We pride ourselves on having the friendliest
and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment
for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers.
If you have any problems registering please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!
I'm going to start charting when I get AF next week. I see so many charting services out there and I was wondering your opinions on the different services. I was thinking of trying a couple out for the first month to see which I prefer.
Here are the ones I was thinking of trying:
Taking Charge of Your Fertility
Also, I sometimes wake up with my mouth open. I was planning to chart orally because DH has to help me wake up, but would vaginally be best for consistent readings? I have an appointment with a women's health clinic in February about medications for a disorder I have and I have to bring two cycles' worth of charts with me, so I want it to try to get it right sooner rather than later.
I also use Fertility Friend. There have been times when their software interprets my info differently than I would, but for the most part, I really like it. I find it to be easy to use. I tried TCOYF, but I feel it is more confusing to read and also that site seems to take a lot longer to load for me for some reason, so I just stick with FF.
As for the temping, I actually do think that temping vaginally would bring you more accurate results, but I've never done it. I just think it's easier to temp orally (yes, I'm lazy like that). If you sleep with your mouth open a lot, though...I might do vaginal temping, especially if you are planning on bringing charts to your doctors.
Hi I just started temping this cycle and like you I sleep with my mouth open so I am temping vaginally and I find my temps are VERY stable. It is a little bit of extra work but I have peace of mind knowing my snoring and mouth breathing is not effecting anything.
I read the book TCOYF and use TCOYF. I Also use FF just to see how it works. I am liking TCOYF more, probably because I read the book. It has some tech issues sometimes but I like it's options for charting better. They are different in terms of options. TCOYF asked me to adjust 2 temps that were taken early, so I did. FF did not adjust my temps for my. As of this mornings temp FF has me Oing a few days ago... TCOYF has not updated with today temp (which was adjust) but I don't THINK it will put an O. I will probably dual chart for a while and eventually pick one to use exclusively. For now, its interesting to see how they differ with the same/similar info.
hm..., you know I never really insert it far in there. I dont know how far a divacup comes out. I am planning to not chart during AF since I tend to have a heavy flow and that just... well makes me uncomfortable.