Post # 1
…were you actively charting/making notes on your ovulation?
I’m not trying to conceive for a while longer yet, but I’m always curious when I hear someone got a positive early in the TTC process to know if it was a fluke or if they knew they were aiming in the right part of the cycle so to speak?
Post # 3
I’m curious to see these answers. This will be our first month trying and I haven’t charted at all. I always notice when I have EWCM but have never noted it to find a pattern. We just plan to have a lot of sex in what I estimate (based on the length of my cycle) to be my fertile window. If we’re still unsuccessful after 3 months or so I’ll look to more accurate methods. For now we just plan to have fun!
Post # 4
Well I was not really TTC – more like NTNT and I was half ass charting (just my periods, not temps or anything) We just happened to have sex on they day that I ovulated (according to my fertility friend app) and bam pregnant 🙂 I feel really bad saying that around these parts because i know so many women try and try to get pregnant and it only took us once. I really feel so blessed to have a baby on the way but feel for those who have been trying for some time. My heart goes out to them.
Post # 5
I was tracking my periods and guessing the week window of fertility and got my BFP on the 2nd try. We did lots of other prep from 4 months out though – both taking fish oil, vitamins (me prenatal), no alcohol, no caffeine, exercise, healthy foods. It helps that we’re youngish too – but worked for me!
Post # 6
I basically googled “ovulation calculator”, entered my info, and then kind of tried to have sex within that week.
BFP in the first month. Woops 🙂
Post # 7
I used my phone period tracker app to tell me when I’d be fertile. I’d been tracking my period on it for about 6 months at that point, but never anything specifically with ovulation. I told my husband when the fertile window was according to the app and we just went for it. I honestly thought that the app would be wrong and that the first few times following my app wouldn’t work out. But here I am ~3 months pregnant from the first try. That was a surprise!
Post # 8
I was tracking but my charts are all over the place and i really had no idea what i was doing. I told my Darling Husband we were just going to BD every other day for two weeks and he happily obliged 🙂 We found out this morning we are expecting!!
Post # 9
@Rose120: Congratultions!! does that make you due january or february?
Post # 10
@totheislnds: You are so sweet. I think it’s wonderful that you realize how blessed you are and appreciative of your pregnancy. Don’t feel bad that it only took you once, those of us who are fertility-challenged would NEVER wish that on anyone else.
Post # 11
I wasn’t sure when we were going to start trying because I kept telling Darling Husband that I wanted another baby but he said he wasn’t ready so we just kept doing what we have been doing since I had DS. Since he was in charge of making sure I didn’t get pregnant once he decided he was ready we could start trying. One day he said, “I think I’m ready now” and 2 months later, only 2 tries each month because we didn’t really want a September baby (I’m due September 20 but I’m happy to get a baby at all) I got pregnant on the 4th try with no problems. We went based on when he wanted to try and when he didn’t we used protection. He wanted to know exactly when I got pregnant and he knows that it was 2 days before Christmas.
Post # 12
I got PG on the first cycle both times (first ended in m/c); I was actively charting b/c I had been charting to avoid for 6 months prior and just kept up with it. I had my Mirena IUD removed and my gyno advised staying off hormones for a while, so charting/condoms seemed like the best way. Then when we decided to TTC, I just kept up with it.
Post # 13
I didn’t chart. I used on online ovulation calculator to see how long my last couple of cycles were. We then decided not to be so careful one day which according to the calculator was the last possible day for anything to happen and then bam, preggo. I’m weirded out because I’m sure it won’t be that straighforward next time.
Post # 14
I was actively charting for the month before we were TTC to see when I O’ed. But we were vacationing during the fertile window, so we just BD’ed every day and I was lax with charting when I got my BFP. But I knew when I would O because of charting the month before.
Post # 15
I’m not going to say don’t chart because it’s totally your own business, but even though we didn’t get ku right away (and still arent) those first couple months of ignorant bliss, where we just thought it was going to be magical, and were totally excited by the prospect of “risky” sex were a fabulous time that I’m glad we had! I always tracked my periods a little and mentally made note of cm, and the fact that we were on vacation in Maui for our first month ttc probably helped but yeah… Loved the not trying so hard part 🙂
Post # 16
I went off the pill, then had my period once, and got my BFP after.
From my first period, I was able to do the math and anticipate my ovulation date, but truly didn’t need to do that, since right around ovulation, my sex drive was through the roof (like, morning, afternoon AND evening sex were barely enough for 3 days). Sure enough I got my BFP right after that.