(Closed) Newbee at TTC – Questions

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@RoyalLime:  I am a newbee too! Best of luck to you, I am subscribing to this thread too 😉 

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@RoyalLime:  There’s a book called Taking Charge of Your Fertility that really helped me understand my cycles.  How long is your cycle usually?  Taking your basal temp every morning at the same time is the only way I know of to accurately pinpoint when you ovulated.  Have you started taking a prenatal vitamin?  Best of luck to you two!!! 

Post # 5
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606 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@RoyalLime:  Yes, if your period started on June 29, you are at CD20 now. If you don’t usually have long cycles, you have probably ovulated by now. If you were to ovulate today, your cycle length would probably be 34 days. Generally, your luteal phase (after ovulation and before your period starts again) lasts 14 days. That’s the standard that most physicians are taught, but like with anything relating to fertility, there can always be variation.

If you want to be sure of when you ovulate next cycle (if you don’t get pregnant this cycle), temperatures can be a pretty reliable indicator of when you ovulated (but you won’t be able to tell when you are going to ovulate, just that it happened). OPK strips can tell you before you ovulate, because they detect Luteinizing Hormone in your urine about 10-48 hours or so before ovulation occurs.

If you join the POAS or Charters of the Hive groups on weddingbee, those girls will tell you all about it!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

@RoyalLime:  Yes, you are on CD20. If you want to let nature take it’s course, then you are doing what you need to do. But, sometimes, that doesn’t work out too well. May wanna consider starting to chart or using OPK’s. Don’t be alarmed if you period is late, you may be pregnant, but often times ladies have obscenely long periods after BC. I’ve heard people go 60+ days without a period the first time, then it goes to 50 days, then 40 days, etc. For me, It was the opposite. It was 28 days, 29, 31, 38 days. What? LOL. That’s why I really recommend charting your temperatures =)

Congrats and good luck! =)

Post # 8
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1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@RoyalLime:  Yay! So excited to have someone starting at the same time! Although I think we will start to try in a few weeks due to my husband’s work comitments this cycle 🙁 But I can’t help but be so EXCITED! DH doesn’t want the process to be too “involved” so I cant do anything obvious like temping/charting but should be able to do some sneaky OPKs! 

 
 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Also, http://www.hellobee.com is a good resource.  It’s like Weddingbee (started by the same couple) but it’s all about TTC, pregnancy, and parenting!

Post # 12
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1240 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@RoyalLime:  I know nobody likes to hear it but try to relax and enjoy the ride!

My DH and I have no known fertility issues and it took us ten active cycles of TTC to get a BFP (I’m now almost 28 weeks) so don’t panic if it doesn’t happen straight away.  It can take up to six months after stopping BCP for your body to regulate itself and your hormones to start working as they should so sometimes your body just needs a little time to get itself in order before it gives you a BFP.

For us, we stopped BCP’s in February 2011 and had two cycles of NTNT (turns out we weren’t even timing it close to ovulation), we were then actively TTC without any OPK’s  or charting etc until June and from then till January 2012 I was regularly charting.

Good luck!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@RoyalLime:  Good Luck to you!! Congrats on quiting smoking. That’s a tough task in itself. I as well had to quit my anxiety medicine for TTC last year and it went well. Had a small case again that put me back on my meds. I talked to my Dr. and she said it was okay, as long as I weened myself off within the first trimester. I recently had to take Clomid so I had to stop the meds again, but I’ve been doing great off of it. I stuggled badly with anxiety a year before the wedding so I know how hard it can be. Again good luck to you! The ladies on these boards are great “teachers” when it comes to TTC. I’ve learned a lot! : )

Post # 15
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358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

check out the app “my days” its charts everything for you and makes it alot easier to estimate your day of ovulation.

Post # 16
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1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@RoyalLime:  Ohhh I am so the same! Also I have really long cycles so I want to maximise our chances each cycle! But I don’t want to terrify DH. Actually he bought me an OPK kit once because he thought it was a pregnancy test. (He really does not know a great deal about female biology!). Part of me wants to test now to see if I am O’ing at the moment (rudimentary calculation would suggest so..) gahhhhhh 

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