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Temps vs OPKs?

Posted by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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Is temping really enough? Im new to this and am unsure if I should just stick with temping or temp and use opks...

any suggestions?

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by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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by Group Owner on Nov. 15, 2012 at 10:01 AM

As the resident charting Nazi, yes, I believe temping is imperative for a variety of reasons.  OPK's can be misread.  The hormone that is present that gives you a positive OPK simply indicates ovulation MAY be occurring soon.  I does not guarantee ovulation.  By temping in conjunction with using OPK's you KNOW without a doubt that you have ovulated because of the temp rise.  So, using them together is a great strategy.  If you've been temping for a while, and your regular, you don't need the OPK's because you know when you usually ovulate.  

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