Thanks all for your advice! I will buy the book.
This site says we only ovulate once per cycle, which led to my question: http://www.americanpregnancy.org/gettingpregnant/ovulationfaq.htm
I understand that crazy things can happen, which is why I wrote “impossible” in quotes. 🙂
So @calibee79:, after you’ve definitely ovulated, you can’t get pregnant for the rest of the cycle, because you can’t ovulate again? And I’ll add basal temperature to ovulation tests until I can read the book, thanks!
@ExcitedScaredBee: @MrsRugbee: @cmbr: @This Time Round:
I wasn’t planning to go completely unprotected, just switch to easier methods (condom, sponge, or spermicide) during the time when I believe myself to be infertile. I don’t completely trust the sponge, since I’ve had two split when I took them out (I don’t know at what point they split.) I’m planning to either abstain or double up (diaphragm with spermicide/condom/sponge) during fertile time. I’ve been having alot of trouble getting a proper diaphragm insertion, so I may go back to the doctor’s for a cap.
It’s kind of a matter of how rigorous do I need to be a different times since some methods of BC are more difficult than others. I guess after I’ve stabilized, I may be able to go unprotected. I’ll see what the book says. I was always right on time before, and it should return according to what I’ve read from different women’s organizations’ web sites.
@DaneLady: Interesting! So that means days after the surge, the egg can still drop while I’m getting negative results?
Another thing that led to my question is the ovulation kit only has 10 tests per month, so I was wondering if that means once the LH goes up then down, there’s no more need to test…I’m curious, is it a waste of money to keep testing anyway with the next box? (That’s what I’m doing so far.) If it can be negative at the end of the cycle and I’m still fertile that certainly complicates things.
All in all, even though I’m TTA, we’re now married and financially set to have a child should one slip through the cracks. We’re both to varying degrees hoping that it does. 🙂 My clock is ticking so we kind of have to have them in the next couple of years anyway if we are going to at all.