Kristen, I don't know if this will help you, but this is what my OB(fertility specialist) recommended. For 10 days after the last day of your AF have sex every other day. I had never used an OPK or tracked my temp. or any of that stuff. And it worked the first time. I never knew when I ovulated or even if I did. It is hard trying to keep that regimen of every other day, but stay positive and know you're in my thoughts and prayers.
I found this to be extremely helpful in determining my cycle and ovulation time. I have not gotten pregnant yet, but at least I have an online calendar. Give it a try...it is simple and you won't have to brake the bank account to find that one day :) - Emi
I Highly recommend the OPK. I was on BC for 5 years straight and then got off Dec of 02. My cycles were always on time until I got off the BC pill. My cycles varied from 28 to 36 days and I never knew when I was ovulating. My DH and I tried for about 4 months by the CVM method and no luck. We decided to try the OVP and it worked first try. I had to buy 2 of them because of the amount of sticks I needed. It told me when I was ovulating it worked. I am now 18 weeks pregnant. I understand that this does not happen to everyone but it is worth the try. I really do not Recommend the Basal Body Temp method...my dr told me that it tells you after the fact that you have ovulated. Give the OPK a try and keep us posted and buy more sticks if you need to!
Thanks for your advice. I'll keep using the OPK, I actually bought a second kit already, the first one had 7 sticks. I'm wondering because of my crazy work schedule, if that will affect the reliability. I work nights, so my sleep schedule varies, but I try to always wait 4 hours since the last time I went the to bathroom before I test. I hope it's true about sperm able to live for several days waiting for an egg. We haven't had sex for 2 days! We missed a day! So I better get rested up because tonight we gotta try! The kit says I haven't ovulated, so maybe I'm still safe. Thanks again, Kristen
I had to buy 2 kits as well. 7 was not enough for me.