H.J. asks from Fairchild AFB, WA on July 10, 2010
Ovulation Tests - Altus AFB,OK
My husband and I decided to start trying for another child. has anyone used first response ovulation tests?
I have been using them for the bast 2 weeks. ANd it has told me I am ovulating like 3 times. I dont think you can ovulate that much in 3 weeks. I have not had a menstrual cycle return since my daughter was born with was 15 months ago. So we dont have that to go off of. Any advice?
A.G. answers from Pocatello on July 10, 2010
Well I just used an ovulation kit this last month. It said it would show me the two days when I can get pregnant (ovulating) and it did. There were two days where it was positive. But they are kinda trick to read. Like even if there is two lines it doesn't mean you are ovulating unless a certain one is darker than the other. It's not like a pregnancy test where two lines no matter how dark mean your pregnant. So you have to read the instructions very carefully. Also if you are BF or taking certain meds it can mess up the results so again read all the info. But I took those two positive days as a go and now I'm pregnant. :)
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C.A. answers from San Francisco on July 10, 2010
I think you should go see your OBGYN. I think the readings of the ovulation test will be off because you need to take it inbetween periods and you haven't had a period yet.
I took ovulation tests to get pregnant with my second child. If I remember right, I had to count so many days after my period. I also took Clomid to get pregnant that time.
K.F. answers from Oklahoma City on July 12, 2010
We have also decided in January to have another one. we bought the answers ovulation tests (20 count). when i read the pamplet it said that it finds the LH surge 24 to 36 hours before ovulation.
The day that i thought i would ovulate was about 36 hours away at the time. The test strip will be dark until about 4 days after the the first LH Surge.
That was how it was with me, about 4 or 5 days ago i took the test and the LH surge was present and my test today was still able to detect the surge but it wasnt as dark as it was about 2 days ago.
I hope this helps
V.J. answers from Phoenix on July 10, 2010
Since your period hasn't returned, you should probably schedule a check-up with your ob/gyn to make sure all is well but once you get the go ahead this is a kit that might work better for you. I had better luck predicting the LH surge with a saliva ovulation predictor kit than I did with the urine tests. It's a pocket-sized microscope that you apply a small amount of saliva onto first thing after waking up. After it dries, you look at the pattern to determine if you're nearing ovulation. When you're nearing ovulation, your body will produce more saline saliva as a result of the estrogen surge. If you're not fertile, the pattern looks like random little bubbles and but when you are fertile, the pattern looks distinctly like the leaves of a fern plant. Very easy to use and I found it more accurate than the urine kits. I don't recall the brand I used, but here is a website with some general info. http://www.ovulation-calculator.com/microscope.htm
G.K. answers from Fort Smith on July 12, 2010
I used the white and purple ones about 11 years ago to conceive my daughter. I think that was First Response. Whatever it was, they were pretty easy to read: 1 purple stripe in the first box to tell that you did the test right then the other box changed over the days from nothing (all white) to a solid dark purple stripe when you were supposed to ovulate within the next 24 hours.
I think you should go to the OBGYN and have some basic fertility tests done. It's just a simple blood test or two to tell when and if you are ovulating. At 28, I only ovulated irregularly even though my period came like clockwork every 28 days. The doctor prescribed Clomid (a pill) for the first 5 days of the month and it solved the problem. Or if your body just needs your period restarted, there's a shot for that. Depo Provera, I think. I had a friend who had to get that a few times a year.
Good luck! I wish you the best. And HANG IN THERE!!!
A.M. answers from Dallas on July 10, 2010
you probably need to go in for a check up. you need to be ovulating correctly to get pregnant and since you havent had a period...your cycle is off. i used the digital ovulation sticks as they seemed way more reliable than the pink lines. they are more expensive, but i felt i knew i was reading it correctly and that made it worth the price.
A.C. answers from Houston on July 10, 2010
I have used them...but mostly out of curiosity because I've always had pretty strong indicators of ovulation.
There are A LOT of things that can interefere with this test. Unless you are still breastfeeding (or had an IUD or other birth control), it is a little concerning to me that you haven't yet had a period...especially if they were regular before you got pregnant. I didn't have one until a month or so after I stopped pumping during the work day (at a year) though my daughter continued to nurse until 18 months.
Have you recently stopped using some sort of hormonal birth control?
You can definitely still get pregnant...have you taken a pregnancy test?