Post # 1
What do you do to keep from being obsessed with ttc/fertility?
I really do try to stay busy but its taking over. Charting doesn’t help, it makes me hyper aware of it, but then I would like to figure out my cycles. I feel like I’m slowly going crazzzzy.
Post # 3
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@bella128: Have you tried just enjoying BDing every other day or every two days without protection yet? It doesn’t need to be stressful, especially if you don’t have a specific reason to think you won’t conceive within the first year. Remember it can take up to a year for a normal, healthy woman to conceive naturally. There’s nothing wrong with just having fun with it without rushing immediately to temping, charting, and peeing on OPKs.
Post # 4
Charting is going to be the one thing that helps you TTC as well as tell your doctor what your cycles and temps are like in the case of infertility problems, so I would chart, even if it does drive you crazy.
Does it drive you crazy because you are constantly worrying about every temp spike and all that jazz? Like PP said, just BD when the mood strikes you (or at least make sure the BD on your ovulation days). Try not to worry too much because it can take time to get your cycles regulated and get pregnant.
Post # 5
Knowing your cycle is great, but certainly not a must for conceiving! If you just want to have sex a few days and NEED to know when you’re ovulating, then that is one thing. But having sex regularly for fun (especially during the middle of your cycle) without protection is adequate if you don’t have any fertility issues.
Post # 6
This is my first cycle charting, second ttc (i’m 33). Last month I didn’t chart and felt like i was going crazy because I didn’t know when I ovulated and therefore started peeing on sticks way ahead of time and seeing BFN’s everyday wasn’t fun. This month with charting, I feel more in control (eventhough i’m not, haha!) but at least it will give me a better idea of when I ovulated and how my cycle works.
Although charting has helped me, I think it has put a little more pressure on my hubby. I would say relax, don’t chart for now and see what happens. 🙂
Post # 7
@bella128: We won’t be TTC until we are married (so next October). I got really interested in knowing my cycle just by monitoring what my body is telling me. This is my first month charting (I’m half way through) and its fascinating! I hope it don’t start getting obsessive though knowing me I probably will. I think I will chart for a little while just so I put my mind at ease re. regular ovulation then I will stop until we are TTC for real (so I don’t get to crazy). Some friends say it will ruin the romance. But I just want to increase our chances 🙂