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August 28th, 2011, 02:06 AM
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HI LADIES!

I am just wondering who else has irregular cycles and how you deal with them ttc-wise?
I have only started keeping track 5 cycles ago and so far I have figured out that my average cycle is 31 days, shortest is 28, and longest being 35!
That's a pretty big gap for figuring out ovulation and such, so how do you guys do it?

Also for ladies ttc for a while, do you take any specific vitamins to help your cycle and pregnancy chances?
I started taking a women's multivitamin 2 mos ago.

Hoping to hear some answers - thank you in advance!

-Carlie
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August 28th, 2011, 07:08 AM
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Mine are somewhat irregular as well and I started taking clomid this cycle.... I think taking a vitamin is good but I would recommend a prenatal; that's what most of us take when TTC. Do you know the length of your LP (luteal phase)?
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August 28th, 2011, 07:26 AM
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Mine are between 28 and 48 days. I chart, so it is easy for me to pinpoint O each time. The best way to know when to get busy is to watch for fertile (slippery) cervical fluid.
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August 28th, 2011, 01:33 PM
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I actually have no idea how to figure out my LP I know what it is, well I've heard about it.
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August 28th, 2011, 03:13 PM
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You just need to count the days from your ovulation to the day before AF.
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August 28th, 2011, 03:28 PM
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Oh, okay. Well since I'm irregular the online calculator says I can ovulate anywhere from the 9-18 this next month. So how will I know when to count ? Just by cm or what? I wanted to start temping this month but I only have a digital thermometer this month so I dont know if that would do me any good lol.

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August 28th, 2011, 05:16 PM
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Digital thermometors are what you use, although a basal one will usually be more accurate.

Get busy whenever you have slippery, stretchy cervical fluid, that's when you're most fertile.
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August 28th, 2011, 05:30 PM
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Alright thank you! I'm going to try and start charting this month then
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August 28th, 2011, 06:57 PM
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Good luck with the charting! If your thermometer goes to 2 decimal places, you're good to go. If not, I'd suggest getting one that does, since it'll be more accurate when trying to figure out when you're ovulating.

And most womens multi-vitamin have a good amount of folic acid in them, so don't worry about running out and buying a new bottle before you finish your current one. (Folic acid is really the most important supplement when TTC since you want a good build up of it in your system in order to help prevent neural tube defects once you become pregnant.)
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August 28th, 2011, 07:39 PM
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Well then I will stary looking online for a bbt thermometer btw do you chart during af too?
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August 29th, 2011, 07:08 AM
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What about the clear blue easy fertility monitor. It worked for us the FIRST cycle after 18 months TTC and 5 losses.

GL!
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August 29th, 2011, 06:23 PM
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Wow, I will have to look into that
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