Post # 1
I had light cramps Tuesday, yesterday (Wednesday) i had prominent cramps and watery CM where my underwear was slightly damp all day. Today i checked CM (i dont usually have discharge) and i got some EWCM and my cramps are less now, very mild.
Would you think i ovulated yesterday? Or am I ovulating today? Are cramps a good indicator ? This is what my chart looks like.
Last months cycle was 26 days. Usually 28/29
Post # 2
It sounds like you have some good signs, but without temping, it’s impossible to know exactly when you ovulated. OPKs would help predict when you are likely to ovulate but temping is the only way to confirm it. Good luck!
Post # 3
The only way you can confirm ovulation is to temp. You will see your temp shift higher once you have ovulated. OPKs are also a great tool for TTC! At the moment it looks like you are only tracking your period.
Your follicular phase can vary month to month, that’s the time between AF and ovulation. For example, you might ovulate on CD16 one month, the next month you might ovulate CD20. Your luteal phase will generally stay the same though – that’s the time after ovulation and before AF.
Without charting your temp or using OPKs, I’d be aiming for BDing every other day to make sure you hit your FW
Post # 4
Like the others said, without temping we can’t tell you.
You can have cramps and EWCM and not ovulate.
Post # 5
thanks ! I did buy a basal thermometer but just didn’t work out for me. I have Anxiety in the mornings and i wake Up in a panic trying to temp. So i stopped Doing it. As for opks i dont Want to do that yet either since it’s so early in the “trying” party. I was hoping to get more in tune and go by CM
Post # 7
If you’re just tracking CM, you should notice that your CM goes from egg white/watery to creamy/dry/mildly globby right after you ovulate. So once the EWCM dries up, it probably means you ovulated that day or the day before.
ETA: since you are still having EWCM today, my guess is that you have not yet ovulated, or that you are ovulating today. I would keep BD-ing until your CM changes back to creamy/dry/globby.
Post # 8
In that case I’d definitely monitor CM and BD every other day 🙂
Post # 10
- Wedding: October 2016 - Montego Bay, Jamaica
CM is a very good indicator of where your body is at in terms of ovulation! Cramping on one side also isn’t uncommon during O. Yeah you can temp but that doesn’t work for everybody. I would suggest buying some cheap OPK’s to pee on 🙂 good luck!
Post # 11
I would wait until you dry up completely and then guess your ovulation to be the day before.
Post # 12
At the risk of being crass – start sticking your finger up your vag and feel for your cervix. Pretty quickly you’ll know the difference between low and firm (you can feel it there at the end of the canal and it feels like your nose) versus high and soft (you’ll ovulate in the next day or so – you can barely reach it and it’s all squishy). It’s pretty up close and personal so it’s not for everyone, but it could really help you if paired with monitoring CM, since you’re not OPKing or temping.
Or, just have sex every other or every day for most of your cycle 🙂
Post # 13
your about to if you haven’t already based on your fertile cervical muscus description. Have you tried opk strips or tasking basal body temp at the same time each morning with a basal thermometer? That will help you better pin point when ovulation likely occurs and then you can plan accordingly. Other plan ultersound there is no sure way to KNOW exactly when ovulation happened. Have you read the book Taking Charge of your Fertility? I HIGHLY recommend it. It’s soooooo informative for TTC or TTA