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Old 11-17-2014, 12:02 PM   #1
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Help me learn how to tta!

I've never tta before, without hormonal bc. We have been ttc for 6 months and decided to take a break and actively avoid while we work on some things with our family and concentrate on the boys right now.

I refuse to go back to bc, it's reeks havoc on my poor body.

I have a bunch of opks left I can use...can anyone help me get started?

My cycles are usually 30-32 days. LP is almost always 16 days.

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Old 11-17-2014, 12:37 PM   #2
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Re: Help me learn how to tta!

For us the major thing has been frame of mind and degree of determination. I did charting/temping for about a year and it was very helpful. I highly recommend doing this, even if you think you know your cycle and you are quite regular. It provides a good bit of information and insight. Plus seeing it on paper can give you more determination. You can grab free charts online and a basal thermometer for less than $10.
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:21 PM   #3
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Good idea. I charted when ttc last time, I still have a bbt thermometer lying around. I've been using opks for the last 6 months so have a pretty good chart going so far, just not with temps.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:59 PM   #4
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Re: Help me learn how to tta!

I would say it depends on how seriously you are trying to avoid. Opks aren't a great method for avoiding because they don't give enough advance notice (since sperm can live 3-5 days), and temps only help determine that ovulation has passed (won't give advance notice). If you're serious about avoiding, I recommend classes from an instructor.
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