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05/08/2014 at 19:26
05/08/2014 at 19:31
Which was yesterday and the test was negative. She tested again today and got a positive. Should she keep dtd every other day or more often? Am I right in thinking that a positive means she should ovulate in the next 48 hours? Sorry if these are silly questions but I've never used them before and I'm the only person she'll ask for advice. Any experiences welcome. Thanks xx
this is todays test
05/08/2014 at 20:58
I would say so but get her to test again tomorrow as I think she may get a stronger line.
05/08/2014 at 21:18
Ok thanks furmummy
05/08/2014 at 23:36
I agree with fm, test again tomorrow and compare the lines. In theory, a positive opk will have the test line darker than the control line but mine never are and i confirm ov with temping. I believe the surge lasts for about 36 hours so she should get a darker one tomorrow or may ovulate tonight. Definitely dtd as often as possible but bear in mind her h's sperm will need to catch a breather! Fingers crossed for her, 19 months it's a long time :-(
06/08/2014 at 08:37
06/08/2014 at 08:44
Some people like to test twice a day as you can miss the surge. I remember last time never getting as strong a line as the control line and I took my positive to be just the darkest one I had. This cycle I got a very strong positive, so it may be that I just missed the surge and did a test either side. If she's got plenty of cheapies I'd do two a day. The shop bought ones are a bit expensive to do that!
06/08/2014 at 08:51
06/08/2014 at 09:24
Always test in the afternoon - I've read between 10 and 8 but I usually aim for 2pm and maybe one after - just to check for a stronger line - like Nora has said. Reducing fluid intake before testing is the right thing to do too.
06/08/2014 at 09:37
The instructions with the Boots ones I've got at the moment say between 10 and 6, with not having peed for 4 hours. They've probably all got different instructions! I've been trying to do mine at the same time, around 11ish as that's normally my first wee after getting up. On days where I have done two tests, I've done the other mid afternoon.
06/08/2014 at 10:18
From what i can remember, you're supposed to test around 4pm, as others have said, however it's not always possible, so early evening is best for testing with opks. I've always had a definite positive with mine...the whole 1 month that we used them...
Just a suggestion - It's not a definite way of getting pregnant, but I have heard that DTD in the morning is better than the evening. It's got something to do with your H's swimmers being higher in numbers in the morning or something...not sure how true that is, but i know we conceived W 2nd month trying, and i'm pretty sure it was the time we did it in the morning that gave us our baby.
06/08/2014 at 10:31
Oohh that's interesting RKB....! I must run off and find some evidence so I can convince H - he's not a morning type of guy so DTD is always in the evenings for us!
06/08/2014 at 11:18
06/08/2014 at 11:26
I'll be honest Tayto, I don't think it makes a difference in terms of his count, but i suppose when you've only got that 24 hour window, covering it as much as possible does help! :-)
06/08/2014 at 17:20
I used opks and charting. I used 1 opk a day until I started to get a more positive line and then I'd do 2 a day around 11am-12pm and then again when I got home about 6pm. Temping always confirmed ov and I could tell a day afterwards that it happened even though FF waits until 3 days after to confirm.
06/08/2014 at 18:06
So this is my sisters test today, definitely darker isn't it?
06/08/2014 at 20:48
Yep, definitely! Tell her to get some action!! I've never had an opk go that dark before!
06/08/2014 at 21:02
06/08/2014 at 23:21
Bit late to this but same as Tonka, tell her to get busy! :-)
07/08/2014 at 07:25
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