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    5th month of TTC NEED HELP
    An_260115 posted:
    I have used all types of ovuation calculator apps and even digital prediction kit. I dont know if they are all helpful because we have been BD'ing at the suggested dates but i dont get a BFP, so stressful Here are my first day dates for a few months, can anyone help me what would be my ovulation date? Aug 1 -cycle day1 Sep 4 Oct 5 Nov1 I used to have a very regular 29 day cycle before we started trying to concieve. Any help you could provide is appreciated!
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    mommab89 responded:
    Using an App is not accurate as it only ESTIMATES when you will Ovulate and is not concreate. I would say if your doctor won't do anything until 1 year give my TTC regime a try.

    Now it is very important while TTC (as if it isn't nerve wracking enough) to understand the basics.

    1. You can get a positive Ovulation test and not ovulate. Your body can gear up to ovulate, resulting in the positive test then something like stress or illness can interveine and mess it up. And if you do not ovulate you will not get a period.

    2. Once you get a positive Ovulation test you want to stop testing. You can have a long surge which will result in several days of positives. Keep in mind you will usually ovulate 12-48 hours after your FIRST positive. Hence why they say stop testing,

    3. While taking OPK's can be helpful, for women like you and I with irregular cycles it is suggested to do other methods of tracking.

    • Buy a Basal Body Thermometer
    • Go to and make an account.
    • Take your Temp. every morning at the same time before you do ANYTHING. Do Not sit up, Take, Eat or even move too much.
    • Record it on fertility friend. You can also track your cervical Mucus along with this. It is another indicator to ovulation.
    4. When you have ovulated your temp will drop then it will spike up and stay elevated until you start your period or get a positive test. It is the only real indicator of ovulation. (Use OPKs along with the temping so you know when to have sex)
    kristine403 responded:
    Hi there, I have been using ovulation calculator here on the web and I can say I am satisfied with the result because it has helped me when I was safe and not. Here is the site I've been using and I hope it could also help you too, good luck.
    mommab89 replied to kristine403's response:
    Those sites are not really useful unless you have a very normal 28 day cycle with no issues. As I stated above the only way to really know is to take your BBT and chart.
    geezaboo24 replied to mommab89's response:
    I SOOO Agree with Mommab89. You better have a perfect cycle if you plan to use one of those. You gotta break out your chart. Good Luck Sweetheart!

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