According to the Baby Centre Ovulation Calendar the next few days are my peak conception days. Unfortunately I’m not entirely sure of the length of my cycle as two miscarriages in eight months have left my dates a bit up in the air. This has resulted in the boy and I resorting to a pattern of having sex every other day for about three weeks each month in a bid to not miss my fertile window. Whilst this is by no means a chore and hubby certainly isn’t complaining, I’m concerned that too many months of this pattern could lead to difficulties in our relationship and the boy feeling like I only want him for his sperm.
This has got me thinking about OPKs. So far I have avoided them thinking that spontaneity is the way forward but I’m fooling myself if I think that what we’re doing is spontaneous so I’m thinking that if we don’t conceive this month I might start using OPKs to try to more accurately track my fertile window.
What experiences have people had with OPKs and temperature monitoring? Do you think it improves your chances of conceiving? Does it help you to feel more in control of TTC or does the constant monitoring make you feel obsessive? Also, how does it affect the boys? Do you tell them when it’s a good day or just try to initiate sex when you know you’re fertile? Am I doing the right thing by considering OPKs or do you think it’s a slippery slope to obsessiveness that I should try to put off as long as possible?