Neg OPK and Charting Questions

posted 3 months ago in TTC
Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
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allsmiles92 :  so, your coverline at this point will be roughly 97.8, because of your temps on the 5th and 9th.  Those temps, to me, really don’t look like they’re out of place, because of the 4th and 10th respectively.

your temp today was ~97.7.. i.e. below coverline.  What that means is it’s totally possible you did ovulate somewhere between CD17 and CD19.. but it’s also totally possible yesterdays temp was just a fluke high.  Only time will tell.. by Sunday you’ll know.

Post # 19
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allsmiles92 :  did your OPKs at least get *close* to positive (on the regular strips)?

If not.. then I really don’t think you O’d.  leutinizing hormone is pretty necessary for ovulation, yeah.

Yes.  Some peoples’ temps drop a few days before AF but it should stay up for at least 3 or 4 days.

I’ve never read it, I just picked up this info online, but if you want to really know a lot about charting I hear the book Taking Charge of your Fertility is great.  It’s so popular and has been around for so long you could just borrow it from the library, if you don’t feel like buying it.

Post # 21
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allsmiles92 :  i dunno, I’ve never used a digital.

As much as it sucks to entertain the idea you didn’t ovulate, I’d keep testing and temping just in case.  You want to make sure if you do get a positive OPK you BD at least once right before you ovulate.

Post # 23
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allsmiles92 :  it’s a pretty decent sign you most likely are ovulating, yes.

You know, up until last month my cycles were pretty regular.. 29-32 days, pretty much every month.  Last month 38, and I’m starting to bet this month is gonna be long too… as much as I try to be chill about TTC I obviously let it stress me out.. I just want it too badly.  

Having a random long month isn’t that uncommon.  Having a random anovulatory month also isn’t unheard of, fwiw.  Unfortunately, stress causes both to become more likely.  Because the Gods love irony. (You want a baby?! HA!)

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
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allsmiles92 :  It kind of looks like you O’d but as amanda1988 : said, it’s possible you didn’t, a small dip below the coverline could be nothing, and without seeing the OPKs, it’s really hard to say.

I HIGHLY recommend reading TCOYF; it’s like the charting bible and SO helpful. It helped me SO much.

Update us in a couple of days with a few more temps, I bet we’ll know a lot more by Sunday or Monday. But, just in case, keep up the BD’ing, at least every other day…

Post # 26
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allsmiles92 :  tens of millions of women get pregnant every year without having the slightest clue what’s going on in their body.  Don’t worry too much about your lack of understanding.  (I know.. easier said than done)

Post # 29
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Busy bee

I’m not sure how long your cycles are but maybe you just ovulate later in your cycle? I had also always read that you’re supposed to use the OPKs in the afternoon instead of the morning but I was only able to catch my surge in the morning last month since I drink so much water that I never had enough concentrated urine in the afternoon. I’d also recommend reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility. I definitely agree it’s important to listen to your body. Checking cervical mucus is super helpful and if you’re feeling amorous go ahead and BD even if you don’t think you’re ovulating yet. The first 2 cycles I tracked ovulation I O’d on CD20 and this month I felt really turned on by hubs before day 20 so we just went with it and it turns out I ovulated early on CD16 instead of 20 (and we got a BFP).

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