OPK/DTD Question

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NutMeg4189's picture
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OPK/DTD Question

So Saturday, CD15, I had a still slightly light OPK (5pm).

Yesterday night, CD 16, DH and I DTD around 10. Before I went to bed I got a + OPK (around 11pm)

Today DH is working a double so I don't know if we will be able to DTD tonight or not, but I got another very + OPK when I tested after work (6pm).

This is my first month using them so I'm not sure how often/how many days after getting the + we should DTD? Before I got the + we have been doing every other day. I really want to catch the egg this month or we will have to take a 2 or 3 month break !

Here are the tests:

eliann's picture
Joined: 04/19/11
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I am no expert, since I just started using opk's myself. But with all the googling I've. Been doing lately says you should continue to DTD 2-3 days after a positive. Not sure how often though. I guess as much as possible.

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Technically every other day should cover all your bases since you are making sure there is sperm up there when the egg is released. Sperm can live anywhere from 12-36 hours even up to 5 days. FF recommends bd'ing for four days prior to O, O day, and one day after. We were doing it every other day until I thought O was close then switched to every day. We were just tired of bd'ing after that so we took a break. OPKs are sometimes hard to decipher too bc they can only give you a 12-36 hr guess of when O will happen. Though I think the general consensus is you usually O the day after the first strong +.

NutMeg4189's picture
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Thanks ladies ! Your advice is helpful in trying to figure this all out Smile

glwolf's picture
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check your CM too because your CM usually gets sticky after you O. I had a really strong pos on Sat and then a lighter pos on sunday and today my CM is sticky so i'm pretty sure I o'd on Sunday