My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for the last 4months.
Im 26 my husbands 29 and I have Never been pregnant before.
I have regular periods ranging from every 25-27days.
I thought I would try clear blue ovulation tests just to make sure we were not missing the crucial ovulating days.
I tested 10 days after the first day of my last period and every day till today which is my 15th day and I have had negative results on all days.
I am a little worried could there be a problem? Even though i have regular periods could I not be ovulating?
Thanks for listening guys
Hiya hon -
I wouldn't stress out about it too much really, i've been using OPK's for about 8 months now (and i got pregnant during that 8 months) and NEVER got a positive!
This month however i seem to have a continuous positive for weeks on end, i spoke to my doctor about it on monday and he told me that Doctors and Gyno's and most people in the medical profession despise these sticks, they're very unreliable and should in no way be used as a reliable source (his words not mine)!
If i were you i would speak to you're doctor about it, he should offer you a 21 day test which will determine whether you are, or are not ovulating and at least that will put your mind at rest if anything and rule out any probs!
ahh thank you for replying!!
I think im just a bit paranoid as i have never been pregnant before and im scared my bits dont work
Think your right, i might just take a trip to the gp's just for piece of mind if nothing else..
Its just frustrating coz im a healthy 26 year old, thought ild fall pregnant instantly
It looks like I am in the same boat. I have been using OPKs for the last two months. Last month I thought I started after ovulation, but this month... nothing. Completely freaked out. I am going to keep using them for the rest of this cycle then I am calling my doctor and setting up an appt. I am already 35! The only thing that is keeping me from calling the doc right now is that I have heard of lots of people getting negatives even though they are ovulating. Keep your head up!
Also, if you dont mind me asking babydust, did you stick to the 14 days prior to your next period rule? and were you charting temperatures etc? x
Don't mind you asking at all! To be honest with you, i was testing willie nillie as my cycles were really long and i didn't temp or anything so didn't really have a clue so i was testing at all sorts of different times of the day and during the whole month!
The ONLY OPK's that have worked for me so far were the clearblue smiley face ones and the ONLY time of day they worked was using them with my second wee of the morning (sorry tmi) and before i had anything to drink, but then as i say, still not even sure these worked correctly as i had smiley faces for a week and my tempreture still didnt budge even then!!!!! That's why i went to the doc's and then he told me that he wasn't happy i was using them as they're not considered very good and just get us girls all in a tizz and 9 times out of 10 it's for no good reason!
I was also concerned with not getting a positive. I was following everything I found online which is sometimes not a good idea. I got a positive clearblue test yesterday but I went a little earlier on the testing. It was my first positive. So maybe start a little earlier with the testing. I know it can be expensive but it's so worth it to know that you are infact ovulating. I have trouble reading all the different test so I go for the smiley face ones, lol. Some women have it down pat reading those lines but not me. Keep your chin up and lots of to you!!
I agree, i did a clearblue one the other day and got a nice smiley face then out of interest did a cheap wilkinson's one and NOTHING!! I dont get that! But yup, i do think they clearblue ones are defo worth every penny! (amazon is quite cheap)!!
Thanks for replying ladies
I have actually been using those clearblue smiley face tests myself and got no results, just an empty circle
I went to see my nurse this morning and was told to throw the ovulation sticks away as they are more stress & hassle than they're worth!
And she is often inundated with TTC women saying how inaccurate the tests have been.
She informed me that regular sex twice a week is the best advice one can give im sure my husband will agree with her
So my advice to anyone trying is:
Just have regular sex
DONT USE OVULATION STICKS
take your supplements
I hope i can follow my own advice
Right in the garbage mine go too!! I never get any smiley faces either w/ clear blue easy!! We are trying for our last baby #5, I have 4 girls already so I know I'm Ms. fertile Mertile! lol I don't get it????
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