What to do when WTT!

Discussion in 'Waiting To Try' started by Missi, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Missi

    Missi Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to let you know that during my (long) time in WTT I did loads of charting.

    Morning temps
    CM
    OPK (internet cheapies)
    Mood
    Illness
    Saliva

    The first day we finally moved over to TTC, I got a +OPK on the internet cheapies and also a clearblue digital OPK. We :sex: each day for 3 days. We had started TTC, conceived and got a :bfp: in only 11 days :thumbup:

    I thought I would share this because WTT was the worst part of the process for me, although now I am pleased I did so much charting. I don't think we would have got our :bfp: so soon if I hadn't charted as long as I did.

    I would definitely suggest charting to anyone considering it. I only ever bought cheap internet products when WTT, then bought more expensive items when we started TTC. Fertilityplan on ebay has some great stuff and I would recommend them to anyone.

    Hope this helps
     
  2. Deeper Blue

    Deeper Blue Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your BFP babe! I'm not doing the whole OPK thing like I did last time as I think I was the type of person to just get stressed about it all, but I'm keeping a close eye on my AF's with fertility friend. Helps me feel like I'm doing something constructive :)
    x
     
  3. Princess_LV

    Princess_LV Well-Known Member

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    Wow congratulations on getting your :bfp: so quick, that makes me feel really positive for when my time comes around :flower: thanks for sharing and all the best x x x
     
  4. Damita

    Damita Mummy of 2 <3

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    Congrats! Yay I am glad that I am charting and doing the tests now :)
     
  5. mushmouth

    mushmouth Mum to an amazing Girl

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    OMG MISSI!!!! when did you get your BFP!?! congrats honey! wowwww
     
  6. luckyme225

    luckyme225 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your BFP.
     
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    Bmary83 Well-Known Member

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    BIG congrats! Soo jealous!
     
  8. Missi

    Missi Well-Known Member

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    Thanks everyone, I'm really pleased that this is useful to some ppl. I really do understand the disadvantages of charting and the stress it can bring though.

    Wishing you all millions of :dust: when the time is right and hope you spend as little time in TTC as I did. I was sure I was going to be stuck in TTC for years, DH and I already agreed on our infertility route. It just gives a little bit of hope (hopefully) x
     
  9. amyclaire

    amyclaire TTC late July 2010 :D

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    Congrats.
    So how long were you charting for before you moved over to ttc? I'm ttc june 2011 and since my cycles have been so irregular (due to coming off the pill last july) I was thinking of starting most of the methods u mentioned above next cycle.. Too soon or worth starting this early?
    Xxxx
     
  10. Damita

    Damita Mummy of 2 <3

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    ^ Yeah I was going to ask that, this is my first month so is four months enough?
     
  11. Missi

    Missi Well-Known Member

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    Thanks amyclaire

    I came off BCP in December 2007 and charted my cycle length from then onwards. In May 2009 (10 months before TTC) I started morning temperatures, saliva tests & CM monitoring. Then in June 2009 I started on the cheap internet OPK's.

    Each month I would notice something different, and month by month could better predict my cycle. They ranged from 27 to 33 days in length after BCP, and ov ranged from day 14 to 20. Each month I used less OPK's as I could predict when I would get a positive result.

    June 2011 will give you more than enough time to understand and predict your cycle.

    I started charting for reassurance that I was ovulating as I suspected I wasn't. It was a bonus to notice all of the other patterns of my cycle TBH.

    Hope this helps and let me know if there is anything else:hugs:
     
  12. amyclaire

    amyclaire TTC late July 2010 :D

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    I know a little about it but how exactly do you do saliva tests and what do you look out for to indicate ovulation? Thought u needed a microscope or something?! xxxx
     
  13. Missi

    Missi Well-Known Member

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    You buy a little kit (I think I got mine from fertilityplan on ebay). It's not the easiest to measure but it basically works like this:

    You get a little bit of spit on your finger :)sick: I know) rub it on the lens from the kit and let it dry for 5-10 minutes. You then put the lens into the holder. Then you look through the hole, pressing the button to turn on the light at the same time. There will be a different pattern of saliva if you are ov'ing compared to if you are not.

    I hope this is not too confusing, there will be a guide with the pack too so you know what patterns to look for. I found this charting method the least beneficial, although after a while you get to know what you are looking for.
     

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