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OPKs wouldn't work well unless you have a general idea when you might be ovulating, otherwise you could use the tests for months without results. For some women, they get a period before they ovulate again. You won't know for sure you are ovulating again until you get your first PP period. For many women, if they are EBFing without bottles or solids, your period will be delayed until your baby is older.
Andrea, mom to 3 beautiful girls - Abigail (8) Annabelle (5) and Alexis (3)
You won't ovulate until you get AF back or possible right before your first post-partum AF. I would keep an eye on your cervical mucus, but other than that there isn't much you can do but wait for AF. Really stunk for me, b/c I didn't get AF back until I finally weaned just shy of 10 months (which was 5 months ago and I'm STILL not pregnant ).
I started temping/CM checking when I weaned my son and I O'd about a week after weening and got AF 10 days later, so I had a short luteal phase that time.
__________________ Joyful Mama to 2 Sweet little boys
Congrats! Your BFP makes me nervous now ~ we're NTNP but I had a high cervix & tons of egg white mucous last friday and very strong cramps (like maybe ovulating?). I tested and its BFN but I'm waiting til the 22nd to be sure. I *thought* I got a period in January but nothing since.