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OPK question

Postby JFoNoMo » Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:28 am

Hello :) DH and I are officially ttc our first baby! Advised by a friend, we bought an opk and I've been testing each day. The instructions say to test with first morning urine but everything else I've read says to test in the afternoon. Its the CVS brand opk with 20test strips...not pos. Does anyone have any experience with these? I don't want to miss o! Also how do you predict o using ewcm? I started having ewcm yesterday with some cramping. My cycles have been really irregular since I started tracking them in Dec...so I can't really use the calendar method. I told DH we just need to BD all the time ;) any advice or help predicting o would be greatly appreciated!! :) thanks!
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Postby litmajor » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:58 am

Not entirely sure, as this will be my first cycle using OPKs, but others have suggested testing twice a day, as sometimes it will show the surge between testing times. I think people get the tests cheap online, but like you, I have a pack of twenty and will probably start doing them twice a day as I think I'm closer.
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Postby edswife05 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:58 pm

From having used many opks and brands I would recommend testing between 2-6pm. That way you will have a good hold. Also first morning urine can give you a false positive because it is so concentrated. Opks in conjunction with cm are good when trying to conceive. If you have regular cycles and single patches of fertile cm that correspond to that then the chart that comes with the opks that tell you the day to start testing is good. I hope this helps. :babydustb: :babydustg:
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Postby SaraElise » Sat Aug 13, 2011 1:03 pm

Definitely test later in the day. I never got a positive in the morning.
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Postby JFoNoMo » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:33 pm

Thank you for all the advice! I tested this morning and it was negative. Tested this afternoon and I'm pretty sure it was positive!!!! :D I do not have regular cycles, my cycle ranges from 27 - 37 days with 31 being the most common. I've had 4 days of ewcm and now a pos opk, so it looks like they correspond. :) fingers crossed!! Babydust and thanks to you all!!! :)
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