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I have been attempting to figure out Fertility freind for a little over a month. I have found the web site very non-user freindly. Has anyone had any better luch with a diffrent web site?

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It's super unfriendly, in my opinion. But it works great for tracking my cycles which is mainly what I do. What are you having trouble with? Maybe we can help?

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Well I had an odd cycle last month, only 25 days versus my normal 28. So I tried to tried to change my start date for that month, and it wouldnt let me. I had to start all over again. Does that make sense?

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Hmmm, I don't know for sure, but it might have to do with the way your account is set up.

 

Click on "My Account" on the left

then on "Charting profile/options" under "other settings"

and scroll all the way to the bottom

 

Are you using "Advanced" as your default detector? If not, change it to that and see if that helps. If it's not that, I'm not sure.

 

If you "friend" me, I think I can view your chart. Although, I am by no means the chart guru, I might be able to help. (carly375 or *carly* is what I am listed under, not sure how can you search for me though carly 375 is my signin, but *carly* is how it shows up when I post)

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Carly, thank you for your help. It looks like you pay for your subscription? I dont think I can add you unless I am a VIP member. Do you think it is worth it to pay for the member ship?

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I'm thinking that it's not, unless you want in on the forum talks. I am not 100% sure what the uprades are, but if you are just trying to track, you can probably use the free one. Unless you want to use the forums. I barely use the forum part b/c it's not very user-friendly, so I could probably do w/o the paid membership.

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Originally Posted by stacey View Post
I have a silly question for you girls. DH and I are going to start TTC in April. Due to health issues we are not sure if I am going to be able to concieve or not. I want to make sure that my body is as ready as possible when we do start trying. Is there any advise that you have learned along the way, of things that you can do help your body? I know the obvious one like take pre natal pills, but..... anything else?
If you use a regular multivitamin there may not be enough folic acid so make sure you look at the nutrition label. My doc has recommended I exercise not only to prepare my body but to calm my nerves. We have been TTY for just under a year now without success and they stress is definately a pregnancy buster. The exercise helps and makes me feel I am making tangible strides towards pregnancy.

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I have a question for you ladies- My period just began to regulate again since giving birth and it's now every 28-30 days. According to ovulation calendars, I would be ovulating around 14 days from the first day of my last period, right? But I also read to monitor the cervical mucus and I noticed that the time I have the greatest amount of mucus (sorry if it's TMI) isn't the same time as I would be ovulating according the the calendar. It seems to be a week apart. So, how do I know when I'm ovulating, my cervical mucus or by the calendar?

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Definitely go more by your body then the calendar. The calendar everyone talks about works on the assumption that we all have 28 day cycles and we all ovulate around day 14 which gives us a 14 day luteal phase (time after ovulation and before your period, or when implantation occurs). It's rare that some is exactly that. My LP (luteal phase) tends to be about 10-11 days not the normal 14. And my cycles (pre-surgery) were always 31 days but I wasn't tracking ovulation then. After surgery, I have had about 6 cycles and they range from 27-35 (and possibly longer), with an ovulation day ranging from day 14-24.

 

I probably just made it all confusing, but my point was that those things you read are just examples, not the norm. The best way to know when you O is to track your temp every morning and look for the spike. Some people learn their CM and can track just from that, but mine isn't consistent enough for that.

 

Fertility Friend's free version would probably help you out. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to help.

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I only use FF's free membership as well. I did the paid membership with Gwen, but pretty sure I don't need the additional services since I pretty much just record my temps.

 

I usually have 30-32 day cycles but tend to O on day 17-19, not as early as day 14. So your body is more accurate than any calendar that just takes averages.

 

Also, I could never rely on my CM ... never seems consistant enough, or maybe I wasn't observant enough.

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