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I am getting frustrated because there is so much conflicting information on the time of a day to use them that I am so confused. The instructions say first thing in the morining, then I do research and they say twice a day, wich I plan on doing, but they give you a time frame of 11am-3pm and then from 5pm-10pm with at least 8 hr in between. What do I do? I want to make sure that I am doing this right. Any advise or suggestions would be great. First time using them so I am trying to not get discouraged but looking at the big picture.

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I am getting frustrated because there is so much conflicting information on the time of a day to use them that I am so confused. The instructions say first thing in the morining, then I do research and they say twice a day, wich I plan on doing, but they give you a time frame of 11am-3pm and then from 5pm-10pm with at least 8 hr in between. What do I do? I want to make sure that I am doing this right. Any advise or suggestions would be great. First time using them so I am trying to not get discouraged but looking at the big picture.

Have you tried conceiving without using an ovulation kit? Have you tried other methods such as FAM (fertility awareness method: a combination of basal temps, cervical position and monitoring mucous)? From what I understand ovulation kits can be hit or miss, because by the time you get a positive reading, ovulation has passed and opportunity may have passed with it.

Michelle

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Have you tried conceiving without using an ovulation kit? Have you tried other methods such as FAM (fertility awareness method: a combination of basal temps, cervical position and monitoring mucous)? From what I understand ovulation kits can be hit or miss, because by the time you get a positive reading, ovulation has passed and opportunity may have passed with it.

Michelle

I just finished reading "Taking Charge of your Fertility" so I will start my next cycle, unless I don't have one. I really liked that book, because It was very helpful. I just thought, maybe it might happen this month with a little more help using those kits. Who know, but I am looking forward to using the FAM. Thanks for the input.

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I just finished reading "Taking Charge of your Fertility" so I will start my next cycle, unless I don't have one. I really liked that book, because It was very helpful. I just thought, maybe it might happen this month with a little more help using those kits. Who know, but I am looking forward to using the FAM. Thanks for the input.

We followed the guidance of the book when we choose to get pregnant. I had been using the FAM method for about a year before we first tried conceiving. We were fortunate that I had easy cycles to follow, but it was very helpful using FAM, because I tend to ovulate a little earlier than "normal" and could tell that because of my temps. We were able to time conception for having a girl (after having two boys!) too, because of knowing when I typically ovulate.

Otherwise, I found the best method was to just have sex frequently. ;)

Michelle

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I've just started using the Clear Blue Fertility Monitor this month. You use it every day in the morning only and it will tell you the days you are at peak fertility and when you ovulate. It's pretty neat. I bought it on Amazon. I tried using the FAM method but couldn't take my temp. at the same time every day, then I would forget to write it down and then my thermometer went wonky. It was so frustrating that I stopped. Also, as I understand it, your temps spike after you ovulate so you only know after you ovulate that you ovulated so you missed your chance. I think, at least as I understand it. The Fertility Monitor is a pretty neat contraption and very easy to use. My OB/Gyn recommeded it to me and you can buy them at Walgreens or any drug store. My husband was out of town on day two of ovulation so i don't know yet if I'm pregnant this month but it was nice to know for a fact when I was ovulating instead of guestimating.

Good Luck!

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The ovulation kit I used had enough to test for 15 days I think, but I bought a number of them and used it nearly ever day for a few cycles to confirm that I really wasn't ovulating. My instructions were to use it first thing in the morning. Once I took Clomid, I had a light line one day and a really dark line the next- which happens to be the day we concieved. There are a number of different kits, if the one you are using is too confusing I would try a different brand. Good luck!!!

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i used the clear blue fertility monitor to have #2, it was soooo easy, worth the extra money, and when we done with it i sold it on ebay for half of what we paid so not bad really.

GOOD LUCK!

nadine

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I tried using the FAM method but couldn't take my temp. at the same time every day, then I would forget to write it down and then my thermometer went wonky. It was so frustrating that I stopped. Also, as I understand it, your temps spike after you ovulate so you only know after you ovulate that you ovulated so you missed your chance. I think, at least as I understand it.

The thing with FAM is that you get a clear picture of how your cycles work. I used FAM for a least a couple of years before we decided to get pregnant (it was my method of birth control too). Regardless of how you determine ovulation, the trick is to have sex before you ovulate. Watching for mucous signs & cervical position is just as important as temps. I conceived my daughter by timing sex 4 days prior to my estimated ovulation, if we weren't trying for a girl, then it would have been everyday until past ovulation. I was able to conceive within the first cycle with all three of my pregnancies using FAM.

Michelle

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I think FAM is a great method and it works too, my sister used and it and introduced me too it. I'm just too lazy on saturday and sundays to set my alarm for 6am to take my temp. :lol: even if a woman doesn't use the FAM method they should read the book "Taking Charge of your Fertility" I learned more than I ever thought I could reading it!

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