DH and I just had the discussion-we are now going to TTC and I think I might be fertile over Christmas....so how do I know when I'm fertile? I have been using the ovulation stick things but no smiley face so far-I started using the sticks hoping that DH was TTC ready too! I'm so excited to be trying but also really nervous in case 1. I don't get smiley face in ovulation test and 2. It takes a while. God it's stressful enough over Christmas without worrying about smiley faces on sticks. Anyone else trying over next week or so? Will you be drinking? Should I avoid the booze just incase I do manage to conceive?
I pay no attention to ovulation sticks. I'm just doing everything naturally and hoping for the best. I have a period tracker on my phone which predicts my O date but that's it. My af is due tomorrow so we shall just have to wait and see!
I am must buy some sticks- I hear they are v good. I can't do the temperature thing as I get woken up too early by the dc who insist I get out of bed at once and do food/ milk. You are supposed to wait a minute then do the temperature. Wish I had read it before wasting money.
Previously just relied on nature but want to hurry it up perhaps if I get off mn and join dh in bed it would be more helpful. But he is asleep and full of cold..
Going to dive in with a positive story as not everyone has a tough time.
I had my IUD removed in Sept and had a very regular cycle. I had been tracking my periods for ages and was really aware of changes in cm - this was the best indicator for me as no matter how many opks I used I never got a smiley face!
We were very lucky and got our BFP in November and I am now 8+4. I couldn't believe it as I had settled in for a long journey - I had read so many stories of healthy couples TTC for ever, and there was me - overtired, overweight and overstressed.
Just as there is no rule to say you will get pregnant straight away, there is no rule to say you won't either!