Charting and getting to a bfp

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How many cycles after you started charting did you get a bfp?
    1 cycle : (9 votes)
    27 %
    2-4 cycles : (15 votes)
    45 %
    5-7 cycles : (3 votes)
    9 %
    8-10 cycles : (1 votes)
    3 %
    11-12 cycles : (1 votes)
    3 %
    13+ cycles : (4 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I started charting and I got pregnant on my second cycle. But I didn’t ovulate the first cycle because it was my first cycle off birth control. I’m glad I charted because I would have been POAS constantly that first month, but since I knew I didn’t ovulate I didn’t have to go through getting a bunch of negatives. 

    Post # 4
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m planning to start charting 7 months before TTC, so some people may respond that they were charting before actually TTC, that may skew the results. 

    Post # 5
    1838 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    2nd cycle.

    Post # 6
    810 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I started charting immediately after coming off BCP in Dec. We started TTC in January and got our BFP that month. So two cycles charting, one cycle trying. Insanely lucky and so thankful!

    Post # 7
    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I went off the pill in Feb of last year, then in June my period was “late” and I had a scare because we weren’t really trying. I spoke to my doctor at that time and he said if I do get my period to start charting. I got it that month and began charting. For the first couple of months it was to avoid getprep preg. When we finally started trying I knew what to expecit and it took like 2 cycles. I did vote 7 cycles though because I included not actively trying.

    Post # 9
    151 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I started charting at the end of June after I got my Mirena removed. We started TTC in November (literally the day after I ovulated so I don’t count that first cycle) and I got my BFP after two cycles, on New Year’s Day. I completely believe that charting got me knocked up faster BUT it also gave me soooo much information about my body that I got a little obsessive.

    Not sure if I will chart again when we try for a second child – for one thing, we want our kids close enough together that I will probably not be sleeping full nights, and for another, I think that once we already have one child I will feel more relaxed about when the next one comes along.

    Post # 10
    2212 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I voted 13+ because I’m onto my 14th cycle and been unsuccessful so far – i have been charting on and off for 17 months now (I took 2 months off charting in the middle but got annoyed because I had no idea what was going on). 

    Post # 11
    3787 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I started charting in Feb 2013. Started TTC in December 2013. BFP in January 2014. 

    So 2 cycles. I know for a fact that it would have taken waaaay longer to get a BFP if I weren’t charting. I O’ed usually around CD 17-18 (although I happened to O on CD 16 the month we got pregnant) so if we had stoped after CD 14 it would have never happened. I was also able to spot that I had little fertile cervical fluid and correct it with preseed. I love charting. lol.

    Post # 12
    1029 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I charted for several years before we began TTC, so I voted based on how many cycles I charted once we were actively TTC. It took us 9 cycles before we first conceived, which ended in a very early miscarriage. It was another 6 cycles before we got pregnant again and now I am 25 weeks pregnant.

    It is pretty unusual for it to take that long to conceive when charting. We actually had our first appointment with a fertilty clinic about 3 days before we got our second BFP. I think sperm quality may have had something to do with it taking us so long.

    Post # 13
    810 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Idling:  oops, then take my vote out of 2-4 and count it in 1 month. 🙂

    Post # 15
    1059 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

    Well, I had CHARTED for four cycles, but we got pregnant the first cycle we TTC. The other three I was charting to get an idea of my cycle but we were still actively avoiding pregnancy. So, I picked one. 🙂

    Post # 16
    6467 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Idling: I have been charting for 1.5 years. At the beginning it was to avoid, and we started NTNP recently. I’m aware of my fertile days thanks to charting, so we should see how long it takes us. Charting is awesome 🙂 

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