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Postby steelsword328 » Sun May 23, 2004 12:54 am

by steelsword328 (86 Posts), Sun May 23, 2004 12:54 am

I have a question about CM-cervical mucous--sounds gross I know!![:)] For those of you who are or have done BBT, charting, and pay attention to you body's changes when ovulating--you'll know what I'm talking about. When you CM is an "egg white" consistency, generally how far from ovulation are you-24hrs? I learned of all this "stuff" and more when I was a member of a TTC board when trying to get pg with Alyssa.
TIA![:D]

Renee mom to Alyssa-26wkr-1lb 4oz.-severe PE-now a happy and healthy 2 year old!
TTC#2!!!!
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Re : CM question

Postby julie f » Sun May 23, 2004 01:05 pm

by julie f (7993 Posts), Sun May 23, 2004 01:05 pm

Hey Renee,

I just checked in Taking Charge of Your Fertility and, it says that, "...the Peak Day, which is the last day of eggwhite or lubricative vaginal sensation. This day is consdiered the most fertile because it generally occurs either on the day you ovulate or the day before." (p. 165)

Hope that helps! If you don't have the book, TCOYF, it's a great resource!

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Re : CM question

Postby sandy » Sun May 23, 2004 04:09 pm

by sandy (1138 Posts), Sun May 23, 2004 04:09 pm

Thanks, Renee, for asking, and thanks, Julie, for answering! I was wondering the same thing myself. I'm on day 20 I think and from my temps and other signs, it's possible I have just ovulated...waiting to see what Fertility Friend says. (And then the 2 week wait again...)

Now I can stop obsessing with "what if's" at least for today and get on to other things that have nothing to do with pregnancy!!

~Sandy/DD born via emergency C at 35 wks/1 day June '03 due to Severe PE/class III HELLP

Risk factors: HBP/asthma/high cholesterol

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Re : CM question

Postby julie f » Sun May 23, 2004 06:09 pm

by julie f (7993 Posts), Sun May 23, 2004 06:09 pm

Hey Sandy,

I fyou find a way to stop obsessing, please let me know...[;)] I'm having a hard time here!

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Re : CM question

Postby angelkat » Sun May 23, 2004 06:23 pm

by angelkat (3423 Posts), Sun May 23, 2004 06:23 pm

Ladies...
Sending you Huge Hugs and support. The TTC train is so very stressful!!!... Sending you TONS of Baby dust and vibes....

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Re : CM question

Postby sandy » Sun May 23, 2004 08:06 pm

by sandy (1138 Posts), Sun May 23, 2004 08:06 pm

angelKat, thanks[:D].

Julie; it's so tough, isn't it? And I know (and I'm sure you know, too) that the more we obsess over this, the less likely it is to happen at this time. And that makes it even more tough!

What helps me a little is charting my temps every morning, and then plotting them online (with "Fertility Friend", they offer a free VIP membership for the first 30 days).

This way, I can see roughly when there is even a chance of getting pregnant, and when it clearly isn't an issue. So this helps me not obsess for at least part of the month.

During the times where it is possible I could get pregnant, I get so excited to go to sleep at night, because that means I can wake up the next morning to get yet another temperature and log on and plot it (wierd, I know!).

And then on FF they have a place where you can look at other people's charts and see if yours resembles theirs at all and see if they became pregnant and get hope that maybe you will, too...makes it a little more fun.

Hang in there. I have high hopes for both of us (and lots of wishes of ++'s for everyone else here TTC!).

~Sandy/DD born via emergency C at 35 wks/1 day June '03 due to Severe PE/class III HELLP

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Re : CM question

Postby rachel » Mon May 24, 2004 11:53 am

by rachel (116 Posts), Mon May 24, 2004 11:53 am

I recommend Fertility Friend as well!! I've charted for 5 months, and then I had to take a break.. (for my sanity!!) After a few months I was starting to get obbsessive about the charting... so I had to back off. It is fun to see your chart, and realize what your body is doing.. and of course, I still temp the last week of my cycle, just so I can hope that I"m pregnant!! :)

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Re : CM question

Postby julie f » Mon May 24, 2004 12:40 am

by julie f (7993 Posts), Mon May 24, 2004 12:40 am

You girls are so organized...! Can you bottle some of that and send it my way?!?!

Right now I'm working on the - have fun often and pray method! I just can't bring myself to temp - I tried when we were TTC Zach and I lasted about a week. I'm just not that diligent, and, I was blissfully ignorant as well - I thought pregnancy/childbirth was as easy as having sex and bringing home a chubby little baby nine months later...

Anyway, I'll just keep praying my method works for a couple more months!

Best of luck to all here!!

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Re : CM question

Postby meg » Mon May 24, 2004 01:01 pm

by meg (1384 Posts), Mon May 24, 2004 01:01 pm

WHen I got preg with my first I knew nothing of TTC. I just went off the pill, had a bunch of sex that month and get pregnant. My 2nd was an "uh oh" baby ;) With this 3rd I really wanted it a certain month. I learned all about the CM and about cervical position, etc. I noticed egg white CM one day and CP was pretty high and soft so we had sex that day. The next day CM was even more and definately egg white and CP was really high and really soft so we did it again. The next day on CM and CP was dropping so we stopped and really didnt have sex the rest of the month honestly ( thats when my sis first started getting sick and I was caring for her son,etc.) ANyway, those 2 days were enough! Here I am 18 weeks pregnant. I think if you can notice that egg white CM it really helps with knowing when to do the deed ;) Good luck to you all!

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Re : CM question

Postby mada » Mon May 24, 2004 03:08 pm

by mada (4081 Posts), Mon May 24, 2004 03:08 pm

18 weeks already Meg!!Wow!! Julie, you are posting too much get busy girl!!!:) (Actually we need you so....keep posting but get bust too!!)

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