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77 of 81 found the following review helpful:
GREAT PRODUCT Sep 06, 2010
By Marie C.
I have been TTCing for over a year now without success, expended time and money in IC's and never got a positive (I have long, irregular cycles after the contraceptive injection). I decided to invested in this product, the first month on CD33 and CD34 I got the smiley face, 10 days later I am pregnant with my first baby.
It definitely worth the price.
27 of 29 found the following review helpful:
WORKED FOR ME ON THE 1st TRY AFTER TTC FOR 16 MONTHS!! Mar 21, 2012
By stacy gallahue
Let me start off by saying I had a tubal pregnancy (unplanned) which lead to complete removal of my right tube in July 2009. We started trying for baby November 2010. It was a little disappointing at first and then proceeded to be very frustrating as Aunt Flo kept rearing her ugly head each month (my cycles are very regular btw). I was going off of ovulation calenders, the small microscope that detects ovulation through saliva, and eventually bought cheap ovulation strips where the line has to be as dark or darker than the control line. Those are all just plain stupid and very inconsistent, IMO. I did have a hysterosalpingogram (HSP January 20th, 2012. It's a procedure where a catheter is inserted into your uterus & ballooned open. Dye is then shot into the catheter to see if the fallopian tubes (or in my case tube) have a clear path to the ovaries. Now, my doctor did said there could've been a small mucus membrane(s) that's blocking the path(s) but when dye is shot into them it can clear the path(s) for fertilization.
Anyhow, i was skeptical but purchased this anyways because a friend of mine said she knew a lady that got pregnant with in 2 months on this OPK. My smiley face came a day or two later than what I originally thought my ovulation would be (Day 18/19). I tested at the same time (about noon) the following day (Day 19) since I know ovulation only takes place for approximately 24 hours, another smiley! I wanted to make sure it wasn't a false reading so I tested again later that evening and my smiley was gone, which was a good sign! I took a pregnancy test on the 1st day of my missed period (a Tuesday), negative. I was not feeling any different & expected it to come within the next day or two. I still had not started by Saturday (St. Patty's Day) so I took another pregnancy test that morning and got my POSITIVE!!! I had my first doctor's appointment yesterday and we're due November 19th!! I am still in disbelief but super excited. I am not sure if it was my procedure that helped us or these OPK. I give credit to both actually since I was 2 days off every month & this OPK confirmed with a simple reading. I have a friend who tested too & she got her smiley face yesterday!! I will keep you all posted on her results in a few weeks...
- don't make these tests any harder than they are, they're simple in fact!
- insert the test strip into the reader with arrows facing each other
- wait for the blinking in the test window (blinking means it's ok to test & the strip is inserted correctly)
- i would recommend peeing in a cup then dipping (if you pee directly onto the stick, you could have too much or not enough urine for the test to read, which will result in an error message)
- do not use your 1st pee of the day to test. OPK are not like pregnancy tests. The LH surge is best detected by the 2nd or 3rd pee of the day
- make sure you have at least 2-3 hours in between times of urination so it is somewhat potent for the test
- best times to test are between 10am - 10pm
GOOD LUCK & BABY DUST TO YOU ALL!!!
59 of 70 found the following review helpful:
So far, so good Jul 05, 2010
My husband and I just went thru our first round of IUI (finger's crossed) and was instructed by the nurse to start using the ovulation kit (of our choice) on day 10. After reading all the reviews, this seemed to be the easiest to use, and had the best feedback, so we went with these. On Day 10 - cirlce. Day 11- smiley face. We called the nurse and the next day they did an ultra-sound showing that I was in fact ready (ie. the test was accurate) and they went ahead with IUI. We're trying to stay very optimistic that one round is all we'll need (so think good thoughts) but if not, I have total confidence in using these for the following cycles.
29 of 33 found the following review helpful:
Definitely helped detect LH surge BEFORE it started with no guess work! Mar 28, 2011
By Brandy Foster
"Brandy - teacher"
I'm a late ovulator it turns out. CD 22 is pretty absurd, but my cycles are long. It tells you to start testing on CD11. I started CD9 with other cheap sticks (though knowing I wouldn't O) just so I would be absolutely certain I didn't miss my surge. The cheapies are hard to understand. Is the line dark enough, not, etc. At Day 12, I started testing with the smile sticks TWICE a day and boy, I am so glad I did.
I would test between 10-11ish each morning and then again usually around 7-8 p.m. On day 21 I tested at 11:50 a.m., no smiles. I had no smiles until this point at all (makes sense). If I were only testing once a day, I would have missed the beginning of my surge! I tested again at 4:35 p.m. and what do you know.... smiles! Thank goodness I tested again!
I tested again that night at around 9:30 p.m. to see if my surge was still going (it varies per person in length) and still smiles! When I popped it out for the two smiles that day, the test line was getting darker. The next morning, I tested with another brand and the test line was much darker than the control line. Those smiles were able to detect my surge just as it was coming on... because now about 24 hours later, I was still testing positive.
The next morning (today) I used another smiley face and it was back to a circle...
Moral of the story: these work and detect early on in your LH surge without guessing if the lines were dark or not. SO WORTH THE MONEY!
Recommendation: buy the 20-count box and some extra cheapies so you will have something else to pee on when you get antsy. Also, test twice a day, otherwise you could miss the onset of your LH surge! Don't use first morning urine because it won't detect accurately when the LH surge started in your body since the urine would be there for about 8 hours overnight. Did it start last night or this morning, no way to know! Pee first, then take the next urine sample of the day.
55 of 69 found the following review helpful:
Prayer + Clear Blue= Our Little Angel! Dec 19, 2011
My husband and I were on our third month of trying to conceive. I was going by an ovulation calendar, fertility friend.com, and OPK test strips. My cycles are longer, usually 33 days so I ovulate later. All of my ovulation symptoms aligned with the calendar/chart (I THOUGHT), for example my ovulation cramps started during that time, I had EWCM during those days, and my test line on the OPKs was usually bold. I was beginning to get concerned because I just KNEW we were making love on the correct days.
Going into our third month of trying I decided to quit playing the guessing game with those lines, they were driving me CRAZY! I broke down and paid extra for the digital Clear Blue Easy Ovulation tests. To my surprise, I was not ovulating until day 21/22! We were WAY off on our timing! Well, I am 6 weeks and 1 day pregnant my first month of using Clear Blue Easy Digital Ovulation! We could not believe it. There was also A LOT of praying going on so I have to give ALL the credit to my Savior. To sum it up, LOTS OF PRAYER and Clear Blue Easy was the answer for us!
GOD BLESS and always remember, HIS timing is PERFECT! :)
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