Should You Use an OPK?
Although in most cases, OPKs provide an accurate forecast of your LH surge and subsequent ovulation, they are most effective when used together with other monitoring methods. Along with an OPK, try examining your cervical mucus and charting your basal body temperature -- the term refers to your lowest, or baseline, temperature, and is usually taken first thing in the morning. These methods combined can greatly increase your chances of becoming pregnant.
Sources: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, www.acog.org; Weschler, Toni, Taking Charge of Your Fertility (HarperCollins)
Reviewed 11/02 by Elizabeth Stein, CNM
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