I got a positive on my OPK last night, a very strong positive and I got one sided cramps and I've got sensetive nips so I am very sure that I ovulated last night.
But DP and I recently had an argument and I couldn't get him into bed (I did try very hard)
I've been wondering how long the egg lasts after ovulation as I'm going to try and seduce him again tonight ( I do love him I'm not just using him honestly) but just read on the internet it's only six to tweleve hours
Is this right? Does anyone know anything about this stuff?
As others have said, the sticks detect the surge in hormones preceeding ovulation, not actually ovulation itself.
Also, there is a chance that two eggs can be released, with the second popping out within twenty four hours of the first. This would prolong your fertile period. The thing about sperm living up to a week is true aslongasthereisfertilequalitymucus otherwise they don't last more than a few hours.
I didn't know about getting a surge before ovulation, because of the pains I was getting I thought it had already popped but as I'm still getting pains today and sore nips have set in maybe I Ov'd a bit later than I thought. I will do my best to make up with DP tonight and get some BD'ing in.
I guess there is still hope, I really appreciate you guys posts, I think I'd be a blubbering wreck by now if it weren't for MN!
After 7 months of ttc what's another one if I've missed it. There is always next cycle and just ovulating is a good thing.
Pixie - folk will think I'm on commission as I have been raving about this book since I read it a couple of months ago, but it's well worth reading. I learned more about my cycle in the couple of days it took to read than I had ever known in the 22 years since I started my periods!!
Hi Mawbroon thanks for the tip on the book I just bought it off amazon
SK that sounds promising, my fingers are crossed for us both, DP won't know what hit him when I get home tonight
bani Thanks for the reassurance that sounds promising.
I feel better this afternoon I was just so scared at seeing that 6 hour window? I mean I only use and OPK every 24 hours I thought I had missed it. I have since done more googling and found that you are all right the surge occurs about 24 - 36 hours before you ovulate so I may only ovulate today or not even until tomorrow. fingers crossed for me that DP's got some good swimmers ready!