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First time user of OPK!? Roxanne.♥ Due January 21; 1 child; California 1249 posts
23rd Apr '13

Ok so I've been ttc for a while now and nothing has happened, so I am going to the store TODAY to buy my first ovulation predictor kit. I know it will have instructions but I have NO CLUE how to use them! Am I just suppose to guess which day I will be ovulating when I feel hotter then most and have more cm?? I know you are suppose to ovulate around day 14 of a 28 day cycle. My last period was on April 15 so next week should I start trying to use these things??? Did u moms/ladies have any techniques or ways you would use the kit! Thanks. I WANT A BABY SOON!!! :)

mama1821 Due July 2; 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 1265 posts
23rd Apr '13

i followed the instructions in the box. when to begin testing depends on the number of days in your cycle. also key is making sure test line is as dark or darker than control line. good luck, they do work!!

GavinsMomJohnnysWife 2 kids; Texas 2789 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting mama1821:" i followed the instructions in the box. when to begin testing depends on the number of days in your cycle. ... [snip!] ... of days in your cycle. also key is making sure test line is as dark or darker than control line. good luck, they do work!!"

What she said, also don't test with the first pee of the day. and you can test in the later am and in the early evening. They do work.. first and only month using OPK and I'm due 9/16

Roxanne.♥ Due January 21; 1 child; California 1249 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting GavinsMomJohnnysWife:</b>" What she said, also don't test with the first pee of the day. and you can test in the later am and in the early evening. They do work.. first and only month using OPK and I'm due 9/16"</blockquote>




Ahhh!! This makes me so happy to hear! :) so once you see the line it's not too late?? You just start baby dancing that day/night??

Roxanne.♥ Due January 21; 1 child; California 1249 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mama1821:</b>" i followed the instructions in the box. when to begin testing depends on the number of days in your cycle. ... [snip!] ... of days in your cycle. also key is making sure test line is as dark or darker than control line. good luck, they do work!!"</blockquote>



So if I have a 28 day cycle then i should test 5 days before day 14?? :/

shay +3 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Utah 430 posts
23rd Apr '13

Opk's seem kind of confusing at first, but you'll get the hang of them in no time. The instructions will tell you what cycle day to start testing on based off the average number of days in your cycle. I think with a 27/28 day cycle your supposed to start testing on cycle day 10. A positive test lets you know that your going to ovulate, not that you already have, so make sure you baby dance as soon as you can so there is sperm waiting for when the egg releases. You can also google the sperm meet egg plan. I used this in addition to opks and got pregnant fairly quickly. Good luck :)

♥ Jen ♥ Due May 6; 4 kids; Shawnee, Kansas 9004 posts
23rd Apr '13

Watching this one. I'm a first time OPK user too.

mama1821 Due July 2; 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 1265 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting Roxanne.♥ttc!!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mama1821:</b>" i followed the instructions in the box. when ... [snip!] ... line. good luck, they do work!!"</blockquote> So if I have a 28 day cycle then i should test 5 days before day 14?? :/"


the instructions will tell you when to begin testing according to the number of days in your cycle. no by the time you get your positive ovulation occurs within 12 - 48 hours so when you get your positive start bd'ing. However, the instructions tell you exactly what to do. We tried for 7 months, then i used opk's for 3 months, got pregnant. they do work. if after using opks for 6 months and you do not get pregnant (just in case but you should) go see your dr. good luck. you can do this!!!

Roxanne.♥ Due January 21; 1 child; California 1249 posts
23rd Apr '13

Just got back from the store with a 20 pack OPK!! It was target brand so I hope that's ok

mama1821 Due July 2; 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 1265 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting Roxanne.♥ttc!!:" Just got back from the store with a 20 pack OPK!! It was target brand so I hope that's ok"


i used dollar store ones just because they are really expensive. any test is fine, they all work the same. the dollar store ones work just as good as the expensive ones. so if you dont conceive this month, you can buy dollar store brand next month. good luck!!!

Roxanne.♥ Due January 21; 1 child; California 1249 posts
23rd Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mama1821:</b>" the instructions will tell you when to begin testing according to the number of days in your cycle. ... [snip!] ... using opks for 6 months and you do not get pregnant (just in case but you should) go see your dr. good luck. you can do this!!!"</blockquote>




Thanks so much!! I hope it works! Been trying since September and this is my next resort lol it will also give me something to look forwar to these next couple weeks!

Roxanne.♥ Due January 21; 1 child; California 1249 posts
23rd Apr '13

Quick question! I know a mama said don't pee on the OPK stick first pee in the morning, but then I read the instructions and it said to do it first pee in the morning! Lol when do u ladies test??

mama1821 Due July 2; 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 1265 posts
23rd Apr '13
Quoting Roxanne.♥ttc!!:" Quick question! I know a mama said don't pee on the OPK stick first pee in the morning, but then I read the instructions and it said to do it first pee in the morning! Lol when do u ladies test??"


if you can test between 11 and 2 everyday or in the evening, but try to test around the same time every day. good luck

Roxanne.♥ Due January 21; 1 child; California 1249 posts
24th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mama1821:</b>" if you can test between 11 and 2 everyday or in the evening, but try to test around the same time every day. good luck"</blockquote>



Thanks again!! Will do!! :))

mama1821 Due July 2; 2 kids; Tacoma, Washington 1265 posts
24th Apr '13
Quoting Roxanne.♥ttc!!:" <blockquote><b>Quoting mama1821:</b>" if you can test between 11 and 2 everyday or ... [snip!] ... in the evening, but try to test around the same time every day. good luck"</blockquote> Thanks again!! Will do!! :))"


no problem, good luck to you, i hope the opk brings you success!!!