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28/01/2015 at 21:33
This is a new continuation thread for the long-running Ovulation strips folks, as the original thread (http://www.madeformums.com/forum/trying-to-conceive/ovulation-test-strips/166108.html ) has become a bit epic, and now has so many pages, it's getting a bit hard to load.
We've posted a link to this new thread on the old thread, so hopefully everyone will be able to find it easily enough.
28/01/2015 at 22:05
Gosh I can't believe my first ever message has got that big.. :) hopefully the lovely ladies will follow to this thread. Xxx
28/01/2015 at 22:22
It was a biiiiig thread!
How is everyone doing?
i've been feeling a bit crampy today and had the tiniest bit of spotting earlier so maybe the start of AF?! Im wishing it's implantation bleeding but I don't know. I guess I'll maybe have a better idea in the next few days X
29/01/2015 at 03:48
Yes Janice it's crazy to look back over the start of the thread! You really did set something in motion there & I wouldn't be without you all... Its so nice to cone on & chat to you all / hear from you about how you are doing.
sorry Janice... I totally missed your post about AF arriving. You sound like you're feeling ok about it right now though so I'm happy about that... Hate to hear it when you feel down! X
29/01/2015 at 08:02
It is a massive thread and thanks Janice for setting it up. Sorry AF arrived. But keep trying and hopefully your time will come x x
29/01/2015 at 08:40
Hi all, just dipping my toe into the new thread.
Sorry about your AF Janice. And good luck with your scan SW2.
Hi to all the other ladies
29/01/2015 at 18:18
janice beard2: thank you SO MUCH for starting the original thread - should have said that yesterday - I'm sorry - I meant to.
It's been brilliant from day one - and long may it continue!
29/01/2015 at 22:10
Thank you Helen, I'm glad I started it too it's been such a tower of strength for me and I'm sure for others to over all these months and long may it continue over the next however many months/cycles it takes me to get my bean or finally face defeat.. xx (and beyond )
SW2 hope everything goes well tomorrow will be thinking of you everything is crossed for you huni. Xxx
29/01/2015 at 22:11
im due in two days so hope it doesn't come
I still have very sore boobs and little cramping on my right side but nothing to painful and still loads of cm so I have everything crossed ATM xxx hope everyone is ok xx
29/01/2015 at 22:18
Hi Danielle fingers crossed she dosent arrive.. when are you testing?? Keep us posted.. xx
30/01/2015 at 07:06
thanks I'm not testing till I'm over due because I didn't get a positive last time till I was about 10 days over due I'm never usually late and if I am I'm only late by a couple days , bear in mind it's only my second period after miscaridge but doctor told me after my first it will all he ok after so my fingers are crosses and I will xxx
30/01/2015 at 23:32
Good luck danielle
sw2 checking in with you on both threads as not heard from you. Hoping no news is good news x x
oxy any news?
How are you Janice?
Peewees mum nice to hear from you and good luck with the next few weeks x
31/01/2015 at 01:01
Hey cberg! Sorry i went straight from my appointment to work & only just got home so apologies for the delay in updating. Well... So far its all ok! baby is in the right place, has a nice yolk sac & heart rate is 100bpm. Doc says that's 'borderline' normal (should be 100 by 51/2 - 6 weeks) but I'm not worried about that as even if my dates are absolutely spot on I'm still only exactly 6 weeks today & although its on the low side of normal... The range isn't massive for this early anyway... Like 10bpm between highest & lowest.
i have another scan booked for feb 13th when i'll be just 8 weeks... He says the heartbeat should be up at 140something by then if all is ok... But he ended by saying that he really thinks this one will be ok... So I'm smiling, thanking god, praising my little bean & holding onto that! X
31/01/2015 at 07:12
That's FANTASTIC news SW2.. so glad it all went okay, I'm smiling for you too xxx
31/01/2015 at 07:37
good news sw2 really pleased I will keep everything crossed for you! xx
31/01/2015 at 07:41
My post seems to have disappeared :/
Anyway just wanted to say that's FANTASTIC news SW2.. I'm smiling for you too xx
How are you feeling Cberg? Xx
31/01/2015 at 11:40
I'm ok thanks Janice the bad days seem to get less now which is good weekends a bit hard but its ok. Doesn't help everyone around is pregnant/announcing it etc and I can't help feeling a tiny but jealous but I know it will get easier with time. How are you feeling? X
31/01/2015 at 12:05
Hey ladies, so I'm using my OPK's this month for the first time ever and I was really confused about how they worked but I've been testing for a while now so getting the hang of it, anyway wanted to ask you all your advice on when to BD. I had a slightly darker line yesterday on CD15 so we BD'd last night, I've tested again and have got my first positive so we'll also BD tonight and tomorrow night, shall we BD again on Monday (2 days after positive) and will that be enough?
Need your advice/wisdom!
Also, I thought I OV'd on CD14 so was completely out, it's actually been CD17 this month so I'm glad I used them!
Congratulations SW2, I'll keep everything crossed for you too!
31/01/2015 at 12:26
I have two days of positives his and then ovulate the day after so Monday would be a good idea however I have been pregnant following bd two days before ovulation so it depends on his swimmers x
31/01/2015 at 13:01
Thanks janice, cberg & jos.
jos... As the sperm can live for up to 5 days your fertile window is actually like 6 or 7 days long... The 5 days running up to ovulation & then the day of / day after (if you ovulate late on the prev day & can have sex super early the day after as the egg only survives 12-24 hours if not fertilised).
So if you had a positive opk today.... You will ovulate sometime in the next 12-36 hours.... If you take the longest (36hours) that would be sunday night... So the egg could potentially still be ok monday... So yes... Bd'in monday (pref morning) would be good too if you can.. But... If you dont get chance on monday then i wouldnt worry too much.... You'll be covered with the other days.
if you're not lucky this month then next month... Based on your positive opk on cd16 i would start bd'in every other day (or every day if you like!) from cd12 onwards (so you have a ready & waiting army of sperm to catch the egg) then every day as soon as you get your positive.
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