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    Default Very new at TTC

    Hi all, I am very, very new to this all.
    My partner is overseas at the moment but when he comes back we are going to TTC, so this month I am trying to decipher my cycle and ovulation etc. I have some ovulation sticks and I have been experiencing a very small amount of cramping today so I tested with an ovulation stick and I think there is a very very faint line. But this is day 11, is this too early? I'll test tomorrow as well. Thanks

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    Default Very new at TTC

    Ovulation test sticks are only positive when you get a test line as dark as the control line. You have lh in your system right throughout the month so you'll pretty much always get a light line :-)

    Try again tomorrow. It will probably start to darken each day as you lead up to ovulation.

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    Ah okay, thanks MrsErinR.
    I am a complete rookie at all of this, so learning a lot! I'm keen to find out roughly when I ovulate so that next month when we start trying I'll have a bit of an idea. I know that it can vary from month to month though.

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    If you really want to understand your cycle and to know if and when you ovulated then temperature tracking is the way to go. Try reading what's involved on the fertility friend website. You need a bbt thermometer that you can get at any chemist.

    Stick with using the ovulation sticks too, as they predict ovulation is about to happen, whereas the temperature tracking shows after you've ovulated. You want to start DTD before ovulation, not after!

    Good luck.


 

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