How do I get started?

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Registered: 06-29-2011
How do I get started?
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Wed, 04-04-2012 - 3:45pm

I hope you don't mind a total novice asking how you get started with charting.

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Registered: 01-06-2000
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 9:40pm

No question is a bad question, so feel free to ask away.


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

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Thu, 04-05-2012 - 1:51pm
Thanks so much for your help, Sue. How do you check your cervical mucus and position, I'm not sure I want to ask! I've also seen that other members will use OPKs, are they good to use when you are charting or are they not necessary?
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Thu, 04-05-2012 - 1:51pm
Oh, and also, can you start anytime during your cycle or is best to wait until you get your period?
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Thu, 04-05-2012 - 9:25pm
plumlover wrote:
Thanks so much for your help, Sue. How do you check your cervical mucus and position, I'm not sure I want to ask! I've also seen that other members will use OPKs, are they good to use when you are charting or are they not necessary?

Checking cervical mucus (CM) and cervical position (CP) involves checking internally, so it depends on your comfort level if you want to add that in or if you want to wait a bit.


Sue
Homeschooling mom to DD15 & DS11

CL of Homeschooling, Signature Showcase, Ectopic Loss, and Fertility Charting