I have a 15-month-old nursling and no sign of af yet. However, we'd really like to start trying for a second baby. I'm don't plan to wean her, but want to take steps on my part as she starts eating more solids (still working hard on that!)
It took 2 years of ttc to conceive our dd, (I had PCOS and other issues), with the last 6 months of ttc being aggressively trying. At the end, dd was conceived naturally. I relied on checking cervical position to determine when I'd ovulate.
I read about charting while still breastfeeding. But most talk about charting cervical mucus. When I was tracking my fertility previously, I could not use this method because I had very little CM during ovulation, nothing like the egg-white consistency. We used Preseed (I got pregnant twice in 3 months after absolutely nothing in 2 years... lost the first though).
So, I am wondering what's the best way to go about this? I would love to hear other mamas' experiences, what helped them conceive while nursing...
Thanks for reading!!
single mama to DD1 (June 2011) and DD2 (Dec 2014)
pregnant with my daughter while I was still (almost exclusively) breastfeeding my son. Now I am trying to get pregnant again. My DD is 3, but she's still breastfeeding. I got pregnant with my daughter in the first cycle, and am now in the second trying-to-conceive cycle with #3.
I use the natural family planning method, meaning I track temperature and cervical mucus. Sometimes I will use the cervical position as well.
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Have you read "Taking Charge of Your Fertility"? It's SUPER helpful! It goes into detail about charting your temp, cm, and cervical position, and I would really really recommend it :) DH and I used that when ttc our son and I'll be using it again starting next cycle if I don't get my BFP this time :)
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