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Hi ladies. Just wondering how many of you conceived without ever TEMPING? Taking my temps everyday is stressing me out way more than I had anticipated so I'm thinking of throwing away the thermometer. Just wanted to know how many of you were successful without temping. Thanks!
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i tried it for a while but just couldn't keep up with it, I just used OPK's until I found out 'when' I ovulate...took about three months. Then I knew based on cm and day about when I o'd. Ironically though, after my m/c... I conceived both my ds and this one after I literally quit trying. I was stressed way out (both with TTC and work) and once I let go....nature took its course. good luck.
I have conceived 3 times and never tried temping- it is way too stressful. What good is it anyway other than to predict ovulation? I would rather know I am not pregnant by af coming than seeing my temp drop and trying to ang onto any little bit of hope. I would be discouraged all month if I temped!
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The only time I temped and used OPKs was this last time. The other 3 times I got pregnant without it. I did pay attention to CM with my first and knew to BD when I saw EWCM. But with my 2nd and 3rd pregnancies I didn't even pay attention to that.
I never temped but I did use OPK's really just because I felt like I needed to do something - but honestly we BD'd every single day from like Day 13 on so I didn't even need to use the OPK's and I think it does add an element of stress worrying about testing. Maybe try a month without it all and see how it goes - just BD a lot!!
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when we began TTC in July last year, I started temping, and had a successful conception in November... however I then went on to miscarry.... we decided ot start TTC straight away, but I made the decision not to temp - because as you said i got so stressed out by it... I generally monitored my CM to get an indicator of when I was going to ovulate, although most of my cycles I O'd on CD13 anyway so it was pretty easy...
I have pg 5 times and I have only temped with one. And the one I temped with took two cycles to get pg. The rest I got pg after one cycle.
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I was on my 3rd month of temping when DS was conceived (but during O time we were out of town and I didn't temp!). This time I decided to stop temping because I too was getting so stressed out over it all. My cycles we always pretty regular so I monitored cm and that was it. we actually only got in 1 bd session around O time. i think less is more, and focusing on my relatioship with my DH rather than getting pg is what worked for us.