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Well, right now I am trying to figure out my cycles so if (when ) we switch to NTNP I'll have an idea of what my body is doing. I was explaining to DH that we have the green light to DTD until Sunday and he looked at me like I was a witch doctor and was spreading my crazy magic juju spell. I told him it is called OVULATION and there is science involved and everything. He is an intelligent man, don't get me wrong, but I swear he cannot grasp that NFP and/or Rhythym are real.
I am getting really baby making antsy and DO NOT want another summer baby, so trying to work with my cycles and understand them is the only distraction from caving in to the baby making right now
Jessica Wife to Rich -
Mom to DD - 13 DS - 10 DD - 5 DD - 3
Last edited by MamaJessie; October 1st, 2010 at 10:31 AM.
That's cute. But how do you know you won't be fertile until Sunday? Your signs of fertility could start anytime, no? Would he be open to attending an NFP class with you, so he can understand the science of it for himself?
Last edited by ShawnaCAN; October 1st, 2010 at 08:30 AM.
Predicting fertility with a calender or based on your average cycle length is the Rhythm Method. It's pretty hit or miss, so you may already be NTNP without realizing it! Newer kinds of NFP are much more accurate for identifying the fertile and infertile days, whether you need to know for TTC or TTA.
I was just logging on to edit my post. I'll edit the title and call it rhythym method, because you are absolutely right
I understand that the rhythym method is hit or miss so I am erring on the side of caution and giving us even less time than the calendar gives us. That's why I am going to get some OPKs too. It's really just a matter of being curious about my cycles and after 31 years I figure I ought to have some sense of such things.
Have you tried temping MamaJessie? I use fertility friend's website and cyclepages.
With cyclepages I just put in my AF times and let it predict ovulation. With FF I do put the temps in and all the cm info. I use OPK's half the time. What I noticed with my cycles at least that cyclepages is a day later for ovulation than FF. I think that the cyclepages website is the one that is more accurate.
For me right now I will be ovulating according to FF on monday and with cyclepages it is tuesday. I would be due mid July.