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July 23rd, 2013 04:28 PM #1
Accidentally posted in wrong forum: How do ovulation kits work?
I understand the test works in terms of detecting the surge of LH. And you can either pee on the stick or dip it into a cup of urine. But what I do not understand is how do you know when you are suppose to start testing? No tests specifically tell you. They just tell you what the Ovulation kit does. I am not looking to by one yet since this is only our second month TTC but it we continue to have negative tests 2 months from now I want to give the kits a whirl.
Thanks in advanceRainbow Baby (a boy) Due Early November 2015!
July 23rd, 2013 05:18 PM #3
My doctor recommended using OPKs starting on Day 10 of your cycle (day 1 being the first day of AF). Then test every day with your first morning urine until you get a positive. Good luck!Expecting boy #2 this summer
July 23rd, 2013 05:41 PM #5
For #2, I followed the instructions and kept totally missing out on testing during my fertile days. When I talked to an ob-gyn nurse on the phone, she said a woman can be fertile starting from about a week after the first day of her last period, and my due date seems to line up pretty much exactly with that calculation.
So I know every woman is different, but for me, the box instructions were off. The tests I was buying kept telling me to wait until about 14 days after the first day of my last period, and clearly, that was way too long for me.human children:
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July 23rd, 2013 07:06 PM #7
The first time I used them, I started testing a few days before I thought I would ovulate. Test every day either mid-morning or mid-afternoon. Apparently, first morning urine isn't the best for detecting LH. When you get a positive, you'll most likely ovulate within the next 24 hours. I definitely recommend trying them so you can be sure of when you're ovulating and when to concentrate your efforts lol.~ Mother of Violet Elizabeth Rose ~
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July 23rd, 2013 07:34 PM #9Senior Member
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Some tests include enough for every day of the month. I tried one of those the first months I tried using them. You can also buy them online to save money. Good luck! Hope you don't get the chance to use them.Mother to: Patrick Werner (3/10) , Mary Claire (06/12) and Margaret Rose (05/15)