How to start tracking and charting ovulation

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  1. ImSoTired

    ImSoTired mommy to 2 girls

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    Hey ladies! I need to start tracking ovulation because I have an irregular cycle. Can anyone tell me where to start or give me some advice? I would really appreciate it! Thanks!
     
  2. Wantinga4th

    Wantinga4th Well-Known Member

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    sign up with Fertility friend - that lets you chart and it gives you tutorials on how to do it.

    It is pretty easy to do, i am just no good at reading the charts lol

    Good Luck :thumbup:
     
  3. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member

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    My advice would be to get some good OPK's and test 2x a day. And I agree that FF is good for charting if you want to make sure you ovulated. I don't have irregular cycles so not sure if charting would give you an ovulation pattern after a few months or not.

    the most helpful thing for me has been OPK's and checking my cm. Good luck.
     
  4. ImSoTired

    ImSoTired mommy to 2 girls

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    Thanks ladies. If you can think of anything else let me know.:thumbup:
     
  5. ImSoTired

    ImSoTired mommy to 2 girls

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    :pop:So after being 8 days late I may have just started spotting. I will know for sure tomorrow I guess if it continues. But at least I can start trying again! Is there a specific brand of opks that is better? Should I get a months worth or just a week? I went to fertility friend and watched the little tutorials so I was just wondering if I should use opks in addition to checking bbt and cm.
     
  6. Wantinga4th

    Wantinga4th Well-Known Member

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    yes use the OPKs aswell as charting and temping. I am going to do that this month.

    If you sign up to FF you get a month free on the VIP section which will tell you when you should be ovulating and lots more.
    I have signed up under a few different names on FF just to get the free VIP bit :blush:

    GL
     
  7. CdnEquestrian

    CdnEquestrian TTC #1 :)

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    If you don't know if you're ovulating or not....would opk's be a good idea, or a waste of money?
     
  8. Wantinga4th

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    If they help you figure our when or if you are ovulating i would think they would be a good idea. :)
     
  9. BabyRoberson

    BabyRoberson mommy to alana and ttc#2

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    As fas as OPK go being u have a long cycle and u dnt know when u O I would get a month supply and start testing 3 days after af ends 20 should be enough to get u through your cycle, I have a 32- 35 day cycle and use answer there right at $20 at walmart I believe.but a lot of women us the ones u can find online if u like GL
     
  10. ImSoTired

    ImSoTired mommy to 2 girls

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    Im pretty sure I'm ovulating (not now but each cycle) but I think that the pattern is just irregular. Like I may have just ovulated late. At least I hope so. I think that opks will help me find out when or if I am ovulating so thats not a waste in my mind.I thought I had begun spotting last night but there is nothing so far today so that might not be the case. I guess I just have to wait a little longer.:shrug:
     
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    karry1412 Well-Known Member

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    I use OPKs too & I use the ClearBlue ones. You can get a week or a months supply. I chose them because they give you an empty circle if you're not ovulating & a smiley face when you are so it's very simple & no interpreting lines :)
     
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    ImSoTired mommy to 2 girls

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    Thanks for all the advice ladies!:thumbup:
     

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