(Closed) Temping during AF…

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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!!!

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by  mrsgiraffe15.
Post # 5
2021 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
9818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
11 posts

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
2787 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I didn’t take my temp during AF, I figured it was nice to take a break from temping.

Post # 9
302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t temp during AF because I temp vaginally.  I usually pick it back up again within a couple days of AF ending.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by  AgileK9s.
Post # 10
4891 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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 # 12
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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Post # 13
1063 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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catcat27:  I agree. 

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. 

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