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01/01/2015 at 19:31
i was fortunate enough to conceive my first baby September 2013 which resulted in a chubby little girl arriving June 2014.
in my time away fron TTC I seem to have forgotten everything I've learnt about opks. Pre baby whilst ttc I never ovulated. I would get positives and then two weeks later another positive and same again two weeks after that. Eventually something felt different and it appeared we conceived the first time I ever ovulated (very lucky). It's now 6 months post baby and I have all the symptoms I experienced when I first ovulated however I've had two strong positives two days in a row. Does that suggest I haven't ovulated yet? I thought you had a surge and so would only see one positive. At least in 48 hours I thought you would only see one positive.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated
01/01/2015 at 22:43
Hmmm, I haven't had much success with OPK's as I've never had a positive on an Ic however, during my time trying to figure them out, my understanding was that, if you do get 2 strong positive lines on 2 consecutive days, there is the possibility an egg was released from both ovaries - 24 ish hours apart.
I could be completely wrong so hopefully there'll be a more experienced OPK'er along shortly!
04/01/2015 at 17:48
Hi and welcome back!
I think some people do have a strong positive that lasts for 2 days but my understanding is that it doesn't matter how many days you get a positive result for, it's the first day that matters. (I use CBD dual hormones OPKs which don't actually let you test anymore once you've had a positive result.) Even if the hormones stick around in your system afterwards, it's the initial surge that leads to the egg being released. Hope that helps.
05/01/2015 at 11:09
The month I conceived I got positive OPKs 3 days in a row. As I was temping and monitoring CM, I am 99% sure I ovulated on the same day as the 3rd positive.
07/01/2015 at 20:34
Excellent, thanks girls. I'm not allowed to start trying until June (a year post birth) when I get the all clear from the hospital due to the horrific traumatising entrance my daughter made so just trying to get my cycles in check first as they were all over the show last time. Good to know I can, potentially, ovulate more than once in my life!
07/01/2015 at 22:29
Hi, I hope you don't mind me gatecrashing but I got a weak positve and then 2 strong positives followed by a weak positive and then nothing the month I conceived. I think it depends on the sensitivity of the OPKs and how much LH you produce.
08/01/2015 at 18:33
Perhaps. Pre baby I would never have got a 2 day surge but they do say that babies change your bodies in all sorts of ways so maybe it's the new norm. Guess I won't find out until next cycle
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