View Full Version : Ovulation Predictor Kits
07-09-2003, 05:34 AM
This is a Yes or No Poll.
My DH have tried a couple months with no luck and someone mentioned before they used OPKs.
My question to you is this -
Did you get pregnant using Ovulation Predictor Kits?
If yes, how many months did it take you to concieve?
If no, how many months did it take you to concieve?
This poll has a 30 day time limit.
07-09-2003, 03:03 PM
lol - I'm the first person to vote YES! We conceived the first time we used the ov. predictor kit. And that was one month after going off the pill, which I had been on for 10+ years straight.
wishing you good luck! :)
07-09-2003, 03:25 PM
Did you read about the new study that proves many women ovulate MORE THAN ONCE per month :)
oh, and no...didn't use the kit....
07-09-2003, 03:28 PM
Here's a link to the story mentioned above.
I didn't vote. Never been pregnant, never tried. Yet.
07-09-2003, 04:14 PM
Didn't use a kit. The first time it took a whole week to get preggers.:D The second time took about 6 months.
07-09-2003, 05:20 PM
Well, here's my story . . .
Used the kits and eventually bought the Clear Plan Fertility monitor and also used Toni Weschler's Taking Charge of Your Fertility but finally got pregnant our twelfth month of trying thanks to some help from clomid (got pregnant first month on clomid). Unfortunately I miscarried in May (an absolutely devastating experience after a year of trying) and now DH and I are gearing up to try again. I will start on clomid again on Friday (excited, nervous, scared, hopeful and a whole lot of other emotions!). I don't think the fertility monitor necessarily helped us get pregnant . . . I think it was all about the clomid but I did use it (the monitor) the month we got pregnant (along with charting) because I really wanted to make sure we were trying on the right days (kind of silly since clomid pretty much regulates you and can actually lead to false positives with OPKs but after 11 months of trying I couldn't just throw the charting and the fertility monitor out the window just because I was on clomid). Anyway, I do plan to use the monitor this month as well - again just to "validate" the exact days we should be trying. Although I found the charting more helpful in figuring out what was going on with my body which lead us to the fertility specialist and clomid, I am not going back to charting right now (psychologically going back to taking my temperature every morning and charting the other signs is just really depressing). I just want to take the clomid, have some fun with DH at the right time and hopefully get pregnant again quickly! I don't think I can handle another 16 months like the past 16! Sorry for the long winded response but I think I hit all your questions. Good luck to you!
07-10-2003, 11:09 AM
Nope- didn't use a kit.
My first pregnancy was an accident, but I was really bad about taking the pill- and oops.
My current pregnancy was planned. After being on the pill for 2 years, I went off it several months before trying. Once we determined it was time to try- it took us a whole month.:rolleyes:
I did keep track of what my body was doing for the last several months- and it is fairly easy to figure out around when ovulation occurs- give or take a few days. I don't know if I'd use and OPK unless it had taken us a very long time without results- like a year or so.
07-10-2003, 01:26 PM
I did get pregnant using the kit. It turned out that I was ovulating earlier than I thought I was. I think I could have found that out by charting my temp too. But charting your temp can be hard emotionally because you are focussing on your fertility (or lack of it) every single day. And that gets old. Have you been trying for a while or are you just starting out? Actually, either way, the predictor can't hurt! Good luck.
And Meg. I'm so so sorry to hear about your loss. Your story feels very familiar to me. I miscarried with my first pregnancy. And I had two surgeries to even get pg that time. That was a really devastating time for us. And waiting to get pregnant again seemed just endless - it took 6 months. But I did, and had a healthy, beautiful 11 lb boy. Now I have two more kids too - both of which I concieved practically by looking at my husband. Go figure. Try to take care of yourself - and wierd as it sounds try to have fun with your dh. You'll get through this time and one day it'll just be a memory.
07-10-2003, 03:29 PM
No OPK Got pg 12 months after charting. Considering an OPK kit this time since I am 36 and have heard about 2ndary infertility.
07-11-2003, 08:51 PM
My answer is No. We got pregnant immediately after starting to try. Unfortunately I had an ectopic pregnancy.:( That was in December. We've been trying for the past 4 months. I am charting and am sure that I didn't ovulate 3 of the past 4 months. I don't know what's up.
My friend bought a kit and got pregnant before she got a chance to use it. She is going to give it to me. We need all the help we can get:)
07-14-2003, 10:28 AM
My cycles were really long, and I couldn't just "tell" when I was ovulating like some women can, so I bought the kits and used them off and on while we were trying to get pregnant. But since my cycles were so long, I would end up using two kits in a row (I think each kit has four tests or something like that) in order to figure out when I was actually ovulating. In our efforts to get pregnant, DH didn't want to feel pressured like we were really TRYING, so I kept the whole ovulation kit thing rather low-key. There were several months when one of us was travelling at the wrong time, so I didn't even bother with it. The month we actually did get pregnant, I was getting worried that maybe I had some fertility problems, and I had scheduled an appointment with my OB/GYN to talk about it. I didn't use an ovulation predictor kit that month, thinking our timing was way off, and I was VERY surprised when I took a pregnancy test (just to make sure I wasn't pregnant before going to the doctor to talk about infertility) and it was positive. So, YES, I used ovulation kits, NO they didn't help us get pregnant, and it took about nine months from when we started "allowing the possibility".
07-14-2003, 11:00 PM
My answer is YES. After 15 months of trying, DH and I used both the Clear Plan Easy Fertility monitor and the "Take Charge of Your Fertilty" program by Tony Weschel. Both the fertility monitor and the TCOYF program told me that I ovulated on day 21, vice day 14, as I had been assuming all along. At least that's when I ovulated that month, since we conceived the first month we used the fertility monitor and the TCOYF program. It definitely worked since Chloe Renee is now 5 1/2 months old!
The fertility monitor is good, but if you really want to get in touch with what your body is doing, use Tony Weschel's TCOYF program... Her book is called "Taking Charge of Your Fertility." You can track your fertility manually or you can download a program from her website to help you track it. The program is really easy to use and only takes a couple of minutes a day. I really recommend it. The book is great, covering everything you should have learned in junior high sex ed but have forgetten. I really had no idea of how my body worked until I read it.
07-15-2003, 05:31 AM
BK, when you say you didn't ovulate, does that mean you didn't get your period? that was one question i've had recently--can you get your period without ovulating? i thought the answer was no. it sounded like you could spot, or bleed randomly--but if you have "normal" cycles, then you must be ovulating.
any insight would be greatly appreciated! :D
07-15-2003, 05:58 AM
My best friend was haivg periods wo ovulating for quite awhile...every 21 days and bleeding for a week. HOWEVER< she found our she was pg last Wed....:D
07-15-2003, 06:39 AM
i'm a bit nervous about my ability to get pregnant. i went without getting my period naturally for almost 6 years. during that time i did take the pill on and off to force a period.
soon after i met my DH, my period came miraculously the DAY i was going to a fertility specialist. i was 30, and really wanted to talk to a specialist, even though DH (boyfriend at the time) weren't even talking marriage at that point. i just wanted to be proactive.
now, my period comes like clockwork. i think i may start charting my cycle--we'd like to have a baby next year.
07-16-2003, 03:19 PM
Yes, you can definitely get your period even if you are not releasing eggs.
Another strong recommendation for Toni Weschler's book, Taking Charge of Your Fertility. I learned a lot about my body from reading her book and then charting. As I mentioned in an earlier post, it was the charting that made be seek out a fertility specialist since my cycles were kind of out of whack (varying length and not ovulating some months).
03-16-2013, 07:57 PM
Sorry, i know it has been too late to reply this post, but i still wanna say something as i have the same experience, you know, it will prevent you getting pregnant when you use OPK as some active pharmaceutical ingredient , I'm not pretty sure what it is. When i knew that, i stop eat it at once and i luckily get pregnant 3 month ago.
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