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BBT and ovulation timing help! :)

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SophTim Wed 10-Feb-16 22:36:32

Hey guys,

I've just joined Mumsnet. We've been TTC for 6months, but this is the first month I've been BBT (after AF) and also my first month on Vitex to lengthen my luteal phase. My fertility nurse thinks I might have been ovulating later in the month previously.

So far, my temps are all over the place, but they are elevated at the moment and I'm CD 25.

Just wondering if looking at my chart whether you think I ovulated on day 13 or 17? Fertility Friend says Day 13 because of my mucus and a positive OPK, but the temps didn't rise consistently until Day 18. I've been told not to trust OPK. But what do you think? I did get some mucus around CD 18/19 but not as much as 13/14.

Also, I had a few really bad night's sleep around the time I was expecting to ovulate, so not sure I can trust my temps!

Would love any advice. Want to do a HPT today as I'm over the TWW. Have had weird cramps for over a week, twinges, slight nausea, very tired and waking earlier than I ever have in my life (havent tracked that well in my charts, have been lazy). But also don't want to get my hopes up and then dashed. This game is no fun!

Would love you thoughts on when I ovulated...


ProbablyMe Wed 10-Feb-16 22:42:44

Personally I'd say 17 I think. As you said, you didn't see higher temps until after that.

SophTim Wed 10-Feb-16 23:17:32

Thanks Probably Me! Guess I've just got to wait it out. Wish my temps weren't so nuts....

MagpieCursedTea Wed 10-Feb-16 23:30:07

You've got a lot of open circles, taking temps at different times can effect their accuracy (I know it can be difficult to get it at the same time every day though!)
I'd normally trust CM but that seems a bit all over the place for you too.
Hopefully you get your bfp this month but if not, you'll start to see more of a pattern in your charts after a few months.
Some people notice dips in temps around implantation so that could be it.
It's very easy to drive yourself mad with it all though isn't it? Best of luck!

SophTim Wed 10-Feb-16 23:50:41

Yeah, i started temping around 7AM, and then i've not been able to wake up at 7 since around ovulation. I've been waking up really early, like earlier than I ever have in my life and it's totally driving me mad. My body keeps waking me up at 3 am, 5:45am, 6am, 6:30am. I want to sleep in... I'm so tired...

I did read somewhere it can be a sign of pregnancy, but I don't know. Maybe just anxiety!?

Hopefully it all becomes a bit clearer in future months.

MagpieCursedTea Wed 10-Feb-16 23:59:31

I'd POAS but I have no self control when it comes to pregnancy tests grin

SophTim Thu 11-Feb-16 00:36:56

hahaha I just did, and got a BFN. If I did Ov on Day 17 it's too early, plus I POAS at the wrong time of day after coffee so my pee was probably way too dilute! Just gonna wait for AF I think. Gah.

SOOoooo over it and it's only been 6 months. Hoping Vitex works a miracle though and gives me a long cycle.

Frecklesfrecklesfreckles4 Thu 11-Feb-16 01:05:29

Hi, another option for monitoring BBT very accurately is a Duofertility monitor (from Boots or direct from the company).
You wear a small device which takes your temperature constantly so you don't need to worry about sleep patterns etc,you download the information onto the computer via a reader periodically, you also get advice and analysis of your charts from their fertility experts.
It's not cheap,though when I used it there was a guarantee if you weren't pregnant within 12 months you got a refund.
I got pregnant twice using it though unfortunately miscarried , however it gave me a real insight into my cycle and the fertility advice from the helpline was fantastic.
Just as we gave up ttc due to the chances of further MC(I'm in my mid forties so odds weren't great) and I stopped using the monitor I found out I was pregnant again and this one stuck!
Hope you get your BFP very soon. x

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