How can I tell if I'm ovulating?

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Registered: 02-13-2007
How can I tell if I'm ovulating?
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Sun, 09-13-2009 - 10:00pm

AF came today, officially ending my 2nd cycle of TTC. I'm a little disappointed, but not upset. However, I was looking over my charts and started wondering a little. They're just so hard to read, even FF can't usually figure them out (of my last 4 cycles, it's been sure of 1 O day, unsure of 2, and not even willing to guess on the last one). I've been assuming my signs are just funky, but how can you tell if you're even ovulating? My understanding is that AF can still come during anovulatory cycles, so how do you know for sure?

Please don't think I'm panicking about fertility or anything. I know these things take time, even when you're BDing as close to O as possible, and 2-3 cycles is nothing. But I have been frustrated by conflicting signs that make GD even harder. What do you think?

(I'd show you my last few charts, but I only know how to share the current one.)

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Siggy 5
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Registered: 03-15-2007
Mon, 09-14-2009 - 8:50am
Do you have a ticker so you can post it, and we can link to your chart?
(If you'll notice, you can click my ticker below and see my chart.)


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Mon, 09-14-2009 - 10:06am
Nifty! I hope I did this right!


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Siggy 5
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Mon, 09-14-2009 - 11:07am
Yeah, it worked. It looks like your last cycle is missing too many days around the time ovulation would have occurred to make a guess about ovulation. Just make sure you are temping every day, especially in the middle of your cycle. That will give you a better idea, and fertilityfriend will probably have enough info to make a guess about it.


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Mon, 09-14-2009 - 11:23am
Yeah, that's when DD and DH had the stomach flu and I was up all hours of the night. Figures it would happen then, right?
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Siggy 5
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Mon, 09-14-2009 - 12:17pm
Yeah I agree, that you just missed too many days.
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Thu, 09-17-2009 - 4:17pm
Its so hard to tell because you really need day 15 to see if it was still at its lowest then, or if it had already raised. That day would have been key. I know you said that OPK are coming up positive so I take that as a great sign that you are ovulating. How many days are you getting a positive on the OPK? If you are getting it for 3 plus days you should move up your last attempt a day. I did everything right and continued getting positive OPK every month, yet it took us 6 months for a last little guy. And trying for a boy should be easier and quicker, so if we do ttc a girl, Im planning on it taking at least 6 months.
Hang in there!



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