(Closed) Waaaaay TMI but needing some input please, about finding my "peak day"

posted 5 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

So firstly; what you were practicing was NOT natural family planning in the sense that most bees on here understand it.

You were fertile on all the days where you has EWCM and as a rule any CM at all is considered a fertile day. I STRONGLY urge you to pick up Taking Charge of your fertility and perhaps take a FAM class…

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Well. You had sex on your fertile days. Go read Taking charge of your fertility and sign up for  fertility friend. And for goodness sakes start charting if you are wanting to avoid. The damage has already been done this month though. If you O’d on 5/14 then expect your period about 14 days later and or take a pregnancy test.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Baby boy 12/2015

You are getting into some risky business lady! I highly suggest you chart and try to use other kind of pretection until you figure out what your cycles really are. It can be very tricky, so don’t go by the idea that every woman ovulates on day 14th. Check out the Charters thread, and if you wish, feel free to join. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

@anon656987:  Yeah, you really need to start temping if you want to use NFP/FAM. The cervical fluid, etc., are all secondary fertility markers – it’s your temperature pattern that is the really useful indicator. And you will likely need a couple of months’ worth of practice to get a solid sense of how to spot it. In the meantime, hang in there and keep charting temps – don’t worry if you can’t sort it out right away. Everyone’s chart looks like a random zigzag at the beginning when you only have a few data points. But it’s the temperatures that will really tell you reliably when your fertile window closes.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

One other recommendation, if your husband is cool with it: get him involved in the charting process. My Darling Husband was skeptical about the whole thing at first, but agreed to give it a try because I wanted to do it. He is better than I am at getting up consistently, so we keep the thermometer and the folder with our charts on his side of the bed. When the alarm goes off, he hands me the thermometer, and he takes care of jotting down the numbers. After a few months of doing it, he got to where he could look at the chart and spot that, “Hey, tonight is a good night to try,” or “Your period is probably going to come today or tomorrow.” And it was really awesome when we conceived. We both knew right away that something might be up when I was late … I think, too, it’s really helped him to be more involved in looking into childbirth options and how he can play a role in that. It’s made the whole thing much more of a common project – “our thing” instead of just “my thing.” I lovethe fact that he’s not all weirded out by it and he’s that comfortable with my biology. I’m sure that for some men that could be way outside their comfort zone – but give it a chance, you never know!

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