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OPKs - how often?

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anchovies Sat 30-Apr-05 19:35:46

Quick question, have been ttc for 4 months with no luck (af arrived today - ) So to cheer myself up have but an ovulation predictor kit.

Have read the instructions but am unsure whether I need to use one every day for 5 days? I have a very regular 29 day cycle so according to instructions start on day 12 so do I just carry on using them until something happens? Dh has just pointed out how they're a waste of money as we "tried"(!) every day last month between days 12 and 16 but no luck. Has anyone used them and had success?

anchovies Sat 30-Apr-05 20:15:46


romilly Sat 30-Apr-05 20:27:09

anchovies - on the ttc thread we are all totally addicted to peeing on those little sticks, LOL! yes they do help but you really need to keep a check on your cervical mucus as well as that is the best indicator of when to try. if you dont want to waste too many sticks i would suggest starting to test when you see fertile CM (which is clear and stretchy).


check out for advice on when to start using OPK's, very helpful.

anchovies Sat 30-Apr-05 20:29:31

Thanks romilly haven't had a clue about the cm thing, I never get what they say I should! Will check out fertility friend though - thanks!

romilly Sat 30-Apr-05 20:33:05

sounds bizarre - but it seems to work (!) try a glass of grapefruit juice each morning after AF up until CD16 or so - it really increases your CM.

worked for me and several others anyhow

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