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Any advice please?

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GiveMeMyStaplerBack Wed 10-Feb-16 10:03:49

Ttc dc3. It's been over a year now and I just got af after being 4/5 days late - unheard of, bastard!

My cycle went from 28 to 25 days a long time ago, prior to ttc but since having Dc2. Could that be the problem? I don't even know if I ovulate, just assume I do. Symptoms vary each month. I'm 36. I'd be so grateful for any advice on what to do to help, I currently use an app (Ovia) to track my cycles but nothing else. Torn between relaxing and getting on with life, and needing to try everything I can.

I am truly sorry if angsting over ttc No.3 is hard for anyone to feel sympathetic about. I realise I am very lucky and I am grateful for my dcs.

GiveMeMyStaplerBack Wed 10-Feb-16 11:32:29


Smidge001 Wed 10-Feb-16 11:50:53

Longer cycles are generally better to have than short ones. Given you already have 2 children and your cycles are regular, (and you're only 36) chances are you are ovulating.

I would try 2 or 3 months of ovulation pee-sticks (just the basic versions that detect LH surges, they are far clearer and a lot less money, and oven your history I can't see any needs for he ones that pick up oestrogen too). The LH sticks will help show you when in your cycle you ovulate. I'm also a 33-34 day person, and all docs assume I'll ovulate around day 19/20 as a resul, but in fact i still ovulate around day 14 so have a longer than average luteal phase.

Once you know you're ovulating, and roughly when in your cycle, give up on the pee sticks and stop thinking about it. At 36 it is normal to take over a year to conceive, as egg quality will have started to deteriorate. But it should just be a case of waiting for the right egg in the right month.

GiveMeMyStaplerBack Wed 10-Feb-16 12:31:24

Thank you so much for replying, I really appreciate it. I'll order a load of ops from Amazon and do that. I wonder if my cycles are going back to being a bit longer.

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