A few people have recommended that I use ovulation tests to monitor my cycle while we are trying to get pregnant. At first I was a little reluctant. I didn’t want to become this crazy woman, peeing on sticks every time I went to the loo and being obsessed with seeing those two little lines. But, if it is going to help us get pregnant, then I’d be silly not to. And it is already paying off.
I ordered the ones that are apparently used by the NHS – if they’re good enough for them then they’ll be good enough for me. I already use an app on my phone called Flo that predicts my of ovulation and I have been relying on that quite a lot over the last few months. Big mistake! If this month is anything to go on, it is highly inaccurate!
Flo predicted that my day of ovulation would be on day 16. I started testing on day 15. Negative. Day 16. Negative. Day 17. Negative. Today is day 18 and guess what? Negative? So I’ve either already ovulated this month and it was super early or I will be ovulating a lot later than expected. Usually we wouldn’t be ‘trying’ by now as we would have thought that the window had already passed.
Don’t get me wrong, there is a slight part of me that is worried about why I am not ovulating yet. Is there something wrong? Does one of my ovaries not work? Are my hormones out of balance? The questions are running around my brain like Mo bloody Farah. I’m trying to stay calm though and take each day as it comes.
Anyone else experienced this before? Any advice?