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June 6th, 2011, 04:51 PM
keekopeeko's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: virginia
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Well ladies! i am on CD 1! my son is 4 months and 2 days old.. i am EBFing.. How this is fair i am not sure..

If any of you happen to know anything about charting, here are my Qs!

1) Looking back over my chart i had a couple days about 15-16 days ago that i thought maybe i was Oing.. BUT then this past week.. mon-wed.. wed being the day i got the most EWCM and had BAD cramping i thought again that maybe i was Oing.. and i figured i had 11-14 days until id know if i did or not cuz then id start my period... and then i started today.. so.. What happened? did i not really O and this is just a sign of fertility returning.. did i O and just have a REALLY short LP (luteal phase).. or did i O the first time and have a long LP??

2) Since i am on my period, is it safe to DTD unprotected? or since i am not 100% sure about ovulation is it not safe even though i am bleeding?

~Em, Married to Matt since 7/3/04. Mommy to Layla 3/29/06, Eva 10/18/08, Zeke 2/4/11, and Jonah 7/28/13

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June 6th, 2011, 06:13 PM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jun 2007
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After all my miscarriages and pregnancies, I have always had a couple initial cycles of very short luteal phases. I still can't believe AF isn't back even though I am also exclusive BFing. She always returned by 6 weeks after the first two kiddos!

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June 6th, 2011, 06:24 PM
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Join Date: May 2010
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I think you can get pregnant no matter what. If you've started AF or not.

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June 6th, 2011, 06:36 PM
Mega Super Mommy
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No idea, but if it helps, I started too and am ebf also... have started early with all three. This is the first time I didn't start at 6 wks ppd, even while ebf. lol

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June 6th, 2011, 07:54 PM
Love Leigh.'s Avatar Love My Girls ♥
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I'm no help either! But I got AF when Dyl was 3 months!
Rhys, Loving Mom, and wife to Mary.

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June 7th, 2011, 07:15 AM
Jennyt13's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I would say your cycle is off still, and it may take a couple months for it to return to normal. I got AF in April for the first time, knew it was coming cause I felt like [email protected] about 2 weeks before. I felt like [email protected] again, thought it was coming, and it was a week later - so 3 weeks after I started to feel like [email protected]! I was getting EWM like 2 days before AF started.

I would say if you are TTA another pregnancy, it is not safe to DTD unprotected right now. You really don't know what your cycle is like yet!
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Michael Joseph Born 1/14/11 at 2:46pm
Baby Christian - born into heaven at 22 weeks gestation - 7/14/12

Starting IVF/PGD - September 2012
47 eggs retrieved (OUCH!)
38 eggs mature
26 eggs fertilized
10 embryos biopsied
3 embryos - 2 boys, 1 girl are waiting to be transferred - transferring 1 boy 1 girl on first FET!!!

2/12/13 - FET - Cancelled due to fluid in the uterus
2/20/13 - Hysteroscopy scheduled - 1 polyp removed.

4/10/13 - FET - 2 embies transferred as planned! 1 boy 1 girl!
4/22/13 - Trying to wait to test - Beta scheduled!! -
7/31/13 - FET - 1 embie transferred - 1 boy
8/7/13 - 7dp5dt - - but very light
8/9/13 - 9dp5dt - - no mistaking this one!
8/12/13 - 1st Beta scheduled - 64
8/14/13 - 2nd Beta scheduled - only 10
03/03/14 - FET #3 - 1 embie transferred - 1 girl
3/11/14 - FAINT BFP
3/13/14 - HCG only 20.2
3/17/14 - HCG rose to 151!!!
3/20/14 - HCG rose again - 630! Nurse was in shock!
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June 7th, 2011, 07:46 AM
monkeymama2's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Location: Suburbs of Chicago
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My cycles was always a little unusual right after I got it back, especially after my son Henry. I had to really pay attention and chart well in order to get pregnant with Ruby! Luckily I haven't gotten mine back yet. I got it back around 10 months with both kids, so hoping for the same.
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June 7th, 2011, 10:38 AM
tricialeesb's Avatar Super Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: St. Louis MO
Posts: 900
Sorry, I'm no help. No AF here yet. But I would say that it is probably not safe to DTD without protection at this point until your cycles return to a "stable" state. Which may take a few cycles.

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June 7th, 2011, 11:48 AM
NiKA's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,253
no AF here yet. with DS I think it came back around 9 mon PP. But everyone is different.
My MW did say if your baby is STTN or close too, that can stimulate AF to come earlier because your not feeding as often, but, I don't know if that makes much of a difference because a lot of people I know got it back much sooner than their LO's sttn
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