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#1 *melrose*

Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:11 PM

Ok so dh and i have been trying for over 12 years to have a baby, i now think it's time to get serious, so what do i need to get me started with charting? and how do i do it?
Also forgot to mention we had dh sperm tested 10 years ago and it came back slow swimmers.

All help is needed.

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Edited by *melrose*, 31 December 2012 - 08:13 PM.


#2 *melrose*

Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

Anyone? is this in the wrong section?

#3 Otis the Pug

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:56 PM

is 'years' meant to be 'months?'

I'd suggest getting thermometer and a calendar or diary to record your charting. Every day take your temperature early in the morning about the same time. When your temperature spikes, that is your ovulation day. Your most fertile days are the 5 days before. After a few months you will get an idea what day you ovulate in a cycle.

You can also chart cervical mucus. Some women check their mucus by looking at the toilet paper after they wipe. After a period cervical mucus is dry and white. As you get closer to your fertile window the cervical mucus becomes clear and more watery. When you are in your fertile days and ovulation you will be able to stretch it between your finger.

I'm sure there is some natural medicine your dh could take. Or you could ask a doctor or fertility specialist.

Good luck!

#4 caninestorm

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

www.fertilityfriend.com has free charting lessons that they will send to your email address... they are really, really good and helpful.

#5 *melrose*

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

hi no it's years. Around 10 years ago we got dh sperm tested and it can back slow swimmers .

#6 Otis the Pug

Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:45 PM

QUOTE (*melrose* @ 01/01/2013, 10:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hi no it's years. Around 10 years ago we got dh sperm tested and it can back slow swimmers .


Sorry, my mistake. You said that you thought it was time to get serious, I thought you would be very serious by now.

#7 *melrose*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:54 AM

QUOTE
You said that you thought it was time to get serious, I thought you would be very serious by now.


We have been serious but over the years we have given up.

#8 Corella

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:08 AM

What have you been doing to now? Temps, charting, mucous - and sex when it's the right time? I'd be skipping anything and getting some professional help already. If you've just not been using protection for that long, give it a few months of temping, charting, mucous, OPKs, whatever you want but you might still want to get some professional help.

#9 *melrose*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

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What have you been doing to now?
  Nothing! this is our first month on trying, will be charting, having sex at the right time ect.


QUOTE
If you've just not been using protection for that long,
We have never used protection!




#10 Otis the Pug

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:10 AM

QUOTE (*melrose* @ 04/01/2013, 09:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
We have been serious but over the years we have given up.


I understand what you mean, it gets tough. I hope it happens soon for you, good luck!

#11 *melrose*

Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

my ticker must be wrong as i am O now.

can you O early?

#12 Otis the Pug

Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

QUOTE (*melrose* @ 09/01/2013, 10:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
my ticker must be wrong as i am O now.

can you O early?


yes you can. You can O early if you've been stressed, happened to me before.

#13 *melrose*

Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

Just waiting for the BFP.gif


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