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If you're trying to conceive and it's taking longer than you had hoped, what frustrations are you running into? Is it that just about everyone around you seems to be pregnant? Or, something someone said? Or, is you-know-who (your mom, his mom...) pressuring you or asking when way too often? Does it sometimes feel like TTC is more like Trying to Cope?

Struggling to pinpoint ovulation - help!

Posted by: EJTTC on Thu Jan 7, 2010
I'm really struggling to work out when I ovulate.

I have cycles that are mainly 28 to 30 days, but I'll have the odd 32/33 day cycle or even 26/27 day cycle, which makes charting hard.

I also don't get consistent EWCM. Some months it's clearly there and abundant for 3-4 days. Other months I just get a few "gloops" and they are more yellowy in colour whilst still being EW consistency.

Due to irregular cycle lengths, ovulation can take place anywhere from CD13 to CD19 by my reckoning.

This makes it really hard to work out when to BD for conception.

My partner and I have been together a long time, so BD isn't as frequent as it used to be due to hectic life schedules, so we're trying to time it. I know we probably should just BD every other day from CD12 to CD20, but we can't seem to manage it!

This month I've bought an OPK, but I'm finding it hard to read. Starting testing on CD10 and had clear negative results until today, which is CD15, when I saw the normal control line and a light test line. The instructions don't make it clear whether or not this means I'm about to ovulate.

Charting via mymonthlycycles reckons I'll ovulate on CD17, so I know we should be BDing like crazy. Unfortunately I'm getting a lot of "not in the mood" from DH (we did BD yesterday though....)

Just think if I could pinpoint ovulation it would be easier to get DH to BD on the right day!

Any tips ladies?

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