Post # 1
I would really appreciate your help on this! 🙂 It’s our first cycle of TTC so I’m brand new to the whole thing including ovulation kits. Also, it’s double difficult on us since my husband goes to school out of state so I only see him occasionally. My question is the following…
My husband was home for the past few days. This is my first cycle using the advanced clearblue digital ovulation test. I got my first flashing smiley and we BD that day (sorry TMI). Then we again BD the next day which was last night. I tested the this morning like 8 hours later and got a solid smiley. My husband left so we can’t BD until next time. Does doing it before seeing the solid smiley have a chance at conceiving? Or do you have to do it after you get the solid smiley?
Post # 2
PurpleGirl2: Doing it before the solid smiley is okay, and it could work. However, it’s best to just do it every other day. I understand in your situation that may not be possible, but you usually have a good chance if you BD within 1-2 days before the solid smiley, the day of, and the next 1-2 days after. I would suggest just getting the regular digital OPK from ClearBlue, not the advanced one with the different types of smileys. To me it’s a little easier to pinpoint ovulation because either there is a smiley or there is not. I find that I ovulate the day after my last positive OPK. Hope This Helps
Post # 3
Good luck! Fertile window is 5 daysish, sI don’t rule it out yet. if there was no chance it wouldn’t be a fertole smile 🙂 These things confuse me. It’s my first month using it and I got a solid smey the day after AF stopped (I have short 24 day cycles. Obviously i ass quite frustrated as we didnt the lead up fertile days. This was Friday evening. I tested this morning (Monday) after smiley disappeared, and I got another solid smiley. So confusing!
Post # 4
I used the advanced kit at the same time as regular OPKs (the ones with just two lines) and, from memory, I got the solid smiley face always at least a day before I got a positive regular OPK. I think it’s because it compares your LH to your baseline and, therefore, you may not be as close to ovulating when you get the solid face compared to when you get a positive regular OPK. After I got a positive regular OPK, based on ovulation pain and charting, I ovulated about 12-24 hours later.
Therefore, if it worked the same way for you, you would have a chance as sperm can live inside you for a couple of days but it’s not perfect timing because a positive regular opk means that a LH surge is detected and you will ovulate during the next day or so, provided that an egg is released because opks can’t confirm that ovulation actually occurs.
Post # 5
I also want to add – I did a regular dip OPK, first response brand, and it came up negative whilst the other is positive.
Post # 6
Thank you all for your help! Who knew trying to get pregnant can be so tricky, when while you’re preventing it seems the opposite!