Trying to Get Pregnant – Advice, Encouragement Needed

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Sorry that you are in such limbo! Can you get a blood hcg test?

Also, head over the the ttc boards on this site. The ladies are very supportive!

Post # 3
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

So it sounds like your periods are not normal or back to,being normal since coming off the pill. If you aren’t temping, you can’t really pinpoint when you ovulate with an irregular cycle. I would start there first. Read the book “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” And it should help you learn to temp. Or hop on the TTC boards. They know a ton there too.

Post # 4
7422 posts
Busy Beekeeper

hi bee, sorry to hear you’re having a rough time. I definitely think you’d benefit from doing more intensive trackng than just using the Flo app. If your period is “late” and you are getting BFNs, the most likely explanation is that you ovulated later than you think.

I never used Ava but have heard great things about it. If you want a laid back approach to tracking, Ava is probably the way to go. Otherwise, OPks and temping are also good – that’s what I did and it was very easy for me to chart my cycle that way and pinpoint exactly when I ovulated. I found that my ovulation date varied a little from one cycle to the next, but my luteal phase (the part of the cycle after ovulation) was always around the same 13-14 days. As pp mentioned, the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility is a great resource, as are the POAS boards on weddingbee. Good luck!

Post # 5
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

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kal134 :  I would recommend tracking your cycles in an app to start. Not just period, but cervical mucous and OPKS for a few months to get an idea of WHEN you ovulate, make your attemps around those. If no BFP in the first 2-3 cycles, you may want to get the Ava bracelet if you have some disposable cash. It takes the guesswork out of it without the hassle of waking up and taking temps a certain way.

I use fertility friend as my app. I also use Clearblue digital OPKs and Wonfo ovulation strips. I’m 35 and a little high strung so probably overboard.

Good luck

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