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#1 of 4 Old 12-10-2005, 09:07 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi all,

After 40 weeks of pregnancy and 15.5 months of nursing I've finally had my period return. Dh and I want another baby. We'd like a girl and we've read Chosing the Sex of Your Baby (Shettles method). We have a basic idea that we need to wait until my cycles make sense so we can time unprotected sex for right before ovulation to increase our chance of a girl. Okay, here are my questions, I hope they aren't too dumb.

1. How do I know if I am actually ovulating?

2. Since Ds is still breastfeeding day and night frequently, am I likely to even have a regular cycle?

3. Will it still be possible to use my CM to judge my fertility?

Any other hints, tips, ideas, and advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much!

~Nay

Reneé, 34 year old mom to Antonin 8/04 and Arianna 9/06  (6 weeks) 5/08. Married to Matt since 6/03 .  
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I'll do my best to answer your questions:

1. Charting and taking your waking temperature is the best/easiest way to be sure your are ovulating- read "Taking Charge of Your Fertility", its a great book that will explain all the charting and stuff and that will make doing the Shettles thing a LOT easier

2. It just depends on your body. Some people are regular as soon as the first ppaf, for me, not so much. My first 3 cycles were about 60 days long, then my cycles became more regular. It is also possible to be almost regular, and have your cycle thrown off by a month when dc is sick or teething and nurese a lot more, an the ovulate 2 weeks late or something crazy.

3. CM is probably the best way to judge fertility, though some women will have CM more than once in a cycle before their body is up to Oing during those first few PP AFs, so bding whenever you have EWCM should cover that.

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so bding whenever you have EWCM should cover that.

Thanks! What's bding?

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