Irregular periods - do I check ovulation before TTC??

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Registered: 08-21-2013
Irregular periods - do I check ovulation before TTC??
Wed, 08-21-2013 - 12:09pm

Hi all

I'm completely new to this, so please forgive anything I get wrong!

We're going to start TTC in October, but I have PCOS and on average a 40 day cycle, but I'm never really sure when my periods are going to happen! I'm not sure I'm even ovulating, and am tempted to start doing ovulation tests before we start TTC, just to see whether there's even a chance, and whether I need to get myself down to the doctors earlier than I thought!

It would be great to get some opinions, I already have some ovulation test things, so could start in a couple of weeks.


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Registered: 11-13-2008

If you can find cheap test strips, it's not a bad idea to get a feel for what your cycles are doing.  Have you thought about tracking your cervical mucus or basal body temperature?  Doing them together would give you a picture of what your body is doing.  Good luck!