Post # 1
Just took an ovulation test and it read that I didn’t O this month, my App says my O date is tmrw. However; it was a dollar store one. Can they be trustworthy? Also, if I really didn’t O then how many months off of BC does it take(It’s my first month off, I have only been takin it the past 5 months though)
Post # 3
Hi! I just noticed you are from STL! Me too! And Darling Husband and I are also TTC starting this month…not to mention you and I are on the same schedule…I should O sometime this week!
However, in relation to your question – this is my first month off BC as well and after doing some reading, we may not O this month, (although it varies from woman to woman). For some women it can be right away, and for others it takes months for their cycles to regulate.
I would tell you to chart, as many will probably suggest, but I haven’t started charting yet either! I think I may start charting on my next cycle. We are being very “casual,” if you will, about TTC for this first month – we actually hadn’t planned on TTC until January so right now I guess you could say we are just NTNT
Post # 4
I plan on charting next cycle too. Are you going to be using fertility friend?
Post # 5
What cycle day are you? Have you taken multiple ovulation tests, or just the one? Ovulation tests don’t tell you whether you have ovulated (or even, really, that you will). Rather, they detect a hormone surge that may indicate you’ll be ovulating within the next 24 hours or so. So, if you only took the one test and it was negative, it’s possible that you will (or already have) ovulated this month! Also, I wouldn’t trust an online app for telling you when you’ll be ovulating. They’re usually pretty generic and may be totally inaccurate while your cycle is regulating as you come off BC. I’d suggest charting so you can start to tell what your usual cycle is like. Good luck this month! You never know, you may get lucky! 🙂
Post # 6
I wouldn’t lose hope over an opk. Try charting next cycle and look for temp surges which would give you the best idea of when you ovulate. You may ovulate later this cycle.
Post # 7
@glittermoon: +1 =)
The app says your O date based on no real fact other than averages from other women’s cycle. It is suuuuper common not to O exactly in the middle of the cycle or on the 14th day of the cycle, so that’s what the app gets its information. Plus, being your first month off of BC, your cycle may not have regulated. Keep taking those tests and I definitely agree with your plan to chart! Best of luck
Post # 8
glittermoon and Chuck are all over it, but I also wanted to add to keep having sex every day or every second day for the rest of the week, because you may not have missed your ovulation at all, it might still be on it’s way.
Your pack of OPK sticks should have told you to test every day for a week to try to catch your surge, it is HIGHLY unlikely that you’d catch it with one test.
all the best
Post # 9
When I first got off of birth control, I didn’t get my period for two months! I definitely didn’t O. But You might just O later than the average, and keep taking the tests until AF is supposed to start. And just BD and hope for the best!
Post # 10
I just signed up for fertility friend and I may or may not be obsessed already 🙂