Clear blue opks- advice needed!

(8 Posts)
Bezza2508 Mon 21-Jan-13 12:32:12

Hi

I am relatively new at this TTC business. On our third month.

I have been using clear blue OPKs (the ones which show a smiley face when positive) as I wanted to know when I was ovulating as my husband works evening/nights and I work days- so DtD can be difficult!

This month I have had smiley faces on CDs 15, 16 and 17. Is that normal? I thought it was normal to have them on one day, maybe two but not three days?

I haven't carried on testing in previous months after I have had two days of smiley faces so can't be sure if this month is a random blip or is what has happened every month.

What has happened every month is that AF has arrived exactly 14 days after the first smiley face

I guess I am worried that if I haven't ovulated two days after the first smiley face then I am at risk of having a short luteal phase or that my body is just struggling to ovulate which would maybe explain the few days of positive OPKs.

If anyone has any experience of this or can offer any advice that would be much appreciated!!

megandraper Mon 21-Jan-13 12:34:19

Did you test on Day 18 as well? Do you test at the same time every day? I think ovulation lasts on average about 48 hours (so depending on times, you could get a +ve result on 3 days IYSWIM)

Bezza2508 Mon 21-Jan-13 12:45:17

thanks so much for your reply. Today is day 17. Perhaps I should test again tomorrow then and see how I get on??

megandraper Mon 21-Jan-13 14:30:09

Yes, good idea. I think I always got +ve results on 2 days and sometimes even three, but a fainter line on one of them (different type of test - cheapo internet ones). Got pregnant the first time we DTD on the right day so test must have been accurate!

Misscow Mon 21-Jan-13 17:13:45

Hi, I used those for a year and had no luck at all went to the drs to discuss getting myself and DH tested n dr said throw away ur sticks n just have regular sex as u stress yourself out with all the testing etc n that month I fell pregnant with my DD whether it was a coincidence or not I don't know but try not to stress out to much. Good luck x

wrighty2010 Mon 21-Jan-13 19:01:29

hi, I also found that I was getting results on different days and eventually realised that I had my ovuation days wrong. I read a post on another site from a natual fertility expert on how to tell when your fertile. It was all about recognising your bodies signs leading up to ovulation and beyond, it was quite interesting. It may be wort a read as may help to use alongside your sticks etc? The link to the post is http://forum.prideangel.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=537 hope this helps, good luck! Hope this month is the month for you!! xx

Bezza2508 Tue 22-Jan-13 14:44:20

Thanks for all your replies ladies! I did another opk today and there was no smiley face so it looks like bunnytamer was right!

To be honest misscow I have wondered if the opks do me more harm than good! Congratulations on your pregnancy smile

Thanks for the link wrighty2010, I will definitely have a read!! x

megandraper Fri 25-Jan-13 10:03:58

is bunnytamer me? I like the name, might change if so!

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