(Closed) Would you recommend OPK's?

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

I love using OPKs because they assist (alongside temping) in pinpointing my ovulation time. They can also give me a heads up on when to BD.

I would buy OPKs online where you can get a large amount for much cheaper than at the pharmacy.  

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 5 months ago by LMD.
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I recommend them but by them online from somewhere like amazon (many people love the wondfro brand). 

But an OPK doesn’t confirm ovaulation. You can have the surge but then your body doesn’t ovulate. So i would suggest tracking your BBT (basal body temperature). That is the only way to confirm that you are ovulating

Post # 4
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Newbee

I recomend them because I ovulate at different times every month, so it is really hard to predict based off of any patterns. I have used the Wondfo brand as well as cheaper store brands, but the month I got pregnant I used clear blue digital ovulation test. NOT the advanced version that gives you flashing smileys, but the regular digital version.  I found it much more simple than constantly having to interpret lines and second guessing about whether the line was dark enough on the wondfos.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I may be the odd one out, but I dislike OPKs. I’m not on meds and have a long, but regular cycle (I know I’ll ovulate sometime between CD 21-24). The first month TTC, I took OPK’s daily at 2 pm and got a positive. That month I got pregnant but it didn’t stick.

I’ve been BBT charting since then for trending purposes and started trying two of those cycles. I did the same method with OPKs by testing daily 2 pm. This time around, I didn’t get any positives even though I clearly ovulated since there was a sustained thermal shift shown by BBT (I probably missed my LH surge). For my situation, OPKs caused unnecessary anxiety. And now that I know which day I’ll O, I just stick with BDing every other day during my fertile week.

Side note: I bought my OPKs in bulk through Amazon, the Wondfo brand. They’re much cheaper than in stores.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

I recommend using a OPK along with using Fertility Friend. I downloaded the app on my phone. Fertility Friend is pretty accurate at detecting when you “should” ovulate. Those are the days I would start using OPK. That way you can get maybe two months out of one box of OPKs. I used the digital and didn’t really like them because once they turn positive they turn off and they are much more expensive. I like the original ones better, seeing those two days of the LH surge is more reassuring IMO. On a side note, knowing the exact days you ovulated will give you the most accurate days to do things like blood work.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 5 months ago by mrspants.
Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You can buy Wondfos on amazon pretty inexpensively. I started with OPKs and figured I’d go to temping if I didn’t get pregnant within 6 months or so. They really helped me figure out my fertile period, which is much later than most people’s due to my longer cycle.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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weightwatchers152:  I asked my doctor about that just yesterday. She recommended temping over them as its more accurate.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Really, the best thing to do is use OPKs in conjunction with temping.  OPKs are exactly that – a PREDICTOR.  They do not actually confirm that you are ovulating.  It is totally possible to get a positive OPK and NOT ovulate (happened to me twice last cycle!).  So if you want to know for sure when you ovulate, you should do both.

One other note (and sorry if you already know this), but they won’t tell you if you’ve already ovulated this cycle either.  If ovulation already happened, then they are useless and you’d just be wasting money.  If it were me, I’d wait until AF comes, then start OPKs + temping in your next cycle.

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 5 months ago by AgileK9s.
Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Used OPKs alone for three months with no success. My first month temping + OPKs, I got pregnant.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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weightwatchers152:  Make sure you get a special bbt thermometer. A fever thermometer isn’t sensitive enough.

I tried Wondfo opks this cycle. They’re a pain, but helpful. I got pregnant twice without them. I only tried them because I was having a really long cycle.

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