Post # 1
Disclaimer: This is my first month off birth control pills (after 18+ years) and my first month charting, etc
As I am 38, my OB/GYN’s biggest concern after coming off the pill was that I wouldn’t ovulate. He wanted me to start charting and doing all that tracking stuff right out of the gate so that come the fall, if I’m not pregnant, we have lots of information to work with to get things rolling.
So today I got crosshairs! I ovulated! I have fetrile CM (it’s not as good as EWCM but I’ll take it)! I have positive OPK’s!!
I am very excited that my body seems to doing what I want it to do!!
One question- how long does one normally have positive OPK’s? I only had 2 days. is that normal? Weird? I was only testing once a day, in the morning. That negative test on CD17 was in the morning; had I tested again in the evening, it may have come back positive (I’m still learning this stuff)
Here is my chart just in case anyone wants to see it…..
Post # 3
Sorry I don’t really have charting advice but I do want to say congrats on your positive opk, looks promising! Here’s to a happy, healthy and hopefully short TTC journey.
Post # 4
@Glasgowbound: Yeah for crosshairs! I think how long OPKs stay positive differs for every person. I think 2 days is really good because I don’t think mine are positive for more than an hour; it is very hard for me to catch it even if I test 2 times a day. It just depends on how much LH your body produces.
Post # 5
@onyx81: huh. I didn’t know that. I guess I should be pretty happy with 2 days then 🙂 They were both positive almost immediately – didn’t even have to wait the 5 minutes to read the test.
Post # 7
Yeah I think 2 days is fairly standard. Yay for ovulation!
Post # 8
some girls only get + for a few hours, some get 3 days! if your OPK on CD17 was + at night, i’d imput that one as + too! technically “they” say after you get one +, you should stop testing. but i usually do like 3 total! 🙂 yay for CH!!
Post # 9
Yay for crosshairs 🙂
I always find it really difficult to read the non-digital opks (as my test line never seems stronger than the control), or maybe I keep missing the window. I think the fertility monitor I use just automatically outputs another peak, then a high, after the first peak reading (for teh LH surge)
Post # 10
Thats so exciting! Congrats! It’s my first month off of BCP and charting as well. I’m waiting for my first crosshairs – I’m thinking (hoping) it might be soon. I’m 32 and have PCOS so there’s concern about not ovulating here as well. Good luck with your TTC journey and congrats again on your first crosshairs! 🙂
Post # 11
Yay! Hoping your O luck rubs off on me!
Post # 12
Congrats, have fun BD’ing!
I only get positive OPK’s for a few hours, which mens I have to test twice and I only get one positive, everyone is different though.