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Old 03-10-05, 04:35 PM
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Hi!

ok- I have a while before I officially TTC again, after 2 September babies, I am thinking that we'll want a May or June baby
 
so we have until the summer to plan.

I was lucky to get PG very easily with both boys, so I have no idea what my cycle is like. I'd like to increase my chance of having a girl, so i'm going to start charting my cycle now to see if I am regular or not, then try and see when I 'o' so I can look into some gender selection methods....

what do I need to keep track of?

My last AF started 3/3 and lasted until 3/5... honestly, I don't know when the previous one was
 
so do I start to track day it begins, and day it ends-- and is the length of my cycle from Day 1 until day 1 of the next month?

Any other suggestions
 


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Hi. I never charted either b/c I got pregnant on the first try with my dd. This is my first failed attempt at getting pg so I will wait a few more cycles before charting. I hope to get suggestions from the other women on this board. Good luck to you!
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Old 03-10-05, 05:13 PM
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You need to take your temp first thing each morning, before you get up. Try to take it at the same time each day if possible. With young ones that may be hard. Just try and take it before you get moving. You can use free online software or chart yourself on paper. (I personally let the computer do the work.) You also input your cm (cervical mucus) throughout your cycle so you know when your body is getting ready to O. You should look for watery or egg white consistency. This means you are fertile! Your temp should show a distinct rise AFTER you O. That's why it's a good idea as your doing to chart a few before you try so you know your body. Your cycle is from the first day of AF until the last day of AF. I'm typically a 28 - 30 days cycle and O from day 12 - 14. You can take a look at my chart in my siggy so you can check it out if you'd like. Hope this helps! If anyone sees something I forgot, please add it!


 
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Old 03-10-05, 05:16 PM
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Each cycle runs from the first day of your period and continues until your next period starts, then a new cycle begins and so on. Cycles can vary depends on the person. Mine run 28-32 days with ovulation (temp peak) around Day 14-16.
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Old 03-11-05, 01:17 AM
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Looks like you got some good advice to start with.
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