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May 9th, 2012, 11:09 AM
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I am trying to conceive baby #3. With the first 2, we conceived on the day I ovulated in the 1st month of trying, and now have 2 wonderfu boys!
We would love to have a girl, and I have been reading about the Shettles method. My 18 mth old DS just self weaned a few weeks ago, so I am just guessing on what my cycles would be like now. I had 3 periods while he was nursing in the past few monthes, which were 45 days apart. I am assumed that my cycles would go back to what they were before, which was 31 to 32 days apart. Judging by that I should have ovulated yesterday(5/8) or today(5/9). I have been taking ovulation tests, and they have gotten darker, and looks like an almost positive today, and yesterday I had very noticeable ovulation discharge. We DTD on 5/5, 5/6, and 5/7.
Anyone else use charting with the Shettles method? Anyone have any examples of getting pregnant after having intercourse in the days leading up to ovulation, but not on the day before or day of ovulation? Thanks!!
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May 15th, 2012, 01:05 PM
ShawnaCAN's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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The first 6 cycles after you wean can be irregular, that's normal. There is also no guarantee that your fertility will follow the same patterns it did before baby, it can change after each baby!

Instead of guessing as to what your fertility is doing, you can track CM. That tells you on any given day whether you are potentially fertile or not, so it doesn't how early or late ovulation ends up being. You can also use the CM information to apply the guidelines of the Shettles Method more precisely.

Shettles is a way of increasing the chances of a particular gender, but it's not a guarantee. A lot depends on the reproductive health of the man too!
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May 16th, 2012, 05:56 AM
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I am glad that Shawna chimed in. I dont know too much about trying for a gender or the Shettles Method. I hope you sort things out! Keep us in the loop!

Jaidynsmum is my siggy hero!

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May 21st, 2012, 05:36 PM
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Can't resist sharing this link I found about why the opposite timing from Shettles actually works better (at least on average):

O+12 Method ~ New Zealand Study

This is the same study I read about in my new favorite book, The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant.

Overall: Nothing you can do at home is guaranteed -- it tips the odds a little one way or another. But it can't hurt to try!
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December 23rd, 2012, 12:56 AM
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Many women struggle to get pregnant while still breastfeeding, but it seems like just as many have an “oops” and are surprised by a pregnancy....BacklinksVault
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