I never thought I’d be planning when I go to the bathroom. Is this even possible??
My OPKs (Ovulation Predictor Strips) arrived yesterday. I don’t really know the in’s and out’s of using these, so I’ve been doing some reading today. Apparently, there’s a right and wrong way to use OPKs, so if I want to get the most out of these, I must read up!
Here are some interesting points I have found:
- Since my cycle (last cycle) was 31 days, I should start testing on CD14. Seems a little late to me, so I may start on CD12 or CD13. We’ll call it “Practice”.
- I should not pee first thing in the morning as “LH is synthesized in your body early in the morning.” The best time to test is between 10 am – 8 pm. And it’s best to test around the same times everyday.
- I should reduce liquid intake 2 hours before testing to avoid diluting my urine.
- I must wait 10 minutes to read the result.
I feel like I’m trying to figure out a math problem. Would I be totally OCD and anal if I kept track of how many ounces of liquid I was drinking vs. my pee times?!?! Because I have no idea how often I pee during the day. Oh boy, this is going to be fun!
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