Does Those Otc Fertility Tests Work?

Updated on April 08, 2008
B.S. asks from Huntington Beach, CA
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or can you just relax and have fun during the five days of your ovulation period? i dont want to get ocd about getting pregnant... i think i will be fine especially if i change my diet.

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answers from Honolulu on

I've used those and it does work, in my case... also, you might want to note down when you ovulate and watch for the symptoms of oncoming ovulation...cramping, discharge changes which are like egg whites etc., which you seem to be aware of. For me, I just went according to my bodily symptoms, and kept track of my cycles in a calendar. I also researched it to make sure I was informed of anything that could help. There are also good ovulation calculator websites which are very useful: here's some links: and another one: and another one:
Just make sure you know when your time is when you're ovulating... a couple days prior, and during, and after (just to make sure) is what we did to plan our 'fun time.' And we got pregnant! Also, stress can interfere with the process too, for some women. Each person is different, but these websites are useful and informative. Good luck!

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answers from Honolulu on

I have several "traditional" surrogate friends who use the kits as part of thier medical protocal for getting pregnant via artificail insemination. So the docs say it works. I would go natural for a few months and see what happens because those kits can get expensive and they may just tell you what you already know (like the other woman said, I can pretty much pinpoint the hour I ovulate by cramping and the like). I did it that way and had a positive pregnancy test 3 weeks after my IUD was out and had $40 worth of ovulation kits that were useless to me.



answers from Los Angeles on

I used the clear blue easy ovulation kit. It did work on the first month!



answers from Los Angeles on

I got OCD about getting pregnant the second time around- I had unexplained secondary infertility. Anyway, I tried to get pregnant for 3 years using ovulation predictors & IUI, and nothing worked until I stopped actively trying, prayed to God for help, and just had fun with my husband. Then, I got pregnant right away!

C. : )



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I tried to get pregnant for six months with no luck, and the first time I used the test was successful. Don't know if it was just by chance or if I was off on my calculations the previous attempts. I will use them again if I have problems conceiving in the future!

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