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View Poll Results: Did you abstain for a few weeks when you first learned to chart?
No, but I think it would have helped 4 30.77%
No, but I don't think it would have helped 2 15.38%
No, unsure whether it would have helped 2 15.38%
Yes, and it helped 3 23.08%
Yes, and it didn't help 1 7.69%
Yes, unsure if it helped 1 7.69%
Mostly, except for a few times. 0 0%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

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  #1  
September 29th, 2011, 07:46 AM
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When you first learned to chart, did you follow the guidelines to abstain for a few weeks in order to learn your body signs without other fluids to make it confusing?


Methods that recommend taking time to learn your body:

FAM (Taking Charge of Your Fertility)
Billings Ovulation Method
Creighton Model
CCL's Sympto Thermal Method
Northwest Family Services Sympto Thermal Method
Serena


Unsure about the Marquette Model
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September 29th, 2011, 08:14 AM
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No because when I first learned years ago I was TTC Lil Kev.
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September 29th, 2011, 10:43 AM
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It's recommended for first time charters who are TTC too, actually! LOL The idea is that it helps you recognize fertile signs without the extra confusion of seminal fluid, so you'll have a better idea about what to look for to maximize the chances of conception.
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September 29th, 2011, 11:02 AM
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Yeah I got really lucky with Kev and didn't even get a chance to finish my first chart. I ended up getting knocked up right away. Wish that would have happened this time too. But oh well.
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September 29th, 2011, 11:46 AM
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Yeah I got really lucky with Kev and didn't even get a chance to finish my first chart. I ended up getting knocked up right away.
That's awesome! Hope you have a short stay in TTC-dom!
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September 29th, 2011, 12:19 PM
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I should have but didn't.
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September 29th, 2011, 12:43 PM
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Well... there's one reason I can't figure out my CM each month.
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September 29th, 2011, 01:36 PM
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Umm...wow that was a long time ago. Yes and no - we used it with withdrawl. So we weren't relying on it for birth control and we didn't have seminal fluid confusion.
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September 29th, 2011, 03:45 PM
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I voted "No and I don't think it would have helped" because at the time I learned about charting I was pregnant with #4.
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September 29th, 2011, 04:26 PM
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I answered for this round of learning, on my more self learning, no.
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September 29th, 2011, 08:00 PM
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i voted "no and i don't think it would have helped" because at the time i learned about charting i was pregnant with #4.

lol lol lol!
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