Charting while breastfeeding?
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|Tue, 08-23-2011 - 7:16pm|
Hi all (and Sue!)!
I'm currently breastfeeding, but I refuse to go on any type of chemical birth control. And while I would be ok with getting pg right now, I'm taking domperidone to keep my milk supply up, and it can cause birth defects. So, until I go off of it in December, I need to be careful. Charting seems to be the best way to keep up with things. It's not like we DTD all that often, but I don't want to be worrying about it, you know?
DS will be a year old in just a couple weeks, so I want to stop counting on breastfeeding as my birth control method. We also co-sleep, so I get woken up a couple times a night, but not for long, and never all the way (unless DS gets stuck trying to do a headstand...). Will temps be accurate, or do I just need to keep an eye on CM?
Notes about my pre-baby cycle: 30 days, O'd generally day 16-17. Temps always showed a clear shift, and I would get EWCM two days before O every cycle. I can't quite get the hang of cervical position, so I never worried about that.