TTC after 35

positive opk cm doesnt match??? help advice experiences

I just took a positive ppl test but it's to early in my cycle by like two days and my cm is still creamy which is how it is almost the whole month?? I'm so confused I just want a baby before it's too late I haven't been pregnant in 12yrs I've been off birth control awhile but haven't been ttc until two months ago

Re: positive opk cm doesnt match??? help advice experiences

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  • I didn't observe any EWCM until I'd charted a few cycles (and had some months of supplements under my belt). 

    But the OPK just measures your LH surge.  Some people have several surges a month, and some surge for several days before actually ovulating.  Most tend to ovulate about 24-48 hours after their peak LH surge. (You can't really confirm ovulation without either charting temperatures or ultrasound.)

    Give yourself a good three months of charting daily (CM, temps, and OPKs when they might be useful) before trying to see a pattern.  That's my advice, at least.
    Me- 39 (turning 40 in April), TTC for the first time ever (since Jan 2015), low ovarian reserve
    Married 3/14/14 to my wonderful wife, but her sperm count is rather low
    TTC with frozen donor sperm and science

    7 IUIs, 7 BFNs.
    2 IVF attempts, both cancelled and converted to IUI, both BFNs.
    Decided that my tired old ovaries are ready to retire.
    Next step- reciprocal IVF, using my wife's eggs, my uterus!  
    fresh 5 day transfer (2 embryos) 4/17/17- BFP! 
    Identical twins "due" 1/2/17 (but anticipated arrival sometime December)

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  • I have the same issue. Are you only using opk strips? Once I added clearblue digital opk's to my routine, I started getting confirmation that ovulation was going to happen.

    Also, you can ovulate without ewcm.
    Hope this helps.
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • Can you tell me more about how the clear blue opk's help you confirm that O was going to happen, @thistle8677 ? I've been using store brand but am thinking of switching for the next cycle.
  • I can jump in here.  They are digital, so you don't have to try to interpret lines.  You get high readings when estrogen surges, and a peak reading when luteinizing hormone surges.  Ovulation is supposed to happen within 24-48 hours after a peak reading.
    TTC#1 since Jan 2015
    BFP 2/19/15  •  MMC found at 9 wks  •  D&E at 11 wks (age 36)
    BFP 8/29/15
      •  CP (age 37)
    BFP 11/18/15  •  DD born at 41 weeks <3(age 37/38)

    TTC#2 since May 2017
    BFP 10/18/17  •  MMC found at 8 wks  •  Misoprostal at 10.5 wks (age 39)

    BFP 2/16/18
      •  CP (age 39)
    BFP 4/13/18
      •  CP (age 39)
    BFP 5/07/18  •  MMC found at 10.5 wks  •  D&E at 11.5 wks 
    •  Testing showed it was a girl with Trisomy 22. (age 39/40)
    9/5/18 Diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve (4-5 follicles, one ovary had none and was very atrophied)

    RE says the low egg count is likely causing my recurrent pregnancy loss. Less eggs results in more aneuploidy.

    BFP 9/24/18  • 
    CP (age 40)
    BFP 5/11/19  •  Fraternal twins  •  MMC found at 10w5d (Baby A 6w, Baby B 10w)  •  Misoprostal at 11 weeks (age 41)

  • Thank you @CarrieandRoy! I was seriously going to tag you to explain.
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • Thank you! Sounds like they are worth the money.
  • @sporty1216 I literally felt confident not even temping this month because of the clearblue digital opk.  I won't know when I actually O for sure without the temps, but I feel like as long as I keep up the bd'ing for the next few days.
    Good luck to you!
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • If this cycle is a bust, next cycle add robitussin to your regiment. I take robitussin a few day before I expect to O
  • Same here! I was wondering if you could still ovulate w/o ewcm?????? Got a pos OPK but still had creamy CM
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