On only second cycle of ttc, desperate that not successful first time as fertility friend detected ovulation (my periods are all over the place and I genuinely didn't think I was ov'ing). I tested 4 TIMES before my AF, which I know is stupid and I won't do that again.
Fertility friend predicts ov this weekend, so we'll be bd for england from tonight onwards (dh being very stoic about this)
However, can you detect pg by temperature alone before AF due? Or does temp only change after AF/would have been due?
Can you tell how desperate I am - must be hell to live with between ov and af.
(Sorry this a bit stream of consciousness, have been thinking of asking this for a week or so)
I think hm is right - your temp is supposed to stay high if you are pg. Otherwise it drops. It's not a hard and fast rule though. You could have a look on the fertility friend site - I think it may explain it somewhere and if not you could look at some of the chart galleries.
if you are not pregnant it drops just before or during your period (you have to know what your normal pattern is). If you are pregenant then it stays high, and may even have another jump to a higher level (called triphasic).
You really need to chart for a few months to work out what is normal for you. But hopefully you will be lucky and not have to wait that long.
Thanks Throckenholt - I think it must be the triphasic thing I had in mind. I've done temp charting in the past but not kept them because I got pg! Getting unreasonably excited now (and only on Cd8, so I'd better go and play with the ds's to take my mind off it!)
Wow, thanks Hulababy, will have a look at them tonight!
Have been waiting since april 05 (when af returned after ds2), and december 05 (when I persuaded dh that we could try for no. 3) for periods to settle into normal cycle. Not happened yet, but ttc anyway pre Sept fertility appt. So really pretty ludicrous to be so impatient and excited!
Boys now officially trashing house, better extract myself from computer.