(Closed) trying to get pregnant please help😭

posted 4 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

calirain:  have you been tracking your cycles? I’m not a great candidate to talk to about trying to get pregnant since we didn’t try long but I just used a period track app and it told me what days I was ovulating. It gave me a 3 day window but sperm can live inside you for like a week to ten days. i don’t normally like commenting since I didnt struggle with pregnancy, but I highly recommend a period tracking app. It will send you reminders and give you all the stats you need 

Post # 4
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Worker bee

There’s no way any of us will be able to tell you with any certainty if you’re ovulating or not, especially with irregular cycles. The fact that they are irregular would suggest that you are ovulating late in your cycle (or perhaps not at all). I would suggest reading “Taking Charge of Your Fertility” and using the temping method to track your cycles for a few months to give you a better picture of your overall fertility.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

calirain:  this is what I went off of but I have a 30 day cycle so the app was a little better about telling me exactly what days. I wish I remembered the name of the app I used. You could go back and add past periods if you didn’t before and it will do the math for you. I hope this helps! 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

calirain:  Just using an app by itself isn’t going to tell you your true ovulation date.  Most apps run off the notion that generally women ovulate on day 14 of their cycle–and this isn’t always true.  I have a 28 day cycle and ovulate of CD 17/18.

Since you have irregular cycles, you need to use some method of figuring out when you actually ovulate, and unfortunately tracking your CM isn’t proof that you’re ovulatiing…you can have “fertile” CM through several parts of your cycle.  I’d suggest you pick up some cheap OPKs and start testing 2x a day and looking into temping if you really want to be aware of your cycle. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

calirain:  Also, I’m just embarking on this journey myself, but from what I understand you’re fertile BEFORE you ovulate, and only for a few hours (12 – 24?) after. I haven’t heard anything about being fertile 5 days AFTER you ovulate. Maybe other Bees will have more information.

I do second PP’s though and suggest that you pick up a copy of Taking Charge of Your Fertility. I’ve just ordered it myself and can’t wait for it to arrive!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Also, I’m just reading between the lines here but you’re saying that you’re 20 years old, and you’re going to “be in Texas” on the 25th, so it will be too late to BD by then. Does your SO live in Texas? Are you in a LDR with your SO? Just trying to better understand your situation.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

calirain:  May I ask what the hurry is? Sometimes it takes a few months or more to conceive, and that’s perfectly normal.

Post # 12
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Worker bee

Soon2bmrs1:  Yes, you’re correct. You’re fertile PRIOR to ovulation – if you ovulate and there’s no sperm waiting for the egg, then you’ve missed the window.

I truly can’t recommend the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility enough – it should be compulsory reading for any woman!

OP, the presence of cervical mucus isn’t necessarily indicative of ovulation in and of itself. Have you checked your cervical position? I generally find that gives me a better picture of where I am in my cycle. If your cervix is SHOW (soft, high, open and wet) and feels like your lips, then you’re probably approaching ovulation. If it’s sitting low and hard and feels closed, then it’s likely you have already ovulated.

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