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post #41 of 313
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Originally Posted by Virginia884 View Post
When do you check CP? Mine is always high first thing in the morning, but it usually gets lower as the day goes on. How do I chart that?
You should only check it once a day and ideally at the same time every day (like after a shower) because it does move so much. I don't bother charting mine. It rarely seems to line up with everything else.
post #42 of 313
Um, what the heck is going on with my body? Anyone know, because I sure don't! LOL.

Seriously though, take a look at my chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/160991

Why on earth is my temp low today? It's so weird. I tend to have pretty consistent temps and 97.2 is my "classic" pre-o temp. I just don't get it. I had EWCM and then it dried up like normal. My temps went up. It makes no sense. Oh and it's blue crosshairs because FF was putting my o date as the day previous and I didn't agree.
post #43 of 313
just realized i never said thanks to those who chimed in about my nathobian cyst! it's gone now! woot.

in other news, my temp dropped to just over 36 today...weird!
post #44 of 313
Yay! 5 dpo here! Although... hubby leaves out of town from work today... and I leave out of town before he gets back... so I don't think we'll be in the clear for anything for a while again... LOL
post #45 of 313
Hello all! hope everyone had a good weekend.

CD16 here and I think I am 1DPO with O on CD15 like usual... but here is my question. I had a 4/10 jump today but my CL would need to be at 98.3 and it was 98.2. 97.8 the last two days. I know I have to wait to have 3 high temps but am anxious to know if that could be O. We had a BIG slip up on CD14 that could put me out if I did O on CD15... keeping my fingers crossed that I can hold O off for another couple days.... LOL.
post #46 of 313
OK, so I'm starting out on charting and I had a couple questions.

1. I haven't started temping. Today is CD 7 and my period finished up yesterday. I did NFP for a year successfully (and got pregnant on purpose) just based on my mucous and cycle days. I did not have children at that time. Do I need to temp? Could my cycles change so much that I won't recognize the signs anymore?

2. I've read in a couple places that one should have a "basal" thermometer. I read that it is important to have this type of thermometer because it is accurate to .1 farenheit. Aren't all thermometers accurate to .1 farenheit? Do I really need to go out and buy a new thermometer?

Thanks!
post #47 of 313
Oh, and does anyone use the iVillage Fertility calendar? Thoughts on that versus the Fertility Friend? I'm using both right now and eventually I'll switch to the one that is more useful for me.
post #48 of 313
CD35 here. My temp is up a bit today! Looking at my chart, it looks like I might have been gearing up to O around CD26/27, but then the fact I was sick this week delayed that. This would be perfect timing as DH and I are going on a min vacation next weekend. Now I get to see if my LP will be a decent length.

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Originally Posted by lacysmommy View Post
OK, so I'm starting out on charting and I had a couple questions.

2. I've read in a couple places that one should have a "basal" thermometer. I read that it is important to have this type of thermometer because it is accurate to .1 farenheit. Aren't all thermometers accurate to .1 farenheit? Do I really need to go out and buy a new thermometer?

Thanks!
I love my BBT. It is digital and stores the last 5 temps. $10 at Target.
post #49 of 313
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heather ~ Based on your temps, it doesn't look like O to me, yet. Today's temp isn't high enough to be above your CL. At this point, you need 3 consecutive high temps above above 98.3. If you can ROT the 98.2 temp on cd12, today's temp could indicate O but it's iffy.

Virginia ~ If your temps stay up, looks like O to me.

lacysmommy ~ You can chart using just CF but I think it's less accurate. I also think you'd have to be extra cautious for several cycles to make sure you can recognize things. My CF did change dramatically after having children (and with age, possibly). If you do temp, I would get a BBT. I'm not sure why but they do seem to be more accurate. One cycle a long time ago when I temped with a regular digi thermometer my temps were all over the place.

Not much going on with me. I'm either 10 or 12dpo. AF should be here sometime between today and Friday.
post #50 of 313
Hmmm, so that was weird yesterday. Is it OK to assume I'm safe now or not? I'm so confused? http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/160991 I know sometimes there's an dip for implantation but we haven't dtd for weeks so that's not possible.
post #51 of 313
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Hmmm, so that was weird yesterday. Is it OK to assume I'm safe now or not? I'm so confused? http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/160991 I know sometimes there's an dip for implantation but we haven't dtd for weeks so that's not possible.
I think you're safe, assuming it's ok for you to discard those two high temps. I'd put your CL at 97.4. You have 5 out of 6 temps above that, with 4 consecutive high temps before that dip.
post #52 of 313
Hi all! May I join you?

I am trying to figure this whole thing out, but I'm not sure I can/should even be charting as I have been BFing on demand for the past 18 months with no return of my period (. Am I able to chart regardless of no period?

I need to be more diligent with my temp taking each morning. I've forgotten twice this past week, but maybe that'll change when I'm more confident in my charting.

I had a OBGYN flat out tell me NFP does not work, and I needed to be on the pill or IUD. She was persistent and I didn't argue with her, I'm new to all of this and didn't have a lot of info or facts to throw at her, other than it just feels right for me to NFP.

Sorry for the novel; I've needed to talk/get advice from someone and DH can't really sympathize.
post #53 of 313
I disagree that charting just CF is less accurate, but I can say you do have to be more vigilant about it.
post #54 of 313
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I disagree that charting just CF is less accurate, but I can say you do have to be more vigilant about it.
The only reason I say it's less accurate is that you cannot be sure you have Oed just by charting CF. Everything I have read says you cannot know for sure that you've Oed without temps that show a clear and sustained thermal shift (unless you have a pelvic ultrasound and/or blood tests to check progesterone levels). The only time you are absolutely, 100% safe from pg is during the lp. You can determine when you are potentially fertile and when you are probably not by just tracking CF. However, without temps you can't be certain you are in the lp even with a complete CF dry up. It is possible to have all the signs of O and even get AF on a regular basis and never O. It's not common but it's possible.

I know we've been around and around about this. I don't mean to keep arguing with you. Maybe we are looking at things slightly differently or understand things a little differently. I don't know. Or, maybe it's just my experience with my own difficulty interpreting cf and my cycles not following any clear pattern. I just know I wouldn't feel completely comfortable going on just CF if I absolutely, positively did not want to have a baby.
post #55 of 313
Hello to the new members!

Temp went up again today another 3/10ths to 98.5.... I am confident now I am on CD17, 2DPO. But I do know that I need 1 more high temp to confirm this. Todays temp could be a fluke and yesterdays was below my CL.

I also had some spotting today. I am guessing this is O spotting? I have never had that before. It was brownish so I am thinking maybe it just took 2 days to work its way down?
post #56 of 313
5dpo here today and temp jumped quite a bit. It didn't startle me when I looked at my ovusoft chart but it certainly did when I put it into FF. For some reason jumps and dips look more drastic on there to me.
post #57 of 313
Just checking in ... 11DPO here ... sadly, I'm in my happy phase, but came down with a YI, and so no happy dancing over here My temp shot way up the last two days (or possibly more days, but I just wasn't able to temp for a few days).

FF holds firm at a CD 11 O, but Ovusoft says CD15. Don't know who to go with ! We'll see how it comes out when AF arrives.

Welcome to the newbies, and to the vets.

And Happy Spring (or whatever you celebrate this week!!)
post #58 of 313
Thread Starter 
heather ~ If your temps stay up like today, I'd put your O at cd16.

That stinks, twilight girl. Hope you're feeling better soon.

OMM ~ FF charts do look more drastic.
post #59 of 313
Temp is down. Either stay up or stay down.... make up your mind!

How much does room temp and what you are wearing play in to your temp? Last night was the coldest in weeks. Our heat is off and I did get very cold last night... just grasping at straws now.

Our vacation starts on Thursday of next week. I need a temp jump by Monday!
post #60 of 313
My temp went back down today. I took it three times just to make sure, I got 98.1, 98.3 and 98.2 so I charted 98.2. FF put my CL at 98.2 with O on CD15. I am not sure if that is right or not. That means I only have 1 temp above my CL and 3 on the CL (1 pre-O, 2 post). Does that seem right? I hope not
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