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03-01-2013 08:10 AM
SoCaliMommy

 Here is the new thread for March 

http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1375661/nursing-mamas-ttc-march

02-27-2013 10:05 PM
erigeron

I just finished AF but we are still Waiting To Be Ready. I think I am sitting out this cycle and probably the next one. I would rather wait to try again until after my next well-woman exam, just in case something is amiss, and I couldn't get in until the first week in April, which is not actually that long from now. I'm okay with waiting. DD is still nursing a zillion times a day so I'm probably not even fertile anyway. If she hits 2 and is still nursing like this and I haven't gotten pregnant I may have to start cutting her back some more. 

02-27-2013 03:55 PM
SoCaliMommy

 Can i be added to waiting to catch 1st pp egg   http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/SoCaliMommy

 

 

ChristinaMac~  I can take over the thread if no one else offers. I did it a while back before getting pregnant with my rainbow baby.

02-22-2013 08:45 AM
ChristinaMac Is anyone able to be thread keeper in march? I'm starting back at work (and really not looking forward to it!)
02-19-2013 11:58 AM
mommaj64

Hi, I'm Brittany, DH and I are TTC #2

 

I was wondering if anyone knows what fever does to fertility/ovulation?

 

I had a fever of 104.8 yesterday, and am scheduled to ovulate tomorrow, does anyone know of the fever will interfere/inhibit the ovulation? 

02-18-2013 06:37 AM
writeonyogamama Welcome, jennyvangy!

Ladyelms, I'm in the same boat as you. DS is almost 2 and was nursing about 2 times a day until I tried to nudge him towards weaning. He is back in full force now. Just got another BFN this morning. It's our 3rd cycle of trying. With DS we lucked out on our first ttc attempt. I suppose it's time for me to move to the waiting to O list. I'm trying to be patient, but I'll be 33 this summer and that worries me.
02-17-2013 12:04 AM
piratemere

Hey there.  Joining in on the fun this month.  DS3 was born 4/12 and I'm trying to catch the first PP egg.  I'm hoping this checking out these forums will help increase my energy and sex drive enough to try! DS just night weaned, which has previously meant I will start ovulating soon.  I'm not charting or anything, just waiting for good old AF.  DS nurses almost exclusively. We're trying to work through some food allergies, so I'm not sure how my fertility will be until he's more on solids.  I nursed my first through my second's pregnancy and tandem nursed until the month I got pregnant with my third.  My second weaned while I was pregnant with #3.  I'm hoping, if I manage to get pregnant soon, that DS will not wean and that I can tandem again.  I'm also in the process of adopting my 7 year old foster niece, so if getting pregnant works soon I will increase my family by 2 this year!

02-16-2013 05:05 PM
Fern5Fern Ladyelms, is your temp rising and staying up? If it is, you are ovulating, since the increased temp is from the progesterone from what's left of the follicle after you o.

As for the every day bding or every other day question, as I've read it seems everyday is fine if there isnt a known sperm count issue. I had a long drawn out fertile phase this month and 5 of 7 days felt like a lot though.

Afm I'm pretty sure I'm 4dpp, although there is a chance I'm 8 dpo, my chart was sooo weird this month. I tested this morning cause I had such a good temp but I'll probably hold off a few days before I test again. Hopefully the b6 will do it's job and I won't end up with AF too soon.
02-16-2013 04:05 PM
erigeron

Why do you think you're having anovulatory cycles? Could it just be that you haven't gotten lucky yet? My understanding is that it's not recommended to seek help unless you have been charting and having sex at the right time for 6 months. 

02-16-2013 11:55 AM
AngelKissedKids

ladyelms, I think the only way to know for sure that you are ovulating is through temping consistently which it sounds like you are doing (or by ultrasound).  Do you have any post-O symptoms?  Once I started experiencing post-O nipple pain while nursing, I was confident I was indeed O'ing (and I did end up pregnant with an early loss last month so I must have O'd).  This month my post-O nipple pain is really mild so I'm not as confident about this cycle.  Three cycles isn't that long to be TTC (although it sure can feel that way!) and because you're trying for a girl it may require even more patience.  Good luck!

02-16-2013 08:13 AM
ladyelms

thx, tenzin'smama, that was my guess. this is my 3rd cycle ttc, so i'm really just considering any reasonable idea that may be preventing conception. i do see a connection w/ how often dd nurses (especially throughout the night) and my cycle "acting up". some months it seems to respond by O'ing too early; i'm beginning to wonder if i might not even be O'ing altogether.

02-16-2013 06:53 AM
tenzinsmama

My understanding about OPKs is that they only detect the LH surge, but having a surge does not guarantee that one will end up ovulating.How is it that you suspect you are having anovaluatory cycles?

02-16-2013 06:47 AM
ladyelms

so, i'm beginning to determine that i'm having anovulatory cycles while still bf'ing my 2yo, even though i am menstruating and having obvious follicular and luteal phases. does anyone know if opk's will ultimately determine for me whether i am or am not ovulating? in other words, will an opk show positive even if no egg is being released? thx.

02-15-2013 03:18 PM
tenzinsmama

Sukhada, I'm not sure about the cramping-- is it still happening?

 

Please move me to Waiting to Know. I believe I O'ed yesterday, CD20, because of having a + OPK the night before and now this morning I am seeing that I no longer have EWCM. My OPK instructions say that ovulation will likely happen 24 -36 hours after the surge is detected, so we went with that in deciding when/how often to BD. DH has no sperm issues, but the last week has been really busy and just the idea of BD'ing several days in a row was making us exhausted!  I hope we got the timing good, and that my calculations of yesterday being my peak day are accurate. I had 6 straight days of EWCM, which is the longest ever for me-- it kind of threw me off, because I wasn't really sure when I was finally going to O! So in a nutshell, it turned out to be this: We ended up BD'ing the one night, then the next night I detected the surge (no BD that night), then BD last night. I don't really enjoy trying to pinpoint things like this, but I really want to optimize our chances... I guess if you don't feel like BD'ing every day that EWCM is happening, it's better to do it every other day and hope that there is nice fresh swimmers for peak day-- thoughts?

02-15-2013 12:33 PM
ladyelms

hey, all. i'm officially in the TWW. i might have O'ed too early this cycle, cd11, and am pretty certain i can link it to my 2yo nursling pulling an all-night nursing session a few nights ago. not feeling optimistic as a result, but am eager to see. gl to all!

02-15-2013 09:15 AM
writeonyogamama I'll POAS on Monday or Tuesday. AF isn't due until next Fri. Meanwhile DS has turned into a nursing monster! It's making me nauseous and crampy plus sore nipples. I got over ambitious last week with trying to reduce his feedings and it has officially backfired.
02-15-2013 06:23 AM
AngelKissedKids

That's exciting alisondarling!  I waited for my 1st PPAF for 14 months after my first was born and for 17 months after my second was born; 19.5 months must have felt like such a long time when you're wanting to grow your family more.

 

Welcome writeonyogamama - wishing you a very short stay with us!  My LO was born 3/11 and still nurses more than a dozen times a day.  Hopefully the fact your LO is only nursing 2-3 times a day will mean you're fertile again.

 

AFM, please move me to waiting to know.  I will probably start POASing on Feb 20th so I've got a while to wait and agonize over my symptoms!

02-14-2013 07:52 PM
writeonyogamama Hi, ladies. I'm new here. I've been ttc #2 since Dec 2012. DS was born April 2011 and is still nursing 2 - 3 times per day. Looking for some company and support through the journey!

I started feeling nausea and hot flashes today so am somewhat optimistic. 1week left til I can test. Anybody else feeling any pg signs?
02-14-2013 06:40 PM
alisondarling

Please add me to the "Waiting to ovulate" section.

 

After what seems like forever ( but was actually 19.5 months) I finally got my moon today! bow.gif  So, SO happy to finally have my cycle back. joy.gif

02-14-2013 04:29 AM
Sukhada For about a week now, I've had severe cramps on and off. I have endo, so I always have severe cramps with af (not before) but I've yet to get my ppaf. I'm not pregnant (sadly). Is af coming and when? Anyone else experience this?
02-11-2013 04:51 AM
Fern5Fern Christina a high soft open cervix is a sign of fertility, usually accompanied by egg white or wet cm. Good luck!

Ff gave me crosshairs this morning, really strange past few days, I got a great temp shift ( I'm usually a slow riser) but no positive opk, and I was resting twice a day. I also didn't feel any stabbing o pains like I normally do, although I had plenty of my normal cramping. But I'll take it! Glad I did o nearly on time cd 16, testing Saturday!
02-07-2013 06:21 PM
ChristinaMac I just started charting and I've noticed my cervix is moving. It's higher and a lot softer since yesterday. Does this mean my body's gearing up to O? Will we be BDing tonight just in case!
02-06-2013 08:02 AM
Serenyd
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hello all, cd3 here. waiting to O and gearing up to try again on cd8 and 9. this will be our 3rd cycle trying. i'm feeling a bit apprehensive w/ continuing towards a winter baby and have considered holding out for a few months. i had ppd for the first time my last birth and those winter months were harrowing.

 

my last 2 cycles were perfect--o'ed on cd13, followed by a 14day lp. wondering if it's safe to assume my cycles are unaffected by nursing. makes sense to me, other than the fact that we're still here in the TTC boat! *shrug*

 

good luck, all!

 

Have you looked into placenta pills? I've heard those can help a lot. 

02-06-2013 06:55 AM
ladyelms

hello all, cd3 here. waiting to O and gearing up to try again on cd8 and 9. this will be our 3rd cycle trying. i'm feeling a bit apprehensive w/ continuing towards a winter baby and have considered holding out for a few months. i had ppd for the first time my last birth and those winter months were harrowing.

 

my last 2 cycles were perfect--o'ed on cd13, followed by a 14day lp. wondering if it's safe to assume my cycles are unaffected by nursing. makes sense to me, other than the fact that we're still here in the TTC boat! *shrug*

 

good luck, all!

02-06-2013 04:02 AM
Fern5Fern

I'm Waiting to O, 3rd pp cycle, DS2 born 4-12.

 

Congrats Serenyd!

 

FutureMommy the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" is a great place to start to learn about your cycle and how to optimize your chance of getting pregnant.  I also use the site fertilityfriend to chart my cycles, the tutorials on there have a lot of good info as well.

 

Doesn't look like I'll O on time this month, I was hoping to O by CD15, which is my "normal" breastfeeding cycle, but here it is CD14 and I haven't had my typical pre ovulation cramps and not much EWCM yet.  Then I got thinking about it, and since my LP was only 7 days last month maybe I won't O till CD17-18, which would make O days 24-25 days apart (my normal cycle length)? does that make sense?  It seems my body takes a while figuring out this pp fertility thing.  My degree is in science although I don't use it at all, I think I'm obsesse with charting because it is so scientific lol. I've been taking B6 this month, hoping it will stretch out my LP.  Anyone else who has taken it seen a drastic change in just one cycle?  My 3 pp lps have been 7 days, 8 days and 7 days, so I really need to add at least 2-3 days.  This is the best month in the whole year for me to get pregnant in terms of the logistics of our family, we own a seasonal business and or crazy season is summer, and I'd LOVE to be over the puking part and happily in second trimester during it. Here's to hoping.

02-05-2013 10:50 AM
FutureMommy2013 Hellobmy name is Kim. Me and my Fiance are trying to concieve...I am new on here so I really have no clue as to what I can get help on but I have soo many questions and need someone anyone to please have answers...I have no idea when my ovulation days are but from what I read from surfing the internet it should be the week before my cycle...is this true.? We thought that a week ago I was pregnant but I heard the stress of wanting to get pregnant can give you the symptoms...needless to say it REALLY hurt to see not pregnant pop up... I would like to join this group I feel I will learn alot from the everyone else...we have been together 5 years now and will be 6 june 26.2013 our wedding date is june 26 of 2014 we want to have our child before then if able we both are working toward a masters in computer science...I just thought I should include a little about us
02-04-2013 09:44 PM
ChristinaMac

Congrats Serenyd! Thanks mamaBlue, good to know... I'm still feeling really weird, I thought for sure these were preg symptoms. Tested today and BFN. It was over three weeks ago DH and I tried so I can't say it's too early. DH and I are kind of bummed but I had a feeling it was too good to be true! Anyway, onward and upward I guess!

02-04-2013 08:12 PM
tenzinsmama

Waiting to ovulate, DD born 05/2012, 4th PPAF

 

Congrats, Serenyd!

02-04-2013 04:54 PM
Serenyd

I got my BFP! Due 2nd week of October! joy.gif

 

Babydust! 

02-04-2013 11:20 AM
Sukhada Waiting to catch the first egg. DD is 16 months. She was born Sept/2011.
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