(Closed) OPK experiences

posted 4 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How did OPK help you conceive?
    Successfully : (13 votes)
    62 %
    Not sure / hard to tell : (5 votes)
    24 %
    Unsuccessfully : (3 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    175 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m using them too, only just started so not sure how its gonna work out but I like feeling like I’m doing somehing to helpsooed the process up! I’m not temping alongside the OPK so I suppose its not 100% but its worth a shot! Good luck!

    Post # 4
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    942 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @CatyLady:  I started to use them the cycle before we actually ttc to figure out if I followed an exact schedule and if I ovulated the same time every month.  The second month I ovulated at the same time and we were then actively TTC–  I didn’t get to do further research because we were surprised to find out that we had a BFP after our first try. 

    If I didn’t know through the OPK when I ovulated, I would have missed my O day every time because I personally believed that I ovulated earlier than 17 days.  Thinking back to our past cycle I ovulated on a Saturday and we bd that Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday. So if I had to guess, it was the Saturday swimmers that did the trick, but just an assumption.  

    So yes, OPK did help us to concieve! 

    Post # 5
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    1664 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Our first month we were NTNP, and I was surprised at how disappointed I was when I got my BFN. So in september, I used OPKs. I was lucky and the first one I took was almost positive… the next day I got my positive… and at that point we had already BDd the last couple days so just continued for another couple days since I knew we were in that window. We were successful that first actual try 🙂 

    Post # 6
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    276 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I’m headed into my fourth cycle and the opks work for me. We aren’t TTC yet but will be in a few more months So I’m trying to get to know my cycle. I have had a positive opk each time and I ovulated within 24 hours each time (confirmed bc I temp also) I feel like in March when we start TTC they will be very helpful. Oh and I use the ones from dollar tree, love them!

    Post # 7
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    2321 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Whoa! I had no idea Dollar Tree had these. I haven’t yet tried them. But I am temping and I am getting a pretty good picture of when my O arrives. So if nothing happens for the next 3 mths, I will use the OPKs.

    Post # 8
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    1031 posts
    Bumble bee

    The first cycle that I used OPKs was the one that we concieved on.

    I’m not saying that it was the only thing, I was also temping, and I was actually home during my fertile window. I do however think that it helped with the whole timing thing.

    Post # 9
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    2179 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I used OPKs the entire time I charted. My O day was usually between CD 18-21. However, the month I got KU, I ONLY knew it was O day because of the OPK– I randomly O’d on CD 14. Without testing, I would have missed it, based on my previous days!

    Post # 10
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    2125 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    We didn’t have any success for 5 cycles of “shooting blind” out schedules are crazy, I almost never see dh untill the weekends so I was certain we were missing ovulation. I got pregnant the first cycle of using OPK’s. I found them so easy to use and read…it was pretty clear when my surge came. 

    I think it would have just taken longer without them. 

    Post # 10
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    4688 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    bump! just strted using wondfos and I don’t really know what im dong

    Post # 11
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    2641 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    lealorali:  Just realised that this is an old thread so I’m replying directly to you. I know you chart but it’s really good to use opks too. Its handy, especially if you don’t O at the same time every month. Im pretty regular but usually O between days 14 and 17 so it’s handy for the times when I o early. Actually, this month I’m on cd 20 and just got a positive opk (Travelling and jetlag have put things off!) I wouldnt have known without opks that I’m about to O. I use the SMEP plan which is bd EOD from approx cd8 and then 3 days in a row from your positive opk, one day rest and one more bd. Look it up. Be warned though, a positive opk doesn’t mean you’re Oing (temping Will confirm) and you may get more than one surge. I got a surge at cd7 And cd15 one month.

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

    phoebephoebo:  super helpful! Thanks! Yeah between temping, cm checks and now opks, I’m hoping to narrow it down. I’m going to look up that SMEp plan!

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