(Closed) OPKs – input needed

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

POAS more than one a day when you know you are getting close is smart.

As far as the ick factor is concerned, you’re going to have to get over it.  If you think you are PIAC a lot now… just wait until you are KU.  :o)  Seriously, though… you will get better at it – I promise!  I bought a big box of Dixie cups and used those – MUCH easier and cleaner than the shallow plastic cup that a lot of OPKs come with.  If you are grossed out by putting your OPK on the counter, you can put it on a piece of TP.  I know it says nothing absorbant, but you will be FINE, I promise.  :o)  Either that or keep a container of Clorox wipes in your bathroom and wipe down the sink after, but U is pretty sterile so I don’t think you need to worry so much (this coming from a total clean freak).

Post # 4
1272 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Future MrsB:  Not sure how your OPKs come, but mine are in individual white sealed sleeves, so I just sit my test on top of that on the counter.

You will get better at peeing in the cup, just takes practise to line it up 🙂 you’ll be a natural in no time (although I do sometimes get a little splashed…). I sit my cup on the toilet seat between my legs, so if it drips at all its easy to wipe up with toilet paper 🙂

I just test in the afternoon when I get home from work – I’ve caught my positive 4 out of 4 times that way. The last two months I’ve checked it the next morning and it was still positive, so I think that I could do either afternoon or FMU. Everyone seems to have different experiences with OPKs though…

Not sure about collecting the sticks – i’ve wondered the same thing about keeping them for days and their validity…

Oh there is no such thing as TMI around here, is there!!!

Post # 6
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Future MrsB: Hehe this made me giggle 🙂 I have purchased a multipack of medium sized plastic picnic cups which I keep in the bathroom. Like other posters, when I have dipped the stick in this, I place it on the small plastic sleeve it came in on the side of the sink, or if its a digi just on the side of the sink (making sure it’s dry first).

I haven’t kept any for very long tho, but I guess if the results show within the alloted time & then stays you can keep them as a reminder. I would guess people maybe stick them to a piece of paper to line them up?

Post # 8
1652 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Future MrsB: =) he he. Ah I see, laying them on the counter is fine! As long as it’s dry. I’m sure a little pee won’t harm anyone 😉

Oh that’s interesting about the colour change. I didn’t know about that.

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