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Confused about OPK and O date

Postby karag10 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:15 pm

Hi ladies. I'm a mom of one and TTC #2. With my first I got a positive OPK on CD15 and O'd on CD16. I had implantation bleeding 7DPO and a BFP on 9DPO. It took 3 cycles to conceive her.

So now I'm trying for #2 but my partner is on the road A LOT so we can't BD as often as we did the first time. Right now my cycles are 26 days and I've been averaging an 11 day luteal phase.

Last LMP: 8/16/16
Postive OPK: 8/28/16
BD: 8/29/16
Ovulated: 8/29/16 or 8/30/16 (that's the day I felt the ovulation "twinges")
Edited to add I had EWCM on 8/28-8/30 and on 8/31 it was back to watery.

So I'm either 8 or 9 DPO and I've taken 2 FRER tests and 2 ClinicalGuard strips from Amazon. All BFNs.

But I "feel" like this was our cycle. That sounds ridiculous, I know.

I'm really discouraged, especially since I haven't had an implantation bleeding and have BFNs when at this point last pregnancy I was already celebrating a clear BFP.

Do you think I'm out this cycle? Any advice or words of encouragement are appreciated. I can't talk about this with anyone because no one know we're trying and my partner just doesn't understand how anxious it makes me.
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Re: Confused about OPK and O date

Postby AndiA108 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:50 am

Hi Karag - so you had implantation this cycle?? It's hard for me to visual your cycle with out seeing a chart. I'd recommend charting so you're sure of your O date and how many dpo you are.

Hang in there! How long have you been trying for #2?? Remember every pregnancy is different so you could have a totally different experience finding out your pregnant this round! And if you think you're only 9dpo at the latest, that is still very early so no, I wouldn't count yourself out yet!
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3 months after our miscarriage... 03/22/2017 - Unexpected BFP. Praying this is our rainbow baby.
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Re: Confused about OPK and O date

Postby karag10 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:47 am

This is cycle 9 for us, not counting the 3 cycles in there when we haven't been able to BD because my partner was gone.

I don't have a chart because I haven't been temping, just using OPKs multiple times a day and watching my CM. I felt what I think of as ovulation pain on the 30th (CD 15) but my OPK was definitely positive in the afternoon on the 28th (CD 13) so wouldn't that mean I probably O'd on the 29th?

If I did O on the 29th and we didn't BD until the evening of the 29th I'm guessing we were too late. And I'd be 10 DPO today and still got a BFN this morning. :(

It's reassuring to know each pregnancy could present differently though, thank you. I won't put so much pressure on myself to spot implantation bleeding on a certain day next cycle.

I don't know if I implanted this cycle because I don't temp and because I didn't have any bleeding.

It's so much harder when we can't BD the right times and as often.

Thank you for responding. <3
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Re: Confused about OPK and O date

Postby AndiA108 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:17 am

Aww I know! I've been there. My dh works crazy hours so a lot of the time he would be too tired to bd! I would get so upset, feeling like we missed a chance because he was sleeping lol.

So I say if you got a true positive on the 28th cd 13, you could have o'd on cd 14 or 15. I would say 15 if you had o pains then. Did you notice an ewcm then?

I don't know if this will make you feel any better but both of my pregnancies that I unfortunately lost, I didn't have implantation bleeding. But I don't know if that's a good thing considering... But I will say I read about it and they say not every woman experience implantation bleeding!

10 dpo is still early! Try again at 12dpo!
ME: 29, DH: 31
TTC #1 since November 2014

01/2014 - MC 6wks
12/2015 - MC 5wks
2 Rounds Clomid 50mg - BFN
(NTNP Feb 2016 - April 2016)
09/2016 - Round 3 Clomid 50mg + 200mg CoQ10 3xs Day
10/2016 - Clomid Challenge Test 100mg - Responded well
11/2016 - Clomid 100mg - BFP 12/03/2016 -- Ended in a miscarriage: 12/22/2016

3 months after our miscarriage... 03/22/2017 - Unexpected BFP. Praying this is our rainbow baby.
04/11/2017 - 6w5d saw the heartbeat!
04/19/2017 - 8w5d heartbeat still strong @ 178 :D
06/28/2017 - It's a boy! <3

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Re: Confused about OPK and O date

Postby karag10 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:19 am

I did notice EWCM on the 28th, 29th, and the 30th. It changed to watery on the 31st.

I really, really hope I didn't O until the 30th. Maybe I do still have a shot if so!

I'm so very sorry for your losses. I appreciate you sharing your experiences and knowledge with me more than I can say. I feel a little less alone today because of you.
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Re: Confused about OPK and O date

Postby AndiA108 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:44 am

No problem! I understand! You should join me on my other board in the buddy groups. It's labeled TWW early september. Since we are close in O days!
ME: 29, DH: 31
TTC #1 since November 2014

01/2014 - MC 6wks
12/2015 - MC 5wks
2 Rounds Clomid 50mg - BFN
(NTNP Feb 2016 - April 2016)
09/2016 - Round 3 Clomid 50mg + 200mg CoQ10 3xs Day
10/2016 - Clomid Challenge Test 100mg - Responded well
11/2016 - Clomid 100mg - BFP 12/03/2016 -- Ended in a miscarriage: 12/22/2016

3 months after our miscarriage... 03/22/2017 - Unexpected BFP. Praying this is our rainbow baby.
04/11/2017 - 6w5d saw the heartbeat!
04/19/2017 - 8w5d heartbeat still strong @ 178 :D
06/28/2017 - It's a boy! <3

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