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I'm eight months PP and no AF. I'm still breastfeeding my son for most of his nutrients; he has regular solids throughout the day, but primarily consumes mama's milk. We're trying to conceive again, but with no AF in sight it seems relatively unlikely..<br><br>
I know it's possible that I might be ovulating sometimes without AF, so I figured I'd try using OPK for awhile and hoping for a surprise O. Anyone have luck with this?
 

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Hello there,<br>
Sounds like we are in the same boat. I am 8 months pp and no AF. I just happened to do an OPK today an there was nothing... so no egg, no AF. It's too bad because we really want to start TTC again, the first one took 16 months to conceive.<br>
I hope we can start soon!
 

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You cannot ovulate more than once without getting AF in between (unless in hyperovulation but that happens at the same time not days or weeks apart)<br><br>
You ovulate, your luteal phase later you get AF. If you do not get AF, you are either pregnant or have not ovulated (or have a functioning cyst but you would know because OWWWWWWWW)<br><br>
You cannot ovulate one month, not get AF and then ovulate the next month. That doesnt happen. Its not how our bodies work.<br><br>
That said... do you breastfeed during the night? It seems night weening is, in many cases, enough to get fertility back. Not always, but often.<br><br><br>
As for negative OPK = no egg... no it doesnt.<br>
First of all, you get a positive OPK when you have your LH surge. You get your surge anywhere from 12 hours to 3 days before Ovulation actually takes place. In a large number of cases (though I would estimate it to be less than half of women who test daily) you can actually miss the surge. You will not get positive OPKs for more than a couple days (more than a couple tends to signal that something is up, be it that you are already pregnant or that you have a problem such as PCOs or some other hormonal disturbance) and you will usually not ovulate the same day you get the positive OPK... So unless you happened to test on the exact day of your LH surge and dont miss it... you will likely not catch it.
 

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I did! With both PPAFs. I just bought a ton of dollar store opks and whenever I had ewcm I tested with the opk. With my son I got a positive, ovulated 2 days later, and got pregnant <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> That was 15 months pp.<br><br>
More recently, I also got a positive opk 16 months pp and we tried, but I got AF 6 days later <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
So we are back to taking an OPK a day.<br><br>
Good luck!
 
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