I need an unbiased opinion

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pico83's picture
Joined: 09/06/06
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I need an unbiased opinion

because even though I've been charting for almost 5 years (well, when not pregnant) I don't trust myself on this one.

Background: I'm BFing my 6 month old. I have not had AF yet and we are not TTC. But, apparently, we're not doing the best job avoiding. My body likes to fake me out while BFing. With my other two I had to drop to BFing 3-4 times I day to O and even then my LP was a mere 4 days for that first O. I had to drop to 1-2 times a day to conceive. Currently I'm BFing on demand every 3-4 hours round the clock. So, I figured that even though I had EWCM there was no way my body was going to actually O. When I put it like that it sounds like a really dumb assumption, huh?

I had nasty cramping, which could have been O pain, on the 4th. That corresponds to my peak fertile signs. My sleep has been extremely unpredictable, so my temps need to be taken with a grain of salt. I temp vaginally and when I O my coverline is usually around 98.2F.

What do you think? O on the 4th (CD141 I think), definitely didn't O, or still too soon to tell?


FLSunshineMom's picture
Joined: 06/07/06
Posts: 3859

Hmmmm, I'm not sure, it's hard to say. According to your graph showing the past few months of charting, Nov doesn't look much different? Maybe slightly higher, though? So it's possible, I think. My doctor told me that bf'ing even full time is not 100% protection against conception, so she recommended using some form of birth control until we were ready to ttc.

Sorry I couldn't be more help.

ETA: Correction: I went back and looked again, and realized I read your graph wrong the first time. It does look very much like a pattern of O'ing, so... will be interesting to see how it turns out. KUP Smile

pico83's picture
Joined: 09/06/06
Posts: 3014

Thanks. I've concluded my body must have faked me out again. It's done this at least once after every baby. I'll get an O pattern then nothing. No AF and no BFP. :shrug:

ChristaM's picture
Joined: 01/11/04
Posts: 713

Hum, it's too soon to count out a BFP! I'd wait and just double check around the 20th!