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If you are BF can you still use CM analysis as to whether or not you are ovulating? I am almost 5m PP and I've yet to have a period but today I had a lot of very egg ****** CM...this totally got me excited that maybe I will be getting my cycle back...I'd love to be PG again or at least be able to seriously try since we had a difficult time conceiving my son...it would be nice to do this w/o medical intervention...
 

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It sounds like you are in the transition to full fertility.<br><br>
Several studies have indicated that fertility and ovarian activity return step by step (Ellison 1996, p. 326-327):<br><br>
Follicular activity without ovulation (No chance of pregnancy.)<br>
1a. Menstruation without ovulation (This does not always occur--see below.)<br><b>Ovulation without luteal competence (After the egg is released, fertilization may take place. During the luteal phase, the uterine lining is prepared for implantation as the egg travels down the fallopian tube and into the uterus. If the uterine lining is not adequately prepared for implantation, the implantation will probably not be successful.)</b><br>
Full luteal competence (Full fertility -- at this point breastfeeding no longer has any effect on your chance of pregnancy.)<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/fertility.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/fertility.html</a><br><br>
And check out the links at the bottom of the page for a ton more info.
 

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From what I know, and personal experience, it just isn't real reliable. It is better to use temp and cm. Progesterone seems to really reduce cm, so it can be hard to tell what kind you have.
 
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