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Hello I need some wisdom, my DH and I have a 22 month old and are ready to try for a babe again. We were blessed with a easy firt try last time and so we know nothing about planned preg. I have had 3 periods but not one last month and we have been sreiously trying for 2 days now I know very little about my cycles since bfing???And we got a test just to check since by period date is speradic...what do you recommend and why is it every other night you try and when is too soon to test???love and luck
 

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Hi peacefulmama! First off, you should join our "Nursing Mama's Getting Pregnant in September" thread - we are a group waiting for our first PPAF, or trying to sort through our wacky cycles while still nursing. My babe is 20 months old and still nursing, I just got my first PPAF about 3 weeks ago.<br><br>
I'd suggest reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility - go to the library and get it - and/or check out the Fertility Friend website (<a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com" target="_blank">www.fertilityfriend.com</a>). Both can tell you about charting - which is basically taking your temp every a.m.. A big spike in temp usually means you've ovulated, your temps stay higher than before ovulating for a certain amount of time... if they stay up and you should have had your period, you are probably pg!<br><br>
At any rate, you should at least keep track on a calendar or something when you get your periods, and when you think you ovulated. Really, you just bd like mad around ovulation (give it like 7 days either side or something I think..). I don't remember why every other day... we do that because we are lazy and tired! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Anyway, lots of egg white cervical mucus is often apparent near ovulation, and it is the perfect medium for those little swimmers to find the egg. I think the typical viable luteal phase (from ovulation to period) is over 10 days... I guess if you know you have ovulated and it has been like 14 days with no AF, I'd test.<br><br>
Hope that helps, there are lots of other things to do if you want, maybe some other mamas will post about OPK's and stuff!
 

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Hi owensmom and thanks I know I had my last period Aug 25th and so I guess I will be really fertile this week????is that right ?
 

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Before ds was born, I could tell you what days I would be fertile by looking at a calendar. Now that he's here, and nursing, I rely on cervical mucous. My cycles used to be exceptionally regular, and now they are not. (Personally, this is very disconcerting; I have no idea when things are going to happen <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">).<br><br>
So, you may be very fertile this week, or maybe not; it depends on whether or not you (will) ovulate. I'm sure that there are websites (but I don't have them bookmarked) that can tell you all about mucous and ovulation, but from what I read, when you see mucous that looks and feels like egg whites (slippery and very stretchy) you are most fertile. I don't use the temperature method to chart, because my ds would try to eat my thermometer (he already did! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: ) and after wrestling it out of his cute little hands, my temp would certainly have gone up significantly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I also recommend Taking Charge of Your Fertility; it's a great book and you can learn all about mucous charting there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Good luck. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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