Tips for using Clear Blue Fertility Monitor?

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  1. MelH999

    MelH999 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all!

    Had a month off and booked a holiday for July, so will prob start again then. I think now I'm finally over my MMC in Jan. I've gone back & forth about just throwing the ttc towel in. .... But then I bought this today!

    So I'm going to read through the instructions and see what it is I need to do! First thing I see that's different from normal OPK is you use your first morning wee.

    Any tips really appreciated xx
     
  2. Lolie14

    Lolie14 Well-Known Member

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    I bought one after TTC for 7 months and fell the first cycle using it. My lo is now 7 months. No tips really, you just use your first pee like you said - it's pretty straightforward. Good luck!
     
  3. MelH999

    MelH999 Well-Known Member

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    do you think your timing was out before using it?

    Thanks for positive feedback x
     
  4. PeanutButter

    PeanutButter Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking about getting one, they're expenaive so abit put off. Please update on how you get on x
     
  5. Lolie14

    Lolie14 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I was actually ov'ing earlier than I thought. It gives you high and peak readings so we DTD every day during those days and whether it was a fluke or not it worked!
     
  6. Lolie14

    Lolie14 Well-Known Member

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    I got mine off eBay for £60 Inc sticks etc. The lady selling it had used it just the once too before falling.
     
  7. MelH999

    MelH999 Well-Known Member

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    Yes I just picked one up for £20 with 16 sticks, she also caught on first month after using.... Hopefully I will too! That's why I now don't dare use before my holiday!
     
  8. Baby Pickle

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    Hi MelH999

    Is it the advanced monitor you have? I find it really easy to use, I get all confused trying to monitor my cycles so it's great to be able to get it to do everything for you! Once you've set up a new cycle you can't change any of the settings until the next cycle which is a bit annoying, I set the alarm my first cycle, so annoying as you can't stop it till you do a test (ruined a few lay-ins!!).

    Getting the dark blue peak days is strangely rewarding and the pregnancy test is really good too - a great big cross and the words pregnant! I have managed to conceive 3 times using the monitor and highly recommend it.

    I always buy the sticks from Amazon, seems the cheapest place.

    Amy x
     
  9. M1chelle

    M1chelle Well-Known Member

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    I saw this thread and thought 'what the hell' - I found one on eBay for £30 in the end, plus sticks so still not particularly cheap. Again, I don't think I'll get an opportunity this month so it'll be frustrating waiting so long to use it but then hopefully that'll be it! Fingers crossed anyway :-D
     
  10. Lottie Tobe

    Lottie Tobe Well-Known Member

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    What's the difference between the fertility monitor and using a CB digi opk and recording data in an app?

    I am considering getting one if I can see the difference between the monitor and the digi opks.
     
  11. M1chelle

    M1chelle Well-Known Member

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    The fertility monitor detects a rise in estrogen as well as LH so provides you with a larger fertility window than the OPKs which only detect LH and therefore just two days.


     

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