Post # 1
Hi all. I’m new to TTC and am just trying to figure out my fertility window. On Sunday I had EWCM and then it stopped. Now it is just super watery. Am I still fertile now or does the EWCM mean I’ve already ovulated and I’m done for the month? We BD on Sunday and again today… I just don’t know how long I have each month.
I started using FF and am picking up a themometer tonight to help me figure this out.
Post # 3
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CM observations alone aren’t going to tell you much regarding when you O (unless you are making the observations as part of a structured system like Creighton). But both watery and EWCM are fertile types of CM and I would suggest BD whenever you see them.
Taking Charge of you fertility and Making babies are two good books to get you started.
Post # 4
Ive just started TTC aswell and Ive been doing 3 things.
#1 is charting my cycle. I have irregular periods since coming off the pill so Ive been logging in the 1st day of my cycle on excel. I have 35-40 day cycles so far.
#2 I am also charting my basal temp. I bought a thermometer a month ago, and every morning when I wake up, before I even lift my head from my pillow I take my temp eveyday at the same time. I keep a log on my Iphone.
#3 I dont know hot read my CM that well either, however based on my temp and if Im more wet than usual I assume its a good time to have sex. Since Im irregular Im not really sure when my window is. I just go based on mucus and temp right now.
Ive only been TTC for 1 month so far, so lets see if this works! Hope it works for you too.
Post # 5
@mrsjapley: I 100% agree with Pretzel. Watery or eggwhite are considered “fertile” so BD away until it dries up and become creamy.
Every woman is different. Some see eggwhite 2-3 days BEFORE ovulation, whereas with me I see it on the day of ovulation, some have no eggwhite and are watery all the time, some have no CM period. Watery can also be misinterpreted as such because of semen, if you had sex recently. So many things can affect your CM too, like if I take royal jelly all cycle long, I literally will have watery CM all cycle long. I now take it before ovulation and it has made the changes really clear to me.
Ovulation predictor kits and basal body temperature would probably benefit you if you’re already keeping track of your CM =)
Post # 6
Thanks! I picked up a themometer today so I’ll be ready to go for my next cycle… unless I got really, really lucky this time.