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I just started charting my cycles, since I started mentruating again after 29 monthes w/out a period (gotta love lactational ammenoheria (sp?)!) I'm charting to avoid concepcion...
I've taken a basal temp (oral w/digital thermometer) every morning for the past month or so, and checked cervical mucus a couple times a day... I'm fairly sure I'm still not ovulating, or at least didn't ovulate, because I never had a thermal shift, not did the mucus texture change. Temp stayed pretty much at 97 degrees +/- a few tenths of a degree, mucus was fairly dry all month, without variation. Cervical position was the only real variable, but that seemed to vary through the month.
I'm still nursing 14 m.o. through the night, and several times a day, and though she has a voracious appetite for solids and eats anything and everything, we never go more than 5 hours w/out a breastfeed.
So my question for experienced charters is this: could this have been an anovulatory cycle? How obvious will it be when I do actually ovulate? I've read TCYOF and a few other books on charting and FAM, so I'm familiar with the methods, but in practice, what is the learning curve for differentiating mucus types and such?
Advice and experiences highly appreciated! Thanks wise mamas!
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