(Closed) Am I the only one ttc without charting, temping, opks??

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I used an app to track my cycle and the only other thing I did was check my cervical mucus. That’s all I needed to do.

Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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yogahhh:  we didn’t do any of that, I just kept track of my cycle with Fertility Friend and checked my CM and CP to confirm my O date, and we got pregnant our second cycle trying by BDing frequently (never going longer then 4-5 days, usually every other day).  I figured I was going to try it that way for a while, and if it didn’t work after three months, I’d start looking into other methods. 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yes, extremely stressful. I was trying to temp and all that jazz and since we had an almost oops in January we thought why not try. One cyle 7 days late, another 14 days late, last one 55 days less – the experience was so incredibly stressful and it should in my cycles. It was painful having such a late period and negative tests when we tried on all the “fertile” times. Never again. 

In truth, none of my friends planned their pregnancies – they were all in their 30s didn’t temp or use an app and ended up pregnant. 

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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Kacie209:  Girl I DO NOT track at all. Honestly, I took one ovulation test 1 time this cycle just for the shits and giggles because I had them in my storage unit a long with some PT. Ha-ha! When DH and I very first started I tracked EVERYTHING and it stressed me out to the max! I’ve just had lots of sex throughout my whole fertile window, August 1st is my last day in my fertile window and I have only missed one day so I think that I am doing good without charting/BBT/OPK’s. The app that I have, I have used it for years and it seems to always be correct so more power to you if you aren’t tracking etc. I heard it’s better if you don’t. The ONLY thing I did (that was expensive) was buy Pre-Seed! We’ve used that the past 4 times we’ve DTD! It works amazing! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee

I think I would find it too stressful. My plan was to try for six months the relaxed, half assed way. My period tracking app estimates ovulation based on the average length of my cycle. Seemed good enough!

Turns out, we didn’t need to do anything! Got pregnant on the first “attempt” (our wedding isn’t for a couple of months, so we’re a bit ahead of schedule!!).

I would just go with the flow, if that’s what you’re comfortable with. If you’re having issues down the line, you’ve got time to try something more involved, like charting. 

Post # 36
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Some people find it useful and less stressful to chart and know, I had wildly irregular cycles anywhere from 32-49 days and it stressed me out to NOT chart and know when I’d ovulated and when to expect AF.  Consider yourself lucky if you never have to chart and learn the nitty grittys about how your body works to get pregnant.  After 3 years of TTC and counting, I know more crap about TTC and my body than I ever wished to know.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee

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yogahhh:  I didn’t chart or do temperatures or any of that stuff.

i habe an app that tracts my period and estimates when I will ovulate.

we used that as birth control. Never had an accident in 3 years.

we decided to losely “try” (not trying  but not trying to prevent it) and let nature take its course.

we got pregnant on our second “try”/cycle. We are 7 weeks now (still haven’t announced it to friends and family).

i think people cause a lot of unnecessary stress by doing all that other stuff.

 

good luck!

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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yogahhh:  I am honestly too laid back for charting. I have a kind of “what will be, will be” approach to these things so although I have an app that I used when TTA, I don’t plan to do anything more than use it for general reference now that we’re TTC.

If I mentioned charting and temping to DH, when he figured out what the heck I was talking about, he’d orobably laugh me out of the house because it’s not my style at all. I’m almost 36 though so if nothing happens in 6-8 months I might reconsider and force myself to try it. I realllly hope it doesn’t come to that! 

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I did no charting, opks, etc, whatsoever and got pregnant the first month! I think a lot of the non weddingbee world just tries to have normal sex often the first little while when trying ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 40
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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mamabricker2016:  Thanks for that info! My SIL gave me a fertility book awhile back and I started reading it this weekend and charting/temping does seem like a process. However, it also emphasised the cervial fluid as a good indicator, which I know I can keep track of, or at least be more aware of.

But, knowing you’re only fertile for a small window of time… and not knowing when my period will start to get regular (or somewhat regular) after I’m off BC – I may start charting/temping right away and see. Or like you, just have a lot of sex during what I believe to be the fertaile window and see what happens. We just hope we can conceive at all.

Post # 41
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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Kacie209:  ๐Ÿ™‚ Best wishes to you and hope you get your BFP, soon. 

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m 34 and DH is 40 and we officially start TTC this month while we are not actively trying.  I been recoridng my period using app right after our wedding, just to see how many days are my cycle… 

So far, the app is pretty accurate in terms of when I have my period… , so let’s hope the fertily period is accurate as well…. 

 

I know stress and thinking too much into it will be the biggest obtacle per women in my circle… but I still want to google more information … I’m such a control freak.. lol 

Post # 43
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I can’t ever seem to get a positive on an OPK.  I like temping because then I know when to expect my period.  I started temping before TTC because I wanted to understand my cycle.  I got pregnant the first month trying, but unfortunately that pregnancy ended in MC.  I did not temp the cycle after my miscarriage because it was just too heartbreaking for me to do it.  However, I was surprised to learn that I was able to accurately identify when I ovulated again just by casually observing my cervical fluid.  So, I would say, go about your business.  But, if you happen to notice fertile-looking cervical fluid, make sure you put forth some special effort on those days!  

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Outdoor

I didn’t put a lot of effort into charting- no OPKs, no checking CM or CP- but I did start temping when I got off BC(implanon) because I wanted to make sure I was ovulating and have a better idea of when to expect my period. The thing about temping is that it doesn’t actually tell you anything until after the fact, so there’s no “honey i’m ovulating, we gotta get it on!” hectic scramble for perfectly timed BD. I’m sure some people find just temping stressful, but for me I was only anxious about it at first when I was having a hard time getting into the routine. Once I was used to it, it was easy and low stress. That said, it sure was easy to forget about it once I got my BFP!

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