Hi, I am new to the bump. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 5 years unofficially, and desperately for the past year with no luck. I have irregular periods, so they say that fertility monitors won't help me...however, I am determined to give it a try. We have been through it all in the past few years...anger, sadness, jealousy, and acceptance. We've seen some people we know through school and work get pregnant and have many abortions, or just keep smoking and drinking and not caring about their baby. It enrages me because I have not touched an alcoholic beverage in years and avoided smoke infested places (usually the fun/social places) for almost 3 years, and I have been on a "health nut" diet forever. Trust me when I say we have seen it all, we have. So we decided to just relax and try a fertility monitor. We used the ones with test strips and never really got a positive for the past 4 months. We decided to try using the CBEFM and I had a peak the first month! So for anyone else using it or considering to use it I will post my progress here! Feel free to share your questions, experiences, or progress too!
My progress so far:
Cycle Days #1-5: no test
Cycle Day #6-10: test showed low fertility, day 10 did the do
Cycle Day #11-12: test showed high fertility, day 11-12 did the do
Cycle Day #13-14: test showed peak fertility, day 12-14 did the do
Cycle Day #15: test showed high fertility
Cycle Day #16-20: no tests, shows low fertility
I am on Day 20 today, and I am waiting for day 28 or so to take a pregnancy test! So all this time I never knew I was ovulating so early because I usually have a 60 to 75 day cycle...might explain why the other opk strips never worked...I was using them too late! Wish me luck and baby dust for everyone!