(Closed) OPK Novice

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
7609 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’m a novice too, but I’ve heard that you’re supposed to count CD1 as the first day of full-on bleeding.  I’m not sure where I heard that from, but I’m sure a more knowledgable bee will chime in soon!

Post # 4
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t know the answer, but am bumping this for you…

Post # 5
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@b2b5412:  I’d wait until you have full blown bleeding (red) and an actual flow. That would be your CD1….

Good luck with the OPK’s! I know you aren’t all for charting but I also have irregular periods and have found it so amazing, so if down the line you want to try it you’ve got a great bunch of ladies to help you through it. I find it very empowering 🙂

Good luck!! 🙂

Post # 7
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

CD 1 would be your first day of a full red bleed.

I would reconsider to start testing at CD5. I think this is way too early. Your OPK will show positive 1-2 days before ovulation. And O occurs around 12-16 days before AF shows up. Maybe even less than that.

How long was your shortest cycle?

Post # 8
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I second @elchalten:‘s advice on waiting to start until later in your cycle.  Seeing tons and tons of negative tests can mess iwth your psyche (even if you’re not TTC) and it can be a waste of time, money and sanity =)  I always started around CD10 (never O’d before 13 and never a + OPK before 21) and I have a 28 day cycle.  I’d also try to back up about 18 days or so from your expected period date.  I think they say to start testniga t aCD5 if oyu have no ideas what your cycles are like.

Good luck!

Post # 9
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The first day you need a pad or tampon is considered CD1. 

Post # 10
624 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

first day of your “flow” its called Aunt Flow for a reason! 😉

Post # 11
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You totally aren’t a novice, because I’m reading this thinking, I don’t know what an OPK is or what CD means……lol!  Acronym genie thing on weddingbee, here I come!  Smile

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