(Closed) Did using an OPK work for anyone? If so, what kind and how long did it take?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I used the cheapie wondfo OpK from Amazon and they worked great! I got a positive every month on cd 15-16 and O cd 17 confirmed with temping/charting. Now I’m 18w along! 

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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Prettysmile40:  I mean, they helped us time sex when needed to conceive faster, but using them won’t make you pregnant, even if used correctly. I used them, conceived the second month trying, lost that pregnancy at 6.5 weeks, then used the following cycle and luckily conceived this baby (22 weeks today) that cycle. They do help narrow your FW and we aimed to hit O-2, O-1, and O. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Timing wise, yes they helped. I used Walgreens OPKs and got pregnant my first month off the pill (last month). Ended up losing that pregnancy, but hopeful for this cycle and will be using them again. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I used them the first cycle and got pregnant, however it ended in a MC. The 2nd cycle I skipped them and did not get pregnant. I will be using them again this cycle!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We tried for two months, then on the third month I used OPKs and we got pregnant. We are now 29 weeks along! Not sure if the OPKs had anything to do with our success, but it certainly helped us to ensure optimal timing.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I used them this cycle to get an idea of timings and I actually ovulated almost a week after I expected to. Yet to find out whether it ‘worked’ but I definitely got positive lines on the stick if that’s what you mean?

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I was charting and used a cheap one from Target. Good thing I did because I had a very short cycle the month my daughter was conceived-I would have been off by several days.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I used the Wondfos from Amazon as well. I would definitely recommend them. They really help you narrow down your fertile days. We concieved cycle 1 using them but it ended very early around 4 1/2 weeks. Continued using the OPKs and conceived cycle 3. Currently 36 weeks pregnant. 

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I use the wondfos to pinpoint O date.  They won’t make you pregnant but can help you know approx around what days you might O and so that can help your timing. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee

Yes, they help with timing. I used the first response OPK and got pregnant on my 2nd cycle of TTC. I also heard Clear Blue are the best and easy to read.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We used the clear blue along with temping/charting. The first time I got pregnant it took 2 cycles (pregnancy ended in MC, unfortuntately). We tried again a few months later doing the same thing – OPKs and charting, and we actually got pregnant in the first cycle – expecting twins this fall! 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Glen Sanders Mansion

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Prettysmile40:  I used the Wondfo brand (ordered off Amazon) and got pregnant the first month we used them. As others have said, it helps with timing sex to conceive, but of course doesn’t guarantee it. 

I actually preferred the cheap ones over the expensive digital ones. The digital ones just tell you whether your LH levels have peaked or noT. With the cheap ones, you will go from stark white to purple and it’ll get darker and darker as you get closer to reaching the LH surge. I had a very short surge and was testing twice a day. we basically started BDing every other day once my tests started showing any level of purple. I think I got 50 strips, plus 10 cheapie pregnancy tests (which confirmed my pregnancy 9 DPO) for about $23 on Amazon!

i actually have about 30 (maybe 35) of the OPK strips left. I’d be more than happy to send them to you if you want to pay shipping, which will likely be $5 or less. Let me know! 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Vegas baby!

I used wondfo opks for one full cycle. I didn’t think I ovulated because the line never got as dark as the control, however here I am at 7 weeks pregnant! I think what happened  was my pee is always so diluted because I drink a gallon of water every day. So, yes, they worked and only with one cycle! 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes I used them and got pregnant but like Jfinch it ended in an early miscarriage. They are a good way to see what’s going with your body and when you ovulate. I just used internet cheapies and they worked just fine so I wouldn’t spend a huge amount of money on the expensive ones 

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