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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Scarlet, OPKs work similar to home pregnancy tests, in that they are pee sticks! Some brands you pee directly on the stick and other brands you pee in a cup and then dip the stick into the cup. Either way, they measure a hormone called lutenizing hormone (LH), which surges just before you ovulate. So if you get a positive, then that means you are very close to ovulating and it is prime baby-making time! Some brands are user friendly and will give you a + or a smiley face, while others (like Wondfo) will make you compare a test line with a control line - the test line has to be as dark as the control line for a positive. Hope that helps!

  2. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    How do you know when to start testing? Or do you test everyday each month? Or closer to ovulation time? I appreciate the advice!
    Little Bird- 11.6.15
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