OPK’s vs. BBT Charting

When am I Ovulating? A Discussion on OPK’s vs BBT Charting

Many women become confused when their OPK’s (Ovulation Predictor Kits) and BBT’s (Basal Body Temperatures) don’t agree on the day of ovulation- understandably so. This is one of the more confusing topics I’ve researched! We’ll file this under “advanced topics”. Here’s why.

Background: What are OPK’s and BBT’s anyway?

OPK: Ovulation Predictor Kits are tests that you can get at most any drugstore which have the purpose of predicting ovulation. The idea is that they detect a hormone called LH, or Leuteinizing Hormone in the urine. Once they read positive, usually it’s safe to say that you’ll ovulate within 12-36 hours. Read more

So you’re expecting.. now what?

Many women who I see in my office are thrilled to be pregnant but at the same time overwhelmed by all the preparation that needs to be completed before baby arrives. Re-usable or disposable diapers? How is a crib going to fit in my apartment? And what on earth is a Boppy and why does everyone tell me I need one? Enter Jessica Glorieaux of Motherburg. Read more