Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Northampton, MA
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I agree, the design is totally ridiculous! When I was waiting to O, I got so frustrated with them, I was *almost* ready to give up on the whole ttc thing all together. I was also doing IUI, so I only got one shot at it, and therefore was heavily relying on the OPK. The day I was supposed to O, I was so crazy and hormonal that I did 5 OPKs over a period of seven hours. They were all negative. I was convinced that the OPK was wrong, and that I was going to miss my chance. However, the next morning the test line was significantly darker than the control, and I scheduled my IUI for the next morning. I got pg on that first try (with twins no less), and so I'm sure that the OPK was correct. I just wanted to let you know that when it's positive, it's really quite obvious. Also, if you are feeling really obsessive, I don't think it would be a bad idea to test in the morning and again in the eveing (but 5 in one day is definitely overkill!). Then you will be able to pinpoint your O more exactly.
p.s. I used the clearplan easy brand.
Mindfully mothering SIX kids (ages 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 & 12) in a small house with a lot of love.