Post # 1
After a failed fresh IVF, my RE wants to run some immunology tests before our FETs. One of the tests needs to be timed with ovulation (we need IVF for male factor issues, and I’ve always had regular cycles without ovulation issues). So my RE said I should get an ovulation detection kit. Any tips on which one is the best and where I can find it reasonably priced? I’m hoping we’ll only need to do it for one cycle, so I don’t need a bulk deal, but I want one reliable enough so we can get it over with, get the procedure done, and move on with our FET.
Post # 3
@HopefulForLittleOne: Cheapie wondflos, they are 10 cents a pop off amazon and you can get a 50 or 100 pack if you want to be super sure (or are super paranoia like me!) If you have trouble determining the 2nd line then get the digital ones- they are almost $2 each on Amazon, in store they are about $5 each! Also if you want to go hardcore w/ this situation or get it 100% accurate faster this has the best rveiews but is pricey. You can sometimes find used ones on line and the just need the sticks (the pee doesn’t touch the monitor.)
http://www.amazon.com/Clearblue-Fertility-Monitor-1-Count/dp/B0000532QB/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1372951207&sr=1-1&keywords=opk and you have to use special sticks which aren’t cheap, 30 sticks (roughy 2 months) and the monitor are almost $200- but people swear they are easiest and most accuate.
Good luck!!!!!!! Giving you baby dust!!!!
Post # 4
@aliciapdx: Thanks! My doc mentioned something about tests with a smiley face. Clearblue maybe? How many would I have to get for just one cycle?
Post # 5
@HopefulForLittleOne: I use about 8-10 per cycle, knowing that I have a window of 3 days where I usually O. The Wondfo OPKs have been perfect for me!
Post # 6
@HopefulForLittleOne: I use the OPKs from this website. http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com
The clear blue digital ones are pretty expensive, especially if you use them for 10 days (2x a day) like I have! Those are the smiley ones that your dr mentioned.
Post # 7
If you are not used to opks and will only use them for one month I would suggest you get the clearblue digital ovulation tests. It takes the guesswork out of wether the line is dark enough. You can get them at walmart or any drugstore. They are usually located by the condoms and lubes. They are expensive but wayyyy less confusing.
Post # 8
I used the internet wondfo ones too. I still have a ton left over if you’re interested 🙂
Post # 9
internet wondfos. they work just as well as the expensive ones… the design and packaging is just less fancy.
Post # 10
I also used the ones from early-pregnancy-tests.com. They worked really well for me, it was pretty easy to distinguish when the second line was the same or darker. Super cheap And reliable.