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How much does using OPKs and charting increase chances of conception each month...

Hello ladies,

I was curious as to whether or not using OPKs and charting increased the chances of conception each month and by how much.

Surprisingly there was almost no statistical information online.  I found two different sites with info. Not sure how accurate these are, so I am taking them with a grain of salt, but I thought you may find them interesting.

 Does anyone have any additional statistics on this?


Scientific data

One study, published in the journal Human Reproduction, followed women who were trying to get pregnant by having sex at the time in their monthly cycle when they were believed to be most fertile. Of the 346 women in the study, 310 conceived in the first year. The breakdown was like this:

38 percent were pregnant after 1 month.
68 percent were pregnant after 3 months.
81 percent were pregnant after 6 months.
92 percent were pregnant after 12 months.

 

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2nd titbit:

"One study found that women in their late 20s or early 30s who had sex at least twice a week got pregnant, on average, within 3 months. For those 35-39, the average was 4 months. Another found that women in their late 20s or early 30s who had sex two days before ovulation ? and only on that cycle day ? got pregnant 35% of the time. The odds are even higher if you can predict your ovulation using the techniques I?ll reveal in Chapter 3: Between 67% and 76% of women under 35 who were aware of their fertile time conceived in the first month. If you use the methods of fertility awareness I describe in this book."

 http://www.impatientwoman.com/excerpt.html

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  • I don't think it increases your chances each month for getting pregnant, it just helps you time sex properly so you get your 20% chance.

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    I don't think it increases your chances each month for getting pregnant, it just helps you time sex properly so you ge
  • imagekrdesi:
    I don't think it increases your chances each month for getting pregnant, it just helps you time sex properly so you ge

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  • Statistics make people feel better...but really mean nothing when ttc. Take them with a grain of salt is all I'm saying :)


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  • Here's an interesting article about chances of getting pregnant. It reflects an increased chance of pregnancy with timed sex. http://www.babycenter.com/0_howlongittakestogetpregnant_1813.bc?page=1

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                  May 2013: First R.E. appointment

                  DH: SA is good

                   May 2013: CD3 Blood work-normal
               June 2013: Hsg-Right tube blocked

                   July 26, 2013: Starting Follistim for IVF #1

                  August 2013: IVF #1 Cancelled- Abnormal embryos

             October/November 2013: IVF #2 w/ICSI

                        November 8, 2013: Transferred two early blasts (no frosties) 

    November 18, 2013: First EVER BFP! 

    Beta#1: 91  Beta#2: 288

    1st U/S- 5w2d Saw yolk sac!

    3rd U/S- 7w4d HB of 157bpm!

    TEAM BLUE!

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  • imagekrdesi:

    imageSlapalicious:</

    Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. -Philo
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    Baby N conceived after 1 miscarriage and more than 2 years of TTC. Diagnosis was low sperm count. We found success after 3 months of anastrozole to increase DH's testosterone and one IUI.
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    image

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  • imageChicagoWeded2007:
    Here's an interesting article about chances of getting pregnant. It reflects an increased chance of pregnan
  • Wooo 8%ers... hmmm yeah. No fuzzies.

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  • I am a diabetic, on metformin. I got pregnant on my 12th month trying, which was my 7th "serious" month with charting and OPKs. We are both in our thirties.

    There are three kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics, btw. :)

     

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    TTC #1 since August 2011

    My Blog

    September 2012: Start IF testing

    DH (32): SA is ok, slightly low morph, normal SCSA  Me (32): Slightly low progesterone, hostile CM, carrier for CF, Moderately high NKC, High TNFa, heterozyogous mutated Factor XIII, and +APA

    October 2012-May 2014: 4 failed IUIs, 3 failed IVFs, and 1 failed FETw/donor embryos

    November 2014: IVF w/ICSI #4 Agonist/Antagonist with EPP and Prednisone, Baby Aspirin, Lovenox, and IVIG for immune issues.  Converted to freeze all due to lining issues.  2 blasts frozen on day 6!

    January 2015: FET #2 Cancelled due to lining issues

    April 2015: FET #2.1


    PAIF/SAIF Welcome!

  • imagechicagojackie:
    I am a diabetic, on metformin. I got pregnant on my 12th month trying, which was my 7th "serious" month with chartin
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  • I know this is not the point of this thread, but.......

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  • I've just accepted that there is no rhyme or reason for any of this stuff for me.  I timed and charted and temped for a few years...nothing.  Then I took all sorts of drugs that turned me into a b****, did the gambit of fertility treatments..

  • imagekrdesi:
    I don't think it increases your chances each month for getting pregnant, it just helps you time sex properly so you ge
                  
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