Just saw this article.....

12 posts / 0 new
Last post
FourMaybeMore's picture
Joined: 03/09/12
Posts: 724
Just saw this article.....

And I had a feeling that 99% of us here at Pregnancy.org are NOT part of this statistic!! Dirol

So here's to hoping we DTD *accurately* this month and catch the eggies!

When Can You Get Pregnant? Many Women Don't Know, Study Claims

Clarkton's picture
Joined: 01/07/08
Posts: 1972

This is interesting...I know way too much now about what my body is doing. Wink It's a rare cycle for me to not be able to say within a day or 2 when I O'd. Although I just had a surprise pregnancy resulting from a completely clueless cycle. LOL

I learned a lot about my body by charting and was educated about it by seeing references to it on here and by doing the charting course offered by fertilityfriend.com. I remember years ago, before DH and I were TTC, I wanted to stop taking the pill and was looking online to get information about other BC options. I came across charting then but at a quick glance was really overwhelmed with what it involved. I laugh about that now because once I started doing it I quickly found it was pretty simple. We were able to successfully conceive DS1 on our first cycle TTC just using OPK's. I didn't have a clue when I O'd prior to that and usually had 30 to 32 day cycles at that time. I believe I O'd on CD19 that cycle and if I had just assumed I O'd on CD 14 (a common misconception) I would have missed it. I will say I didn't know much about what my body was doing before TTC but once I reached that period in my life I became self educated pretty quickly by spending time online reading. Although I'm not sure I ever would have attempyed charting if not due to the support from the pg.org community. There is so much information to be found out there with a little search that I find it hard to believe that women are so uneducated about it unless they don't try at all to find any information. But, like I said it can be overwhelming too.

So what about you ladies? How did you learn about what your body does and do you feel like you know when you are fertile or is it a shot in the dark?

ETA: I know my mom nor my doctor taught me anything about me fertility aside of how to take the pill. Blum 3

MJDttc's picture
Joined: 08/12/12
Posts: 1117

Thought about temping this month, but I really have a wonky sleep schedule, and wake up so often... Yay insomnia.... So I just bought these and hopefully my husband won't notice the charge...

Clarkton's picture
Joined: 01/07/08
Posts: 1972

Great price for 40 O strips and 10 HPT's :goodluck:

MJDttc's picture
Joined: 08/12/12
Posts: 1117

hopefully they aren't crap, but for 13 dollars it's worth a try

Clarkton's picture
Joined: 01/07/08
Posts: 1972

Yeah, definitely. I've had pretty good luck with IC's myself. Smile

Lily2006's picture
Joined: 05/16/11
Posts: 896

Yep, those are exactly what I bought this month too and they worked really well for me Smile :goodluck:!

tink9702's picture
Joined: 09/28/08
Posts: 2977

I agree with you Lynn. I knew nothing until I wanted to get pregnant. Then I found this site, started temping and was pregnant right away. I also tend to O a bit late - around day 16 or so.

Clarkton's picture
Joined: 01/07/08
Posts: 1972

"tink9702" wrote:

I agree with you Lynn. I knew nothing until I wanted to get pregnant. Then I found this site, started temping and was pregnant right away. I also tend to O a bit late - around day 16 or so.

I found out my O is all over the place, I charted 5 cycles the first time TTC #2 (that resulted in my first loss) and in 5 cycles I o'd on 4 different cycle days ranging from CD13 to CD17. But I always have a 12 day LP, so I could bet on AF showing up on 13 DPO like clockwork if I wasn't preggers. So turns out I'm very irregular and regular at the same time. Blum 3 I thought that was pretty interesting to learn about my body. But I'm also a nerd like that Wink

blondiess4u's picture
Joined: 11/08/07
Posts: 1450

I didnt read the article yet but i had to comment because I thought I always o'd the same time every month and when I started doing the opks, it kept changing from 13-18 so I read an article that a womans body is made to TTC so if you DTD the same time every month your ovulation will switch the days that you DTD. I thought that was very interesting. So now I know that NFP will never work! LOL

FourMaybeMore's picture
Joined: 03/09/12
Posts: 724

I agree with you all, that I always thought I was very irregular because I was diagnosed with PCOS at age 18, but after my surprise pregnancy at 23, it turned out I was fertile, and when my husband and I decided to get pregnant with #2, I realized that I was ovulating more often than not, and that was usually between day 18-24, a pretty big gap! Wink

Che_Bella_Vita's picture
Joined: 09/07/12
Posts: 262

My DH and I wanted to try to get pregnant shortly after we were married. I was on BCP for 7 yrs before that so I had stopped them the month we were married my cycles were all over the place and I remember looking online and seeing something about the book "Taking charge of your fertility" I read the book learned how to chart and got preggers pretty quickly its a good thing I was charting though and new what to look for I had O'd on day 40 of that cycle and had a 16 day lf. After my first pregnancy my cycles went to clockwork 29-30 day cycles almost always ovulating on day 15 with a 14/15 day LF.

Using charting to my advantage this go round trying for a girl Wink

Log in or register to post comments