(Closed) Fertility Friend and TTA

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Be sure to read also read Taking Charge of Your Fertility.  There’s also tcoyf.com for charting, and you can set it to avoid.

I would use a back-up method until you are reeaalllly comfortable with charting.  You won’t have many cycles under your belt before July.  I would be scared to death of only using charting after just a few cycles, but that’s just me.

I use FF to chart to avoid because I find the tcoyf site to be a bit clunky.  But, we mostly rely on condoms. 

Edit — if you want to stick with FF, you might want to change the setting from advanced to sympo-thermal.  It will be more conservative about saying you’ve ovulated.

Edit to the Edit — I mean the FAM setting, not sympto-thermal.  Whoops!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@yergirl13:  I used it to successfully avoid….until my body decided to ovulate over a week early!  It’s not a foolproof method and I would only suggest using it to avoid if you use condoms as well or you are okay with an accidental pregnancy.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I charted to avoid for about 8 months before we were ready to start TTC, but we also used condoms every time, the whole time.  I know temping isn’t fool proof, and we did NOT want to get pregnant before we were ready, so I was able to learn my cycle well but not stress about how accurate it was since we used a backup method as well.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

I was temping and charting signs (CM, breat tenderness, etc..)  Had no idea I ovulated; didn’t even show up on my charts.  Had the US to confirm the number of weeks and couldn’t believe the likely O date!  It was 10 days before my earliest O date and I had been successfully charting to avoid for a year at that point.  I guess my body decided that if I couldn’t figure out how to get pregnant, it was going to help me.

I did prefer being off birth control pills though and it was nice to feel like I was in touch with my body.  I still miss charting from time to time.  I am just not in a position now where an accidental pregnancy would be a good idea so I am being extra careful for now.  I would like to return to charting to avoid in the future but I can’t guarantee that I won’t have another early O and end up pregnant when I am not ready to be.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

P.S. I have fertile CM pretty much my entire cycle because I have long cycles when I am off birth control pills.  I would trade between 35+ days and 60+ days.  My LP was always 11 or 12 days.  I would cut off unprotected sex at CD 12 to be extra safe and the month I conceived I ovulated between CD 10 and CD 12.

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