Digital POKs

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve used the digital OPKs since month 4 or so of TTC. I use the clear blue digital and then the clear blue digital advanced. I prefer the advanced. It tells you when you are low fertility, high fertility and then peak. They are pricey but since i tend to ovulate earlier in my cycle, I only needed to use for 2-3 days to confirm my LH surge. I generally get 1 day of low, 1-2 days of high, and then peak. But, I have a shorter cycle (24-26 days). Did they help? Well, I’m not pregnant, but I’ve also had 2 failed cycles of IVF. If the Dr. can’t get me pregnant, an OPK certainly wouldn’t do it. I think if you already know when you ovulate generally in your cycle, it may not be useful and may not help. If you don’t know that already, it will be useful.  If you are charting already, I’d buy 1-2 packs of digital OPKs to confirm that your chart matches the LH surge with the OPK and then discontinue using them. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee

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mainely :  I’ve used the Advanced Clearblue or cheapies! 

Had to get my Day 3 / Day 21 bloods done as I thought I wasn’t ovulating because I was rarely getting the peak, indeed high was hit & miss too. 

Used the cheapies & learned I’ve a short surge (hence why I was missing it using the Advanced). So this was helpful as I know I have to test in the evening between 5-7 or I’ll miss. 

In October I got my first peak on Advanced & ended up pregnant. Which unfortunately I miscarried. This month I got my 1st peak since the MC so we’ll wait & see. 

Basically OPK helped but I’ve deffo found since I started temping & monitoring EWCM I’ve come more in turn with my body. I ovulated 3 days early this month & I knew due to pain & slight EWCM but was confirmed with OPK & temping. 

Theyre definately worth giving a go for a month or 2. Best of luck 

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