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July 26th, 2007, 01:32 PM
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Hello everyone,

I'm wondering if any of you have experience using the clear blue fertility monitor. My sister and her husband have been trying to get pregant for some time and it seems to be something that may be helpful for them as she doesn't have regular periods. I've been trying to convince her to come online and talk with you guys but she's still shy about the whole thing so this is second best.

As you know they are quite expensive. Do you all think it's worth the money?

Thanks for your help in advance and good luck to all of you!


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July 27th, 2007, 01:41 PM
IrishBabies's Avatar Super Mommy
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sorry. I've never tried it. I just use the OPKs. try doing a google search on it and see if you can get consumer reviews.
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July 27th, 2007, 10:23 PM
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Popping in from another board....

I have used them and tons of other brands of OPK's. I personally like the Answer (dip kind.... not pee directly on). They are around $20 for 20 tests. They work great. Hope it helps
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July 31st, 2007, 11:56 AM
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I do not have any experience with the CBFM however all I have ever used is OPK's. I thought they were working however when I went to the RE I found out I was not ovulating. They seem to not work all that well anymore. I gear up to O but dont successfully O.


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August 1st, 2007, 08:44 AM
Bug-n-Ed's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I have a fertility monitor and it works great, but even if it shows a peak day (the little egg picture), she may not ovulate. The monitor tests your hormones through-out your cycle, it shows the rise in estrogen (goes from a low day, to a high day when you have the rise), then it shows when you have the LH surge (goes from high fertility to peak).

Regular OPK's just test for the LH surge.

The thing is, a woman's body can act like it's going to ovulate, so it has the rise in estrogen and the LH surge, but then an egg isn't released. The LH surge is supposed to indicate to the body to release the egg, but it doesn't always happen. If she has irregular cycles, then it's more likely that this is the case. She should have cd21 bloodwork done to test her progesterone. This will show if she ovulated or not that particular cycle. If it shows she's not ovulating, then they can give her clomid to make her ovulate.

Oh, and you can get a brand new fertility monitor on ebay for about half or less than retail. That's where I got mine at. I haven't used it in awhile due to finding out I have another problem that probably needs surgery.
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