We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to email@example.com.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
Because my periods have been exceptionally abnormal since I had gallbladder surgery in June I decided to start charting my temps again as well as using the OPK's. I have been using the Clear Blue digital OPK's but they have since come out with a new one that's called Clear Blue Advanced. The old one would give you a smiley face for two fertile days and any other day you got an open circle, with the new one, it gives you more fertile days, I started testing on CD11 which is also when I started noticing CM. These tests will flash a happy face when you're fertile and when you're at your most fertile a happy face will remain for 2 days. Anyhow, we did the BD every night, Weds-Sun and I was expecting that my chart would show that I O'ed yesterday but nothing. Then last night I noticed more EWCM and I did another test trip and I got another flashing smile. I'm not supposed to test anymore after I get the smiley face that last for 2 days. According to my chart I still haven't O'ed.
I understand this isn't an exact science but what is going on with my body? Am I super fertile woman? I didn't think that these OPK's would give a positive unless they detect an LH surge. Is it possible that I'm fertile for this many days?!?!
Sorry for the long post but I'm frustrated. Every time I think I understand what's going on with my body it does something wonky.
I really do know how frustrating that is. Saying "fertile days" can be a little misleading. Think of it more as the potential O window. When the OPKs detect an LH surge they are basically saying "hey you there is a chance you may O soon!!" but sometimes our bodies gear up to O and just dont quite make it and if that does happen then the first positive wasn't really a fertile time for you. So getting another positive OPK means your body is having another LH surge and hopefully you will actually O this time.
I really do know how frustrating it is. I hope you O soon!!! Sending some O dust your way!!
Thank you *Kiliki* for the amazing siggy!!
I never knew that could happen. That makes a lot of sense now. Thank you for explaining that. I'll just have to keep testing to see how things go. I already told the hubby to prepare for more baby dancing tonight lol.
did you get the solid smiley that stays for 2 days or just the flashing smiley? I got the flashing smiley for 3 days in a row (which means high fertility) and then the 4th I got the solid smiley that stayed for two days which means it's your peak fertility. They are pretty confusing!