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How Long Will An Lh Surge Last

Maria asks…

How long do you Ovulate…?

24 hours? Positive Ovulation Test Yesterday.
I had Ovulation Pain/cramping last night.
My temp went up this Morning.
My Chart says that I might have Ovulated yesterday But needs 3 total temps to confirm this.

What are my chances? Last Sex was on the 1st.
and tonight we are going to try also. (have 3 other children)
Can I still conceive?????
Are my chances GOOD-GREAT-or just barley making it.
thanks!
****BABYDUST****

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

If your temp has gone up, I’m afraid you have already ovulated and it is likely to be too late to BD tonight. Basically you usually ovulate 12-36 hours after a +ve OPK. The time can vary depending on when you catch (get +ve OPK) the LH surge. If you catch the LH surge on the way up you will have 36 hour max but if you catch it at its peak or on the way back down, it can be as little as 12 hours which, from you temp rise, sounds like what happened with you.

I am very fortunate in that I have a slow rise – which means that my OPK’s start out light and get darker each day to a +ve and then light again before the line is completely gone. Basically, I get about 2 days notice before a +ve OPK.

Good news is though, if you BD’d on the 1st Dec you have BD’d about 2 days before you ovulated (which is in your most fertile part of your cycle) so you are still in with a good shot.

Goodluck – BD tonight anyway just for fun!!!

Mandy asks…

Does anyone know any over the counter fertility meds or anything to take to help get pregnant.plz let me know!

I have been trying to get pregnant 2 years, and nothing and was wondering if anyone knows any over the counter fertility meds…herbal or not anything at all …or anyone have ANY tips on getting pregnant i want a baby more then anything in the world, and i am desperately trying please if you know anything let me know !!
thanks so much

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Have sex three times a week.

Having regular sex is the best way to get pregnant. Couples often try to time everything perfectly for ovulation but do not have sex when they think they are not ovulating. It is true that sex that is not within the time of ovulation will not result in pregnancy. However, because women do not always ovulate when they think they will, having sex three times a week will help to a woman cover her bases, so to speak, and not miss an opportunity to get pregnant.

2. Use an ovulation prediction kit or fertility monitor.

Using an ovulation kit to predict when you are ovulating will improve your chances of getting pregnant. For many women charting or other methods of ovulation prediction are too confusing. Ovulation prediction kits work by reading LH surges prior to ovulation. They are relatively easy to use and are generally accurate for predicting ovulation. Fertility monitors, such as the Clear Blue Easy monitor, are also a worthwhile investment if you would like to get pregnant faster. Fertility monitors are similar to ovulation prediction kits in that they read changes in LH but they also read changes in other hormones and don’t require any guesswork for couples. They are easy to use and will tell you when the best time to get pregnant is.

3. Have sex before ovulation (not after).

Sometimes couples get confused about the best time to have sex in relationship to ovulation. You have a small window of time each month to get pregnant. After a woman ovulates the egg will survive approximately 24 hours. Sperm, on the other hand, will live for up to three to five days. This is why having sex two to three days before ovulation will increase your chances of getting pregnant. Don’t wait until the day you ovulate to have sex. Your partner’s sperm will last longer than your egg and you don’t want to miss an opportunity by waiting.

4. Don’t rely on the Calendar method for predicting ovulation.

A lot of couples have heard to have sex around day fourteen of your cycle. This is based on the calendar method and assumes that you have a regular 28-day cycle and ovulate mid-cycle. Although this is better than just picking an arbitrary day to have sex, it is not a very accurate way to predict when you ovulate. Many women do not ovulate on day fourteen and knowing precisely when you ovulate will help you time intercourse better. Ovulation prediction kits, looking at previous months bbt charts, or watching for body cues will help you to determine when you ovulate.

5. Charting may not be the best way to predict ovulation.

Charting is great for tracking your cycle but it does have disadvantages. By the time you can see ovulation on a bbt chart, you have already ovulated. It is good to chart so you can track your cycles, see if you ovulate the same time each month, and also so you can look back on your cycle and see if you timed things right. But if this is your first cycle trying to get pregnant or if you are not ovulating at the same time each month, an ovulation prediction kit would be more helpful.

6. See a doctor before you start trying to get pregnant.
Make sure you are in good health and have had a regular check up from your OBGYN or medical provider. Untreated infections, sexually transmitted diseases, or poor health can affect your chances of getting pregnant. Its good to see a doctor as well as start taking prenatal vitamins prior to trying to conceive.

7. Don’t smoke, drink alcohol, or abuse drugs when trying to get pregnant.
This may seem like common sense but many women do try to get pregnant while smoking, drinking or using drugs. Smoking, drugs, and alcohol can affect your fertility. It will also affect your unborn child. It is important to stop smoking or using drugs and alcohol before getting pregnant and not wait until you find out you are pregnant.

8. Have enjoyable sex.

Sometimes when couples are trying to conceive, sex becomes a job or function of reproduction and is not as enjoyable. Plan a romantic evening or try something different to spice things up. How you are feeling sexually may factor into your chances of getting pregnant. Some researchers believe that having an orgasm during sex increases your chances of getting pregnant. For women, the spasmic movements of orgasm will help pull the sperm into the uterus and for men a better orgasm may increase the man’s sperm count.

9. Have sex in positions that keep sperm inside the vagina longer.

The missionary position is a good position to use when trying to get pregnant. Avoid positions where the woman is on top. Gravity will allow sperm to leak out with these positions. Also try placing a pillow under your hips to help tilt your pelvis and keep the sperm in longer. Don’t get up right after sex. Try to relax and allow the sperm to stay in the vagina as long as possible.

10. There is no such thing as trying too hard to get pregnant.
Most couples get pregnant within a year of trying. If you have not gotten pregnant within a year consult your doctor for advice.

Nancy asks…

Does anyone have any tips on getting pregnant fast?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

How to get Pregnant Faster – Top Ten Tips

1. Have sex three times a week.

Having regular sex is the best way to get pregnant. Couples often try to time everything perfectly for ovulation but do not have sex when they think they are not ovulating. It is true that sex that is not within the time of ovulation will not result in pregnancy. However, because women do not always ovulate when they think they will, having sex three times a week will help to a woman cover her bases, so to speak, and not miss an opportunity to get pregnant.
2. Use an ovulation prediction kit or fertility monitor.

Using an ovulation kit to predict when you are ovulating will improve your chances of getting pregnant. For many women charting or other methods of ovulation prediction are too confusing. Ovulation prediction kits work by reading LH surges prior to ovulation. They are relatively easy to use and are generally accurate for predicting ovulation. Fertility monitors, such as the Clear Blue Easy monitor, are also a worthwhile investment if you would like to get pregnant faster. Fertility monitors are similar to ovulation prediction kits in that they read changes in LH but they also read changes in other hormones and don’t require any guesswork for couples. They are easy to use and will tell you when the best time to get pregnant is.

3. Have sex before ovulation (not after).

Sometimes couples get confused about the best time to have sex in relationship to ovulation. You have a small window of time each month to get pregnant. After a woman ovulates the egg will survive approximately 24 hours. Sperm, on the other hand, will live for up to three to five days. This is why having sex two to three days before ovulation will increase your chances of getting pregnant. Don’t wait until the day you ovulate to have sex. Your partner’s sperm will last longer than your egg and you don’t want to miss an opportunity by waiting.

4. Don’t rely on the Calendar method for predicting ovulation.

A lot of couples have heard to have sex around day fourteen of your cycle. This is based on the calendar method and assumes that you have a regular 28-day cycle and ovulate mid-cycle. Although this is better than just picking an arbitrary day to have sex, it is not a very accurate way to predict when you ovulate. Many women do not ovulate on day fourteen and knowing precisely when you ovulate will help you time intercourse better. Ovulation prediction kits, looking at previous months bbt charts, or watching for body cues will help you to determine when you ovulate.

5. Charting may not be the best way to predict ovulation.

Charting is great for tracking your cycle but it does have disadvantages. By the time you can see ovulation on a bbt chart, you have already ovulated. It is good to chart so you can track your cycles, see if you ovulate the same time each month, and also so you can look back on your cycle and see if you timed things right. But if this is your first cycle trying to get pregnant or if you are not ovulating at the same time each month, an ovulation prediction kit would be more helpful.

6. See a doctor before you start trying to get pregnant.
Make sure you are in good health and have had a regular check up from your OBGYN or medical provider. Untreated infections, sexually transmitted diseases, or poor health can affect your chances of getting pregnant. Its good to see a doctor as well as start taking prenatal vitamins prior to trying to conceive.

7. Don’t smoke, drink alcohol, or abuse drugs when trying to get pregnant.
This may seem like common sense but many women do try to get pregnant while smoking, drinking or using drugs. Smoking, drugs, and alcohol can affect your fertility. It will also affect your unborn child. It is important to stop smoking or using drugs and alcohol before getting pregnant and not wait until you find out you are pregnant.

8. Have enjoyable sex.

Sometimes when couples are trying to conceive, sex becomes a job or function of reproduction and is not as enjoyable. Plan a romantic evening or try something different to spice things up. How you are feeling sexually may factor into your chances of getting pregnant. Some researchers believe that having an orgasm during sex increases your chances of getting pregnant. For women, the spasmic movements of orgasm will help pull the sperm into the uterus and for men a better orgasm may increase the man’s sperm count.

9. Have sex in positions that keep sperm inside the vagina longer.

The missionary position is a good position to use when trying to get pregnant. Avoid positions where the woman is on top. Gravity will allow sperm to leak out with these positions. Also try placing a pillow under your hips to help tilt your pelvis and keep the sperm in longer. Don’t get up right after sex. Try to relax and allow the sperm to stay in the vagina as long as possible.

10. There is no such thing as trying too hard to get pregnant.
Most couples get pregnant within a year of trying. If you have not gotten pregnant within a year consult your doctor for advice.
Http://www.justmommies.com

Sandra asks…

how good are ovulation kits is it worth trying after 9 years?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Go to http://www.mymonthlycycles.com and put in your period info and it will calculate when you will be fertile and ovulating. It is a free and helpful site to use.
Buy Ovulation tests at http://www.tests4less.com and http://www.peeonastick.com

Here is some info on TTC:
How to get Pregnant Faster – Top Ten Tips

1. Have sex three times a week.

Having regular sex is the best way to get pregnant. Couples often try to time everything perfectly for ovulation but do not have sex when they think they are not ovulating. It is true that sex that is not within the time of ovulation will not result in pregnancy. However, because women do not always ovulate when they think they will, having sex three times a week will help to a woman cover her bases, so to speak, and not miss an opportunity to get pregnant.

2. Use an ovulation prediction kit or fertility monitor.

Using an ovulation kit to predict when you are ovulating will improve your chances of getting pregnant. For many women charting or other methods of ovulation prediction are too confusing. Ovulation prediction kits work by reading LH surges prior to ovulation. They are relatively easy to use and are generally accurate for predicting ovulation. Fertility monitors, such as the Clear Blue Easy monitor, are also a worthwhile investment if you would like to get pregnant faster. Fertility monitors are similar to ovulation prediction kits in that they read changes in LH but they also read changes in other hormones and don’t require any guesswork for couples. They are easy to use and will tell you when the best time to get pregnant is.

3. Have sex before ovulation (not after).

Sometimes couples get confused about the best time to have sex in relationship to ovulation. You have a small window of time each month to get pregnant. After a woman ovulates the egg will survive approximately 24 hours. Sperm, on the other hand, will live for up to three to five days. This is why having sex two to three days before ovulation will increase your chances of getting pregnant. Don’t wait until the day you ovulate to have sex. Your partner’s sperm will last longer than your egg and you don’t want to miss an opportunity by waiting.

4. Don’t rely on the Calendar method for predicting ovulation.

A lot of couples have heard to have sex around day fourteen of your cycle. This is based on the calendar method and assumes that you have a regular 28-day cycle and ovulate mid-cycle. Although this is better than just picking an arbitrary day to have sex, it is not a very accurate way to predict when you ovulate. Many women do not ovulate on day fourteen and knowing precisely when you ovulate will help you time intercourse better. Ovulation prediction kits, looking at previous months bbt charts, or watching for body cues will help you to determine when you ovulate.

5. Charting may not be the best way to predict ovulation.

Charting is great for tracking your cycle but it does have disadvantages. By the time you can see ovulation on a bbt chart, you have already ovulated. It is good to chart so you can track your cycles, see if you ovulate the same time each month, and also so you can look back on your cycle and see if you timed things right. But if this is your first cycle trying to get pregnant or if you are not ovulating at the same time each month, an ovulation prediction kit would be more helpful.

6. See a doctor before you start trying to get pregnant.
Make sure you are in good health and have had a regular check up from your OBGYN or medical provider. Untreated infections, sexually transmitted diseases, or poor health can affect your chances of getting pregnant. Its good to see a doctor as well as start taking prenatal vitamins prior to trying to conceive.

7. Don’t smoke, drink alcohol, or abuse drugs when trying to get pregnant.
This may seem like common sense but many women do try to get pregnant while smoking, drinking or using drugs. Smoking, drugs, and alcohol can affect your fertility. It will also affect your unborn child. It is important to stop smoking or using drugs and alcohol before getting pregnant and not wait until you find out you are pregnant.

8. Have enjoyable sex.

Sometimes when couples are trying to conceive, sex becomes a job or function of reproduction and is not as enjoyable. Plan a romantic evening or try something different to spice things up. How you are feeling sexually may factor into your chances of getting pregnant. Some researchers believe that having an orgasm during sex increases your chances of getting pregnant. For women, the spasmic movements of orgasm will help pull the sperm into the uterus and for men a better orgasm may increase the man’s sperm count.

9. Have sex in positions that keep sperm inside the vagina longer.

The missionary position is a good position to use when trying to get pregnant. Avoid positions where the woman is on top. Gravity will allow sperm to leak out with these positions. Also try placing a pillow under your hips to help tilt your pelvis and keep the sperm in longer. Don’t get up right after sex. Try to relax and allow the sperm to stay in the vagina as long as possible.

10. There is no such thing as trying too hard to get pregnant.
Most couples get pregnant within a year of trying. If you have not gotten pregnant within a year consult your doctor for advice.

Get more advise at http://www.justmommies.com

Good luck

Ruth asks…

Clomid and longer luteal phase?

I’ve taken clomid on cycle days 5-9 the last 2 months. I used to ovulate on day 14 like clockwork. I’ve been doing the OPK this month and I’m now on cycle day 16 and still haven’t gotten a positive LH surge. I had an IUI done on Wednesday, were we too early? Why am I ovulating so late?
I didn’t mean luteal phase…I was thinking one thing and typing another! Sorry!

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I always ovulate late with clomid… Usually between cd 15- cd 18 for me. However, I think you are confused about the term luteal phase. Since you have not ovulated yet, you are not in your luteal phase and most likely, it will be normal. The luteal phase is the time between your ovulation and your period, typically 14 days.

Sperm can live in you for up to 5 days so hopefully you will ovulate soon… If not, is it possible to do another IUI? I’m not sure your reasons for the IUI but if at all possible, I’d try it the old fashioned way as well… (BD)

Good Luck!

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Positive Lh Surge Before Period

Carol asks…

why did i get one positive opk and one negative opk 2 hours apart?

ok, so me and my dh have been ttc for the last 5 years. I have pcos so i am used to this very frustrating process i have used opk’s in the past but have never had a positive result so i pretty much gave up. we haven’t really been trying for atleast 2 years, we just stopped caring and figured if it happens it happens but alas…it hasn’t happend.

my period ended about a week ago but for some reason the last few days my boobs were aching and i was having some mild cramps, similar to what happends when I am about to start my period. But because i know it was too soon to start again so i decided to buy the clearblue digitial opk. I also noticed that my cm was clear and stretchy. when i brought it home i decided to take one of the tests because it has been about the right time since i ended my period. I took the test and to my surprise i got a smiley face!

dh and i were so excited because I have never ovulated before (at least that i knew of) so we decided to get busy right a way. we bd i layed in bed with my butt propped up for about an hour. I got up to go to the restroom and like me and my curiosity (i regret doing this) i decided to take another test. This time i got a circle with NO smiley face! i about burst into tears, was the first one faulty? according to the package it says once you get the smiley face there is no need to test anymore during the cycle. I took one more after that and it came back negative as well. the first test that i got my positive was about 2 hours earlier and was performed with a different cup of urine than the second test.

any thoughts? was this all a mistake? I am so upset right now because dh and i were so excited.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You shouldn’t take an OPK after you get a positive because there are factors that can affect it.

1) Urine may not have been concentrated. Clearblue digital works better with first morning (or otherwise very concentrated) urine

2) LH surge may have tapered off. Since the surge happens roughly 24 hours before you ovulate, it shouldn’t matter that the subsequent tests didn’t pick up LH. They picked it up once, therefore you obviously had a surge.

You should continue to have sex once per day for the next 2-3 days.

Also, are you temperature charting? I feel like temperature charting in conjunction with OPK’s will give you a more accurate picture of when you’re ovulating. Charting temperature records the SHIFTS in fertility, whereas an OPK just predicts a hormone surge, that may or may not even result in a released egg.

By temperature charting you’ll be able to tell how your cycle changes, and if you actually did ovulate following an OPK (temperature will drop and then spike). The first month I charted my temperature in the 3 years we TTC’ed (with PCOS) was the month we conceived.

Laura asks…

Positive opk 4 days before period Is due ?

Out of curiosity I took a opk last night and got a clearly positive result. My period is due in 4 days and I already ovulated on the 23/24th of jan. Is it possible to have an lh surge before your period is due??
I know not to test with a hpt until after a missed period, and I don’t think a positive opk means I am pregnant I just was wondering what would cause a positive opk so close to my period being due

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Sometimes you can pick up a HCG level on the OPK. I would go and buy a pregnancy test and check that as well. Tentatively wishing you an early congrats!

Betty asks…

testing too early or what?

i took a test this morning it was a BFN! I also tested yesterady eveing and it was the same. my last cycle was oct 3rd and i didnt get a positive Lh surge on oct 18, so my thing is when can i test or is this the right time?
i mean that i DID get a positive LH surge on oct 18th I started testing on Oct 11 and not until the 18th is when i get my frist surge detected.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I would wait about 5days before ur next period is due! Get a First Response! That worked for me 7 days before my period was due!! Good luck and baby dust…

But I knew I was pregnant anyways….and I got a positive LH Surge

Sandy asks…

Positive OPK Questions?

My last period was June 30th and I have a 34-38 day cycle. Had positive OPK July 13th, 14th, 15th, and back to negative on the 16th. Today, July 20th, I have been feeling weird the last few days, so I tested again, and received another positive OPK. My hubby and I have been ttc for 13 months, with one MC at 5 weeks in Feb. I have found information that sometimes OPK tests can predict HCG in early pregnancy or that I may really be ovulating twice in one month. Do you know anything about this? We begin infertility testing July 29th, so I will share this info with the dr. at that time. Just wanted outside information :) Thanks

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I have never had an OPK correctly identify a pregnancy prior to a + on a HPT. However, just for giggles I did use an OPK after I found out I was pregnant and it turned +. So if you are pregnant you’ll get a + on a HPT before getting a + on an OPK.
Just because you get a + on an OPK does not guarantee ovulation. It’s only testing for the LH surge. What could have happened is that your body went to O and backed off and now it’s trying to surge again. If you test in a week and it’s negative, I’d ask your dr about PCOS. (numerous + thoughout a cycle can indicate PCOS)

Susan asks…

positive opk at 10 dpo, but neg hpt? what does this mean ?

ok well at ( 9 dpo and 10 dpo and 11 dpo ) i have gotten positive opks !!! i dont know if i am pregnant but my period is due in one day and i have heard that opks tell you your pregnant before the actual hpt does. so does anybody know if its posible to still be pregnant? i already took hpt but they are all negative, so can anyone tell me from past experiences.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I wouldn’t count on the + OPK being positive to tell u if u are pregnant. I know that people use that method quite a lot but it’s not accurate…OPk’s measure the LH surge (your ovulation) and the HPT measure HCG (aka pregnancy hormone) can’t expect one test to measure pregnancy hormones if its not made to do that…if your period doesn’t come, then take another test HPT…if it’s negative and af doesn’t show up in a week, take another test or go to the dr

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Lh Surge But No Ovulation Pcos

Betty asks…

Could I be ovulating without medication?

I have had pcos since I was 13, went through too many to list procedures and surgeries, infertility treatments, etc. I have not been to a doctor or been on any kind of medication now for 2 years and last August out of nowhere, I started having normal periods and like clockwork, every month at age 33 now. I have an appointment for the 28th of this month to find out for sure, but in your opinion, if I am having normal periods, does that mean I am probably ovulating as well?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

That’s great news about your new regular cycles. Depending where you are in your cycle right now, you could consider doing OPKs. It would give you some data to take to your doctor on 28th. Normally you’d start testing with OPKs daily (mid-morning) starting on CD10, so if that would fit with your cycle, I’d recommend it. That way you might have a positive result on the LH surge and that gives your doctor lots of info they can use. It’s not proof of ovulation, but it’s darn close! Good luck :)

Linda asks…

Why did My Ovulation prediction test fertile 5 days in a Row?

i am trying to concieve and this month i decided to try OPT’s, days around the time i suspect ovulation i started using the kit, well i am on day 5 of the kit and every day i get two pink lines telling me i am fertile or having my LH surge. have this happen to anyone else or is this possible? maybe something was wrong with the tests….

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

When it gets close to the surge time, there will always be two pink lines. What you are looking for is for the test line to be as dark or darker than the control line that comes with the test. When the test line reaches that point, you will be ovulating in the next 12-36 hours and you can stop testing.

If, however, the test line has been at that point for all 5 days, it may be time to go to a doc and get checked for PCOS. Women with PCOS have a much harder time with opk’s because of the hormone imbalance!

Sandy asks…

I havent gotten my period for about a month in half?

Last time I have sex was Dec 18 like four time that night. I took a test this month but it came back (neg) I have my nipples big and the around part is dark brown I feel tired . I get cramps but no period I being trying to get pregnant

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I would request a blood test. I was 8 weeks late for mine and had to finally be put on Provera to start my period. If your trying to get pregnant, I would suggest ovulation kits. You need to have sex every other day (once a day) and the day that ur test says your LH surge has arrived. My husband and I have been trying for 4 years. I was misdiagnosed with PCOS for 2 years and thought that I couldn’t use ovulation predictor kits. I am using them now. Good Luck!

Lisa asks…

What is the relation between LH:FSH hormones ratio and fertility?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

LH = Lutenizing Hormone, and FSH = Folicle Stimulating Hormone. Typically during the early part of the cycle (before ovulation the ratio is 1:1. A higher ratio is indicative of a hormonal imbalance. For example Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is often diagnosed when the LH to FSH ratio is equal to or greater than 3:1. FSH stimulates the follicles to grow, and LH stimulates the release of the egg. Ovulation occurs after an LH surge, therefore if LH levels are too high to begin with your body doesn’t recognize a surge, and no egg is released. The only way for a woman to get pregnant is if she ovulates, without an egg conception can’t happen.

Hope that makes sense to you.

Laura asks…

If LH test shows positive does that guarantee that ovulation takes place.?

if not,what is the conclusive test that can tell if ovulation takes place.

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

No. They indicate when your body surges which is prior to ovulation. The lh surge is the last hormone to peak before the egg is released.
It is possible to gear up, surge and then not ovulate although this is not common unless you have pcos.

I recommend you also chart and temp with fertility friend to confirm ovulation.

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Lh Surge And Ovulation Same Day

Betty asks…

anyone using first response ovulation kit?

i have bought the first response ovulation kit and used it for the first time today two lines appeared almost the same colour one just a touch lighter? how similar do they have to be or does the test line have to be darker? or if it has not detected is the line very faint??? bit confused! thanks p.s anyone had any luck using these kits? if so how soon dd it happen?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I’ve been using the Answer OPK, but as far as my online research shows, they should all work about the same — the line should be as dark as or darker than the control line. If your test line is almost as dark, you may be very near your LH surge. Try again the same time tomorrow morning, and if it is as dark or darker, you are probably within 24-36 hours of ovulation. I had an increasingly darkening line over three days until I got two in a row that were darker than the control line. So (obviously) I’m hoping I ovulated and that this will be the month. Good luck!

Lizzie asks…

what is the best ovulation predictor when ttc?

is dollar tree ones ok? i want something that wont break my pocket either thanks also any other tips on how to get pregnant fast

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I alternated between the target brand and the brand called answer, a cheaper brand sold at wal-mart. All the tests test for the same thing, the lh (leutenizing hormone) surge, and so a cheaper one isn’t really anymore better than an expensive one, except where you get into the ones that also test for other hormones (i think clearblue is the one that does that in their expensive fertility monitor…but it’s like over $100). The biggest thing is to stay consistent, don’t test one brand one day and switch the next because you need to be familiar with what the test looks like so you will recognize the positive result. The one’s i felt were much clearer and accurate were the answer brand…even used them to find out i was pregnant! (well, the answer brank hpts, lol).

Good luck to you

Carol asks…

Can you still ovulate even if your cervix is low?

…Im on CD13 of my cycle & I got a very strong Positive today on a ovulation test strip but when I was in the shower just before I felt my cervix & it was like 2inches up. . . . so my Q is, can you still ovulation even though your cervix is low!? cause I heard that when you ovulate your cervix rises to the point where your finger cant even reach/ touch it :s

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

This is kind of a funny question to me, not really becuz its funny…but becuz of my personal experiences with trying to locate my cervix..lol, if i only had a picture of me trying to find it!! Ugh, i laugh just thinking about it!! Squatting, one leg up on the tub, sitting on the toliet…i could go on believe me!! And yannow what? I never could positively say that i felt that it was higher, lower or inbetween?? Or even that i was feeling it at all? I think youd need to be examining yourself several times a day to notice a difference..or maybe thats just me? Idk.

So, all that being said, are you obsolutely sure that your feeling your cervix? I dont think it has much to do with when you actually ovulate, mostly becuz you could be wrong about your cervical position very easily…id trust in your opk’s.
I would get some cheapies and some digitals. I always got a 30 day pack of the cheapies and tested on those everytime i had to pee, and when one looked dark enough id use a digital opk (bring both kinds with you everytime, and a cup so you can use the same sample) i always liked the clear blue digitals, the ones with the happy face?! Lol, now thats unmistakable!! And after you get a positive, you dont need to test anymore so save those expensive digitals just incase youll need them again. Your Lh surge can last for several days in some instances, dont be alarmed, its very normal, chances are if you caught your surge early enough, which you prolly will like i did, testing so often, you can actually see your lines get darker and lighter after your surge peaks!! Neat huh?! In that time, you will have ovulated at some point, most likely in the time your opk directions tell you, so have fun with your baby dancing and take it easy!

Good luck, hope this helps.

Also, i wasnt a fan of checking my cerical position as it can put you more at risk for an infection or bacterial vaginosis, just be careful to wash your hands well…you could irritate your cervix too if your checking it too much and it could become painful.

Sandra asks…

i have been trying to get pregnant for 6 month and nothing has happen. should i start worrying?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

No you shouldnt worry. Its all about timing and not so much sex. Now im not saying dont have sex but sex everyday won’t help. Sperm need time to mature so the more u have sex less and less mature sperm go inside hence the least likely they are to survive and meet up with the egg. Theoretically there are only 6-12 hours to get preg in a month so u have to take into consideration other factors. For instance how is his sperm count and motility(the way the sperm move) or are u producing enough fertile cerivcal mucus.

U need to find out when u ovulate. Don’t listen to everyone that says have sex 14 days after ur period because u can ovulate anytime plus not every woman has the all american 28 day cycle and if u do like i said before doesnt mean u ovulate the same day every month. Buy some ovulation test so u know for sure because guessing its’nt goin to help u..

Here’s some knowledge just incase you didnt know. Sperm typically needs to be in the vagina before ovulation happens since they can live in the vaina for 3-7 days but they have to go through a process thats gets them ready to penetrate the egg. The egg can live for 24 hours but usually dies after 6-12 hours. So using ovulation sticks tell u when u ovulate 3 days before u ovulate by detecting an LH surge(which is the hormone that stimulates the ovaries to release an egg) and gives you enough notice to have sex.

Also u can use pre-seed which is a moisturizer that mimicks the fertile cervical mucus that guides the sperm to the egg. You can order both the sticks and the pre-seed online for pretty cheap. With the combonation of those and someof the knowlede of conception u should be preg in no time!

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maria asks…

Do i still have a chance i couldnt baby dance enough….?

I have a 29 day cycle and i got a positive lh surge on tuesday and wednesday but only baby dance yesterday (thursday) i believe yesterday was the day of ovulation but i had sex at night. Do i have a chance?

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You and I apparently have the exact same cycle (I got a pos lh surge tues and wed as well and believe yesterday was ovulation day). Even though the days before your ovulation days are good days, it is also recommended to BD the day you ovulate and also the day after to cover all bases. You still stand a shot. I was the opposite. We were able to Tues and Wed but not last night. We may still try tonight just to play it safe.

Good luck and lots of baby dust to you!

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Maria asks…

Wonder if I had my period after a leep?

I had a leep done on June 3 and on June 10 I had my period and continue to spot after that…even before my leep procedure I’m really irregular never did have a normal period…Well on July 5 I had heavy bleeding and a lot of blood clots ( sorry TMI ) it lasted for 2 days and 3 days before July 5 I did had some cramps now I’m back on spotting….So my question is “Was that my peroid ? and How long am I suppose to be spotting after a leep? And is it possible that you can get pregnant after having a leep? How soon after can you get pregnant after having a leep? Thanks for you time Aloha

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

You can go back to trying once you return to your regular ovulation cycle. It’s hard to say if that was your period– I mean even a doctor couldn’t know for sure because it depends if you had an LH surge and ovulated. I have high risk HPV but haven’t done a LEEP as my cells are only mild still (praying they don’t become severe with the pregnancy).

I would start buying ovulating tests strips and track your cervical mucus to try and figure out your cycle. Also, I have irregular periods and went on Vitex…well, the first month of taking it, I got pregnant so it must have done something for my cycle. I took it in liquid form for the first 14 days of my cycle two times a day…just mixed with a bit of water and shot it.

Good luck to you and Aloha (wish I lived in Hawaii)

Jenny asks…

BBT Chart stalkers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?

I decided i would take an opk just to see what happens andt its way darker than the control line?? What the efff… Hmm.. I confirmed ovulation on cd 12 this month due to temping and im way bloated and crampy today.. could this be a good sign??
Opk:

http://i46.tinypic.com/2u7vngw.jpg

heres my chart.

http://i48.tinypic.com/2rm9iqb.png

I also too
k a fact plus hpt 2 nights ago and it was neg but i had tons of water i drank that day..

FF messed up my O day i didnt have any + Opk until CD 14 and 15 SO i am 10 dpo instead of 14! So my temps now. Does it still look good? Btw sore nipps set in last night and heartburn this morning. Af is due sunday or Monday
new picture of chart!

Temps today:

http://i47.tinypic.com/2rbz9z7.png

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

That is the strangest looking chart I’ve seen in a long time. To be honest, I’m not sure that you’ve ovulated at all. You’ve continued to have fertile CM after your supposed ovulation, which is a pretty sure sign that progesterone is not in your system yet. However, if you did indeed ovulate, then CD10 would be the day going by temps– and that’s going by official charting rules, not FF rules. So FF didn’t mess that up. Your current CD11 user-corrected O date actually doesn’t make as much sense as CD10. If you did ovulate in there somewhere, then you should stop using OPK’s. It’s possible to get secondary LH surges late in the LP, so it’s best not to use OPK’s after O because it will just mess with your mind. As for your symptoms, they all are just normal symptoms that many women get regardless of whether they’re pregnant or not.

Also, it’s probably best to post chart-questions on the forums at FF, not here. There aren’t many charters on this website– they’re all on FF.

Good luck!

Mandy asks…

Question about ovulation tests?

I did an OPK for the last few days, one day i got a negative then the following day i got a positive. I tested the day after that to check as well and it had gone back to negative. We BD on the night i got the positive. When will i have ovulated? I thought it was supposed to be between 12-36 hours after first positive so i was expecting the test to show positive for a second day. I have been putting temps into fertility friend and it hasn’t detected ovulation yet and my temps have been the same for about 4 days

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I know the opk (ovulation predictor kit) says that you will O (ovulate) 12-36 hours after a positive but sometimes I think it takes me a little longer, like 48 hours.
Also, sometimes your LH surge (what the tests look for) are very short, so short that if I don’t test twice a day I might miss it.
Some cycles I will only have one positive test and it will be negative 12 hours later and some cycles I will have positive tests for days.
Most people suggest to stop testing after you get your positive or it will only make you crazy.
I bet you ovulated12-48 hours after your test showed your surge..

It usually takes 2 mornings past ovulation for my temp to raise, that’s normal too.

Here’s a great site with lots of great ladies ttc http://www.twoweekwait.com

Donna asks…

Not pregnant. Not ovulating. Help!?

Okay I downloaded this app last month & im quite new to it but I figured I would try it anyway. Its called Ovuview. I been using it to track my period & my ovulation. However, before I downloaded it, I believe it was the 14th or 15th I started my period or so I thought…It was 3 spot. Sorry if tmi but….one spot was like dried up spilled soda & the other 2 were like bright red blood clotty spots smaller than a dime. I thought this was my period but thats all I had. I waited all week to bleed some more. Nothing. So about a week & then a two week mark I took a pregnancy test yesterday. Negative. So im like alright well that was wierd. So within those 2 wks I took 3 ovulation tests of course spreading them out from when im suppose to ovulate & when im fertile bc Ovuview keeps track of it, negative. So im a bit confused if im not pregnant why are my ovulation tests coming up negative. Ive been having trouble concieving for a long time I really dont want any more obstacles. Im losing hope & really starting to think I cant have kids =/

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

Lindsey, you probably just missed your ovulation day because three tests is not enough to find it. The tests look for LH surge which only happens 12-30 hours prior to ovulation. So you have to really be precise to catch it.

Here are some tips I used and it worked for me!
1. First buy a LOT of ovulation test strips, not 3, you can get 40 for $10 on amazon.com as little strips of paper.
2. Calculate which day you need to begin testing by looking at this chart: http://www.fertilityplus.org/faq/opk.html
3. When you test, unlike a pregnancy test, do NOT use your first morning urine. The second or third urine will have LH in it. Test at test the same time (more or less) every day.
4. When you get to in your cycle where you think you should be ovulating soon take the test every 12 hours.

To conceive in a way that optimizes sperm health:
Begin having sex every 36 hours beginning on the day you test.
When you get a positive LH surge have sex every 24 hours for four days. After sex lay with your pelvis elevated on some pillows for at least 45 minutes.

Betty asks…

IUI/ovulation question?

I asked this earlier and got no answers, so i figured I would try again, try # 3 , not trying to be a pest, but I need some advice before I go in… not stressing is hard :-) !!
Hello,
Ok so, this is supposed to be my first IUI cycles . I used pure FSH injections,CD 3&4 at 150IU, CD 5 at 225 and CD6,7 & 8 were at 75 . On CD 7 I had an untra sound to check progress and I had 3 lead follies at 14mm . He said I had a few others that he did not want to further stimulate . This was on Thursday . I am supposed to go back on Sunday for an ultra sound and to trigger if they are ready and then have an IUI about 24 hours later . I normally don’t ovulate on my own and when I do, my fertile CM is very thick . This month I took evening promrose oil and some extra vitamins . I am worried because I seem to have loads of CM that is nice and stretchy and fluid and I started to check my cervix yesterday and it was higher and slightly open in the afternoon and by evening it was REALLY hard to reach and even more open , This morning, It was still very high but extremely soft and wet and even more open then last night . Before anyone says anything, Yes I made sure I washed my hands with anti-bacterial soap . So I am worried that I will ovulate early and not be able to get my iui . With the time difference ( we are stationed overseas ) I will see my Dr in about 26 hours . I am on CD9 today, will be on CD 10 tomorrow when I see my RE . I took my last FSH injection yesterday on CD 8 . So I guess my questions are, Are my ovulation signs( IE:fertile CM and cervix signs) just more pronounced because of having multipule follies when I normally have none or 1? Do you guys think I will still be able to have an IUI? OR am I worried about nothing? Like will my follies stop growing because I stopped the injections ? and lastly, will 24 hours between the trigger shot be long enough b4 my IUI? Thanks guys, I’m just so nervous…

Pregnancy Advisor’s answers:

I’m not sure how your doctor does it, but mine had me use ovulation predictor kits twice each day just in case I detected a surge and we had to schedule my IUI early. I’m not sure that all your extra fertile CM means you will ovulate earlier than expected, but I’d definitely call your RE and ask. I don’t remember getting any extra CM myself, but each woman is different. For me, I get fertile CM about 3 days before I actually ovulate. So you might be in the clear. I know we never had to schedule my IUI earlier than planned because never once did I produce the LH surge on my own before the trigger shot. So yes, your ovulation signs might be more pronounced because of the extra follicles, and their development won’t be further artificially stimulated since you are no longer taking injections. The trigger shot is meant to replace the LH surge your body would usually produce, so 24 hours is plenty of time. It’s normal to be nervous in your situation! I know I was, and I second-guessed everything. Now I have 2 1/2 year old twins conceived after 2 failed IUIs and one very successful IVF, and all the stress was worth it. Just hang in there, and ask questions of your RE whenever you have them. That’s what all those doctors and nurses are there for, and they’re experts on all things infertility related. Good luck, and tons and tons of baby dust your way! If you need to talk to someone who’s been through infertility treatment, message me any time. It’s been a while, but I definitely know what it’s like!

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