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Not charting yet..

How long were you TTC before you started charting? Did you start right away?

I have been TTC for 2 months now, not pregnant yet obviously. I'm been using OPK's, checking my CM, and trying to have sex every other day.

So I just wanted to get a feel out there, what made you decided to chart?

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    I started charting before I was officially TTC. I can't imagine not charting. It's just too useful, IMO.
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    I started charting my 2nd cycle.  I wanted to know for sure when I was Oing, what my LP was, etc.  I charted consistently for about 9 months, and then stopped all together for the most part after a year when I started seeing a RE.

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    I started charting at my 6 month. My cycles were becoming progressively irregular (i.e. longer and longer) and having sex EOD was getting to be way, way too much. I also wanted to confirm that I was actually ovulating. 

    I starting charting in conjunction with using the CBEFM, which I've really liked, as it's so much easier than OPKs for me (I wasn't able to use them twice a day, so when I tried them in earlier months, I didn't get my peak).

    I have really enjoyed knowing much more about how my body's working, and being able to be more strategic about having sex (and having a lot less!).  

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    I started temping our first month TTC. I wanted to know what was going on with my body and also give ourselves the best chance of conception.


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    I started charting right away. I decided to chart because I wanted to be able to confirm when I was ovulating.

    This. Especially if you're going off BCP, at least for me.

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    I started charting for DS right after my 2nd m/c. This time, I started as soon as the IUD came out. I need to make sure my cycles regulate after having the IUD for almost 4 years.
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    When TTC DS I only charted CM and used OPKs. It took 4 cycles to get my BFP.

    This go around I started temping because I had a weird long cycle and decided I wanted a better idea what's going on in case it happens again. I'm also using it as a way to avoid until we are ready to start TTC #2 in a few months. 

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    I started charting right away. I wanted to do everything possible to get my take home baby asap.
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    I've been charting for about 5 months but not yet TTC. I can't imagine not charting now, its so nice to know where I am in my cycle.
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    We've been actively TTC since February and I am not temping. I tried to but it was a total fail. I am generally very type A so the failure to properly temp was really upsetting.


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    I started charting my second cycle TTC, although I did pay attention to CM my first cycle.  The reason I started charting was because I hated not knowing when/if I ovulated and how our timing was.




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    I just started this month, and it's our second month trying. Not really knowing if/when I O'd last month - and therefore not knowing when to test, drove me crazy. Charting this month is helping me feel more aware and in control of what my body is doing.
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    I started temping our fifth cycle. We are three cycles into temping and I'm adding opk's next month.

    I didn't start right away bc I didn't know about it. i still waited a couple cycles bc I wanted it ttc to be fun and relaxed. But I feel more in control by knowing what my body is doing.
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    I started charting my first cycle of BC because I wanted to know what my body was up to, cause its all secretive like. 

    It took me a few months to really get into the swing of it though. This is cycle 4 post-BC, cycle 3 TTC, and its really my first chart that I'm not missing a bunch of temps. I'd start right away just to get the hang of it, and then you can get a few months going so you can see if your cycles have a pattern. 

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    I started temping our first month TTC. I wanted to know what was going on with my body and also give ourselves the best chance of conception.

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    I started charting as soon as I went off birth control even though the first month last time and this first month this time are pretty much a month to let my body regulate/see what happens and TTA.

    I first heard about charting from my gyno about 6 months before we started to TTC when I brought up to her that we'd be doing that with in the next year. 



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    At the 3 month mark I added OPKs and at the 6 month mark I started charting + OPKs. I was given a copy of TCOYF by a friend and it convinced me that it was a better idea than "just seeing what happens." And it is.
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    With DS  I stated charting my 2nd cycle off bcp and that happened to be the month I got my BFP.  We are now TTC #2 and I plan to start charting again.
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    I started charting in cycle 2.  I want to maximize my chances and learn a lot more about my body.  It's been informative and it helps knowing if I'm actually late, when to test and when to ramp up the sex!
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    I charted to avoid for almost 2 years before we started TTC. I got off of bcp in July of 2009, and started TTC in February of 2011.  Personally, I am really glad that I was charting from the beginning, because by the time I went to my RE after 14 months of TTC, I had a really good idea of what was going on with my body, and that I had been timing things well and was ovulating regularly. It's totally a personal decision though.

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