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    Default Question about OPK's and CM

    Hi all. This is going to be my fist month of TTC so I have stocked up on OPK's as I am not interested in charting and using FF. Can those who have used OPK's tell me if it is adequate to test once a day until a +ve is seen (ie. is once a day enough or can you miss it)?

    Also, while I have your attention, it it possible to O without observing CM?



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    Hey Bethany,

    Yep once a day is fine. Most people find that they get better results if they test in the afternoon too.

    I guess it is possible to O without seeing fertile CM, especially if you don't usually get much CM or you only check externally. After you've been checking a while though you probably will be able to tell the difference in your CM though.

    HTH.

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    Thanks angel. The afternoon suits to test as I don't really want to wee in a cup at work.....

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    I was also wondering when is the best time to use OPK?? I work all day (9 - 5) and didn't really want to pee in a cup at work!!

    Is it better to use one in the morning, or should I use it after work (about 6pm?)

    Also, seeing as I am on CD9, when do you think I should start testing with OPK? My cycles are around 30 days (last one was 34 days, one before that was 30 days).....

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    Jbprincess, I reckon the afternoon (after work) would be best as that's when when the OPKs are most likely to pick up the LH surge. Maybe start testing around CD11/12. Once you are able to clearly identify some of your O signs you might be able to start testing a bit later but for now it'd probably be better to test earlier so that you don't miss O.

    HTH!

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    I found testing at about 5:30 gave me the strongest results.

    Good luck with it!

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