I thought I would start a new thread for the above. As a new user of the above (or at least I will be come CD1 of next cycle) i thought it would be good to have a place we can all discuss the ups and downs of the monitors? I think Clearblue is the most popular/advanced type of fertility monitor, although i know there are persona and boots own types so all welcome to discuss.
My new monitor just arrived yesterday along with sticks the way before, so am keen to start using it. Just reading through the manual at the moment but so excited to start using it. The few women i know to have used it got their if not first month then second so hope that will be me soon!
It would be nice to share others opinions or any suggestions for more advanced users to a soon-to-be-newbie??
im thinking of buying one to
i did have one 2 years ago when they were fairly new out but i think i got a faulty one so i took it back and they didnt have anymore in stock so i just didnt bother getting another one! xx
you should hunny - from what i've heard they are really great and easy to use...i got mine on ebay brand new for £55 inc. shipping....you should take a look....still have to pay full price for sticks but hoping i wont need many of them
I really like using my CBFM as it gives me more peace of mind as to when I am likely to be more fertile. I did get a BFP when I first used it back in June 08, but had an early loss. However I've used it every month since and still no BFP!!! I also temp and find that my fertile days match up pretty well. At my last gynaecologist appointment she said she was in no doubt that I ovulated and not to waste my time temping and using the CBFM just have plently of bding. In some ways I understand this but the CBFM and temping makes me feel I am doing the most I can to get a BFP and if thats what it takes to make me feel more settled thats what I'll do.
I have PCOS and often long irregular cycles. I used my monitor for a couple of cycles and it didn't help much, but now since I'm on my first round of clomid and hope for a more regular ovulation, I reset the monitor and like it much more this cycle. You can check my journal and chart to see the progress
I find it very helpful to study the lines on the test sticks too I've also posted pics of them in my journal recently, explaining the lines a bit.
I also find it much more comfortable to pee in a cup and dip the sticks for 15 seconds (make sure you time it properly) instead of peeing on the stick. Just make sure, either way you do it, to hold the stick in a downwards position, place the cap on and put it straight into the monitor. I made a mistake first and waited for the lines to appear and think I got false readings the first cycle I used the monitor.
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