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Sat, 10-29-2011 - 8:52pm

Hi again!

I've been going through all of the online lessons on FF and preparing for my first cycle off BCP! I have a question about intercourse near the fertile window - since FF is geared towards TTC, they say the fertile window can be as long as 6 days, with 3 of those days being the most fertile.

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Sat, 10-29-2011 - 11:19pm

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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 9:42am

Sorry for the late response.

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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 12:52pm
Ok, so a question related to that, what if you have CM from the day after your period ends until the day it starts again? I've been like that since I started charting (and likely before, just didn't notice it). DH is not likely to be will to abstain from the day after AF until I O, since they can be over a week apart. At least once we start TTA, or if we decide to try and "avoid" a month for whatever reason.
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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 1:37pm

Thanks!! Yes those posts help a lot! I think I'm getting the hang of it!

So far I'm at day 10 of my first charting cycle, which is also my first cycle off BCP, so what I'm seeing on my chart isn't quite matching up yet.

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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 9:44pm

Well, there are other ways of being intimate without intercourse, so would your dh be happy with that type of activity when it's not safe?


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Wed, 11-09-2011 - 4:15am

Hi Unfortunately, if you have CM from the day your period ends then you need to abstain from then until after ovulation (not good - I had that this cycle and I generally ovulate around day 18 - dh not happy!), but just because that happens this cycle, it doesn't mean it always will.

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Thu, 11-10-2011 - 3:22pm
Myself, I've been off of hormonal BC since, ummm, April or May of 2010. It has side effects for me that I'm not willing to live with. OP is the one just coming off BC :) So if my cycles stay the same after baby #2 gets here (whenever that will be) we'll have to find something to use between AF until after O :(
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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 4:19am

Sorry, got confused! In that case it may be worth you looking into a mucus only method such as Billings or Creighton - you can get an infertile pattern which includes mucus, but you'd need to work with a teacher to work that out.

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 9:08am
I'll look into those once we need them. Have to write them down somewhere to remember them, lol. Ok, off to get coffee, its too early here :)
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