(Closed) Charting with a crazy sleep schedule

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I used to work 4 on, 4 off, 2 days, 2 graveyards, and couldn’t pull of charting for the life of me.  Even now that I moved to a straight days schedule (specifically because I was blaming the stress/shifts of my job for our lack of conceiving) I feel like my body still doens’t “get” a straight schedule and still have temps and stuff all over the place.

Sorry I don’t have a more positive perspective, but if you look on fertility friend’s galleries, I think they actually have a filter you can apply to look only at charts that indicate “shift work”.  What exactly that means… I’m not sure, but might be a good start??

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Try checking your CM as well.  It will be hard for you to keep temp tracks if you are on an irregular schedule.  I struggled with temperatures, but found CM charting really easy once I learnt the different types and meanings.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This is hard. I mainly work days but work night shifts a few times a month. I agree with the other poster that said get to know your CM. OPK’s are also useful.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I work 3 nights a week and have kids who I have to get up with on the other days so my schedule is crazy and there is no way for me to make it more regular. I tried temping this cycle but it was all over the place and I’m pretty sure my O date is different than what FF is telling me. If I don’t get a BFP I think I will just chart CM and see how that goes.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I was charting and had a crazy sleep schedule for a month or so.  I’m now 29 weeks pregnant.  So, I won’t be trying that again.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Hi there! I am also new to charting and finding it a bit too much cos I wake up several times at night, have difficulty sleeping etc, but reading the info in Fertility friend there is one question that addresses your concern. Hope it helps! and GL!

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/Faqs/BBT_and_shift_work.html

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve found for me that as long as I have at least 3 hours of solid sleep, I can temp and it’s accurate.  I was working shifts when I first started temping and just never got out of the habit.  lol

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