Are those LH strips effective? they seem like the most cost effective option to try and predict ovulation
.The LH strips (most of us call them OPKs or ovulation predictor kits) are effective, however they are difficult for many women to read. You have to compare the darkness of two different lines and sometimes it's impossible to tell! Does lubricant effect sperm ( i read it somewhere yesterday?)
Some people will recommend Preseed as some research shows that it is sperm friendly. Most people order this off the internet. My doctor specifically recommended the brands Astroglide and Replens as lubricants that are fine if used in moderation. Can I just take my temperature with a normal thermometer if I want to use temp calendar as well?
If you are going to chart your basal temperature, there is a link at the top of the page in the Sticky labeled TCC information archive. It gives more information about basal body temperature charting. You do need to use a basal thermometer. Digital is easiest. Anything I can do to give myself a better chance of concieving other than trying on ovulation days?
Definitely have sex the 5 days leading up to ovulation. Since your cycles vary some, you might try having intercourse every other day from cycle day 10-23 until you figure out your cycles (cycle day 1 is the first day of your period). Anything DH can do to give his side of the deal a better chance?
It is really important that he ejaculate at least once every three days. I feel gross saying this, but my fertility specialist really stressed the importance of this. He should also be taking a multi-vitamin. Oh and I have has some health issues with an eye problem but im not on any medication for it. I take EPO everyday and a multivitamin.
EPO and a multi-vitamin are great!
Hope this helps!! Best wishes!