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post #41 of 387
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Originally Posted by akaisha View Post
why do you say CD14 instead of CD13?
I meant cd13.

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Originally Posted by cahwilson
My hormone levels are post menopausol.
Do you have any idea what's causing that?

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Originally Posted by DucetteMama21842
May I ask a question of you experienced PPAF charters?

I am wondering how your LP is affected. I am planning on leaving for a trip with DH on Monday and am really wondering if it is likely I could get my period. Assuming I ovulated a few days ago (I think on cd 35 or 36) could I have a short , say five or six day LP if I don't usually have longer than 40cd's PP?
How long your lp is and when you O is what determines your cycle length, not the other way around. IME, my first few PP lps were shorter than normal, 9-10 days instead of 12-14 days. I never had one as short as only 5-6 days but I think other people may have. I'm on my 3rd ovulatory PP cycle and I'm excited that my lp is 11 days so far.
post #42 of 387
wow this thread is active! It's only 3 days into January and already over 40 replies!!! Are there any other mamas here TTA while nursing a baby? Particularly a baby that nurses through the night making temp taking very difficult? Should I even bother temping right now? DS nurses about every 2 hours or so through the night. And sometimes more frequently than that!
post #43 of 387
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wow this thread is active! It's only 3 days into January and already over 40 replies!!! Are there any other mamas here TTA while nursing a baby? Particularly a baby that nurses through the night making temp taking very difficult? Should I even bother temping right now? DS nurses about every 2 hours or so through the night. And sometimes more frequently than that!
My almost 19 month old nurses at night. He doesn't nurse every 2 hours every night now but he used to. I still temped and didn't have any problems. I also temped and charted with my 2nd child who nursed very often through the night until he was 2 1/2 years. Never had any problems.
post #44 of 387
CD25 here. Hoping AF shows by Wed, and testing if it doesn't. I SOOOO better not be PG!
post #45 of 387
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Originally Posted by MarineWife View Post


How long your lp is and when you O is what determines your cycle length, not the other way around. IME, my first few PP lps were shorter than normal, 9-10 days instead of 12-14 days. I never had one as short as only 5-6 days but I think other people may have. I'm on my 3rd ovulatory PP cycle and I'm excited that my lp is 11 days so far.
Thanks! I just thought I remembered reading that your LP very rarely changes very much. It might fluctuate a little, but not too much. But I was wondering if it being a 1st PPAF would make a difference or not? I was hoping to know what to expect on vacation. Thanks so much for the info!
post #46 of 387
I just had my ppaf when ds3 was 11mo old. My first lp was 4 days, then 11 after that 11 again. I am now on my 4th pp cycle, so we'll see how it goes. I've heard a lot of ladies on here say that they're lp during the first ppaf was very short. I would go on vacation prepared for lovely AF!!
post #47 of 387
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Originally Posted by MarineWife View Post
I meant cd13.
ok, that makes more sense.

i think i agree with you, and when i discard that one really low temp since it's an outlier it certainly looks like a definite O on CD13.
post #48 of 387
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Originally Posted by ccasanova View Post
wow this thread is active! It's only 3 days into January and already over 40 replies!!! Are there any other mamas here TTA while nursing a baby? Particularly a baby that nurses through the night making temp taking very difficult? Should I even bother temping right now? DS nurses about every 2 hours or so through the night. And sometimes more frequently than that!
I am temping, every few hours night nursing momma!!! I have noticable temp shifts during ovulation. I honestly haven't been temping at the exact same time usually within an hour. If I were you I would temp. It won't hurt anything, and you may still see a noticable temp shift like I do. Plus it will keep you in the habit for when your ds starts sleeping more!!
post #49 of 387
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Originally Posted by DucetteMama21842 View Post
Thanks! I just thought I remembered reading that your LP very rarely changes very much. It might fluctuate a little, but not too much. But I was wondering if it being a 1st PPAF would make a difference or not? I was hoping to know what to expect on vacation. Thanks so much for the info!
Yeah, under normal circumstances your lp shouldn't vary by more than 2 days. PP cycles when you're body is still trying to get back to normal are different, though. Anything goes.
post #50 of 387
So I tested tonight and I"m pretty sure it's a BFN... There was a very faint line, but I'm pretty sure that is just the shadow where the line would be if it were there, lol! When ttcing my last baby I got pretty experienced in "seeing" a line on any test! LOL... anyway, still no AF so I'll wait a few days and if it still doesn't show up I will test again.
post #51 of 387
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So I tested tonight and I"m pretty sure it's a BFN... There was a very faint line, but I'm pretty sure that is just the shadow where the line would be if it were there, lol! When ttcing my last baby I got pretty experienced in "seeing" a line on any test! LOL... anyway, still no AF so I'll wait a few days and if it still doesn't show up I will test again.
Good luck. Are you sure your temps are accurate? Because even a faint positive at 17 dpo would surprise me. Most of the time by then, it's a very dark line.

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Originally Posted by DucetteMama21842 View Post
Thanks! I just thought I remembered reading that your LP very rarely changes very much. It might fluctuate a little, but not too much. But I was wondering if it being a 1st PPAF would make a difference or not? I was hoping to know what to expect on vacation. Thanks so much for the info!
In the first post of this thread you can see my FF chart... I have my cycle history listed there, including the return of AF with both of my kids. My LPs have varied a lot. My last cycle it was 11 days long, which was really long for me. I'm 18 mo PP and got my first PPAF at 11 months with this one.
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Originally Posted by ccasanova
wow this thread is active! It's only 3 days into January and already over 40 replies!!! Are there any other mamas here TTA while nursing a baby? Particularly a baby that nurses through the night making temp taking very difficult? Should I even bother temping right now? DS nurses about every 2 hours or so through the night. And sometimes more frequently than that!
I'm nursing our 18 month old. He nurses once or twice a night (we're nightweaning, so he's going at least 8+ hours at night) and still nurses throughout the day. I didn't chart much when my babies were young, but I was without periods for 8 months the first time and 11 months the second.
post #52 of 387
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So I tested tonight and I"m pretty sure it's a BFN... There was a very faint line, but I'm pretty sure that is just the shadow where the line would be if it were there, lol! When ttcing my last baby I got pretty experienced in "seeing" a line on any test! LOL... anyway, still no AF so I'll wait a few days and if it still doesn't show up I will test again.
I guess I'd assume it's negative, too, even if it is a real line but very faint. At 17dpo I would expect a very dark line. I'm really good at seeing the spot where the line is supposed to be, too. It can be very nerve wracking.

I got AF today. My temp is still high. My PP lps so far have been 10 or 11 days.
post #53 of 387
holy crap. My chart is looking scary. But I must stay calm. We used withdrawl on CD 12 and 13. I can't help but get a little nervous with these temps.
post #54 of 387
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Originally Posted by cfiddlinmama View Post
cahwilson - My youngest is 3.5 yrs. I have 4 kids. Three out of four pregnancies I have had preterm labor. Twice really badly. (dilating at 18 weeks) After my 4th was born, I got my cycle back around 8 months PP. I then had three miscarriages in a year and a half. I finally convinced dh that I really needed to not get pregnant for a good long while. It's been over a year since my last miscarriage. For whatever reason my body can sustain pregnancies very well.

My naturopath said that my thyroid is out of wack (thank you low temps for cluing me in!) My T3 hormone is inactive and my estrogen/progesterone balance is way off. I'm working on it.

I don't want another baby right now. Even if I did, I think I'm too scared to try. As much as I really didn't want to be pregnant before, the losses were really hard on me. I don't want to keep going through that yk?

Your situation sounds really scary! I hope you get some answers and results soon!
That must have been really heartbreaking. I should be thankful that I have not gotten pregnant b/c I know with my hormone levels the way they are I would not be able to sustain it either. I don't blame you for not wanting to go through that again.

I might try using some herbs for a few cycles instead of the hormone creams. The mood swings are pretty bad with them. I think they up my hormones but they don't necesarily balance them. I have no idea what is causing my hormone problems. I suspect they have been "off" since puberty. I have never had clear skin a day in my life.

There seems to be quite a few pregnancy "scares" going around here too. Good luck to everyone! Mamaspirit you must be relieved!
post #55 of 387
Woohoo! I got my first set of crosshairs on FF today! I'm so excited! They predicted my O date as cd36... and I have to tend to agree. Now all I have to do is wait and see how long this first LP will be. :::
post #56 of 387
Can someone help me interpret my chart? This is my 2nd PPAF cycle charting and it is all over the place. I've been temping every morning. Since I'm nursing I usually only get about a 2- 2 1/2 hour of sleep before temping but that is constant every night. I've charted before between my other babies and before I conceived my first and I never had such a hard time. I feel like I'm not going to ever O and that I'm stuck in this semi-fertile pattern which makes CTA kinda difficult. It could very well be an annovulatory cycle but if it is I wish it with just get on with it already, LOL. I hate no having a clear idea. I realize that I'm not that far into my cycle yet but I generally only have 21 -25 day cycles so going by that something should be happening if its gonna.
What do you think?
http://forums.ovusoft.com/chart.asp?id=klocke
http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/5ad55
post #57 of 387
I have a question too!

I had the flu last week (during my period so I wasn't concerned about my temps) but have been feeling better the last couple days and have been temping. My question is, how long will being sick affect my temp? The last couple days my temp has been in the post-o range for me even though I am only on CD 8 and definitely did not ovulate. (or I don't think it is possible because I have not ovulated before CD 19 since coming off the pill). I am warm waking up too and having night sweats.

What has been your experience with being sick and your temps? Thanks!
post #58 of 387
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Originally Posted by CanidFL View Post
holy crap. My chart is looking scary. But I must stay calm. We used withdrawl on CD 12 and 13. I can't help but get a little nervous with these temps.
that is a little odd, but your temps did something similar last cycle as well, it looks like...
post #59 of 387
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Originally Posted by ccasanova View Post
wow this thread is active! It's only 3 days into January and already over 40 replies!!! Are there any other mamas here TTA while nursing a baby? Particularly a baby that nurses through the night making temp taking very difficult? Should I even bother temping right now? DS nurses about every 2 hours or so through the night. And sometimes more frequently than that!
I think there's several of us on here doing that. My temps sometimes seem a little off but I think I'm going to be able to tell a clear temp shift. When I ovulate. Lol.

Klocke, your temps might be a little whacked because of nursing. Also your 2nd PP cycle might be a little longer than usual and/or anovulatory. I would just hang in there, keep charting, and don't stress about it...it'll happen eventually. I know it's a pain though with all that CF limiting when you can DTD. :
post #60 of 387
Akaisha – thanks. I don’t really see the similarity to my last chart though. Either way, I’m 99% confident I’m not pregnant. I confirmed with DH again that he did pull out fully and there was no chance anything was in me.

Angelxxrose – I get the same thing while sick. Once I feel better, It’s still 2-3 days before my temps are back to normal.

Klocke – I think it’s because it’s your second cycle pp and you are breastfeeding. It looks like you might be oing yesterday or today but you never know till the temp shift happens. You are only on CD18 which is well within a normal range. Hang in there

DucetteMama – looks like an o : You will probably have short LP for the first coupe cycles. Mine was 8 days.

Cahwilson – this thread is hopping isn’t it? We normally don’t have so many scares at once

Mamaspirit - I hope AF shows for you soon. Are your temps still up? If so, I would go get a blood test if you have insurance.

Happy Monday ladies.
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