(Closed) Has anyone gotten pregnant using the ovulation kit

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2030 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Sort of… I was charting using NFP for 8 months and my doctor said she didn’t believe my charts were accurate (even though they absolutely were). She asked me to use an ovulation kit to verify my charts. So last month I did my regular charting as well as the OPK. The OPK only showed I was ovulating the morning AFTER I had already ovulated.  So I would not say that it did anything to help me (by the time I tested positive on the OPK, I was already 12 hours pregnant) but it did confirm my chart for my doctor 🙂

Post # 4
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I used Ovulation Predictor Kits bc I was having pretty erratic periods. I got pregnant the first month of trying. But, this is also not my first baby, and I knew I didn’t have any underlying fertility issues. I have a friend who used them for a few months, but it was a waste of her money bc her periods were super regular, they just weren’t having luck. They eventually did get pregnant, but they had stopped using them. If you don’t mind spending the $, I think they’re fine, but they also aren’t a sure-fire method. Good luck, though!

Post # 5
1944 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Well I have been using them 2 months now and I am hoping this weekend our prayers were answered. It’s been weird bc I have been regular since going off BC in Jan and in March the OPK was right on with what my charting said but we just did not have any luck. But come April my cycle did not come till day 34, so when I did my charting I wasnt suppose to be ovulating till this coming Tuesday or Wed but it still says to test a few days prior depending on your average cycle. Well I took an OPK this Saturday and it came out positive super fast in the morning and my other charting-temp and CM was dead on for positive signs of ovulation. So who knows when I really was suppose to ovulate or if I even did. So we will see, my body is starting to act up and be strange and with how worked up I got last mth I am trying to just let things happen when they are suppose to.

Post # 6
4123 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I highly recommend getting the book, “Taking charge of your fertility.” It’s using the Sympto-Thermal method of fertility awareness.  You can use it to achieve or postpone pregnancy… and it’s the “charting” and symptoms many have mentioned. The things I learned actually had me mad that I had never (even in biology courses) been explained the connections and body basics. 

The quick version of fertilization is that sperm can live for a few days, but your egg will die within 24 hrs of being released. This gives you a fertile window. It also takes sperm a certain amount of time to get to the egg…. so basically, the more you know about your body, the cheaper, quicker, and easier it is to achieve… or postpone pregnancy. Your body tells you exactly when, without the use of kits.

Personally, I think they are skills each woman should know. It can also show you if there are “problems” or issues going on in your body as well.

Good luck! Let us know when you achieve your pregnancy!

Post # 7
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Yeah I used them to get to know my cycle – honestly, I knew I wasn’t going to be diligent enough to chart so the kits helped me get a sense of when I ovulated!  The one month I actually made sure we had sex on the rigth days I got pregnant 🙂

Post # 8
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Well, we didn’t use them last month since we decided to try and had a window of about  2-3 days. BUT we were not successful. I think we tried too early, so I’m hoping to use them to confirm the charting signs this month. I think it’s definitely best to chart and not rely solely on the OPK.

Post # 9
1813 posts
Buzzing bee

I did not use them, but I did read the book KPL mentions plus did tracking on fertilityfriend.com.  I got pregnant my first try.

Post # 10
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think the more useful question is how regular is your period?  My period is very regular (I usually have a 28 or 29 day cycle), and the ovulation kits predicted that I would be ovulating on the exact same dates as my fertility calendar.  Even though I didn’t learn any new information, it was worth $15 to give me a bit more peace of mind that we were trying on the right dates.  After two months of both information matching, I stopped using the ovulation kit and just followed my fertility calendar.  That was the month I got pregnant!  But if your cycle is irregular, I think the ovulation predictor kits are much more useful and can help you better target which dates to try and you should continue using them over the long term.  

Oh, and consumer reports investigated pregnancy tests and ovulation kits.  They found first response pregnancy tests, and ClearPlan Easy Ovulation Test Pack to be the most accurate.  Best of luck to you!

source: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/01/27/earlyshow/health/main538075.shtml

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