Best time to 'do it' with opks?

Discussion in 'Trying To Conceive' started by Kimmer, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Kimmer

    Kimmer Mummy to a beautiful baby

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    I've just got my first OPK's! Now I'm confused, when do I take them? Do I have lots of sex as they get darker? When they're 'positive', is that too late? Or perfect timing?

    I'm very confused!
     
  2. Kimmer

    Kimmer Mummy to a beautiful baby

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    Oh come on, I know hundreds of you use them!
    Someone be nice?
     
  3. Crypto1976

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    When the line is darker than the control jump into bed and continue for 3 days I would say. You can ov up to 36 after the first positive.
     
  4. vkj73

    vkj73 Well-Known Member

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    no worries. the dark line just means you're about to ovulate. as long as you try to bd before you get the dark line (line needs to be the same color or darker) and then again within 12-36 hours after the +.

    i try to keep in mind:

    after + line on optk, i will ovulate within 12-36 hours
    once you ovulate, egg is supposed to last about 24 hours
    sperm can live up to 3 days.

    it's taken me a long time to figure this out (this site has helped a lot)!

    basically, once you figure out the before/during/after of your ovulation, you can really focus in on that 4-5 days period of being fertile. also check your cervical mucus. if it's clear and sticky, you're good to go!!!!
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  5. Kimmer

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    Thank you very much ladies!
    I'm new to opk's, they're quite confusing and have no instructions!
     

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