annovulatory ????

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Registered: 10-18-2004
annovulatory ????
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Mon, 12-20-2004 - 10:02am


I have read in Taking Charge of Your Fertility that your body may try to ovulate a few times in your cycle and then just give up and never actually ovulate. In an anovulatory cycle like this, do you get the extremely fertile CM? If so, how long after the last patch of CM 'til AF (I realize this would not be true AF).

I am asking this because I underwent a laparatomy (surgery to remove ectopic pregnancy) on 10/31. I have had at least 3 patches of fertile CM with one in particular that I remember as extremely fertile. We were given the OK to TTC and so have been. I got a negative on the HPT Saturday. The last patch of CM was 12/2. I am still breastfeeding my toddler. My concern here is that my body now thinks I have a new baby - my toddler! And if that is the case, it could be a long time before I get my cycle back. But, I never get fertile CM with anovulatory cycles due to breastfeeding and I definitely had fertile CM this time. With my last 2 pregnancies, I didn't get a +HPT until around 5 weeks (I always wondered if I produced less hcg due to lactating).

I so desperately want a +HPT for Christmas, but if I am not going to get one, then I would like AF to hurry up so I can move on to the next cycle.

I have not been charting because I really didn't think post-op that I would even want to BD or TTC for quite a while. Thanks for reading this rambling post. I appreciate any input.

Shelly


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Registered: 08-31-2004
Mon, 12-20-2004 - 12:11pm

Hi Shelly,

I unfortunately can't seem to get a hold of TCOYF, they don't carry it anywhere around here! Is that wierd or what? So obviously, I haven't gotten to read it. However, I feel like if you had very fertile cm, then you were most likely ovulating. I'm sure there's exceptions to that of course. I also tend to have several patches of fertile cm in one cycle, I'm pretty sure that I'm Oing though, I'm temping so it appears that I am. I would tend to say that the last patch of fertile cm was your O date, and you should be able to test 18 days or so after that with accuracy.

" My concern here is that my body now thinks I have a new baby - my toddler! And if that is the case, it could be a long time before I get my cycle back."

Your cycles should return to 'normal' after your ectopic. Were you having regular cycles before your ectopic? I had a stillbirth 3 months ago due to an umbilical cord accident, and my ds is still nursing. My cycles were 60 days prepregnancy and my AF came at 6.5 wks post partum. And has been going normally since (about 50 days).

HTH

Jeska

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Registered: 10-18-2004
Mon, 12-20-2004 - 1:16pm

I normally have a very regular cycle, but only had one cycle between my last baby (who is now my nursing toddler) and my ectopic. I tend to have extended amenorrhea with nursing and don't get my AF until my baby is 2 and I cut back on the nursing sessions. My CM was definitely the fertile stretchy kind where it would stretch from me to the water in the toilet when I would use the bathroom. TMI, I apologize but I am sure you can relate.

I have ordered several books from Amazon.com, expecially regarding MC and infant loss as these are not normally stocked in the stores.

I will test again tomorrow.

Shelly