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Old Mar 25th, 2011, 06:27 AM   1
lilofred
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Plz recommend opk


Hi, as i've said in previous posts im very new to all of this and planning to ttc next wk! Was planning to BD every other day to try and conceive and didn't want to purchase all of the different products for a while until i see how bd alone goes.
BUT
after reading all the posts i think i am going to purchase a few cheap items- was looking on amazon at the ovulation strips-
50 pk for 8.50 (brand AIDE)
30 pk for 5.50 (brand one step)
Does anyone use these particular brands and which would you reccomend or are they both pretty much the same??

Also going to purchase pre-seed lubricant as have read good reviews- what do you guys think?

Hopefully will help me on my way



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Old Mar 25th, 2011, 06:34 AM   2
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Yes buy the pre seed and answer opks. Not the daily ones the ones that look like a hpt



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Old Mar 25th, 2011, 08:52 AM   3
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im not much help on the brand i dont kno very much information but i would buy preseed just by the stories ive heard and the success julianasmommy has had =]



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Old Mar 25th, 2011, 08:56 AM   4
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I use the digi clearblue ones. They are a lot easier to understand, its a simple yes or no
I have got the ic just as a back up if I've ran out of digis and I've only used them once, not keen at all



 
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Old Mar 25th, 2011, 09:03 AM   5
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The only thing putting me off trying the digi ones is the fact that i have no idea when i ovulate/ periods slightly irregular since coming off BC (39, 50 & 55 day cycles) so i would probably need to try on a daily basis which would cost a fortune?or is there a better time to use them- i.e. so many days after period or when u get symptoms of OV?? confused.com



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Old Mar 25th, 2011, 09:06 AM   6
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I wait until cd10 to do my first test, if its negative then I wait until I have ov symptoms.
I think last month I tested and
cd10 - neg
cd15 - neg
cd24 - positive

It can get quite expensive but I just prefer them so I'm happy to spend the money



 
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Old Mar 25th, 2011, 09:14 AM   7
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Thanks for your help- yeah i think i would prefer them too cuz its a simple yes or no!!! is ther any particular brand u would recomend? and how much would i expect to pay? it's good to know that i don't need to test every day! do you start ttc as soon as you get the positive? soryy 4 all the ques- this is all soooo new to me



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Old Mar 25th, 2011, 09:23 AM   8
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Ask away hun, I don't mind at all

I use these
http://www.boots.com/en/Clearblue-Di...Tests_1046967/
You might be able to get them cheaper from somewhere else though if you shop around.

Just to be sure we don't miss the eggy, we start from cd 10 (because the month I got pregnant I ovulated on cd11)
We every other day or every 2 days, depending on opks, symptoms, CM and when we have time.



 
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