Our first time TTC…

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I Really really wouldn’t start with OPKs or charting or anything like that for at least 6 months. Honestly, TTC can really take the magic out of having sex/making love if you let it. Just try to get in at least 2-3 BDs around 11-17 after your period starts, and go from there.


i know you want to have a baby right away (and I hope you do), but just have fun with it for a while and see what happens. Best of luck


Post # 4
3538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

That’s great! DH and I just started TTC too. I don’t temp, but I keep track of how I’m feeling throughout my cycle using fertility friend. I don’t know exactly when I O but I can usually make a good guess. We’re taking it easy for a few months, then we’ll start temping and using OPKs. 

Good luck with TTC! 

Post # 6
1838 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

at first i thought i didnt’ wantto do “all that stuff”, but my type A self couldn’t resist for our first cycle.  we’re on our 2nd right now and i have gotten a little less intense about it but still temp and use opk’s.  i like temping especially bc i have no idea how long my cycles will be (reallllly long currently) and don’t want to be surprised by my period arriving

Post # 9
3623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@SweetMelissa429:  Congrats! We have the same plan– 2-3 months letting live take its toll as I get off of birth control, then 2-3 months charting if need be (DH is way more comfortable with charting than I am– he grew up in a NFP household and made a joke when we were newly engaged how in a few years I would come marching at him with thermometers– I had no idea what he meant!). From the POAS boards, the big things I see is that if you have sex every other day (at least) from when you finish your period to 3 days after you ovulate (assume that it is a two week period if you don’t know for sure) you have the best shot. Easy enough to try!


Post # 10
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@SweetMelissa429:  DH and I!

We were TTC n the honeymoon. Since I have extremely irregular cycles (25-45 days), I had a general idea of when I would O… But it was a week-long window!

So we just had sex every day that week. Plus every other day the week before and the week after!

And I got my BFP first cycle.

So I’d hold off on temping/charting for the first few months!

Post # 11
1689 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I honestly don’t see anything wrong with using OPKs right off the bat. we didnt our first cycle and I felt a little disappointed when I got a BFN so I decided to start using OPKs and was able to get my positive our first month really trying. It really helped me to get to know my cycle 🙂 Good luck and congratulations on your first time TTC! 

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