Jump to content

My chart is nuts...
...and Im on the way there too.


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Alli&Dean

Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:57 AM

Hi all

Just a few minutes of your time....

Can you please look at my crazy chart....

CM looked good for O around CD 16 but then awful long drawn out PMT with no sign of AF.  

On CD 33 temp spiked causing Fertility Friend to signal a potential O.  But the CM doesnt seem to indicate any additional fertility potential.

But surely it is too late in my cycle for all of this carry on???

I have read that the luteal phase is always pretty reliable and that it is the stages before then that vary in length based on hormonal stuff.  (That's not very technical but you get my drift.)  But can anyone offer thoughts on how late in a cycle it is possible to O and conceive?

Thanks in anticipation...

Edited by Alli&Dean, 27 January 2013 - 11:31 AM.


#2 Corella

Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

You need a luteal phase of at least 12 days for conception. One chart doesn't really give enough information tbh - do you have others?

#3 Alli&Dean

Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

Hi Corella

Thanks for your reply.

I am relatively new at charting and I am aware that I need to get some months under my belt so I have something to read and analyse.

I charted well in July and August 2012 but then Sep - Dec were write off's because of wedding and honeymoon.

So this is my first month seriously back into charting.

I just wondered, knowing its slim chance that my luteal phase would be long enough for anything to take, what is the latest in a cycle after late ovulation where pregnancy can been possible?

I am still learning so much about it all...

#4 3plusme

Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:46 AM

It looks like you have a short luteal phase.  I'm no professional I only know from my own charts.  I had a luteal phase of 8 days and took vitex to regulate the cycle.  I got a bop two months after that.  
Good luck
I also recommend sperm friendly lubricant if you are uncertain of egg white cm.

#5 erindiv

Posted 27 January 2013 - 11:54 AM

How do you take your temp? It seems very erratic. I would only get fluctuations of 0.1-0.3 when I was charting. Yours it definitely a bit nuts. Do you have broken sleep which could affect your temps?

For your December chart I would have called O on the 29th day of your cycle, putting you at 7 DPO today. Looking back at your August one I'd call the 28th day for that one. I'm going to agree with PP that you may have a short luteal phase. Do you have any more charts? It can be hard to tell from just those two.

#6 miss-petal

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:04 PM

It doesn't really matter how late you O, it only matters how long your luteal phase is. I used to O between cycle day 30-70 regularly (really long irrwgular cycles as a symptom of PCOS) but as my lp was always about 14 days that was ok. It just made it hard to time bd as I could never be sure when I would O.
If I were you I would try to bd every other day to try and cover your bases, and keep charting so you can monitor your cycles. Just remember, as long as your lp is about 10 days or more it shouldn't matter how late you O.

#7 Alli&Dean

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:18 PM

Thanks fellow posters

Yeah, I have erratic sleep.  My husband has crohns disease (permanent bag) which means he is up and down all night going to the bathroom.  He goes straight back to sleep but I struggle.  Im a light sleeper anyway so a full night through is a rare thing.  Do you think I should start to temp vaginally from whenever my new CD 1 turns out to be?

Also my hormones are all over the place apparently.  I have carried out saliva testing (filling a test tube on day 7, 14, 21 25 and 28 of this very cycle).  The tubes have been sent back to the lab and I should get a full hormone profile back for analysis in about ten days or so. In some ways it may be a good thing that my cycle is so messed up - of all cycles to analyse this one should give the lab people a run for their money.

Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my charts and comment.  I know that, at the end of the day, all the wondering, questioning and analyzing wont change anything for the better.  I just have to wait and focus on relaxing and being healthy.

But, after I finish my squinty-eyed logical sum up, its still making me nuts.

#8 Alli&Dean

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

oowah thanks for that miss petal...

Because its early days in my charting history, its hard to say.  The only visible time I O'd was in July and that cycle showed only a 6 day luteal phase.

I have some work to do rebalancing my hormones, obviously...

#9 Neko NoNo

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:29 PM

a good friend has a chart like yours, and she has PCOS. Apparently erratic temps are a symptom. Have you ever been diagnosed with any issues like that?

#10 Alli&Dean

Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:57 PM

My sister has severe PCOS.  I have never been tested but I know it can run in families.

Reading up on the specifics of PCOS:

My periods have always been irregular but even their irregularity is irregular (meaning sometimes I go through stages where I seem to be more regular than others).  I am not very overweight (probably could do with shedding 4-5 kg's but nothing too drastic).  But, the weight I do carry is all around my middle.  I do battle with periodic breakouts, strange appearance of black wiry hair in odd places (nipple, chin) and often suffer from dandruff regardless of carefully looking after my scalp.  

I dont believe in self diagnosis but it is something i should look into further or ask for medical advice on.

Thanks for commenting...


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Childcare Survey

Win a $100 Coles/Myers gift voucher by completing the 5 minute childcare survey.

Kelly Clarkson shares first photos of son

Kelly Clarkson has shown off the first photos of her son, Remington Alexander Blackstock.

5 childbirth myths that need to be busted

Birth is an unpredictable, mysterious process that intrigues us all, and there is a lot of misinformation out there.

Mum of three fatally shot by toddler while driving

A US mother has been shot by her toddler while driving on a highway in Wisconsin.

All you need is one minute to work out

The seven-minute-work out is old news. Research shows the effectiveness of going hell-for-leather for just one minute.

Pregnant women needed to join diabetes study

Pregnant woman in country Australia will help Adelaide researchers figure out why cases of type 1 diabetes have doubled over the past two decades.

Just announced: the Mountain Buggy Unirider

It's the perfect solution to combat those toddler meltdowns when they no longer want to be in a pram but can't walk long distances.

Authorities euthanise dog that fatally bit a newborn baby

A pit bull mix that fatally bit a 3-day-old infant last week has been euthanised, authorities said.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Why it's perfectly natural to dislike other people's children

Members of a popular forum are fiercely debating whether it is acceptable to dislike a friend's child.

Woman gives birth on plane, names baby after airline

A pregnant woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a flight has named her new baby after the airline, Jetstar.

Heartwarming photos show the joy of adoption after foster care

Children living in foster care can feel like their future is less than clear. But that uncertainty disappears the day they are adopted by their "forever family" 

'Oh my god, it's a baby!' Mum shocked to give birth

When the cramps started to kick in, Klara Dollan just assumed a painful period was starting.

Mum's Facebook plea: 'Help me find my daughter's father'

Kerryn has a unusual present planned for daughter Imi's 13th birthday celebrations - she hopes to be able to be able to give the soon-to-be the teenager her first ever photo of her dad.

Is it possible for your house to be too clean?

Our houses are cleaner than ever before. But how clean is too clean? Could a sterile home be putting your family's health at risk?

Millions of Monkeys: puzzles that grow with your toddler

Here's a puzzle that grows with them; the Puzzle Grow Pack by Millions of Monkeys.

Baby names from Britpop

If you grew up in the 90s you might want to look to the genre of Britpop music for baby name inspiration.

What to eat and drink when you have gastro

When you catch a bug that causes acute infectious gastroenteritis (gastro), your stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, causing diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain. The last thing you probably feel like doing is eating.

'To this day, I owe her my life'

Would I have survived if I hadn't crossed that street?

Why baby Sonny needs you to vaccinate your children

Caitlin is a firm believer in the importance of immunisation to protect children from harmful and deadly diseases.

Five-year-old's photo captures beauty of motherhood

There is no make-up or special outfits and hairdos, but the five-year-old boy who took this picture captured the essence of motherhood as well as any professional photographer.

Babies know whether you are naughty or nice

Studies have shown that infants in the first months of life try to avoid dealing with social wrongdoers - for example, sharing less with them and helping them less - and they expect others to, too.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Childcare Survey

Win a $100 Coles/Myers gift voucher by completing the 5 minute childcare survey.

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

ENTER NOW

Do your kids love bananas?

This is the comp for you! We have $800 worth of Myer gift cards and boxes of Australian Bananas to be won. Entry is simple: just post a pic of your little one enjoying a banana in the comments of the FB post to enter.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.