Post # 1
Hi all! I just have a quick question about charting. I’m using FF and was wondering what are the most important things to chart? I’ve been doing just the basics (CF, AF, Intercourse) but after reading a ton on here I was thinking maybe I need to be doing more? Should I start taking my temp now or wait until closer to TTC. We aren’t going to start trying until about August of next year. Seems like a lifetime, yes, but I’d like to be able to read the signs and know as much about my body as possible. When do you think would be the ideal time to start taking temps? What else should I absolutely be charting?
Post # 2
Charting your temp is the number one thing I would tell you to do. It gives you the most important information. I’d start temping as soon as you can, it gets you used to it and then you can start to see patterns so when you are TTC, you’ve got the info you need. I’d also suggest OPK’s but those you can start closer to when you are actually TTC.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Definitely get a good BBT thermometer and start temping the second you wake up, same time every day. I also would get very familiar with your cervix! wash your hands and check it every day- for firmness and how high/low it is.
Also start tracking your physical symptoms. I wasn’t familiar with my PMS symptoms or just how I felt in general and I’m always convinced I’m pregnant when I’m not- get used to when you get sore boobs, cramping, headaches.
Post # 4
Glasgowbound: lealorali: Thanks, ladies! Sorry for the late reply. For some reason I don’t get notifications. I think I will definitely start taking my temps every morning. I think the cervical checks will be a bit more difficult to get used to with the high/low and firmness. I’ve started tracking symptoms, also. I’m going to be a body expert by the time we start TTC! 🙂