Am I ovulating? 4m postpartum

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Sorry – hit reply by accident! I don’t think your link is working… it just took me to my own chart. 

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  KatieBklyn.
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

link isn’t working. Sorry

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

NewYearsEve:  Just from that data, I would say no, I don’t think you’ve ovulated.  However, if your temps continue to go up over the next few days, it’s a possibility.  How is your sleep right now?  Are you temping after at least 3 hours of solid sleep? (I know, not easy with a 4 month old baby in the house!)  For some women, the amount of sleep doesn’t matter as much and they’ll still be able to see a clear pattern, but for others it’s really important.  If your sleep is still erratic (you’re up with your baby several times during the night) your temps might not be dependable enough yet.  Are you watching your CM at all?  That would be a good idea to fill out the picture, especially if you might not be able to rely on your temps completely.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

NewYearsEve:  Probably not yet.  Since you get such solid sleep, I’d just keep tracking your temps and they should give you a good idea of when your cycle comes back and you ovulate again.  But just from the temps on your chart now, I don’t see a clear temp shift yet.  Are you trying to chart to avoid, or hoping to get pregnant again?  If you’re trying to avoid, I’d say just make sure you’re using some backup method of BC until you confirm that you’re ovulating again (because it could happen at any time).

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

NewYearsEve:  From what I understand, it really varies from woman to woman.  Some start ovulating pretty soon after childbirth, some go a long time (my SIL went 12 and 18 months, respectively, after the births of her boys).  Are you breastfeeding?  I do know that can really extend the time that you’ll go without getting your cycle back.  It’s just nature’s way of making sure your body isn’t over-stressed – if you’re still actively caring for an infant, it’ll keep you from having another one to take care of right away.  If you’re wanting to TTC soon, I hope you start ovulating soon, but I would just say try not to stress about it – it’ll come back when your body is ready.

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