(Closed) OPK question! *newbie*

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I started testing at the end of my cycle.  Read the instructions because every test will tell you a different time.   One I took said every day at the same time in the afternoon and my digital said FMU.  It will only tell you your LH surge not actually when you ovulate.  After your surge you have a 12-24hr window. Good luck 🙂

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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Kacie209:  Some women will see the test line gradually darken as they reach their fertile week, so in that respect that works great.  But, some women see no change at all until one day BAM its positive.  I think taking them daily for a couple months is a good idea.  It will allow you to become familiar with when you O, so that in future months you can decide to start the OPKs later and not miss the surge.  Also, be aware that some women surge later in the day so if you’re testing once a day in the morning, you’ll miss it.  If your tests gradually darken, I’d recommend taking two a day as they get closer to positive so you don’t miss it. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My suggestion is to BD every other day, not just when you get a positive OPK test.  His guys live far longer then your egg does 🙂 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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Kacie209:  LOL gotta love men!!  Good luck and FXd for you 🙂

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I use wondfos and I just test once a day with FMU.  I have always caught my surge then.  Mine get darker the day before a + but otherwise they remain very faint- no gradual build up.  I can’t get +’s later in the day because my urine is too diluted.  I think my surge starts overnight.  Often times I ovulate at night following a + OPK that morning.  So if I waited until my + to BD, I wouldn’t have that great of timing.  I usually O on day 16-17 so I might start testing on day 14 or sometimes wait until I get fertile CM to test.

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I read that some fertility experts don’t encourage people to use these kits.  I am not too familiar with them, but I have seen them for sale at the store.  My friend tried them and said they didn’t really work for her so she was going to stop using them.  I use a free app on my phone called Ovia and it asks for your last period date and lenght in between AF.  Just remember that most women ovulate 12-16 days before their next AF so with all the info I have researched it is just best to BD every other day in that window.

 

Good luck!  It is all about timing! 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by  buzzingbee82.

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