What time of day does everyone use OPK?

posted 2 weeks ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

I would do mine at around 6am with FMU and around 5 or 6pm after work. I only tested once or twice at work but it didn’t seem to make a difference. I know the instructions usually say  mid-morning and or mid-afternoon but I always found I got the best results with FMU. Holding my pee durning the day doesn’t really work for me. If you’re consistant and can detect a peak, I think you have a pretty good shot at catching your O day. Baby dust to you! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

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@faithtrustpixiedust: If your cycle is pretty consistant I think you’ll be fine. Everyone is different but it worked for us! I got pregnant on our 5th (ended in a CP) and 6th cycles of trying. Where ever you can take some stress out of TTC, take it! It’s such a rollercoaster. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

eh- I was kind of random but it worked for me!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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@faithtrustpixiedust:  I used to do them first thing in the morning and then when I got home from work (usually at 530 pm and I’d hold me pee for a couple of hours). This was mostly because I tended to peak in the evening into the morning, so I would be sure to catch it. 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Same as you.  I tried to stop peeing after 3-4pm and then tested when I got home around 630pm.  I always caught my surge, confirmed by a temp shift a few days later. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - California

Generally FMU isn’t recommended, except if you use the Clear Blue Advanced type (the kind with the blinking and solid smiley face). That’s the kind that I used in the past for precisely this reason. I tried using other types that require you to take them in the afternoon/evening and hold your pee for at least four hours and I found it to be way way too much of a hassle. That being said, the CB Advanced are pretty pricey. 

Post # 11
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Newbee

11-5 or so worked best… I would do one a day around 3pm and then two when it started getting higher.

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