When to start tracking BBT after birth control? Very new to this so any help would be awesome :)

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When to start tracking BBT after birth control? Very new to this so any help would be awesome :)
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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 4:42am

Hi my name is Torie and

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Welcome to the board! First off, here is a link to the abbreviations: http://www.ivillage.com/acronyms-and-abbreviationstrying-conceive-and-infertility/6-a-144570?ice=iv:mb:msg:mm

As far as when to start tracking BBT, I would probably suggest sooner than later? It all depends on how involved you want to be with it. We do have a Fertility Charting board if you would like some help getting started: http://forums.ivillage.com/ivillage/?category.id=iv-pstempchart

You found a great place for support on here, good luck TTC!

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Registered: 03-27-2011

Hi Torie! This is definitely a helpful board to be on, so welcome!

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Hi Torie, welcome to the board! I do hope your stay is short and sweet :) and you and your SO (significant other) have something wonderful to share with your families at Christmas time :)

First off, I'm not the best person for advice on temping because I don't do it, but you'll want to take it first thing I the morning around the same time every morning, even before you get out of bed to go to the bathroom in the morning. And you can start taking your temp at any time of your cycle, the sooner the better so you can start charting it and hopefully start seeing a pattern as your cycles go on. If you go to www.fertilityfriend.com, this is a site where you can put in your morning temps on each and every day and it will give you cross hairs (which indicate when you will O (ovulate) ) I'll let someone else explain every little detail to you, but that's pretty much the jiff of it :)

There are also many other signs you can be watching for during your cycle that indicate O. One thing I watch for and chart is my mucus change. Our mucus is a huge indicator of O! To some it may sound icky, but it's just something normal that happens to every women. But watch your mucus throughout your cycle. After AF (Aunt Flow) you will notice that your mucus is dry or non existent, between AF and O it will becoming white, or creamy, sometimes a little slippery. At the time of O you will get what we cal the most fertile mucus, EWCM (Egg White Cervical Mucus) it's clear, and white (resembles egg whites, hence the name :) ) it can be anytime during the day or night, most women will say they notice EWCM for 1-5 day's before O, this type of mucus is very friendly to sperm and helps them swim upwards towards the egg. Sperm can also live up to 5 day's in this fertile mucus, so once you notice this mucus you can start BDing (baby dancing, which we like to sub for sex)

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Thanks everyone for responding to my post. Everything you guys said was very helpful. I went ahead and set up and account with firtilityfriend.com. What a great site by the way. I went to the doctors beacuse I thought my thyroid might be a little low so I'm hoping even if it is it won't through off my cycle too much. I hope everyone has a good weekend and some great BMS :smileyhappy:

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Hi there! Welcome to the board, and congratulations on starting your journey toward a baby! It's really an exciting time!

You've been given some great advice already. I'd also really recommend reading the book "Taking Charge of Your Fertility." It's a super-informative book that goes really in-depth on how your cycle works, and how to chart it. I first read it two years ago, and I still use it as a reference on a regular basis.

Best of luck to you--I hope your stay here is short and sweet!
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Hi, Welcome to the board. Looks like everyone has already answered your questions. You and I seem to be in the same boat, just a few month apart. I went off the pill in June after having been on it for many years. I'm now on my 2nd cycle ttc. I was on Yaz and had a hard time when I first went off of it - nausea, mood swings, dizziness, no energy. It was pretty bad that first month. It can take a bit to get your body back to normal. I started charting right away and find it very helpful. I use countdowntoprenancy.com to chart.

Feel free to join our newbies thread down below as well. :)

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