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    getting started with OPKs

    UPDATED 12-11-17

    When researching OPKs, I found that there is already a lot of extremely well-written and easy to understand info on OPKs out there. Rather than totally reinvent the wheel, here are some links that will help with OPKs.

    http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com/fertile.html (FAQ)
    http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com...tor-tests.html (user guides)
    http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com/results.html (how do OPKs work)
    http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com...ctor-kits.html (reading results)
    http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com/calendar.html (when to start using OPKs)
    http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com...veresults.html (more q and A about OPKs)

    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/Faqs/...s--OPKs--.html (FAQ and how to)
    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/Faqs/...itive-OPK.html (can you o without seeing a positive OPK?)
    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/Faqs/...ovulation.html (how long after a positive will I ovulate?)
    http://www.fertilityfriend.com/Faqs/...ovulation.html (advantages of using OPKs)

    There is also excellent and clear info on the TCYOF site but to be honest, it has SO MANY ADS that even though I have the highest speed internet available it still takes too darn long to load up.

    Also, if you Google OPKs on the "image" setting, you will get TONS of great pics to look over so you will learn what you're looking for.

    Sites where you can buy OPKs and other equipment for TTC -

    http://www.early-pregnancy-tests.com...tiontests.html
    Most of us do just get them off of Amazon.com, if you get the ones from "Formosa Medical" they are much higher quality.
    Last edited by atomic sagebrush; December 11th, 2017 at 03:49 PM.
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    Also, I wrote a book on using OPK for swaying and it will answer most questions people have. (Plus the money goes to allowing me to do this as my full time job instead of having to work outside the home - thank you!)

    Find out more here: http://genderdreaming.com/forum/guid...-overview.html

    And the link to purchase the book is here: http://genderdreaming.com/forum/payments.php
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    LE Diet Ideas Threads: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54174-brand-sparkly-pink-new-diet-thread-girl-sways.html and here:https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54926-le-diet-thread.html?highlight=le+diet+meal+ideas

    LE Diet PCOS idea thread here: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/47264-le-diet-pcos.html

    PLEASE STOP SENDING ME SWAYING QUESTIONS VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE. Post swaying questions in the forums ONLY.

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    Great article! Can I add that I use the strips from early prego tests.com, and I just recently purchased the super cheap little sample cup that they sell on that site for less than a buck, and it has made testing SO MUCH EASIER for 3 reasons: it catches the pee without it spraying on your hands, it is little and very easy to wash, and it has a little stand for the stick so you just set the stick in there and let it go. You know if I take the time to write about a cheap pee cup that it's worth the 75 cents!
    (2002) (2005) from 1st marriage. TTC since Aug 2010- Dx: low sperm count and 1% normal sperm. We are giving up and moving on with a baby-free life.
    UPDATE: surprise bfp in Feb 2013! It's a BOY!

    NEVER GIVE UP HOPE!

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    Bumping this up for myself because I forgot to make it sticky!
    !!! Questions?? Check out the NEW and improved Complete Index !!!

    LOOKING FOR YOUR SWAY PLAN? Have you checked the coaching forum? It will be posted in the same place your questionnaire is! https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/completed-questionnaires-and-private-coaching-access/

    LE Diet Ideas Threads: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54174-brand-sparkly-pink-new-diet-thread-girl-sways.html and here:https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54926-le-diet-thread.html?highlight=le+diet+meal+ideas

    LE Diet PCOS idea thread here: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/47264-le-diet-pcos.html

    PLEASE STOP SENDING ME SWAYING QUESTIONS VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE. Post swaying questions in the forums ONLY.

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    Big THX!!!
    Jen + DH = & ... '08 & '10..........and hopefully 2012
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    Suddenly surrounded by angels, we are honored and humbled to be the parents of our twins - 8wks and 16 wks (girl)
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    My Ovulation Chart for a R A I N B O W in 2012

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    Just wanted to note that peeonastick is gone now

    So sad, I loved that site!

    AND, also wanted to note, that this cycle I O'd 72 hours after first +OPK. Confirmed by u/s. Wish I would have gone for the bonus round this month
    Sept 2008 & successful boy sway June 2010.
    M/C Oct 2012

    Is DE in my future?

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    I know! I was hoping it would come back, a couple people told me it disappeared a few times before and then reappeared but it's been too long now. I have my OPK for swayers book coming very soon so hopefully this whole thread will be rendered obsolete and I will delete it.
    !!! Questions?? Check out the NEW and improved Complete Index !!!

    LOOKING FOR YOUR SWAY PLAN? Have you checked the coaching forum? It will be posted in the same place your questionnaire is! https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/completed-questionnaires-and-private-coaching-access/

    LE Diet Ideas Threads: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54174-brand-sparkly-pink-new-diet-thread-girl-sways.html and here:https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54926-le-diet-thread.html?highlight=le+diet+meal+ideas

    LE Diet PCOS idea thread here: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/47264-le-diet-pcos.html

    PLEASE STOP SENDING ME SWAYING QUESTIONS VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE. Post swaying questions in the forums ONLY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomic sagebrush View Post
    USING OPKS IN SWAYING (coming soon!)
    Hi Attomic - im interested in this. Can i find it somewhere else on this site?

    Many thanks

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    She ended up writing a whole ebook on using OPKs to sway which you can buy on here.

    My Ovulation Chart
    currently TTC, Cycle #16 since last BFP

    TTC #1 - swaying pink on & off since Nov 2013 - hoping for a girl first but excited for either!

    Dec 2001 - May 2006 : 5 early abortions of healthy singletons (3 medical @5w, 2 surgical @8w, last 4 pregnancies conceived with late DH, all conceived while TTA/on birth control)
    Mar 2012: miscarried B/G twins @5w (conceived 2 cycles after remověng Paraguard copper IUD while NTNP), one twin was ovarian ectopic

    Me: 34, widowed, late O + short LP, normal-good hormone levels excepting undetectable testosterone, seeking a known sperm donor/life partner
    My sway: vegetarian LE for over 28w, skipping breakfast, fibre (ground psyllium husks) with/before/between meals, physically inactive, drama avoidance, ocassional minimal YesBaby lube as needed, alternate cycles on low dose Clomid, double shot lattes (with meals)
    Past sway tactics I've dropped (in order): Vitex, Sudafed, antihistamines, intermittent fasting, one attempt per cycle at positive OPK, one attempt in fertile period

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    Quote Originally Posted by squigglepink View Post
    Hi Attomic - im interested in this. Can i find it somewhere else on this site?

    Many thanks
    yep I wrote a whole book on it available in "membership and plans" above.
    !!! Questions?? Check out the NEW and improved Complete Index !!!

    LOOKING FOR YOUR SWAY PLAN? Have you checked the coaching forum? It will be posted in the same place your questionnaire is! https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/completed-questionnaires-and-private-coaching-access/

    LE Diet Ideas Threads: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54174-brand-sparkly-pink-new-diet-thread-girl-sways.html and here:https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/54926-le-diet-thread.html?highlight=le+diet+meal+ideas

    LE Diet PCOS idea thread here: https://www.genderdreaming.com/forum/trying-to-conceive-a-girl/47264-le-diet-pcos.html

    PLEASE STOP SENDING ME SWAYING QUESTIONS VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE. Post swaying questions in the forums ONLY.

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