Post # 1
For those of you ladies waiting to have sex until after you’re married and also planning on practicing sympto-thermal NFP…
My wedding is in 12 days. I am in the cycle that I’ll be in when I got married. Two days ago, I was right on track to be in phase III from the day of the wedding til the end of the honeymoon. We were so excited!
And now I’m sick with a fever. I NEVER get sick. I haven’t had a fever in over a year. WHY NOW?! Maybe it’s just a 24 hour thing and it’ll go away without a hitch….but of course I’m worried.
Has this ever happened to any of you?
Post # 3
This hasn’t happened to me (my wedding isn’t until the end of the month), but that sucks! You may have been more susceptible to getting sick because of all the stress that comes with the upcoming wedding. I hope it’s just a 24-hour bug, and your system reboots into good working order for your honeymoon and wedding!
Post # 4
Aww, I hope you feel better soon!
But don’t worry, you will be able to keep doing your NFP fine even though you are sick. The days that you have a fever will just be outliers for the temperature sign. The mucus sign should continue as normal. Once you’re not feverish anymore, look for three consecutive high temps to correspond with the mucus sign and you’ll be right on track. Sickness shouldn’t change your cycle, it will just make it harder to observe for the days that you are running a fever. Take up where you left off once you’re feeling better (and I hope it’s soon!).
Post # 5
Aww, it sucks when you can’t count on your temps. It happens to me with kids waking me up so I don’t get enough sleep before takiing my temp. I agree with chelseamorning. Keep observing your CM.
Post # 6
I feel your pain about worrying about what phase you will be in. It’s hard when you have been waiting all that time to have to wait some more. Last month I ended up in Phase 1 for the wedding and 2 for most of the honeymoon.
If I can give you any advice it’s to just relax and let it go. You can’t really control what your body is going to do. Also like others have pointed out one temperature is not really a big deal in terms of determining when you ovulate. I’ve been tracking my cycle for almost a year now and sometimes there is a spike for one day when I may have had a cold and then it goes right back to normal. Good luck and feel better soon!
Post # 7
Yeah, that’s kind of the downfall of NFP and I’ve accepted that I probably won’t be having sex on my honeymoon b/c of it (planning only to have sex only during phase III to be extra cautious especially since my period lasts longer than 6 days normally which means it’s more difficult to tell when I go from phase I to II if I’m running a fever). Hopefully everything else will help you (cervical position and cervical fluid) as indicators.
Post # 8
First off, the stress of the wedding can do screwy things to your cycle anyway. You’ll be ok. Just remember to pray about it. It wasn’t until my sister and I got close to our weddings that we decided it was more important to consumate than to delay getting pregnant. Let God guide you to the path He wants you on.