(Closed) I must have looked everywhere for help with no luck. Need some Ovulation advice

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
1602 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Try taking your basal body temperature every morning and charting that. Where you see the temperature shift is where you ovulated. OPKs can tell you when you may be close to ovulating, but they can’t actually confirm anything. 

Post # 3
7143 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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poptart8926 :  I second confirming ovulation with basal body temperature.  You don’t have to take BBT all cycle long, if you don’t want to… I just would as you think ovulation is approaching through when you get 3 days of high temps.

Post # 4
7509 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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poptart8926 :  It’s impossible to tell without seeing the strips. I’m sure you know this already but remember, with OPK’s the test line needs to be just as dark as the control line. They aren’t like a pregnancy test where two lines means positive no matter the color. For me, I’ve always tested with second morning urin, not first morning. You should also continue to use them several times throughout the day.

Aside from that, temping is the next step.

Post # 5
2427 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

OPK are just a way to confirm your body is surging and preparing for ovulation. A few things may be happening:

You could be having a longer than normal surge. It isn’t uncommon for hormones to peak and not ovulate immediately. Remember the only way to confirm ovulation is through BBT or an ultrasound. Bloodwork and follicle measurement is the most accurate way to determine impending O.

Digitals take into account both your estrogen as well as LH to determine “peak.” They are not always accurate.

CVS brand OPK are notorious for causing false positives. I would use wondfo over cvs brand.

Post # 6
2368 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

And often times those strips have 2 lines but its negative until the 2 lines are really strong. A bit confusing as pregnancy tests are either one or two likes but those OPK tests have 2 lines but unless it’s strong it’s a negative 

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