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Old Jun 20th, 2011, 23:04 PM   51
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Polaris that's really interesting! I wonder if it is because of breastfeeding.. All I know is breast feeding makes your hormones WACKY! lol But it would be interesting to see if there are any studies on that. I'll do some research. I am on the understanding that it's the estrogen that gets messed up from breastfeeding. (which helps proper ovulation) You can ovulate and not get good cm from low estrogen. It's a time waiting game. Breastfeeding has it's joys but also it's let downs. (not meaning it as a pun) lol But I my belief is that when my body is ready it's ready. Just got to be patient.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2011, 03:55 AM   52
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I have done some reading that BF makes temperatures lower. I've been noticing it in my own chart as well. Some of my temps are close to 96F and the temps actually seem lower the more my baby nurses during the previous day. Mine are ranging from 96.1 to 97.4 though not staying in any range for more than 3 days. I wonder if I can get more than 3 temperatures in a similar range in a row I might actually ovulate. My old coverline was 97.5 at it's lowest, and generally above 98 after ovulation. But it makes sense that the thermal shift would be lower because all the hormones are fighting and luteal phase defect, signs of which are low thermal shifts and short luteal phases, is common in BF mothers.

I thought this was interesting
http://www.bellytales.com/2006/03/06...ing-lactation/



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2011, 07:44 AM   53
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I have done some reading that BF makes temperatures lower. I've been noticing it in my own chart as well. Some of my temps are close to 96F and the temps actually seem lower the more my baby nurses during the previous day. Mine are ranging from 96.1 to 97.4 though not staying in any range for more than 3 days. I wonder if I can get more than 3 temperatures in a similar range in a row I might actually ovulate. My old coverline was 97.5 at it's lowest, and generally above 98 after ovulation. But it makes sense that the thermal shift would be lower because all the hormones are fighting and luteal phase defect, signs of which are low thermal shifts and short luteal phases, is common in BF mothers.

I thought this was interesting
http://www.bellytales.com/2006/03/06...ing-lactation/
Interesting article. Has anyone read the book mentioned in the comments, Taking Charge of your Fertility? If so, how much detail does the book go into? I was looking at it online last night and trying to figure out if it would be worth the money. I'm really tempted to get it as I find the whole area fascinating and would love to find out more. However I am reasonably clued in with the basics of charting and fertility signs and I don't want to buy the book and find that there's not much new in it.



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2011, 10:30 AM   54
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I haven't read it..



 
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Old Jun 21st, 2011, 16:14 PM   55
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I have heard good things about it and have considered getting it. Someone in the other BF TTC thread had it and I guess it shows what an anovulatory BF chart looks like and so on, has a whole chapter on BF and TTC. I feel like I'm fairly clued up on charting (charted for 8 months for current baby) so have put off buying it. They have a forum as well, though every time I try to look at it it's down.



 
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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 09:26 AM   56
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Hi everyone, mind if I join you all?

Isla and I are still breastfeeding - she's 14 months now, and my milk is def still her main source of nutrition and comfort.
My periods began to come back about 6 months ago, but my LP was very short, beginning 3 days and then gradually lengthening......last month it was 17 days!!
This month is the first month we've had sex at the right time for possible conception whilst having a LP of fertile length.......at 41 I am knocking on a bit but still think I can squeeze out another if we get a bend on.......
So, currently on 3DPO and trying not to obsess but of course I am googling like a mad woman about every early preg symptom under the sun - what a crazy woman!
Good to see Tacey and Polaris on this thread who I kind of know from BF and Baby Club. BTW, love your blog Tacey and follow regularly now!



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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 10:46 AM   57
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Hello and welcome! I am 9DPO and I know what you mean. Trying not to read anything into anything but it's hard. How long do you plan on breast feeding till?



 
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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 12:07 PM   58
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Hello and welcome! I am 9DPO and I know what you mean. Trying not to read anything into anything but it's hard. How long do you plan on breast feeding till?
I can't see myself doing any form of weaning - in my mind, Isla will happily nurse and I will produce oodles of milk right the way through my pregnancy (which I have decided will def happen soon!) and I will tandem nurse happily ever after..............perhaps I have rose tinted specs but that's my dream anyway!



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Old Jun 23rd, 2011, 14:10 PM   59
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Welcome to the thread Laughing Girl! Your long LP sounds very encouraging. Fingers crossed this will be your month!

Glad you like the blog. I've been very remiss lately about posting. Will have to get round to it soon!

Update on my cycle is that I'm on CD15, and no positive opk, but they're gradually getting darker. Last month I didn't ov until CD25, so I'm not holding my breath. I don't know why, but I'm feeling positive this month. A close friend is 20 weeks pregnant, and I was talking to Alice about the baby in her womb. She's really taken with the idea and keeps patting my stomach saying 'Mummy baby?' I can't wait to tell her yes!



 
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She's really taken with the idea and keeps patting my stomach saying 'Mummy baby?' I can't wait to tell her yes!
Aaaah, gorgeous!!



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