Help me!

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Really, the best thing to do is either take a class (Couple to Couple League, Creighton, Billings, STM, and I think several other methods too all have teachers) or read Taking Charge of Your Fertility if you’d rather go the book route.  Many bees here love that book and have learned a lot from it.  For me, I didn’t want to do the temping and all, so I’ve learned Creighton, which is CM-only.  The other reason I chose that is because it’s associated with Napro Technology infertility treatment and since that runs in the family I wanted to be prepared.

Charting is hard to explain in a single post; too many variables!  Good luck though 😉  It’s actually kind of fun, in a weird sort of way!  But don’t be afraid of it…it takes me maybe 30 seconds each night, not exactly a big deal or hassle.  And even after doing it a year and a half, I still have to go check the pictures in my handbook periodically, so don’t feel badly about being confused.  We women are made to be confusing 🙂

Post # 4
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Pappy8:  I don’t know a lot about it because I only chart my temp, but maybe you aren’t producing enough CM for you to be able to chart it effectively? I have read some bees that take Mucinex during a certain time in the cycle to help create more of it. I hope some other bees that actively chart can help you answer your questions!

Post # 5
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i don’t temp/chart but i do use fertility friend to track AF.  i am on cycle 6 of TTC and i used OPKs for the first time this cycle.

good luck!

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