Clearly I don't know my body

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MrsRedPumps:  I’m sorry you’re having such a hard time with TTC, but I’m glad you’ve made the decision to step up your charting!  I think temping will really help you get a handle on what’s going on – you’ll be able to pinpoint when you actually do ovulate, or find out if you’re not ovulating and hopefully have some data to go get help.  I would also suggest trying to check your cervical fluid internally – I hardly ever notice CM when I wipe, but it’s certainly there, I just have to quickly check at my cervix when I go to the bathroom.  If I were just checking when I wipe, I’d think I never have EWCM – in reality, I have about a week of it before I ovulate.

Good luck!  I hope more data will help you move things along!

Post # 4
3787 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MrsRedPumps:  Aww, don’t get frustrated, it’s all a process. 

Honestly, I know it’s the opposite for some women but the OPKs make me a bit crazy and I don’t think they’re super helpful. I’m not sure if I plan to keep using them after I run out.

I also VERY rarely get EWCM that I can see from the outside. I check internally.

Temping, on the other hand, has been super amazing and really calming for me. I was worried I would have problems and it used to stress me out that my cycles were “irregular.” What I learned from temping is that they’re not really irregular, my O day just varies sometimes and when it’s delayed, my whole period is delayed because my LP is still the same. 

We’re not TTC yet, so it’s possible there could still be some form of unforseen problems, but temping has been really helpful. Definitely feel free to pop into the Charters thread, it’s full of helpfull bees. 

Good luck!

Post # 6
2474 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsRedPumps:  You should talk to your doctor! If you’ve been NTNP for five years, that counts as one year trying with no success. Really, NTNP and TTC are just terms used by people to differentiate charting/temping/OPK from just having sex. If you are having unprotected sex, that counts as “trying.” In five years, you probably hit your fertile window multiple times just by chance. Talk to your doctor and tell him/her about your concerns. Good luck and hope you get that BFP very soon!

Post # 9
2614 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsRedPumps:  Sounds like you’re on top on things. Maybe get your OH to get an SA done to. Just in case. I started with progesterone test and SA. Good luck.

Post # 11
2614 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsRedPumps:  Fx that all goes well. The only thing is, at least it’s quick and simple for the men. 

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