February 09, 2010,
D.B. asks from North Richland Hills, TX on February 08, 2010
Ovulation - Keller,TX
I am going to start tracking my ovulation to begin trying for baby #2 this June. Yipee! Is there a kit or website that anyone suggests? I Googled it and there are so many products and websites our there. Where do I start? Thanks:)
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Thanks everyone for such great responses. The information really helped me out. :)
L.B. answers from Charlotte on February 08, 2010
have you considered monitoring your cervical mucus? try this website... http://www.babyhopes.com/articles/cervical-mucus.html
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L.H. answers from Seattle on February 09, 2010
A.A. answers from Chicago on February 08, 2010
Get a basal body thermometer ($5) and the book "Taking Charge of your Fertility" by Toni Weschler. (you can probably check it out at the library for free.) Every woman should read that book, fertility issues or not, imho. Fertilityfriend.com is free and a good resource that reinforces what the book I suggested talks about, namely the fertility awareness method. Also if you haven't already, check out the message boards for trying to concieve on ivillage.com--the women there have been through it all and are very supportive! Good luck.
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H.J. answers from Minneapolis on February 09, 2010
Taking charge of your fertility....best book every. Don't be fooled by people trying to tell you your cycle is going to be standard. My along with many other women is way off the standard cycle.
E.S. answers from Springfield on February 09, 2010
I also tried www.fertilityfriend.com, using the free tracking tools, but found it easier to use my own calendar after a couple months with fertilityfriend. I went to the dollar store and bought a purse sized calendar and used it to track my cycles. I started with CD1 (cycle day 1) the day my period started, tracking certain symptoms and using the Answer brand ovulation prediction kits to determine how my cycle works. We also were trying on cycle days 10, 12, 14, 16 (and 18 for good measure.) I've been doing this for almost 2 years and I've taken it to every doctor appointment. According to our reproductive endocrinologist, we're doing it all right and should have been pregnant within just a couple months. (This information has also helped us identify endometriosis and blocked tubes.) Good luck!
K.G. answers from Detroit on February 09, 2010
Check out the site nfpandmore.org
M.M. answers from Chicago on February 08, 2010
I liked using www.fertilityfriend.com. I personally tracked my body temp and fluids (around the time I expected to ovulate). Worked like a charm. We conceived the first month I charted and I'm due next month! Good luck to you!
A.J. answers from Dallas on February 09, 2010
Not sure if you have an iphone or not- but they have an app you can either purchase or pick one up for free. I use the free one just to keep up with my periods.
K.D. answers from Dallas on February 09, 2010
Taking Charge of your Fertility by Toni Weschler. I learned TONS and thought I knew plenty! So order a copy on Amazon.com and read up! Share it will all your girlfriends, its great!
C.C. answers from Tampa on February 08, 2010
I too used www.fertilityfriend.com. It was awesome! It worked perfectly for us. It took me 3 months to get pregnant b/c the first 2 months I was still learning to read my cycles, but by month 3 I was pregnant :) I highly recommend it! All you need to do for that is buy a basal body thermometer from the drugstore. They are about $10 (and different than regular therm's), but they are extremely accurate for tracking.
M.L. answers from Dallas on February 08, 2010
We just started tracking for #2 also, and I just go to CVS and buy the CVS brand 10 day ovulation tracker kit. At least once a month they have the ovulation kits and pregnancy kits buy one get one 1/2 off!
Starting on the 10th day of your cycle, use the "pee stick" and look for a positive response (once a day, in the morning). When you get a positive response, you will be ovulating in approx 12-36 hours. This generally is an easy way to go if your cycles aren't too long or too short.
One hint, now that there is a tiny mobile one running around the house, you will want to set the kitchen timer so you remember to go run and check your test. They are generally invalid after a certain time.
Unless you have had problems conceiving, you probably don't need to invest in the fancy kits (over $100).
Good luck and have fun practicing!