(Closed) I need help understanding

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

The first day of your period is day 1 of the cycle. So your cycle goes by the number of days from the first day of your last period until you get your period again. If your cycles are 34 days then, since it started on June 13th, you should expect your period on July 16th. You TWW would technically begin two weeks before your period is due so it’s safe to say you are in the TWW. Women typically ovulate 12-16 days before their period is due. If you body is following typical ovulation patterns then it does not sound like you had sex during that time period.

I understand you don’t want to chart but there are a lot of apps and website like fertilityfriend.com that you can enter the day your last period started as well as the average length of your cycle and it can help you estimate the days your could be ovulating.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

Actually, I’d say, if you cycles are 38 days long, (adding 34+ the 4 days of your cycle) your period is due on July 21st. So, the TWW would be from approximately July 7-21. You should continue to BD through July 7 at the earliest, but I’d recommend even going until the 10th if you can.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@daybyday:  it might be a good idea to print off a simple 12 month calander and start marking in your periods – that’s what I did before we got serious about trying, and it’s so helpful to have a record of all my cycles. I was amazed at how much they varied (but this isn’t ‘normal’).

Some very basic things I had to learn when I first started (which seem so obvious now!!):

 – You ovulate approx. 10-14 days before your period (but this is different for everyone – there are ladies who ovulate 8 days before, and other 16 days before).

 – You can only get pregnant on the few days before you Ovulate (up to a maximum of 5 days, but most likely the 2-3 days pre-O) and the day you ovulate (some people say the day after, too). Any other time in your cycle will not get you pregnant.

 – odds of pregnancy each month are quite low, different websites give different numbers, but 25% seems to pop up a fair bit.

 – ‘pregnancy’ symptoms are caused by the same hormone as PMS symptoms – so any cramps, nausea, sore boobs etc. before your period could be either!! Doesn’t stop us being symptom spotters each month though!!

Good luck to you and your hubby 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@daybyday:  yay for regular cycles 🙂 sounds like you are onto it – good luck this week!!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

@daybyday:  Good luck! I experienced random spotting for the first time this month. If there’s one thing I’ve discovered in TTC it’s that anything is possible hahah

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