It just seems so complicated! I've got so many numbers and charts going round in my head it's driving me mad!
Started off just marking the dates of AF. As they're all over the place I have now started using opks, and now charting BBT (although I don't know whether mine are high, low or normal and what it even means if they are high or low), and keeping notes on my CM (which always seems to be dry or sometimes creamy, no EWCM), now reading about soy isoflavins but the amount you take is dependant on when you ovulate (which I still haven't worked out) and how long your Luteal phase is (which I don't know).
I've got codes and numbers and charts all over the place and no kind of pattern at all!! I just feel like this is an a-level science class I'm failing miserably. The irony is I was always top of the class at school! but at the same time why is this so hard??
Maybe you're trying to do too many things at once? I was a bit like that at first. Work out what suits you best and doesn't drive you mad and just do that! For me it's charting but I know it's not for everyone.
On your temps, you can't compare to anyone else so the main thing you are looking for is trends in your temps, that's why you have to do it at the same time every day. Fertility Friend do a Charting 101 course
Are you using paper or online? I would do it online. Fertility friend is good. However, as a veteran of nearly 4 years ttcing I warn you to step away from the thermometer as that way madness lies. It means that ttcing is the first thing you think of.
Thanks, does make me laugh to think about how paranoid we all were about getting pregnant as teens and it turns out it's actually quite a skill (albeit the one and only skill some people I know possess but that's another rant!)
I use My calendar app which is quite easy but I was just feeling a bit overwhelmed today at all the different things you should look out for and track and what it means if I don't see what Im supposed to and don't get me started on cervix checking! Not going there (yet!) X