I'm not ready to TTC #4 yet, but I was checking out the threads for fun and found this one!
I just wanted to give you ladies a tip, if you'd like a natural alternative to bring back fertility. I used a tea called Fertilitea that's made by Fairhaven Health to get proper cycles back postpartum. It also lengthens luteal phases! Twice I conceived on that tea the first cycle of taking it, and the third time I got pregnant on the second cycle. You can buy it from a Canadian site at makeababy.ca. In the US you can buy it on fairhavenhealth.com. I'm not sure about Australian sites! Anyways, I just thought I'd share that.
Best of luck to those TTC!
And congrats to you, Meg!
so I'm thinking I might have actually ovulated! Or at least my hormones did their thing if I didn't release an egg. I realized I got a dark opk on Thursday but not positive, but I couldn't test Friday because I'm at work all afternoon. Then Friday and Saturday I definitely had some cm, not ewcm but creamy on Friday and wet on Saturday. Saturday opk was lighter. So I wonder if I wouldn't gotten a pos opk Friday, and ovulated Saturday. 2 high temps in a row... I was usually 97.0-97.22 and my last two have been 97.52.
We had good timing if I did actually ovulate, 2 days before and day of. Anyways it's nice to see a little variation in the temps lol. I had a short LP while breastfeeding last time so I'll be prepared for AF in 6 or so days! But maybe we caught the first egg. I'm pretty realistic though so I doubt it.
I'll need to order some more opks for next month so maybe I'll get that tea from make a baby when I order!! I also love their pregnancy tests although I still have 5 of the amazon crap ones.
Oh I hope you ovulated Reiko!
I'm wondering now if maybe I did ovulate last month (the night weaning gave me a nice LH surge that's for sure!) but the egg wasn't really big enough and so the corpse luteum wasn't big enough either to give me enough progesterone and so when I had bleeding on 5dpo that was my "period".
I'm hoping my body is preparing a good egg now though.
I'm starting to get that heavy uterus feeling which could mean I'm getting close to O. I'll start taking opks again this week and BDing.
I think I might be getting close to O'ing again. Uterus feels heavy/crampy and some ewcm today...DH is gone on a business trip until Sunday so we might miss our window...
We're starting to discuss going to Disneyland in December with family though...So we might need to hold off TTC for a few months. Maybe I'll continue to try and get my cycles back but then start trying again in the summer. I'd really like a Spring baby...
I read that you shouldn't take that fertilitea while breastfeeding...But it has green tea in it so I think I'm gonna stop drinking coffee and just have green tea from now on. Im not dependent on coffee. I don't really even like it. I used to only drink tea but maybe I thought drinking coffee would make me fit in with other moms more lol. I only started drinking it after DS was born.
Anyways, I guess I'll just wait and see when my cycles return...And decide on when to TTC then...
Ahh yes on their site they say not to drink fertilizea while nursing. Too bad.
That's funny about Disneyland because I was saying if we don't get pregnant soon we should take a trip to Disney in November!! Our littlest will be 23 months and the girls would just have so much fun.
I have had 3 higher temps in a row. But I was looking back at my pregnancy chart with DD2 and my temperature shift was 1.2 degrees... this one is like .4? So I doubt it's anything but maybe my progesterone is kickstarting?? We are also teething again so that means LOTS of nursing!! And I agree a spring baby would be nice!
Being in the no AF limbo not being able to ttc is hard!!
I'm not temping now but with my son I came off BCP and my temp had a slight shift 2 weeks before I ovulated...I had a long first cycle off the pills.
That's super interesting!! I'll keep that in mind. I'm a bit bummed at the comparison because it was so exciting to seethe shift and ff even gave me crosshairs! Lower temp this morning but still above coverline. But it's all good. I'm sure things will start up in the next few months. After the teeth come in I think I'm going to try and limit nursing again a little bit. My LO seems like such a big girl now and is eating a lot better.
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