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OPKs vs. Temps (long post, sorry)
Sorry, this is long. We're gearing up for our fourth month of at-home ICIs. I just had fertility blood work and an HSG done and the results were normal, so in theory, if we time things right I should be getting preggo, right? The problem is my temps and my OPKs do not line up and I don't know which to follow. The first month we used one iui/ivf vial. (We were so in love with the donor we snatched up his last vial not even realizing it was ivf.) During that first month I was only doing OPKs in the AM and we insemmed the same night we got a smiley on the CBE digital and a positive on the target brand strips. As it turns out, the morning I got the positive OPK was also the day my temp rose. My cervix was SHOW when we insemmed and closed tight the next morning. We didn't get pregnant. I thought maybe we had missed the fertile window so for month 2 I started doing the OPKs twice a day and, since I'm a data whore, I brought in a third brand of OPKs. For month two we ordered two ICI vials. We insemmed on CD13 based on cervix position and cervical fluid. We saved the second vial for the the positive OPK. We got a positive OPK on the CBE smiley on the night of CD14, but didn't get a positive on the first response until the next morning (CD15), got another smiley from the CBE too. (We never got a positive OPK on the target brand.) We insemmed with our second vial the night of CD 15. My temp rose on CD16. We did not get pregnant. For month 3 we bought two ICI vials. I ditched the target brand OPKs and used CBE smileys, first response, and first response digital. We insemmed on CD15 because my temp spiked and I freaked out. We got our first smiley on the night of CD16 so we used the second vial that night. My temp rose again on CD17 so fertility friend said I ovulated on CD 16. On the morning of CD17 all my OPK brands were negative. That night I got another smiley. I didn't get a positive on the first response and the first response digital until CD18. My cervix stayed SHOW until CD19. We did not get pregnant. So here we are at month 4. We've got two vials of swimmers showing up tomorrow, but I have no idea how to time my insems, especially after last month with two brands of OPKs not giving me a positive until after my temp rise. Any ideas???