Because I never did and now fell a bit daft for never paying any attention to it! In my defence I was on the pill for a few years so just had withdrawal bleed inbetween packets and never gave it a second thought.
I'm now ttc#2 and periods seem very erratic. But I have no idea if this is normal for me. My period arrived today, so no BFP for us this month, but I'm thinking at least it was a normal (ish) 25 day cycle this time.
So am I on my own for never paying attention to it before?
There's not really any point if you are on the pill as it's not a "real cycle".
I always noted down when I was on my period, largely to try to predict when the next one would come. And if I felt ov pains, I would note that, purely because it helps predict the next period. I didn't do anything like charting or using OPKs until I was trying to conceive though.
I never did it before - albeit still not ttcing, but since I had a chemical last month I have become particually obsessed with it all. I have membership on FF, a bbt and 50 ic opks lololol... DP isn't letting us start trying untill 2013!! It's deffo good to know your body and your own personal cycles.
GilbertsGrapes it might mean you get bfp month one as you know your cycle so well, so not crazy!
I guess I meant I wasn't paying any attention during the years I wasn't on the pill. I never even noted when I got my period down, so I'd know when to expect then next one. It seems a little mad to me now, but probably because I'm obsessing about it atm
I have learnt a lot over the past 4 months of ttc. Went on pill at 17 and apart from two 4 month breaks was on one type or another until I was 28. DD was conceived pretty much straight away when I came off it. Post dd tried to go back on mini pill and had issues so the 6 months pre ttc should have been paying a lot more attention! Only really figuring out my cycles now. Still trying to work out why some are 25 and some are 28 though!
I charted for 12 months leading up to ttc, which several people on here think was unwise, both in terms of stress conceiving or for my mental health during. However I do know my cycle very well, particularly that I ovulate around CD19. I've also been taking folic acid for 12 months.
We're finally starting ttc this cycle so I guess we'll find out whether it's helped or hindered!
No, I was on the pill right until we started TTC so didn't even have a cycle to speak of. I am ashamed to say i knew absolutely zero about ovulation, conception, implantation etc- I didn't even know that 'cycle day 1' is your first day of bleeding I thought it was the day you ovulated.
I can really recommend reading Taking Charge of your Fertility by T. Weschler- it has taught me so much in the last month and is definitely helping me be more in tune with what my body is doing.