(Closed) recommendations of OPK?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
Bee
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  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

So I’m guessing from your other thread, that you’re an Aussie? 

I get my internet cheapies via Ebay. The best one I’ve found has been with fast and free postage, like this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/50x-OVULATION-LH-TESTS-URINE-STRIPS-FERTILITY-GET-PREGNANT-OPK-TGA-approved-/390439751237?pt=AU_Medical_Special_Needs&hash=item5ae805ce45#ht_5222wt_1037

They’re basically paper dip sticks. They aren’t fancy digital ones or anything like that. They do the trick. 🙂

I could never get the Amazon Clearblue Digital Ovulation Sticks sent to Australia, because of shipping reasons.

 

Post # 5
Bee
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  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@cjfs:  Clearblue make plastic & digital OPKs. They are the ones I can’t seem to find here in Australia.

You can use the internet cheapies to check for 2 lines (2 lines that are exactly the same colour means you have caught your LH surge & should ovulate very soon) – then temping will confirm your temperature shift.

Post # 7
Bee
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  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@cjfs:  Hi love! I thought I’d reply here instead of a PM, in case anyone else was reading along and wondering too.

I was always a terrible ovulator (if I ovulated at all) so I cruised through a LOT more ovulation cheapie tests than most people would. I would do a test in the morning, then one in the afternoon. Most tests recommend the afternoon urine for OPKs as opposed to morning for Pregnancy tests – but I didn’t want to miss my potential positive surge.

If I saw a faint line, or wasn’t sure, I’d take ANOTHER test during the evening. 

As for hints/tips, here are a few. (And I’m sure there are others, so hopefully people will join in and add some more)…

*The two lines must be equally dark. If your line doesn’t match the control line, you could potentially be not QUITE there yet. (Though we used to cover our bases early quite a lot, just to be sure.)

*Some women get fade in/fade out surges – where the test line starts super faint, and gradually darkens until they get their match. It happens. 🙂

*The only way to really confirm that you’ve ovulated, is if you’re testing your BBT as well – your temperature will rise several days after ovulation, so if you’ve had sex during the positive OPK window, you’re usually in with a shot for the TWW.

Hope that helps! 

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