I dont want to have to buy an OPK every month, but I will if I have to.
For those of you who regularly use OPK or chart, do you usually ovulate at the same time every month? If so, how long are your cycles and which day do you ovulate?
how early did you start testing with the opks?
Evergreen- Loving my girls Dylan age8, Ava age 4 and baby Georgia (6/3/11).
ETA: save your $$ and POAS urge for HPTs to obsess over! LOL
Jenn (36), wife to DH for 13 years, DD1(13) , DD2(10) and DS(4)
So, yes! The follicular phase of your cycle (the time before ovulation) can vary widely, that's the part that can be affected by stress or lifestyle changes, too.
I don't use OPKs much anymore, I just started using a fertility monitor (though they are expensive, and with my cycle lenth, well, this cycle I used almost 20 sticks) but I can typiclaly predict my O from my CM...I've had a few false leads on rare occasions. Once I thought I was going to O three different times and never did - 60 day annovulatory cycle, but that likely would have happened with OPKs too.
More frustratingly, I sometimes don't get a positive at all, or it hangs at almost positive for three days, which wears me out in anticipation.
This month Im doing a trigger shot, so I will make SURE I catch that lil egg this month!!! lol
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