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Welcome to the charting to avoid July thread. If you would like to be added or removed (or have anything changed) from the roll call list, <b>please let me know by PMing me.</b> If you'd like to start the AUGUST thread, PM me and let me know, and I'll send you the raw copy of the front page <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Here's a link to last month's <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=907685" target="_blank">thread</a><br><br><div style="text-align:center;"><span style="font-size:x-large;">*Charting/Using FAM/NFP to AVOID*</span><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">To keep the list manageable you will be deleted after a month of not posting.</span><br><br>
who we are:<br><br>
(dates may be incorrect due to late night editing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">)</div>
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abharrington - CTA since 12/07<br>
akaisha - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/akaisha" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 04/08<br>
AmbieBambie 1011 -- CTA since 01/07<br>
Andee - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/20860c" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 03/08<br>
AnnieA -- <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1f0436" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 12/07<br>
anonyma - CTA since 12/07<br>
APMomOfKimmyN-Maya - CTA since 03/08<br>
April8830 - CTA since 04/08<br>
BananaBreadGirl - CTA for 2 years<br>
bananabug - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/bananabug" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 02/07<br>
Betnybaby<br>
breezlin - CTA since 12/07<br>
blessedmommy2006 - CTA for 21 mo<br>
CanidFL - CTA since 06/08<br>
Carlyn - CTA since 04/08<br>
cfiddlinmama -- CTA since 11/07 + more prior<br>
CherryBomb - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1430bb" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 06/08<br>
chisub - CTA since 07/07<br>
conniebonnie - CTA since 04/07<br>
Contrariety -- <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1ecf90" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 02/08<br>
crunchymamatobe - CTA since 01/08 + 2yrs<br>
cutekid - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/3ca4e" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 02/08<br>
desert lamb - CTA since 08/07<br>
eirual - CTA since 06/07<br>
jamiecatheryn -- CTA since 02/07<br>
jenne - CTA since 12/07<br>
jeninejessica - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/8236d" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 12/07<br>
jewelysmommy - CTA since 02/08<br>
jhpjkmomma CTA since 06/08<br>
Jilian - CTA since 02/08<br>
Juliacat - CTA since 03/08 mo, +33 cycles prior from 2001-2004<br>
KatieJJ334 -- CTA since 03/08<br>
KimProbable - CTA since 28 mo.<br>
ladyinred - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/21bdd9" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a><br>
LittleBirdy - CTA since 03/08<br>
LizzyQ - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/lizzyq" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 05/08<br>
lovemybaby - CTA since 12/07<br>
maggierayne -- CTA since 02/08<br>
MarineWife - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/coconutsFFChart" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 06/08<br>
MFuglei - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/4ec9b" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> for 28 months<br>
mom2cash - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1efaad" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 06/08<br>
momofsamandaddi - CTA since 03/08<br>
momtokimari<br>
Munkeesmama - CTA since 12/07<br>
mysticmama - CTA since 12/07<br>
notamommayet - CTA since 3 mo.<br>
notyetamommy - CTA since 22 mo.<br>
Othermother'n'madre - <a href="http://forums.ovusoft.com/chart.asp?id=lizabethian" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 02/08<br>
potatofairy - CTA since 11/07<br>
reina28 - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1f9332" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 03/08<br>
Runner29 - CTA since 07/07 + 2 years previous<br>
sahm2two - CTA since 12/07<br>
sk8ermaiden -- <a href="http://forums.ovusoft.com/chart.asp?id=sk8ermaiden" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> 09/07<br>
Sihaya - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/164a16" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 03/08<br>
Shelsi - CTA since 08/07<br>
ShwarmaQueen CTA since 09/07<br>
silverspoook - CTA since 12/07<br>
swanmom - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/1d5a96" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 12/07<br>
texaspeach - CTA since 10/04<br>
tippy - CTA 4 yr<br>
triscuitsmom - CTA since 10/07<br>
TrishWSU --<br>
Twinklefae - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/20ec4b" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 05/08<br>
twolilsweetfoxes - CTA since 02/08<br>
wilson - CTA since 02/08<br>
##jackie -- CTA since 02/08<br><br><b>Graduates</b> (no longer avoiding)<br>
Feminine earth<br>
JuicyPakwan -<a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/da74f" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/chart1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart2"></a> since 06/07<br>
jul511riv - CTA 17 mo<br>
Mrs_Lurker - CTA 11 mo<br>
Bun in Oven --<br>
ccasanova -- cta 4 mo<br>
augustinem -- cta 6 mo (lax at the end...)<br>
DanelleB - <a href="http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/Danelle" target="_blank"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/BFPChart2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Chart">:</a> since 12/07<br><br><br>
Happy charting!<br><br><br><br><div style="text-align:center;"><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:x-large;">Summary of FAM rules (sympto-thermal)</span></span></b><br><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Pre-ovulation rules:</span></div>
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1) First 5 Days Rule: You are safe the first 5 days of your menstrual cycle if you had an obvious temp shift 12-16 days before.<br><br>
2) Dry day rule: You are safe to DTD after 6PM if you have been dry all day.<br><br><div style="text-align:center;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Post ovulation rules:</span></div>
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1) Peak day rule: the last day of fertile mucous is called the peak day (the day before your mucous begins to dry up). You are safe to DTD on the fourth consecutive day after the peak day. If another patch of more fertile mucous appears, start your count over.<br><br>
2) Temperature shift rule: You are safe the evening of the third consecutive day your temp is above your coverline. If your temp falls at or below the coverline during the 3 day count, begin your count again.<br><br>
BOTH rules must be satisfied to be considered in your infertile phase.<br><br><div style="text-align:center;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">How to set a coverline:</span></div>
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When you see a temperature shift of at least 0.2 degrees F above the highest of the last 6 temps, draw a line 0.1 degrees F above that highest temp.
 

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Hey everyone. I just started the new July thread.
 

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MarineWife , thank you for starting a new thread <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 

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NP. I don't know why it came out centered, though. I'm not a computer whiz so I'm not going to mess with it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">NP. I don't know why it came out centered, though. I'm not a computer whiz so I'm not going to mess with it.</div>
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I changed the formatting before I sent it to you - the one thread is centered, so I centered it. If you want to change it, click on edit, then go advanced and just press ctrl+a to select all, and then click the left align button at the top (near the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">U</span> and under where it says fonts)
 

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i find it hillarious (in a good way) that the link in junes thread says heres the june thread....this threads header says july and then it says welcome to aprils thread! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> just what i needed. someone time warping me!
 

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Hey all,<br>
I'm still here... but only for 2 more months, then CTC for us!<br>
happy 4th to everyone,
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i find it hillarious (in a good way) that the link in junes thread says heres the june thread....this threads header says july and then it says welcome to aprils thread! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> just what i needed. someone time warping me!</div>
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I never noticed! It has said April since April! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">but only for 2 more months, then CTC for us!</div>
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Mee too! I actually have really enjoyed learning how to avoid getting pg because I'm hoping it can also help me GET pg when I want to!<br>
I'm thinking August/September...but I'll let y'all know!
 

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I'm joining in this month. I was lurking last month, I've only been charting for a couple weeks, and so far it's all wonky. Probably due to coming off hormonal bc. Will put in the link to my chart when I get it all transfered from the notepad I'm keeping by the bed.
 

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Well I am here. On CD 7. This cycle I am being extra careful. Last month we had an oops that scared me. Then I recently announced we were moving, and everyone and I MEAN everyone I told guessed I was pregnant. So out of complete and horrific fear of getting pregnant I might sit this cycle out completely LOL.
 

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Hi ladies - thought I'd sub. We've been CTA for 28 months now.<br><br>
As of now, we're unsure whether or not we'll ever have a #3 but aren't ready to make any permanent decisions. Charting's worked well for us -- both to avoid and to conceive my son.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I changed the formatting before I sent it to you - the one thread is centered, so I centered it. If you want to change it, click on edit, then go advanced and just press ctrl+a to select all, and then click the left align button at the top (near the <span style="text-decoration:underline;">U</span> and under where it says fonts)</div>
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Oh, ok. I don't care. I was just afraid I had done something that made it change. I'll leave it. I guess if I go advanced editing I'll figure out how to add people and their charts?<br><br>
Everyone, you'll have to bear with me because I have no idea how to do all of that. I just wanted to start a new thread. Didn't realize I'd be in charge of adding people. I don't mind. You'll just have to give me time to learn. It may also take me a while to figure out who's new and needs to be added since I just joined a few days ago.<br><br>
I'll change the months, too. I realized last night after I went to bed that I labeled the link on the old thread to the new one June. I didn't even look at the month on the front page. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
Now, on my chart stuff. I'm wondering if I could have ovulated already. This is my first cycle charting since having my baby a year ago. First PP bleed was the start of this chart. I never ovulate early. My average O day is cd24 or something like that. I missed a couple of temps and my temps are lower than usual for post-O but they look like they may have shifted up, my cm has dried up and my cp has gone back to not fertile. I also had pains a few days ago that I marked as cramping but noted could be O pains. It'll be interesting to see what happens in the next few days.
 

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Hey mamas!<br><br>
subbing...<br><br>
Only a few more months of avoiding for me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Bodyfat that is too low can stop ovulation. The ideal percentage of bodyfat for women for fertility is at least 20% and I think maybe to 22 or 23% (not sure about the upper end). When I was ttc #2 I had to gain some weight because my bodyfat was too low.<br><br>
BTW, I wanted to get clarification about your question about the one high temp. You said your temps after that dropped but you didn't say how far they dropped. I assumed you meant back down to the 97.5-97.7 range. If they stayed above 97.7, though, you may have ovulated.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I didn't start the thread b/c I was worried about messing it up.<br><br>
Yes, the temps went back to 97.5-7.<br><br>
I broke my arm Friday and had surgery, so now I have a low-grade temp, but I know I've not ovulated, so no worries about being pg with all the medication and stuff. Nursing was enough!
 

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Subbing this month!<br><br>
I'm CTA after I have had 2 highly irregular PP cycles. I'm EBF my 10 month old so that's messing with my cycle still... i'm now on CD 18 with no signs of ovulation but I had some fertile-quality cm CD 13-15 and then quickly dried up and no temp shift. My DS is going through a growth spurt and nursing non-stop so maybe that is suppressing ovulation? I'm not sure, I'm new to this but can't wait to see what's going on with my body!
 

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Thanks for starting the new thread!<br><br>
When you have a few spare minutes, you might change me from CTA 9 months to CTA since 9/07. That way it won't ever have to be changed again. I would ask you to put in the link to my chart, but that would be really mean since you're new and learning this posting business. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
After my monster 5 month cycle, I had a totally normal (for me anyway) one!! Totally stoked about that and hoping for another.
 

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mom2cash - I've added you to the list. If you have a chart or a start date you'd like me to add, let me know. Breastfeeding definitely affects fertility. After having my 2nd child I had several PP bleeds before actually ovulating. Then I ovulated one cycle, had one anovulatory cycle, ovulated again and may have had another anov cycle before becoming somewhat regular.<br><br>
sk8termaiden - Updated your info and added your chart. Yours is the first Ovusoft chart I've seen on here.
 

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Marinewife - If your temps are up for 2 more days, I would say you O'd on the 4th or 5th.<br><br>
I am still on the same cycle from last month....thought I was on my way to O but not yet.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I didn't start the thread b/c I was worried about messing it up.<br><br>
Yes, the temps went back to 97.5-7.<br><br>
I broke my arm Friday and had surgery, so now I have a low-grade temp, but I know I've not ovulated, so no worries about being pg with all the medication and stuff. Nursing was enough!</div>
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eek, i hope you're feeling better!!<br><br>
and <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome"> to all the new people!!<br><br>
as for me, after my unpleasant condom incident last month i am patiently awaiting AF sometime between monday and wednesday-ish. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/praying.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="praying">:
 
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