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I caved and ordered some OPKs! I was going to try the first month with just temping and other fertility signs, but go big or go home right?
I should get them tomorrow, which is CD 11! I usually dont O until CD 25ish though. So my question is, when should I start using the OPKs? And then, when I get a positive (which I understand is ONLY when the line is as dark or darker than the control line), does that mean I am getting ready to O or already Oed? Do I BD up until I get a positive or up to and after as well? Asking the experts!
Well as soon as you get your OPK's i would start testing once a day....once the line gets darker then twice a day until positive. When you get a positive post a pic so we can see
As far as BDing. I would BD every other day until positive then everyday until thermal shift. When you get a +OPK it just means it detects a surge so you can O anywhere from 24 to 48 hours after the + somtimes the day of sometimes even up to 3 days after (it has happened to me) So its best to temp to make sure you are Oing and when. Good Luck
Well if you have like strechy clear egg white type CM that's the most fertile which you would have around the time you O. So I would pay attention to the changes in the consistency of it. Like if its watery, thick, or sticky. It will change through out your cycle. I know fertility friend tells you what is fertile and what is not. I would try charting with them to help you track you CM. If that makes sense.
Thanks ladies! I will definitely keep up the BDing every other day and then everyday once I get a positive! And I will post pics of the OPKs
I am charting my CM but I have trouble distinguishing the type...to me, it all seems so simliar! Maybe once I have a positive OPK I can determine what THAT CM looks like to compare to CM of the rest of the month!
I probably will start testing today, just because I am impatient and a control freak! Does it have to be FMU? Sorry for all the questions!
Expecting our second blessing and first BOY May 9, 2015!
Don't do FMU with OPK's or at least that what I was told by all the ladies on here. I would test SMU but do it like the same time every day I think.
And as far as CM, I know what you mean by it all seems similar. My does too but once you track it for a while you will start to see very little changes. Or you might not have enough. I know at first I didn't and then I double the amount of just filtered water I drank and it started to get better. So maybe you need more water to have that good fertile CM you know?