Post # 1
I keep reading that the ideal testing time for OPKs is between 10am and 2pm. How do those of you who work during the day handle this? I would really prefer not to test at work, but I am out of the house from 8am to at least 6:30pm every workday.
The clearblue digital test says it can be taken anytime; have any of you successfully used it early in the morning or in the evening?
Post # 2
ttcbee: I have done it two ways (I normally work 9:30 to 6 and am out of the house from 8:45 to 7). Either I would hold my pee from noon to 7 and take a test at night or I would test at work. I took a strip, put it in my pants pocket, took the test at noon, put it back in the wrapper, back in my pocket, and back to my desk.
They never really worked great for me, but what did work great was my cervical fluid. There was no denying what was going on. I got EWCM on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, a positive OPK on Wednesday, a temp spike on Thursday, and a positive test 9 days later. Good luck!
Post # 3
I test at 7am and I always get positives during that time (use wondfos). I even tried to take one later at 11am (after I got a positive at 7am) and I just drink way too much water they were always lighter the rest of the day. So it works for me.
Post # 4
Commenting to follow. I googled this exact question this morning and Google was less than helpful.
Post # 5
I’ve never had a problem just testing in the morning and after work. I’ve gotten positives both times. They have always been acurate for me.
Post # 6
ttcbee: I think it really depends on your body. I personally have only ever gotten positives in the late afternoon. You may be different though, GL!
Post # 7
I took it whenever I could – morning or evening and never missed a surge.
Post # 8
I test first thing in the AM and got my first positive this morning. I will let you know next month if it works if I get preggo. 🙂
Post # 9
ttcbee: I was crazy with POAS for my OPK’s. Nearing my window I would do it 3x a day, which meant that I would need to do it at work. I would take my regular internet cheapie, and my Clearblue OPK (which I used to confirm since I am horrible with telling the darkness of the lines).
I bought tiny plastic cups off amazon which I kept in my desk. When I tested at work, I would just put my OPK’s and pee cup in a plastic grocery bag and go to the bathroom (sometimes I just put it in my makeup bag too and took that to the bathroom). I would pee in the cup, dip and wait a few minutes. If it looked to be going towards the darker end, I would also use my Clearblue. Luckily I always used the bathroom that was least busiest, so there was no real issue if I was in there a bit longer.
However, I will say that both my cheapies and Clearblue picked up my surges at all tiimes of the day, and I never missed it as long as I tested 2x a day.
Post # 10
I never tested within those hours… I’d never heard that. When I knew my O time was approaching, I would test in the morning with FMU, and then test again in the evening – maybe around 8pm. I always got my darker lines in the evening. Which works bc that’s the only time that would make send for us to BD on a work day anyways lol. The month we actually got pregnant was the first time we used the digital OPKs… like PP, I’d test with cheapies, if I got a dark line, i’d test with the Digital and I got my big smiley face, so it was go time… and bam! preggo!
Post # 11
ttcbee: I do it at work. In fact I just did it. I bring a little purse with me so that I don’t have to walk around with the OPK. In the bathroom at my job, they have these little disposable cups for mouthwash – I just grab one and do my business, and then pour it out and throw the cup in the disposal for sanitary napkins.
Post # 12
I’ve only ever done it after I get home from work and have always been able to catch my positive. I just stop goign to the bathroom around 3-4pm, then pee for my OPK the moment i get home. Aslong as you hold it a few hrs /i think u can do it aytime.
Post # 13
I always do it at work because I like to test in the afternoons. I just bring my purse with me to the bathroom.
Post # 14
This might sound ridiculous but I actually open up the wondfo pouches a bit (if you tear one of the long sides) to make a little cup. You don’t need too much urine and then can just throw it away in the bathroom 🙂