Post # 1
Should I? I believe I did last month to stay in the habit but I don’t know how necessary it is. I also just need a minute to vent about how frustrating, tiring and discouraigng this journey can be. We are only in month 4 of trying (in November) so I am trying to stay positive. It is hard though particularly when AF shows her ugly face. WHo is with me? What are you doing to stay optimstic?
Post # 2
I have heard of shortcuts to temping, and not doing it during AF is one of them. If you feel like you have a handle on the whole temping process and know when you typically ovulate, I don’t see a problem with it. If however, you you feel like you need to stay on top of every single day, just temp through it.
Post # 3
same here on month 4 or maybe 5 in AF shows.. i lost track lol i had a MC 2 months ago so its even more frustrating because i felt what it meant to be preg and i do want to be preg so bad now!. Honestly i take my temp in the morning and never touch the app again and go on about my day! honestly this month ive just tried really hard to disconnect myself and just live life lik normal.
FX that November is your month!!!
Post # 4
You are smart for disconnecting and living life normally because it can get to be too much. I am going to try to do the same because I find it it be all consuming at all. I hope you get a BFP soon though!
Post # 5
I did not temp during AF – one because I temp vaginally and two because my readings were always pretty rocky until AF stopped.
Post # 6
I don’t think it’s a big deal to skip temping during AF. I don’t skip all the days but I usually will skip 2 or 3 days. What is important is to temp everyday starting around CD 7 or 8 for most people unless you have a very regular cycle and have charted long enough to know when you typically O and then you can start just a handful of days before O.
Post # 7
I know you don’t want to go to an RE but maybe consider at least having your OB/GYN do a series of tests on your progesterone levels after your positive OPK so you can confirm that you are actually ovulating. Mine did that for me and it was nice to have proof other than my chart that I was ovulating. And your OB can probably check your ovaries for your antral follicle count and do the day 3 blood work so you can at least have an idea of your ovarian reserve. Even if you don’t want to do IVF it’s good to know your numbers so you know what you’re working with. Although reserve is only part of the picture. At 42 egg quality is another big challenge.
I’ve suggested before, and I don’t know if you have, but the babycenter TTC over 40 boards are so helpful and supportive. TTC over 40 is an entirely different thing than TTC even at 39. You are 42 and really should make the most of every month and those ladies offer great advice. It’s really a tough struggle and I wish you the best.
Post # 8
I didn’t take my temp during AF, I figured it was nice to take a break from temping.
Post # 9
I don’t temp during AF because I temp vaginally. I usually pick it back up again within a couple days of AF ending.
Post # 10
I’ve only been temping 2 months now, but I did just to keep with routine. I noticed that it stayed high during that time, then dropped once it was done.
Post # 11
Same with me re:temping. I will probably still do it just to stay with the routine. I did last month too and it seemed to work out ok.
Post # 13
op you were asking about seeing a specailing, have you made any appointment? It just doesn’t hurt to see one.
Charting is about info, but it doesn’t get you pregnant, you know? At 42, you need all the info you need, as quickly as possible.