Can anyone tell me how many days you should get a positive dark line on? I've finally got a positive with these sticks after months of nothing! Then DP has had a terrible week - mother in hospital and really overworked and knackered. I've already had 2 days of dark line and managed to get DP to do the deed 4 times this week (miraculously!). Poor bloke would much rather have nodded off..
Haven't tested yet today but am worried that i still haven't ovulated and that all our good work (IYKWIM)is going to go to waste.... CAN'T face having to cajole the poor man into it again tonight!!
Any ideas? Will the line go faint again as soon as i ovulate? My temps are always all over the place so can't figure anything out there..
What are your periods like, are they regular or irregular?.
Make love when you both feel like it, not just around ovulation. Take the pressure off both of you, timing intercourse is a bad idea all round. It is all too easy as well to get the date wrong. Ovulation is not an exact science and it can occur earlier, later or not at all in any given cycle.
OPK's are beset with problems; it is certainly not unknown to get more than one positive result on an OPK. These kits assume that women have one rise in LH every month and that such a rise is immediately followed by ovulation. Both of those statements are simply not true. You can have a rise in LH and such a rise is not automatically followed by ovulation. You have seen this because you've had more than one positive result.
If your periods are irregular as well both this method and temp charting are not worth doing at all. You'd be better off having blood tests done to see what your hormone levels are like.
I only get a positive on one day with mine - it varies from person to person. You are meant to ov 24-36 hours after getting a positive OPK but they aren't a perfect measure.
You have to remember that all they measure is LH which is released before you ovulate. However, if you are ill, stressed etc. you might not ov, in whoch case you'll get another burst of LH a few days later and your body will try again.
It sounds like you have covered your bases anyway! Sperm can easily hango around for 48 hours and longer.....