My husband and I have a 2 year old daughter who we had no trouble at all conceiving. She was our little "surprise" baby:) This time we have been trying for about 4 months now and I thought it was going to happen right away, a little naive I know! I have been taking ovulation tests to tell me when i will be the most fertile and every test I have taken says I am not fertile.. no matter what time of month. Could this be possible. I should also note that I had an IUD taken out 4 months ago when we began trying. Thanks!
With some women, OPKs miss their LH surge because they test right before and/or right afterwards and their surge doesn't last very long. If you want, you can try testing twice a day (every 12 hours) instead of once, that might make it pick up your LH surge better. Or your surge might not be strong enough to be picked up by an OPK. Or you might not be ovulating (you can have periods without ovulating). The best thing to do is chart basal body temperatures and/or cervical mucus in addition to (or instead of) taking OPKs. As a PP said, www.fertilityfriend.com is a great resource, and also the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler. Don't get too discouraged yet. :)
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