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Re : wondering...

Postby godsgrace » Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:10 am

Hey Wendy i just wanted to give you my best wishes as you try for another. I totally understand your confusion you sounded like a echo of myself when i read your post! Its hard to know where to start finding relyable information on this subject (or anything technical for that matter), but what a great thing to have this web site and the TTC forum to turn to, what better place to start!



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Re : wondering...

Postby maxs mom » Fri Aug 27, 2004 09:22 pm

Not much to add, but have fun BDing!!! And good luck on a +++ soon!

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Re : wondering...

Postby julie f » Fri Aug 27, 2004 07:34 pm

Wendy, have you read Taking Charge of Your Fertility? If not, I highly recommend it, it's a great book. Best part, you really only need to read a small section of it!

We were very lucky to get pregnant with Zach very quickly, I wanted to try and make the same happen with this one so, I got this book on the advice of friends. It's amazing the things I didn't know about my own body/cycle.

I didn't chart either, I don't have the patience for it but, I was able to tell when I was ovulating my cervical mucous changes, something I'd never heard of before.

I hope you get your +++ quickly!

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Zachary James, 7/22/03-7/27/03, born at 26wks - severe pe

Miracle in progress... #2 is due February 2005!!!

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Re : wondering...

Postby sweetiesuzy » Thu Aug 26, 2004 07:28 pm

I have one piece of advice. Don't do it everyday. Every 2-3 days so that DH's sperm can build up thus a better chance. Using an ovulation predictor is good to find out when you are ovulating. And the book taking charge of your fertility is good. Oh and laying with pelvis tilted up after doing the babydance is good at letting the fellas swim where they need to go [:D]

Hope this helps a tad,


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Re : wondering...

Postby tinalowe » Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:07 am

WEndy--With my first I just usually tried to BD every 2-3 days. This time I am using fertility friend for charting. I have also read TCOYF and WOW that book is loaded with info to help!! Good luck to you!

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Re : wondering...

Postby arj » Thu Aug 26, 2004 10:08 am

Yes-last day is day before she shows up. GL!!

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Re : wondering...

Postby wcarder » Thu Aug 26, 2004 10:07 am

Horay for your sister!!!

Yeah, I was on the pill when i got pregnant with noodle. Hopefully it won't be too much work...

Thanks for all the advice, guys. We'll see how it works...

So, wait...the LAST day of your cycle would be the day BEFORE your period starts??? ick, I am so challenged when it comes to numbers...

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Re : wondering...

Postby arj » Thu Aug 26, 2004 09:42 am

Charting-UGH!! I recently got off the pill and tried charting and that lasted about 3 days... Anyway, at a minimum, I would simply keep track of how long your cycles are. I think that the rule of thumb is you take the last day of your cycle, and then subtract 14 and that is the approximate date of ovulation. For example, my average cycle length (before getting pregnant with Evan) was 33 days. 33-14=19. I probably ovulated on day 19, and sure enough, that is when Evan was more than likely conceived.

I think that this is what Jill already said anyway, so sorry for the repeat!

Also, from what I understand, once you stop taking the pill, the hormones get out of your system pretty quickly. I've known lots of people who have gotten pregnant ON the pill, so I think that you should be fine.

Anyway, every other day BD seems to be a pretty good start. I told my sister to do that this cycle and lo and behold, today she called me with a ++++!!! I hope that yours happens quickly as well!

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Re : wondering...

Postby lucyann_k » Thu Aug 26, 2004 08:42 am

It depends on how long your cycle is. Day one is the first day of your period, first day of red blood(sorry gross), then you usually ovulate somewhere around day 14 or 15. This is just an estimation. I say at the end of your period bd every other day at least until the 21st day of your cycle. This should cover it.

I hope this helps

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Re : wondering...

Postby for faith » Thu Aug 26, 2004 08:40 am

Taking Charge of Your Fertility or www.fertilityfriend.com are good to read, even if you don't want to chart.

Here's my short version - if your cycle is 28 days, usually ovulate at day 14 and have a 14 day LP (time after O). LP is usually always the same, flux may occur in O though. For example, I have approx. 35 day cycle, O about day 20 and have 15 day LP. Start counting day 1 as the first definitely flow day of AF. They say to try ever other day during your fertile time.

I like ovulation predictor kits, they have worked well for me.

I also follow CM (cervical mucus) TMI - when it is like egg whites, that is your most fertile time. Watery consistency can also be.

There is also the feeling of your cervix, which I don't do. Someone else could probably explain.

I was on BCP for a long time before I got pregnant with my son and was off about 3 months before we tried the first time and got pregnant the first month [:I], so wasn't an issue for me.

I did charting last time, but found it too stressful. Just going to use OPKs and watch CM this time. Best of luck to you.

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