Post # 1
Me again! I know that when testing for pregnancy one should POAS first thing in the morning (correct me if I am wrong). I was wondering when I should be POAS for OPKs?
I drink so much water everyday I never have any colour to my urine (TMI-SORRY!) so I was wondering when I should be using the OPKs? I read here that you should use OPKs in the afternoon? If thats the case then I dont see how there would be enough concentration to be accurate.
I would appreciate any help you could give me..
Post # 3
I am testing at 3:00 p.m.. I’ve also decreased the amount of water that I drink before the test in order to get a good sample. I read somewhere this morning that the test could be taken between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., but everything else I’ve read says between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m.. The reasoning for this is that horomones are typically produced while we sleep. However, it takes several hours for the newly-made horomones to make it through the kidneys and into urine. With HPTs it doesn’t matter so much because you are looking for the presence of horomones and not a surge.
Post # 4
I’ve read that you should test twice a day. One in the morning with second morning urine and then again in the afternoon so that you don’t miss your LH surge. Testing only once a day you are likely to miss your surge.
Post # 5
@Sea_bass: I am a huge water drinker and pee water color also. Too Much Information, sorry! LOL. I did not ever get a positive OPK this cycle, and I think it is because of that. =( But you always have LH in your system, so FMU “may” be more concentrated so it may be a false positive, but a lot of people (including myself) use FMU also. The thought is that the surge occurs in the afternoon I think, so try to not drink/pee for four hours prior to testing. If you search on WB for OPK there is a great thread about it. I will try to find it.
Post # 6
@ChuckNorris: Thank you, this all makes sense, but is annoying. Hah, shows how much I know. I thought they would would like a pregnancy test when you are due your period, pretty accurate….
I think I have def missed my fertile window this cycle so I will stock up in bulk for the next… I cannot live without a bottle of mineral water in my hand- this is going to be very difficult.