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upyaboyaa Posts: 819
Hi Girls we are ttc #2 and was just wondering how you know when ur ovulating without having to take temperatures or buy ovulating predictor kits? Thanking you all in advance! upyaboyaa
tilsun Posts: 4506
This is a tricky question as really the only way I would ever be sure is temping. I never did ov test kits. I get ov cramps so would have a clue from them but when I was temping I realized the cramps often came day after ov happened so not reliable. If you have a fairly regular 28 day cycle there's e a good chance you ov around day 14 but there's no gaurantee. Have you had a look around the TTC forum? Lots of good advice there. I temped used www.fertilityfriend.com and would recommend it as it removes all the guesswork
Duncelt Posts: 460
The average/normal is 14 days after the start of your AF - so the first day of your AF is Day 1 - not everyone is the same - sometimes you can feel a slight niggling pain in your left or right side - i can feel it in my left side sometimes so thing i only seem to ovulate from that ovary - also when you have a white discharge is another sign. I just got my BFP at the weekend. It was our 2nd month ttc - I also used this website to see what dates was most likely to be fertile - http://www.parenthood.com/pregovulate.php - although this is only a guide line and no guarantee. Best of luck
upyaboyaa Posts: 819
Thanks a million Tilsun and Duncelt great advice and web sites O-O
funkyfish Posts: 7626
you should notice a change in your CM around ovulation it should resemble egg white.... tim but you did ask... i too feel a pain in the side that i ovulate on... :babydust: :babydust: :babydust: :babydust: :babydust: :babydust: :babydust: :babydust: :babydust: :babydust: :babydust: :babydust:
upyaboyaa Posts: 819
Thanks for that funkyfish theres never too much tmi on this site lol! Thats why I love it O-O
Emomc Posts: 2069
We are currently TTC for no 2 as well. I used some OPK's this month and I was into my second packet when I got my smiley face yesterday and now I am dosed with the cold so I dont know if there will be much hope of DTD tonight as I am just wrecked :weep . OPK's pick up your hormone surge approx 48 hours before ovulation and I noticed my cervical mucus was clear this evening as it should be when ovulating. I dont get any pains when ovulating. You can also take your temperature every day and it should rise when you ovulate (I think its recommended that you buy a basal thermometer but I have no idea what this is :o0 ). I have dipped in and out of the TTC forum as well which has some great advice and stickies :babydust:
upyaboyaa Posts: 819
Hi Emomc thanks for that. Hope your feeling alot better and got to do some baby dancing last nite. Lets hope we will both get a christmas bfp. wishing you lots and lots of :babydust: :babydust:
Emomc Posts: 2069
[quote="upyaboyaa":3vfr6z81]Hi Emomc thanks for that. Hope your feeling alot better and got to do some baby dancing last nite. Lets hope we will both get a christmas bfp. wishing you lots and lots of :babydust: :babydust:[/quote:3vfr6z81] Unfortunately I think we have missed this months window as I just conked out last night and still feeling rotten today. But there is always next month! Would love to get a BFP by the end of the year but will leave it in Gods hands. :babydust: back to you
exbride06 Posts: 231
For me I find the best indicator is changes in Cm. Eggwhite stretchy clear cm is what you should get around ovulation or wet or watery cm. I have used OPKs before but found they were exhuasting us as once we got positive we felt obliged to dtd for 3 nights in a row. :-8 This month i didn't use them and we just dtd every 2/3 nights from day 10 to day 20 and we just got our 2nd BFP after 5 months of trying :o)ll