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Old Jan 28th, 2018, 13:59 PM   1
kittykat33
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How do I chart reliably?? 39 and trying for my 2nd


Hi all,

39 and trying for my 2nd, my dd is 14 so quite a gap.
Just wondering how I should start?

Should I see my Gp? Do I start charting? Ovulation sticks? Vitamins?

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Old Jan 30th, 2018, 12:30 PM   2
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I went and saw my midwife for a basic exam to get the "all clear" before we started TTC #2.

I am a huge fan of charting (I recommend Fertility Friend, which also has a detailed tutorial on charting all of your signs). I would definitely chart BBT (you'll need a BBT thermometer for it, a regular one won't do) to confirm ovulation, since those of us who are AMA may not always ovulate reliably. OPKs are also handy in giving you some warning as to when you're gearing up to ovulate, so you can get your BD'ing in. I like Babii brand, they're about $12 for 50 sticks on Amazon.



 
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Old Mar 6th, 2018, 13:13 PM   3
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At what time of day is it best to take a BBT?



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Old Mar 6th, 2018, 14:50 PM   4
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The only reliable temp must be taken at the same time each day, immediately upon waking, before you get up/talk/move around/etc.



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2018, 16:16 PM   5
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Hi Dill,

What does AMA mean?

Good luck Kittykat.
I'm also 39 and trying for my 2nd.



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2018, 17:14 PM   6
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AMA stands for "advanced maternal age," referring to any woman 35 or older.



 
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Old Apr 4th, 2018, 12:12 PM   7
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I used fertility friend too. Good app.



 
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Old Jun 22nd, 2018, 20:49 PM   8
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Hey!! I am also 39 and ttc #2. My DD is 8 years old. I will be 40 in september. I have 3 cycles to try again Femara and if that doesn't happen then i have to think of other options

I am checking my bbt every morning and i also have opk's that i will start to use!

Where is everyone in their cycle right now?



 
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Old Jun 26th, 2018, 19:35 PM   9
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I'll be 39 in July and sort of TTC for #2, DD is 12 so big gap here as well! I just like to think that I'll have help haha and that each child will get the benefits of having a sibling and the benefits of being like an only child

I just started charting and am using Fertility Friend and taking my temp the same way every morning but I get up to take my temperature so it doesn't bother DH. I think if you do it the same way it should be consistent? I also did a OPK and bought a ferning microscope (I went crazy! lol). I've been taking pre-natals for two months now as they say ideally you should take them 3 months ahead of time. Also cut out caffeine and been trying to eat better.

I tried to get a pre-conception appointment but it sort of just turned into a regular pap and they said if AF comes call so they can count my follicles.. Would like a blood test to test everything and all that, not sure what to do now.. Sorry don't mean to take over your thread with my own questions! haha Hope that helps, good luck!!



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Old Jun 27th, 2018, 02:03 AM   10
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It seems like we all are in the same boat. In late 30's and ttc #2 with a large age gap!



 
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