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    Default Couple of TTC questions :-)

    Hi all :-) just wondering what people think about the following:

    1) *possible TMI* I try to pay a bit of attention to CM but sometimes I'm not sure if it's CM or DH's semen coming back out! Are they very different? We 99% DTD at evening/night so would semen still be coming out the next day?

    2) Is there any point trying to track my BBT if I'm still waking/getting up to DS several times a night?

    TIA :-)

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    Yes, it is possible it's just semen leaking out, especially if it's the next day but semen does have a fairly distinct smell. I'm not 100 % sure but if your getting up & down during the night a lot then i would think it would affect your BT & maybe give an inaccurate reading.

    Just wondering if you have tried SMEP using OPK ? this worked for us first go after TTC for a long time using other methods. Good luck




    DD3 9 weeks to go

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    Hi Peanut

    This may be helpful:

    Here are some ways to tell the difference between EWCM and semen:

    EWCM is stretchy: EWCM is very elastic. If you put it between your fingers, it will stretch without breaking apart. Semen, on the other hand, doesn’t stretch and will break apart if you put it between your fingers and try to stretch it.

    EWCM is slippery and clear: While semen may feel slippery as well, it looks white and cloudy. Not clear, like EWCM. EWCM is more transparent and feels very slippery.

    EWCM does not absorb easily: If you look at the toilet paper when you use the bathroom and notice mucous on the toilet paper, you can tell if it is actually mucous by waiting a few minutes. If it is semen it will quickly absorb into the toilet paper, whereas EWCM generally will sit on top of the toilet paper.

    EWCM will form a ball in water: When you go to the bathroom, let the mucous drop into the toilet water. If it turns into a ball and sinks, it is most likely EWCM. If it dissolves into the water, it is most likely semen.


    As for BBT you need to be taking your temp at the same time every morning and you need a solid 3 hours sleep for it to be accurate.

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    Thanks for the info ladies :-)

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    Your very welcome Peanut


 

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