Interesting Article…

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Schatzie821:  I saw this a few days ago and found it interesting as well! I generally love articles on The Slate! 

Post # 4
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Schatzie821:  That is interesting. The ovulation sticks do not have to be expensive. I bought a large pack on Amazon for about $20.00 and it included a bunch of Wondflo PT as well. I am not charting because frankly I find that just too overwhelming.

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I used a Lady Comp (google it) which is basically idiot proof. You set your alarm for some time in the morning, take your temp with the attached thermometer when it goes off, and that’s it. Red light days you could get pregant, blinking red light the day you ovulate, and green lights when you can’t get pregnant. No interpretation or guessing! 

It IS sort of expensive, but my husband’s HSA paid for ours. So if you have some sort of HSA available it can be free!

Post # 7
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Schatzie821:  That is good news! I’m starting to think this month is out for me so here is hoping that they do the trick next month. I had ordered them after I was supposed to ovlulate this month (just didn’t get on the ball fast enough).

So clarify for me if you will…the darker the second line the closer you are to ovulating right? If there is a faint second line you will ovulate soon or have ovulated but aren’t currently ovulating?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I started using the OPKs and I have also been charting… this article is so helpful to me because my temperatures are NOT following the typical pattern. I DID, however, have a positive OPK on the 14th and EWCM on the 15th and 16th- so this makes me feel better. My temperature did dip a bit then go up, but my basal body temperature is really much the same throughout my cycle. Link to chart here:

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/salmonbaby

Basically, I hope the OPKs are right and my chart is just one of the difficult ones. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Treejewel19: I know this is a really weird question on OPKs, but I was thinking about buying some from amazon to use when my SO and I get married.  Do you urinate directly on them or do you have to pee in a cup and dip them?  I find peeing in a cup to be disgusting so I was hoping it’s just pee directly on them.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@salmonofmarriage:  It could mean that you have low progesterone/weak ovulation if your temperature doesn’t go above the control.  If you find that you’re struggling to conceive, and your temperatures aren’t going up you might try talking to your doctor about progesterone supplementation.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@CorgiTales:  I’d love to get a LadyComp but I can’t find where they sell them (plus they’re super expensive). They used to sell them on Amazon.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@beekiss:  I bought mine direct off their website (http://www.lady-comp.com/en/). It is expensive, but like I said– our HSA paid for it. You might check into whether you have anything like that you could use through yours or your husband’s work?

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@beekiss:  That’s what I am afaid of. Also, today just had more EWCM. Does this mean I am ovulating NOW, or having delayed ovulation? So confused. 🙁

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@salmonofmarriage:  Maybe you’re gearing up for ovulation?  Was your positive OPK line equal in intensity with regards to the control line? 

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