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post #261 of 271
Ok, I'm tired of waiting and having no tell tale signs to read and a craptastic chart so I am currently boilliing me up some fresh ginger (to make a tea). The sister zeus site I linked to earlier says it's considered an emmenogouge. I figure it can't hurt. I would love to have something tip the scales in the direction of an af yk? I was going to try parsley (also listed...both are mild ones) but 1.) kellymom says it can reduce milk and 2.) I prefer ginger.

I hope it works! I'll keep you updated. I would love to have my cycles back already. My house smells so heavenly!
post #262 of 271
I tell you what, OMnM, you can have my signs to read. I don't like them much (chart here There's part of me that's hoping I haven't O'ed yet, as that's a very small temperature shift considering I took synthetic progesterone as well...:

Oh, my great-granny (the midwife) swore by ginger beer as an emmenogogue. I'm brewing a batch up now for next week.
post #263 of 271
I didn't know about parsley and ginger. I had a lot of parsley a few days ago, and then got AF about a day or 2 after.
post #264 of 271
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Originally Posted by Lady Lilya View Post
So, still with not a single sign of fertility (nothing but sticky for more than a year), I yesteday got my second post-partum AF. Roughly 6 weeks after the first.

I know techically the 5 day rule doesn't apply unless you can confirm with a temp shift that you Oed. I don't think I have Oed.

What do you ladies think? Should I consider myself risky until I can re-establish that I have only sticky CM? How long should I watch CM before I can go back to thinking I am probably safe?
hmmm that is hard for me to answer. I don't trust CM alone. I need to see my temps with it to confirm O. You could have O'd without EWCM or not. I would not consider myself safe until I saw the O with a thermal shift.

Ok ladies, I counted wrong in my head last while DH was wooing me I thought I was 3 days post O but I was only 2. So what is the chance of pregnancy with that? I wouldn't be devastated if it happened but I think it's pretty low. I had sticky cm too. I know TCOYF says three DPO because of the chance of two eggs.... I think I'm safe. I hope
post #265 of 271
Thread Starter 
If you are sure you Oed, the chance of pregnancy from sex 2 days afterward is nil. The chance of pregnancy the day afterward is pretty non-existent. Personally, I think that only happens if you either didn't really O until the next day or you dtd within just a few hours of O.

I'm on cd2 now, I guess. FF started a new chart for me but Ovusoft didn't. Does anyone know how to start a new chart in Ovusoft? It's still saying I'm fertile (which I guess, technically, I am since I didn't O). Does Ovusoft not consider it a new cycle unless you actually O even if you have full on flow? This is a bummer since FIL left today so we could dtd now. Eh, I'm not really in the mood, anyway.
post #266 of 271
Well, if you didn't ovulate then it's still the same cycle. It just depends on how you want to/ the computer programme wants to present the information. I can see advantages in it, anyhow, because sometimes looking at a long, LOONG anovulatory chart can be a bit soul-destroying.
post #267 of 271
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If you are sure you Oed, the chance of pregnancy from sex 2 days afterward is nil. The chance of pregnancy the day afterward is pretty non-existent. Personally, I think that only happens if you either didn't really O until the next day or you dtd within just a few hours of O.

I'm on cd2 now, I guess. FF started a new chart for me but Ovusoft didn't. Does anyone know how to start a new chart in Ovusoft? It's still saying I'm fertile (which I guess, technically, I am since I didn't O). Does Ovusoft not consider it a new cycle unless you actually O even if you have full on flow? This is a bummer since FIL left today so we could dtd now. Eh, I'm not really in the mood, anyway.
Thanks. I didn't think the possibility would be much but I am a worry wart. I don't have ovusoft but I would start a new cycle if I had 3-4 days of bleeding (not spotting) and I would not consider myself safe with the first 5 day rule. But if you get the dry days then I would go for it.
post #268 of 271
MarineWife, that is really, really odd!! Ovusoft is programmed to start a new cycle anytime you have red flow and I have no idea why yours isn't.

And as for soul destroying long cycles, I'm afraid I'm in one again. Two cycles ago I had a 156 day cycle that I finally ended with Provera. This time I'm using the annovulatory cycles rules because 5 months of nothing but protected sex is a killer, let me tell you.
post #269 of 271
Nothing yet although I'm not sure that's for any reason other than me. The first dose I had was a bit strong hot so I tried to cool it off with ice (thus watering it down) but that was worse (can we say holy gagging! ) so then I mixed it into a smoothie (which was heavenly!) so I'm not sure I actually got a decent dose by the time I drank it. I've done a couple more cups worth but I've been exhausting the ginger each time (getting a couple cups each set of chunks) so the potentcy is less and less. I finally found a tasty combo though so I'm going to brew up a stronger batch and see if that won't do it. If not, I've built up a dislike of ginger. So all's not lost.
post #270 of 271
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Originally Posted by Sk8ermaiden View Post
MarineWife, that is really, really odd!! Ovusoft is programmed to start a new cycle anytime you have red flow and I have no idea why yours isn't.

And as for soul destroying long cycles, I'm afraid I'm in one again. Two cycles ago I had a 156 day cycle that I finally ended with Provera. This time I'm using the annovulatory cycles rules because 5 months of nothing but protected sex is a killer, let me tell you.
Hmmm...That is very strange, then. I figured out how to get a new chart started but I'm going to leave it for now just to see what it does. Right now it says I'm in the fertile phase of my cycle with one temp above my CL.

Sorry about the long cycle. I know how awful those are. For at least a year after I had my Norplant removed I had to take provera every 3 months because it was the only way I'd get AF. That really sucked.
post #271 of 271
here's a link to the September thread
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