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    Question Ovulation and TTC

    Hi everyone,

    Don't know if this is appropriate to tell you my charting and whether you could be bothered reading it, but I am confused and wondered if someone could give me some guidance.

    I was not trying to fall pregnant, but then we found out we were pregnant in May with twins. I miscarried both of them at different stages, and then I had a suction D&C on 27/5/05. More than ever - I want a baby now, so are going through the daunting task of knowing my body and ovulation for TTC.

    Anyway my gyno told me to wait a cycle after my D&C and then try. So my next cycle started on 24th June 2005, and I am really confused as to when I ovulate. I believe I am a 28 day cyle as I have never had a problem with AF, and after my D&C it was exactly 28 days. I will chart my findings below (sorry for the boring detail). I am just so confused and don't know when I ovulate. Do I count 24/6/05 as Day 1?

    Day 1 - 24/6/05 - Bleed initially and then brown
    Day 2 - 25/6/05 - Brown
    Day 3 - 26/6/05 - Brown
    Day 4 - 27/6/05 - slight Brown - BD
    Day 5 - 28/6/05 - mucus white/sticky
    Day 6 - 29/6/05 - mucus white/sticky
    Day 7 - 30/6/05 - mucus white/sticky
    Day 8 - 01/7/05 - mucus white/sticky
    Day 9 - 02/7/05 - mucus white/sticky (TAIL BONE PAIN)
    Day 10 - 03/7/05 - mucus thin clear (T/BONE & SHARP STOMACH PAIN)-BD
    Day 11 - 04/7/05 - mucus thin clear
    Day 12 - 05/7/05 - mucus thicker clear (Pain in left belly - BD
    Day 13 - 06/7/05 - mucus clear watery (Pain in left belly - BD
    Day 14 - 07/7/05 - mucus clear watery - BD
    Day 15 - 08/07/05 - mucus clear watery - BD
    Day 16 - 09/07/05 - mucus thin white - BD
    Day 17 - 10/07/05 - mucus thicker white
    Day 18 - 11/07/05 - mucus thick white - BD
    Day 19 - 12/07/05 - tested for BFP, but BFN

    I was so anxious and just tried a pregnancy test for curiosities sake today 12/7/05 (Pregnosis clear - seeing as it states you can test 7-10 days after conception), but it was only 1 line. This probably doesn't mean definitely but I feel in myself it is a good indication. I want to believe I am, but just don't feel it. Although have felt slight stabbing pains in the left side of my lower stomach for parts of this cylce and don't know what that is?????????

    I would really appreciate some help and guidance, as I have never really had to tune into my body.

    Thanks in advance
    Sheree
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    Hi Sheree,

    I charted my cycle from the first day of my menstrual period when I was ttc. It's a good idea to take note of this date as this is the date from which you can calculate your due date if you concieve.

    The pain in your belly could be ovulation pains - I have these when I ovulate (usually from the date of ovulation for a few days) and they feel like stabbing pains - they can really hurt!

    Hope this helps,

    Good luck!

    Bella

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    H Sheree,

    I'm so sorry about you losing your twins! How heartbreaking to lose both of them.

    I agree with Bella - the first day of full red bleeding is counted as Day 1 (sounds like you had a very light period though..?)

    As for checking when ovulation happens, I find taking temperatures to be much easier than mucus. Clearly you are having no trouble with the CM (!) but I just can't seem to ever find any - or if I do, it's not very obvious.

    If you get a fertility thermometer and take your temperature at exactly the same time before you get out of bed every morning and record the temps on a chart (you can do it online at www.fertilityfriend.com) you can usually see very clearly when you have ovulated - you can also record your BD, your CM, your OPK, your Maybe Baby - the LOT!! And it uses all that info to tell you when it thinks you ovulated. Couldn't be easier!

    So if you have no luck this month, I'd really recommend that you try temping next month if you are having trouble with timing of ovulation.

    hope that helps
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    Hi Sheree,

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss - I too have lost a baby 2 weeks ago. We aren't going to TTC for a year or so I think - but I thought that my efforts in the past might be able to help out...?

    I could never seem to chart my bodily functions - very impressed with yours! After 3 months of trying to work out when I would be ovulating, my partner and I wound up purchasing an ovulation predictor kit. The one we bought had 5 ovulation tests and a pregnancy test. It was only $20 or so - saved me a lot of hassle!

    The best thing was - it worked. As soon as I saw the strong double line we knew that we would be able to conceive. And we did. And I must say - after months of getting a single line on home pregnancy tests, seeing the double line on the ovulation predictor was an awesome feeling - cause I knew that this is it and its either now or never!!!

    Good luck with it - let us know how you go!

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    Hi Sheree,

    I agree with Cosmic - I highly recommend charting your temperature and perhaps using another method as well. I used Maybe Baby as well as temperature charting, and between the two of them I had success! When I looked at my chart, I knew exactly when I ovulated, which helps so much when you are ttc.

    Best wishes,

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    Thank you so much bella, cosmic and ally,

    You are all so kind.

    Your information has been great and I am so sorry to hear you are not trying again for a while Ally. It was hard for me initally, but I just want a baby more than ever now.

    The pain in my belly, has been as early as Day 8 right through to Day 13 and spasmatically other times but very mild. Just feels like a dull stabbing pain in the left side of my tummy.

    I have also read and heard other people say that if there is no blood then you should start counting from the day the blood starts, not the brown stuff. But I really didn't have any blood days, except for the initial 1st day for about an hour. But I guess maybe after the curet it was just still getting all the crap out of my system, therefore not a normal period, but still a period, just a very light one.

    So I guess it is even possible I did not ovulate this month as the mucus pattern (even though you all think I did well) was slightly different but really the same each day as it was not thick enough to notice a definite change and I guess this whole cycle has been wet too, no dry days at all. So, very hard to notice a significant change.

    Thanks for that website, I will give it a try. And I didn't want to go the extreme of an ovulation kit, but who am I kidding, I want a baby. Just that I can freak out quite easily, and didn't want to put any extra pressure or stress on us, but I guess I will stress if I don't fall soon also. So you just can't win.

    As for the temperature, do you just buy a thermometer and put it in your mouth first thing in the morning?

    Sorry this is all new to me, but I really appreciate all your help. Your help has been invaluable to me.

    Take care
    Sheree
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    Hi Sheree, You're very welcome for the advice.. we're all in this together!

    I think it's best to buy a BBT or fertility thermometer as opposed to just a fever thermometer - the major difference (I think) is that they go to 2 decimal places instead of just one. You can get them from pharmacies. And yes, you just make sure you take it at the same time each morning (v. important) - under your tongue is fine, though they say if you have erratic temps you might find it's more consistent if you take it vaginally so see how it goes. The key is to not get up, eat, drink or anything before taking it - so basically just wake up, roll over, thermometer under the tongue and it takes about a minute to beep and record the temp. Then you can go to the toilet... (sometimes that is a loooong minute!!)

    I don't know what it's like after a d&c so can't give much advice there, sorry. But who knows.. you might even be pregnant already! I know of others who've conceived straight after a m/c and it may have been too early to get a BFP.

    Either way, you certainly should be able to start charting all your signs to see what's going on. If it turns out you haven't had any luck this month, at least you'll be on the right track to start watching what's going on next month!

    good luck!


 

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