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#1 lovebeingamum76

Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:34 AM

I have  been TTC for 6 months and im still trying to work out when I O.....I have done a few OPT and it seems to show up on day 11 or 12. My period is anywhere from 26-29 days.

Just wondered what other signs were for O apart from the OPT? I had white cm the last 2 days and it seems to smell  (sorry TMI)the same time every month. I was getting really bad O pains but the last couple of months not so much.Is the egg white cm before O or after?

TIA

Edited by lovebeingamum76, 06 January 2013 - 07:35 AM.


#2 RainRain

Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

EWCM happens before ovulation and dries up pretty much immediately after. You can also google how to monitor your cervical position.

OPKs will tell that you are about to ovulate within 12 - 36 hours after you get a positive. Taking your temperature every morning before you get up will show a noticeable rise in temp the day after you ovulate. Look up fertility friend. Free account with all the room for tracking symptoms and they have a lot of info about the whole thing.

Really the best thing that has helped me is tracking all symptoms from cycle to cycle. I know now that as soon as my boobs get sore, then I have ovulated. As soon as the ewcm dries up, I have ovulated. But really after tracking for about 6 months I have a pretty good idea what day about I will ovulate, and what other signs seem consistent too. Good luck!

#3 gmc88

Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:59 AM

As per the PP, EWCM was my indicator

#4 HappyLife

Posted 06 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

OP, what cycle day are you currently on? You mentioned white CM, not egg white - does that mean its more of a creamy CM?  Egg white is clear & very stretchy. That is the most fertile time, the few days leading up to o, and things tend to 'dry up' after you O. I don't think it smells either.    

I'm not using OPKs or temping, just using mainly CM to work out when I've O'd. You can get a bit of semen coming out too, which does smell. You can tell the difference - I think it's EWCM that you can form a ball with in water?

I often get Creamy CM closer to AF coming. It's opaque & I guess the closest thing it looks like is moisturiser, but less smooth looking? I have heard it is partly the shedding of old cells from the uterus or vaginal walls, but I'm not sure if that's right or not.

I've heard OPKs are fairly reliable though, so you probably are O'ing on day 11-12, like they say. I seem to be O'ing around day 15, but I have longer cycles from 28 to 32 days. O day is calculated backwards from the following AF, not from the beginning of your cycle, so you may be able to work out some patterns from that? If you had O on day 11, and AF comes on day 26, then you probably have a 15 day luteal phase - that will probably be similar each month.

Good luck & I'd suggest using fertility friend too. It can help predict o.

#5 lovebeingamum76

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:38 AM

Thank you for the replys.....

Happylife- Im on CD 12 today.Yes it was clear egg white colour and seems to be drying up today.

I am hoping this is  going to be my month!




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