new and trying to have a baby

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Registered: 03-15-2011
new and trying to have a baby
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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 8:10am

hi my name is tina and i am new to this site.

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Registered: 03-01-2011
Wed, 03-16-2011 - 10:41am

Wecome to the board! I would go by the days your had fertile CM. That's the best indication of when to DTD. Your last day of fertile CM would likely be the day you O'd. Count about 14 days from then and that should be when you can test. Good luck!

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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 10:56am

thank you

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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 2:12pm
Welcome to the board! That does sound right that you could probably test on the 23rd. It's so hard waiting, isn't it?

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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 2:26pm

yes it is

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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 4:08pm
Welcome Tina! I'm still waiting to O & then the dreaded 2ww!! I am so impatient too! Hope you can keep yourself distracted while you wait...good luck & hope you get your bfp :)

If not there's other ways to track your cycles like opk's & temping. Online calculators aren't always accurate. One said I should O on Tuesday & the other said Thursday so go figure. Tracking cm is great too...
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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 5:18pm

ok so how do you track your temp with a regular themometer.

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Wed, 03-16-2011 - 6:00pm
You need a basal body thermometer or bbt for short. I picked up mine at Walmart for $8. You need to take your temp first thing in the morning when you're still in bed & over the course of your cycle your temp will fluctuate & tell you when you O. This is my first cycle temping so I'm still new at it but google fertility friend - it's a site completed dedicated to temping & will teach you everything you need to know :)
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