Post # 1
So I’ve noticed many people talking about checking CM, using OPKs, temping, charting….(all terms that I have JUST discovered definitions for, thanks google!) etc. We tried TTC for the first time last month and I didn’t do anything but use an app for an approximation of when I ovulate, which I believe I know when it occurs because I almost always have a pain in my right side when I do.
So, app said I’d ovulate last Sat. and for five days leading up to it, we did it every day (what’s the acronym for that? lol) Sure enough, starting sat. night I noticed an increase in CM and a bit of pain, followed by more pain all day on Sunday…. I’m just wondering if that’s enough to go on, or if it’s necessary to use the other tools or ways of checking?
I’m in TWW now so I guess I’m just anxious and wondering now if what we did was “enough”… I know chances of us getting pregnant on the first try are slim, so I’m already thinking ahead to what we can do next month.
Post # 2
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In terms of CM – you’ll want to look at the scale of fertile CM. Right after you ovulate, in theory you’ll be dry.
There is a graphic visual here if you’d like to see. http://diaperchamp.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/is-lack-of-cervical-mucus-a-sign-of-infertility.jpg
Basically egg white, watery, stretchy CM is an indicator of ovulation.
Also, the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility is a really easy, worthwhile read. Not just for TTC, but in general for a female to know. I think you’ll probably be fine without temping unless you’re TTC for awhile and want more info, accuracy.
Post # 3
You could say we BD’d every day for the 5 days leading up to O
I’m in awe of ladies who can tell when they ovulate based on their CM. I’ve never been able to work it out. For me, the most reliable methods have been OPKs (which tells you that O is approaching) and temping (to confirm that O happened).
I’d second reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility, it’s a really helpful book.
Post # 4
I thrid, reading Taking Charge Of Your Fertility! It really helped me understand everything!
Post # 5
thanks, I will pick it up for sure!
Post # 6
I literally went back and put 13 months woth of data into Fertility Friend. It was a b* but I think worth it. Any updates?