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Old 04-06-2011, 09:31 PM   #1
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How many use OPKs

Do many of you use OPKs in TTA or do you just go by the BBT, CM, and regular cycle length if you have one? I have never used charting to avoid before just to conceive. It worked beautifully for that but I am nervous about trusting it to avoid.


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Old 04-07-2011, 07:31 AM   #2
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Re: How many use OPKs

I don't use OPKs ... my understanding was that they tell you when you're about to ovulate within a certain time period (a day? I forget lol). But sperm can live in fertile quality cervical fluid for a few days. So if you DTD when you don't have a positive OPK then the next day you get a positive, you could still get pregnant from that.

At least - that's my understanding of it! Someone can correct me if I'm wrong.

I have used OPKs while TTA just to see if I was ovulating - because I'm BFing and I was just curious!
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