(Closed) So….will I be ovulating….ever? Way TMI

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

@Juliepants:  LMAO about your notes. Okay, for one, there’s no such thing as TMI on the TTC boards. For two, yeah, I’d say I pretty much have cervical mucous all days of the month, and have only recently gotten better at telling the difference. Especially just coming off the pill. You’ve been surpressing those hormones for however long you were on the pill, and now all the sudden they get to run wild through your body! Your lady parts are saying, “Whoooooa.” FF only guesses your fertile window based off of averages of other people’s fertile windows, and if this is your first month using it, it doesn’t have enough information to really know when it is.

Look at this site:

http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/birth-control/fertility-awareness-4217.htm

Under the cervical mucous section, it shows what your CM should look like. Is the pattern you’re seeing anything like that?

Also, for good pictures of cervical mucous, look at this site (it helped me differentiate betweem slippery and watery and eggwhite haha):

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Note: Forgot to say, welcome to (almost) TTCing! hehehe

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hahaha, the CM descriptors make me cringe too! Gah, my husband cracks up whenever I would talk about it. I had a really hard time figuring out my CM situation after I went off the pill. AND my first cycle off was 100 days! It was totally ridiculous and frustrating to wait for over 3 months, just thinking “Is it today?” I felt like I was 13 again. My next cycle after that was around 40 days and then I got pregnant (I had an easier time with the CM that cycle, but I still didn’t know I was ovulating – it was a baby surprise!), so I don’t know how long it’ll take me to be “regular” again.

Anyway, I hope you don’t have to wait that long. Good luck & have fun TTC!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

Hey! Welcome to the crazy world of TTC. 🙂

I have long and irregular cycles, but it’s from a medical condition – yours may just be your body trying to regulate itself. CM is connected to your cycles, so if they’re a little wacky, it makes sense that it might be a little all over the place too.

Keep an eye on cycle lengths & take it easy, if you can!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@Juliepants:  YAY!!!  Soooo glad you’re joining us on this TTC journey!  Love your straightforwardness as always…and nothing is TMI around here!  lol  I’m thinking your body is still trying to regulate itself.  My cycles were varied the first few months, then became more consistent.  Although you sound like you don’t want to temp, you might want to get a baseline to use to see if you have a spike when you see the eggwhite cm.  Good luck, woman!!!

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

@Juliepants:  Oh, I know what you mean. I’m a ridiculous over-planner, and I have to say, TTC has humbled me a little bit. Charting and tracking does give me some sense of control, but when your body is all over the shot, it’s hard to stay calm.

We’re always around if you have questions or need a chat! The TTC boards are my favourite place, have been for a while. 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@Juliepants:  Yea, I’m about 6 months & due in September. Giving up control was the hardest part. The funny thing is, the day after I called the Dr. to make an appointment because I was so stressed about the long cycle, I ovulated. I started my period the morning of my doctor’s appointment. How’s that for the universe signaling me to chill out?!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Juliepants:  When are checking your CM? You shouldn’t check close the times you’ve had intercourse as your partner’s semen can interfere with this method of determining ovulation.

I’ve had watery discharge during ovulation some months and egg white CM during ovulation other times.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@Juliepants:  It sounds like your body is trying to regulate.  Your estrogen has not hit its peak to cause ovulation.  Temping is a good idea because you will have your baseline and see the ovulation spike as well as other hormonal spikes.  Since I’ve been going to AP the past 4 months, I’ve learned more from him than school ever taught me.  

 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I don’t have anything to add except “creamy” is a total ew factor for me to! Ha, and even though I am not a active TTC member this is the best board here:)

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Hi & welcome! Yes – just to chime in and say that my experience of the pill was that it has great power to mess with your cycles, so don’t worry if you take a while to regulate. Lol – ‘EWCM’ & ‘creamy’ etc are not the most attractive phrases are they – but anything goes here 😉 I hope TTC goes very well for you x

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Welcome to ttc!  lol Oh it’s an adventure for sure.  Keep in mind that it can take a while for your body to get back in sync after coming off of BC.  If you go more then 3 months without a cycle, talk to your OB because that can be unhealthy and they should trigger AF for you.  I most definitely have wonky irregular cycles, though it seems they are kinda settling into a 33 day pattern with O on cd19.

Good luck!!  🙂

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