This is my first proper cycle since coming off the pill. I had my first period exactly 28 days after coming off it. Today is day 14 and this morning I had absolutely text book EWCM. I did an ovulation test at 1pm and again at 5pm and both negative. These are internet cheapy test.
What I want someone to say is that they have never had a positive OPK and have had 20 children.
I've never had a positive opk but I've never had a bfp either! I find the internet cheapies rubbish. Kind of figure it's either worth paying for a decent one or (as I am) just charting and looking at my body signs. If you've got ewcm, Shag good woman, Shag!!
I use internet cheapies and find the line never gets as dark as control but it does get really dark and through using them a lot I know when i can count this really dark line as positive. But that means it is detecting your surge so you will ovulate within 12-36 hours then. EWCM is fertile cm but doesnt just show up on day of ovulation - I get it up to 5/6 days before ovualtion to!
The EWCM comes just before as well as during the OPK peak. You might find it goes +ve tomorrow or the day after. If you did want to get pg you should start shagging now and stop 2 or 3 days after the +ve OPK. It's your body's way of telling you to get the little swimmers up there so they're ready and waiting for the egg.
This is happening to me too. I normally ovulate on day 14, have been having ovualtion pain and ewcm since wednesday and so far all negative OPK's. I normally ovulate straight away when I get the pain but not this month. Have been testing with two OPK's a day and nothing yet.
I don't know why this is making me worry so much, I think just because normally my cycle has been so predictable, it used to be awful, v long cycles and sometimes not ovulating for a few months and just hope it's not going back to that.
This is quite commonly reported on here re OV testing. The window of opportunity for actually catching the damn thing in action is quite small, testing just doesn't seem to work for a lot of women. It doesn't mean you're not ovulating.
So, today, day 17, I got a test with a line that was about 75% as dark as the test line. Now I know that it has to be as dark or darker but does this 75% mean that I either have done or will do? Last test was 24 hours ago, so could I have peaked this morning?
Pipbin, you should get the smiley opks ones to stop you stressing - those things are impossible to tell. I didn't get a positive opk with the First Response ones when I first started - there was no darker line and I spent two weeks panicking I wasn't ovulating and thought i was clearly infertile. I actually ended up getting a bfp that month so they weren't exactly reliable!.
Pipbin, Just to stick my oar in - I went mad using OPKs of all different brands, tested every other day all month and always got a negative, even with text book EWCM - but still conceived. Trying again this month (we unfortunately miscarried at 12 weeks) and once again the OPKs are showing negative but plenty of EWCM so fingers crossed!