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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 15:05 PM   1
Welsh_mum2be
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Anyone else charting and using OPK's/CBFM while WTT?


Hi girlies!

For the last 2 cycles I have charted, used OPK's and this cycle I am also using a CBFM. I am doing it so that when it is time to TTC I will know my cycles like the back of my hand. I am finding it so interesting to see how my body changes during my cycle (litle changes that I never noticed before). Is anyone else doing this to prepare or am I a little bit crazy? lol



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 15:32 PM   2
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Hi, this is the first month that I have paid attention to my cycle since I had my coil out. Next month I am tempted to get my BBT out and start temping too to se if it tallys with my ov predictions. I am already addicted to an ovulation calender site and work out my possible cycles in advance and where in the month I might be fertile haha! Don't think I want to bother with cervical position or OPK's though because I have no idea where to start.



 
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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 15:56 PM   3
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I used my CBFM this month for the first time since I used it the last time once and got pregnant as only just regaining normal periods since stopping breastfeeding.

More doing as I had a short LP last time which was a problem. It is interesting to see and sod it if it seems crazy as we will do it anyway.

Failure to prepare and prepare to fail .... and all that

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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 16:28 PM   4
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I'm charting too - even though I'm not planning in ttc until at least August. I don't think it's crazy - just sensible. I decided to do it after a pregnant friend who managed to get pregnant first attempt put it down to knowing her body and her cycles really well. I'm glad I'm doing it though because I've been able to identify that I only have a short 9 day luteal phase which some doctors think can make conceiving difficult, but there are lots of things that can be done to increase a short LP so at least I can hopefully try to get this sorted before I start ttc.

How long until you start ttc?



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Old Mar 1st, 2011, 16:47 PM   5
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how do you use the cbfm?? sorry if that sounds stupid! x



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Old Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:38 AM   6
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im going all out, had been ttc last year but decided to wait until this summer uni, work and other commitments. but i have been temping and opk'ing just to know exactly whats going on, definatley think that a few times when i had been ttc totally wrong days. so ill see if all the planning pays off in the summer fingers crossed x



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Old Mar 2nd, 2011, 05:01 AM   7
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We are not TTC until Aug-2012 but I am charting and BBT as I have been on the pill since I was a teenager and now I am not it is great getting to know my body and exactly where in my cycle I am! It is also conforting to know that I am ovulating (well according to the temps etc) but had I not been charting I wouldn't have known that I only have a 23 day cycle and an 11 day LP!!

Makes me worry slightly as means some months I can loose 2 eggs or have 2 AF's!!

I don't think I am crazy or anyone else in wanting to know what our bodies are doing

My OH thinks I am mad temping but I think he thinks it is just for when you are trying which Ok it will be but I am also liking knowing what is going on and then when we do TTC I will know my cycle inside and out so hopefully will be a quick BFP



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2011, 07:39 AM   8
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We will be TTC in July. I am going to start doing BBT this next cycle which hopefully starts next week - just bought the thermometer yesterday! Starting with my June cycle I am going to use the CBFM so that it knows my system before we start to try - I heard it takes a cycle to "learn" your body. I just basically want to know exactly when I am OVing so when it comes time to TTC I will feel well prepared and it will take a little bit of stress off me and I will feel more confident about things.



 
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Old Mar 2nd, 2011, 15:45 PM   9
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Wow, I wasnt expecting so many replies! Sometimes I feel a bit awkward posting charting questions in TTC so it would be nice if we could all ask each other? It is my 1st month of using the CBFM has lows from CD6 until CD 21 Then a high on CD22 and Peaks and +ive OPKS for the last 2 days on CD23 &24.
I starting to chart because I needed to know that my fertility had returned after having intensive chemotherapy from Oct 09 until March 10. I cant tell you how please we were last month we I got my 1st +ive OPK, It was better than finding out we were pregnant lol! We will I hope be TTC in May/June this year, it depends on the results of a scan I am having at the end of April - As soon as we get the all clear away we go lol!

Its so hard for me though, now I know I am working as such I really want to Try but I know we have to wait. xx



 
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Old Mar 6th, 2011, 13:57 PM   10
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Just bumping this one!!

Anyone else at same stage in their cycle as me?



 
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