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December 18th, 2010, 12:23 PM
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Ok, I have been tracking the length of my cycles sice Stella was born. I chart, but my temps are all over the place and I do not find them reliable at all. I mostly pinpoint ovulation by using OPKs.
Anyway..... I was trying to find out the average length of my cycle and possible dates of conception and I was wondering, how far back should I go to get the average? If I average all of the months I have recorded it comes out to over 34 days per cycle, but more recently my cycles have been shorter.
Any advice?

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December 19th, 2010, 09:45 AM
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I would probably go with just the last year.

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December 20th, 2010, 01:07 PM
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If they are all over the place, then go back a year, however, if you have had pretty regular cycles for the last few months, I would just use that average. Either way, if you're using OPKs, you'll want to start testing by your shortest cycle, just in case.

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December 20th, 2010, 03:01 PM
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Thanks ladies!
Rebecca, I plan on testing based on my shortest cycle. I was just trying to figure out what EDD would be. Hoping for another November baby!

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December 20th, 2010, 05:05 PM
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Ditto what the other ladies said. Also, do you use Fertility Friend? I love that site for my charting.
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December 21st, 2010, 01:02 PM
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Ditto everyone else, I'd go with a year of data. Unless there's like a specific time when your cycles started to be consistently like they are now, then I might just go with that data.

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December 24th, 2010, 01:30 PM
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Amy, I do use FF and I like it.

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