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August 19th, 2013, 01:17 PM
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Hi girls, I'm a newbie. Been participating in online forums for ages, but pretty excited to join a TTC/pregnancy one for the first time.

I'm Allison (or Ally, whatever you prefer) and DH and I are TTC #1 (have chart in siggy). Thought I'd join on in here!
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August 20th, 2013, 02:21 AM
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Hi Ally, welcome to the board! We have a great group of knowledgeable ladies here so please dont hesitate to ask any questions or vent.

Im posting from my phone and cant get your chart to work, is this your first cycle ttc?
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August 20th, 2013, 06:52 AM
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Hi and welcome to the boards! I hope your stay here is short and sweet but I look forward to getting to know you more. I couldn't get your chart to work...
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August 20th, 2013, 06:57 AM
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Welcome. You joined a great board.... Your chart isn't 'clickable'
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August 20th, 2013, 07:04 AM
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Welcome Ally!

Hope you enjoy your stay here, and hopefully it doesn't take long to get your BFP!
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August 20th, 2013, 08:01 AM
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Hi Ally! I'm Em. Welcome and ask away

I also couldn't get your chart to work. I can't click on the image.
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August 20th, 2013, 09:10 AM
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Yep, first cycle. Sorry! It's clickable now.
Thanks for the welcome!
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August 20th, 2013, 10:03 AM
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Welcome Ally!

I'm Ashley, they other co-host. DH and I have been trying since December 2011 and trying with gusto since March 2012.

psst.. your chart looks hot
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August 20th, 2013, 11:06 AM
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psst.. your chart looks hot
Hopefully!
Not feeling ant changes or any different, so we'll see..
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August 20th, 2013, 11:20 AM
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Wow...for your first chart that looks great! Have you been charting for a while?
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August 20th, 2013, 01:10 PM
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Wow...for your first chart that looks great! Have you been charting for a while?
Nope! This is our first cycle, my first time charting. Picked up Taking Charge of your Fertility a few months ago, read up on everything (huge researcher) and decided to chart and temp our first cycle. Was gonna just go with the flow for a bit, but decided not to. Was hoping by charting and temping, I'd see what was going on right away... so hopefully that helps a bit.
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August 20th, 2013, 02:07 PM
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Well you did a great job temping for your first month, nice lines on the chart. New charts often look like mountain ranges with spikes in temps.

I have TCOYF too, its a great read. I hope it helps you get your BFP soon!
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August 20th, 2013, 03:18 PM
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Well you did a great job temping for your first month, nice lines on the chart. New charts often look like mountain ranges with spikes in temps.

I have TCOYF too, its a great read. I hope it helps you get your BFP soon!
Thanks so much!
I wasn't on birth control beforehand, I know that can make cycles kinda crazy. I know I ovulate, etc.. so I guess my cycle is pretty "average", if that makes sense.
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August 20th, 2013, 04:46 PM
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hello ally.
welcome. you will love it here. the ladies are AWESOME!

Im Angela by the way(:
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August 22nd, 2013, 06:48 AM
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A 13 day LP (luteal phase) is pretty good...do you plan on testing or just waiting till AF shows?
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August 22nd, 2013, 04:10 PM
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Hey Ally I am Elle

That is an incredible first looking chart!!!! Fx for you
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August 22nd, 2013, 05:07 PM
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A 13 day LP (luteal phase) is pretty good...do you plan on testing or just waiting till AF shows?
I did this morning, was negative.
I think my period is on the way I just starting getting some cramps this evening. They feel like my usual ones.. I usually cramp 2-3 days before I actually get it. I'm not feeling pregnant? Not that I know what it feels like lol.

Edited to add.. that would make my LP 15-16 days, if AF comes when I expect. I read it's usually 12-14 days, is there anything "bad" about having a longer one?
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August 22nd, 2013, 06:29 PM
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A quick google search suggests that up to 16 days is totally normal - that over 16 might be a cause for concern. It might mean that you would have to wait longer for a positive pregnancy test, but not necessarily. A short luteal phase is generally more of a problem than a long one.
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August 23rd, 2013, 04:17 AM
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A quick google search suggests that up to 16 days is totally normal - that over 16 might be a cause for concern. It might mean that you would have to wait longer for a positive pregnancy test, but not necessarily. A short luteal phase is generally more of a problem than a long one.
Thank you! I also searched around and found the same
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August 23rd, 2013, 07:04 AM
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