate within the next few days), but I know some people feel like that would be too much for them (although it is really easy!) 🙂

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