Post # 1
i would love some help with my cycles. I have started taking more notices of them and recording them since January this year.
January 23 days
February 31 days
march 28 days
april 23 days
may 25 days
so as you can see they are all over the place. Would they be classed as regular or irregular? I get a period every month…. It’s just the timing is always different by a week or so.
If I am ttc… How would i be able to pin point the right time of the month?
Post # 3
the best way to know the right time of month is to chart your cycles. that way you can see a pattern of when you ovulate and you can see how long your luteal phase is. check out fertilityfriend.com and also read the book taking charge of your fertility. those are both really helpful!! if i didn’t chart, i wouldn’t stand a chance of getting pregnant because my cycles are all over the place. you can also use OPK’s (ovulation predictor tests) to find out when you’re about to ovulate.
Post # 4
Have you just recently come of the pill or other hormonal birth control? If so, you might find that you regulate soon. If not, I’d want to be looking into those short cycles pretty soon, to see whether you have a short luteal phase, which can make getting pregnant difficult. If you want to start low key, just aim for sex every second day, at least, from the end of your period, and maybe invest in some OPKs and follow the instructions. If you are impatient, definitely invest in a copy of Taking Charge of Your Fertility (tcoyf) and learn about taking your temperature and tracking cervical mucous. I’m from Australia too, and I think I might have ordered mine from Amazon.
Also, there is a great summary of all of this and more in a sticky on the TTC page, titled “what to expect”.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015
@kfiorita: It is hard to tell without charting, We need to know when you ovulate and how long your luteal phase is to know exactly. You may ovulate late sometimes if you are under more stress and have the same luteal phase length or you may ovulate around the same time and your luteal phase be different each month. In all cases, the best advice is to chart. We have a thread called Charters which is very helpful and the ladies there are really good at reading charts. Feel free to join!
Post # 6
Even without charting, I’d call that irregular. Whether you ovulate or not is a whole ‘nother story and we’d need charting or blood tests to know that better.