(Closed) Charting questions – fertility friend

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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@Christy42213: for me it’s the 2nd and also b/c while i was on bc we didn’t have sex very often (tho things have thankfully imroved since stopping) and i wanted to make sure we were doing it when it counted haha.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

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@li612:  

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@octoberbaby:  

Thanks for the responses, ladies!  I wish you all the luck in the world TTC!

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

Purchase the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility. It explains it all in detail and it is quite clear and concise.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@octoberbaby:  What I’ve learned (other than being able to sort of guess my cycles) from FF are that they place the importance of cervical mucus above OPKs (my chart this month proves that: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/MrsH1030/). I think because CM is a more reliable indicator of oncoming ovulation and the LH surge doesn’t confirm an actual egg will be released, so that makes EWCM a more reliable sign.

I second all that

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@MrsBaldEagle:  shared. FF adds the crosshairs automatically once you have a sustained thermal shift meaning 3 or more temps above the coverline.

Regarding not having much EWCM, are you on any medications (like allergy medicines) that might affect that? I take Zyrtec D daily and I know that I don’t have a lot of CM, so I use some supplements to help with that and use pre-seed (a conception-friendly lubricant) to be sure there is fertile CM. Fertile CM (like EWCM) is vital to keeping the sperm alive in your system long enough to fertilize your egg when it is released — that’s part of why having intercourse prior to ovulation is key; the sperm are there and waiting and healthy whenever the egg is available.

Hope this helps! Feel free to PM me and I’ll share whatever little expertise I have (even if it means looking things up in the TCOYF book!).

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

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@Christy42213:  It seriously takes 60 seconds a day. You need a few cycles to really recognize your body’s patterns, but it is not complicated. I started charting after 13 years on the pill because I wanted a better understanding of a non-medicated cycle. I felt really empowered. It’s useful for both non-hormonal birth control, since you are only fertile a few days a month, and for TTC because you know when to have sex to hit the window.

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