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<p><em>Wow, I am the mother of 4 children  ages range from 18-6. I had been a single mom for a long time and I remarried my best friend and became step m to his two boys in January of this year. He is 35 and we have decided we want to have another baby ( well he would like 2). I have NEVER had a problem getting pregnant. My periods are VERY regular and all I had to do in the past is think baby and it was done. I came off the pill Oct and NO luck. It is so frustrating and a little scary. I would love to have more children. We love our family and have very god sucessful children. It is frustrating that just being my age makes it so hard.</em></p>
 

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<p>welcome to MDC!</p>
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<p>Most of the ladies here use FertilityFriend.com (FF) to chart CP (cervical position), CM (cervical mucous), Temping (same time every morning after 3 hrs of rest) and OPKs (ovulation predictor tests).</p>
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<p>I myself found using FF to be very stressful, so I predict my ovulation by looking for EWCM (egg white cervical mucous) and using OPKs to confirm O (ovulation).</p>
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<p>Best of luck!</p>
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<p>Yes FF does sound quite stressful! lol Thanks. Do the OPK work well and where do I get what's the best brand?</p>
 

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<p>Hi SugarBaez</p>
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<p>I have to agree that FF can be stressful sometimes but I find that it is far more stressful for me not to know what is going on.. But thats just me!</p>
<p>As for OPKs it seems to be a hit and miss situation.. They can work well for some and not for others.</p>
<p>They tend to wrk well for me, and I buy cheap ones off the internet (David Ovulation is the brand I use).. But some people get positives everyday, others never get positives at all..</p>
<p>If you wanted to start with OPKs then I would suggest tracking your CM (cervical mucus) as well to see if the positives kine up to your fertile mucus...</p>
<p>As for your age- well my mother was 41 when she conceived me.. No medical help, no nothing. Just some very well timed and a lot of baby dancing!  :)</p>
<p>Something else that I know women have found handy is trying the Sperm Meets Egg Plan or SMEP- you can google it... Its basically some good common sense on when to time intercourse and OPKs! My hubby and I are trying it this cycle!</p>
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<p>Good Luck! Let us know how you go and what you decide!!!!</p>
 

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<p>Thank you! That information was helpful and inspiring! I a going to google now and I'll let you know how it goes! Thanks again!<img alt="thumb.gif" id="user_yui_3_4_1_2_1331685259434_163" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/thumb.gif"></p>
 

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<p>Well going to try the sme plan. Today is day 8 and I woke up with a headache from you know where.  I am hoping that is also an indication of ovulation. I ususally do get a head ache around tis time every month. Wish me luck!</p>
 

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<p>Good Luck!!! Get onto that BDing for the rest of the month!!!!</p>
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<p>If you are age 42 and ttc, come check out our women 40 and over ttc thread. We are quite a supportive and knowledgeable group.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1335938/warm-winter-wishes-and-bfps-40-ttc">http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1335938/warm-winter-wishes-and-bfps-40-ttc</a></p>
 
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