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September 23rd, 2007, 07:14 PM
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i have a question....on pg 65 it shows a chart at the top, showing the position of the cervix. on day 11, 12, and 13 it shows it high and open....does this mean that this person ovulated on all 3 days or just the last or what? tia!!
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September 23rd, 2007, 07:23 PM
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Just the last day I would assume (I don't have the book anymore). You only ovulate one day and then the egg only lives about 12-24 hours. But, like cervical mucous, cervical position can be "fertile" for multiple days beforehand.
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ok....so i'm a little confused....how do you know how long you are fertile for?? kwim?
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ok....so i'm a little confused....how do you know how long you are fertile for?? kwim?[/b]

You are fertile from the time you first observe mucus (because it can keep sperm alive up to 5 days to wait for ovulation) until 3 full days *after* you have confirmed ovulation. So, you need to wait for 3 days after your mucus dries up, your cervix closes, and you have 3 temperatures which are higher than the previous 6. The reason for waiting 3 days is that the egg can live 12-24 hours after ovulation. Then if double ovulation is going to occur, it will happen within 24 hours of that. Waiting 3 days afterwards ensures that the egg is most certainly dead and conception is no longer possible.

Does that clear it up a bit?
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September 24th, 2007, 06:19 AM
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Yup, what she said. You have to assume you are fertile any time your cervical mucous and/or cervical position are fertile.
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ok....so i'm a little confused....how do you know how long you are fertile for?? kwim?[/b]

You are fertile from the time you first observe mucus (because it can keep sperm alive up to 5 days to wait for ovulation) until 3 full days *after* you have confirmed ovulation. So, you need to wait for 3 days after your mucus dries up, your cervix closes, and you have 3 temperatures which are higher than the previous 6. The reason for waiting 3 days is that the egg can live 12-24 hours after ovulation. Then if double ovulation is going to occur, it will happen within 24 hours of that. Waiting 3 days afterwards ensures that the egg is most certainly dead and conception is no longer possible.

Does that clear it up a bit?
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so ANY mucus is present of just the eggwhite stuff? sorry for the questions.....i was doing good till i got to this section and now i feel confused! so if i was trying to prevent pregnancy, how long would we have to NOT have sex?
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September 24th, 2007, 08:32 AM
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Yes *any* mucus is potentially fertile. The eggwhite stuff is the most fertile as it arrives closest to ovulation, but anything you notice before that can also keep sperm cells alive - even if it just appears creamy, cloudy, sticky, or something else (everyone has their own unique mucus, so I don't want to confuse you by making it sound like it's all the same for everyone.)

Now keep in mind that some women have constant vaginal discharge that is NOT fertile, especially breastfeeding Moms. But at first, you have to assume it's all fertile because you don't know your own unique mucus patterns yet. After 3 charted cycles, you can determine the difference between what might be an infertile discharge for you and what is truly cervical mucus. If you're not cycling yet (such as with breastfeeding Moms), then it takes 2-4 weeks to determine if you have infertile discharge or not. This is called the Basic Infertile Pattern of Discharge, but I can't remember exactly how much detail is given about it in TCOYF.

As for how long your wait would be to avoid pregnancy, that depends entirely upon what your cycle is like. There is no set number of days because each cycle is unique. You might have more or less mucus days during one cycle than you did during the cycle before. You might ovulate early or late. You monitor it as it happens, no assumptions or predictions - just assessing your state of fertility day by day.

Figuring it all out can be a little confusing, are you interested in having a teacher walk you through it all?
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