Post # 1
I am pretty new to actively TTC and need some advice. I have been testing all week with OPK’s and I got my first positive OPK with a digital this morning. I have been having EWCM for the last 24 hours as well. So, I know we should have been trying the last few days, but for a variety of reasons we weren’t able. The earliest we can try is in about 12-14 hours from now. I am starting to worry that will be too late. My question is, how long after the positive are you likey to be able to conceive? Once I actually ovulate, will it be too late?
Any advice would be welcome!!
Post # 3
Typically after you get a positive opk,you should expect to ovulate 24-36 hours later. So your 14 hours window will still give you a shot. Keep testing until Yur opks turn neg again. Sometimes you’ll get a few days of positive opks in a row, and you might ovulate later than you think if you stop testing now.
Just bd as much as you can in the next couple of days 🙂
Ponce you ovulate, the egg is usuallyviable for no more than 24 hours
Post # 4
@anotherbee: OK great! Thank you- your post was really helpful!
Post # 5
I’m new to using OPKs too!
I’ve read that they are super reliable in terms of knowing your “window” – it’s just as likely that you already ovulated before finally getting the positive test.
Keep track of what day in your cycle you normally ovulate, and try to have sex (oh sorry, am I supposed to use BD? haha..) two days before that, the day of, and two days after that. Or EVERY day if you can! Lol!
Post # 6
@mtnhoney: Thanks that is helpful to know. I actually felt like I had ovluated the day before I got the positive, so I took 2 tests that day (morning and night) but they both came out negative. Now based on what you wrote, I’m wondering if I had been right.
Post # 7
@mtnhoney: If she was testing in the days leading up to this and it was her first positive OPK, she wouldn’t have ovulated before it turned positive. The LH surge (which is what is turns the strip positive) is what signals the ovaries to release the egg. You can’t ovulate before that happens.