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May 5th, 2009, 11:08 AM
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Just wondering if it's necessary to have obvious EWCM to conceive? I have always known when I was ovulating prebaby because I always had TONS of EWCM then.

I had some sort of CM a few days ago and then it stopped, dunno if it was quite EW though. We DTD yesterday which was CD 14. But I didn't notice any CM then or the day before. Part of me thinks maybe I'll ovulate later than CD 14 and have a short LP, but since I had EWish CM a few days ago, part of me thinks I already ovulated. Confused! Maybe this cycle is anovulatory and I'm not even going to have a period this month.

If there was no EWCM yesterday, odds are I wasn't fertile, right? We aren't actively TTC this month so it's not a huge deal either way.
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May 5th, 2009, 11:27 AM
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I have seen on ttc forums people saying they concieved despite having a dry cycle, or no EWCM.

(ps, sorry if any of my postings repeat - the site seems to be acting up a bit!)
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According to "taking charge of your fertility" even checking CM while breastfeeding can give you false hope. Your CM changes because your breastfeeding.
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I have also heard that CM can be a bit wacky and make no sense or be non existent and someone still become pg. So IMO CM and Breastfeeding do not like one another and are unreliable when combined
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Well it's certainly possible to be fertile without the EW. Thats where checking cervix, O tests, ferning etc come in handy I guess? I myself have been tempted a few times to buy some O tests but they're so expensive in the stores. And I am scared to check my cervix
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Okay, I might just relax and see what happens in 2 weeks. I really don't want to temp or do any of that. I wish it could be as easy as it was pre-baby but it doesn't look like it will be.
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According to "taking charge of your fertility" even checking CM while breastfeeding can give you false hope. Your CM changes because your breastfeeding.
Ah, well mine certainly is confusing! I had no noticable cm (but wasn't paying much attention) for a long long time, until I started taking Vitex and Red Raspberry then I started getting yellow stretchy stuff (EWCM?) but just as I thought I was getting a 'pattern' last cycle I had no EWCM before ovulation then creamy cm EVERY day after...it was weird! And it got my hopes up that it was a sign and I was so sure I was going to get a BFP......so now I am not going to look for cm signs. Too much can be falsely read into it.
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