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Old 08-07-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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I got AF now what???

I got AF today! Now where do I start? I've never charted or anything, I always knew that when the cramps came I had about an hour before AF showed up. Now that we are trying for #2, I'd like to try to figure out when may be the best or "right" time to DTD for lack of a better phrase. So to all you experts , where do I begin with charting?

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Old 08-07-2006, 03:34 PM   #2
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Ok so this is your CD1, start counting from today.
Do you want to take temps and check your cervical mucous? You can start taking your temp now and start checking your CM after AF packs her bags.
You can log your temps here...www.fertilityfriend.com and that will also help you notice a pattern to help predict ovulation.
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Old 08-07-2006, 04:06 PM   #3
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http://www.babycenter.com/calculators/ovulation/ used this site to help me predict when i was planning my last 2 babies hth
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Old 08-07-2006, 04:22 PM   #4
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I second fertilityfriend. Get yourself a basal body temperature thermometer (I use the one made by BD). Every morning you need to take your temp when you wake up before you get out of bed, and at as close to the same time every day as you can. Then you log this on your chart. You'll know when you've ovulated because you'll see a big thermal shift (check my chart in the link in my siggy to see what I'm talking about). Unfortunately, the first month is more of a data collection situation... no prediction, unless you're using ovulation predictor tests as well. But after you get through that first month, you'll have a good idea of what cycle day you normally ovulate on and you can plan accordingly. In the meantime, you can always just DTD like rabbits from when AF leaves to when you've gotten confirmation on your chart that you have ovulated.
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Old 08-07-2006, 09:14 PM   #5
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I'm going to use fertility friend and check out babycenter.com thanks mamas!!! I'll let you know how it goes, this is only day one of many more to follow I'm sure!!
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are you 28 dyas regular?? Start doing the baby dance on day ten (from the first day of AF) and keep doing it until day 15
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I'll have to do the BD!!! HAven't done that yet how does it go? My cycle used to be 28 days like a clock but after dd#1 it seems to be anywhere between 28-30 days. This time it was 29.
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What is BD?
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What is BD?
Check the thread titled Help for those new to TTC (Trying to Conceive) for help with the abbreviations we use.

In this case, BD=baby dance... (another way of saying DTD=Do the Deed... or just plain making babies!)
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Old 08-12-2006, 10:47 AM   #10
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OK AF has made her exit!! Let the BD begin!!!
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