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    Talk to me about charting

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    I know a few of you are champs in the charting department and I have no idea where to begin. Could you tell me a little about it? What day of your cycle do you typically start? I have a basal thermometer already so I guess thats good.

    enlighten me!
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    I used Kindara (it's an app) for my charts. Way easier to keep track of cycles using that, imo. I used that AND a clearblue easy fertility monitor. It's easier than OPKs and more reliable, imo. It's expensive but I feel that it was worth it. I used it while avoiding pregnancy for 6 months (without any other method other than a condom when I was ovulating) and while we were TTC and we got pregnant the first month we tried.
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    When I charted, I started after AF was totally gone. I just made sure to set an alarm and temp at the same time every day. I used fertility friend and another app to put my temps into.
    I only temped one cycle so I am no expert.
    Good luck! I know there are some charting queens around here somewhere!
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    FertilityFriend is my go to for charting. Just take your temp every morning before you get out of bed or move around too much. Make sure you take it at the same time too.
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    I use My Fertility Friend. Since I am not trying to get preggo I dont temp chart, just CM charting and when I get my period, but its pretty spot on and easy to use.
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    So I have a question now. I had my surgery the 23rd of October and yesterday and today I had moderate bleeding..would you start charting and assume thats the start to your cycle? I guess I'm confused when to even start.


    maybe I should call the doctor and ask too.

    I tried to make a fertility friend account but it rejected me! Then I remembered I made an account like two years ago and reset the password. WOOP
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    MFF has the first day of your cycle as the first day of your period, so thats when I would start.
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    I would count it as CD1 and start temping now.
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    I've used FF for the past 11 years. When I was seriously TTC I temped, used OPKs, checked my CM and CP, and used other therapies. I used preseed while TTC #4.
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    I would start temping and recording now. This cycle may be a "test" cycle, for lack of a better word, while you figure out what's going on with your body and when you ovulate.

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