Post # 1
I left a thread yesterday where I asked a million questions and mentioned that I don’t sleep very well so my temps are kind of all over the place- I’m posting here to see if anyone can offer any insight. This is the first month I’ve been doing this so I totally get that I need to give it a few months to totally understand it… but thought I’d post here to get some help.
According to this chart I ovulated on Saturday… do you think that’s right? It just seems so late in my cycle…also on Friday I was having such bad lower back pain that it was painful to even bend over to brush my teeth that morning..does anyone else experience pain like that before O’ing or should I be concerned?
I just put a hold on taking charge of your fertility at the library…so hopefully that will come in soon and I will understand all this better… 🙂
Post # 3
Did you have any EWCM to go with the spike? Unfortunately I think you’ll need another month or so under your belt with charting to see a real pattern. 🙁 But to me it looks right! I’ve been using FF for nearly a year and really like it. I think it’s usually right on for me! Your TWW temps are looking good 🙂
Post # 4
According to the charted temps It looks right that you O’d on Saturday. I know you said that you were on BC for a long time, but do you remember what your cycles used to be like? Many women don’t have the “normal” 28 day cycle. Mine ranged from 30-37 days before I got pregnant. Keep charting, and definitely check out TCOYF. Adding in monitoring of your cervical mucus will give you a lot more information.
As for the back pain, I doubt it was related to ovulation. There are so many reasons a person’s back could hurt. Unless it becomes a pattern in the coming months I wouldn’t really worry about it.
Post # 5
FF looks accurate to me! If it helps to know this, the guideline is that your temp has to be in the lower range for 6 days before the spike and in the higher register for 3 days for O to be recognized.
Post # 6
for now, i would agree with FF. ovulation on saturday. but what time do you usually take your temp and when did you take it on sunday? if you took sundays temp a lot later than all other temperatures i think you could have ovulated on sunday instead. you could adjust that temp and see what happens then.
Post # 7
I also agree about Saturday.
Keep in mind that if a temp is disturbed, it’s likely to be higher, not lower. So the low temps on 17 and 20 really don’t fit with ovulation. Your temp has to be higher than the last 6 temps for 3 days for O to be confirmed.
Post # 8
I took that temp with the circle around it about 45 minutes later than normal..do you think that would make a big enough difference where I should throw it out?
thank you so much everyone for your help!
Post # 9
@Rose120: It’s not a huge deal to not know your dpo within 1 day, so I’d just leave it since 45 minutes is not a long time.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
I O-ed on CD21 this cycle – it can happen that late for sure, even later in some cases. Signs look good!