Howdy Zaysmama! I hope you don't mind my answering, too.
This Couple's Guide to Charting Your Cycle may be helpful. It talks about temperature, mucus, cervical position and other things, and gives some tips. The 3rd page talks about placement of your cervix.
You're very welcome, Mrsmossy! Wow, that's really devoted to use a laparoscopic camera.
The Getting Pregnant Quiz tells you why knowing when you ovulate is the key to success. That's because "A sperm has the best chance of reaching and fertilizing your egg in the 2 days before ovulation and on the day of ovulation. In comparison, the probability is just 8% three days before ovulation, and 0% the day after ovulation."
So you definitely don't need to use OPKs. It takes the typical couple 4-7 months to get pregnant on their own. OPKs may be able to shorten that time it takes to get pregnant, but they are expensive, so it's really up to you what route you want to take.
It sounds like you've done all the right things by talking to your health care professionals, so I sure hope you are successful soon.
Helklo Mrsmossy and thanks for posting. Your question isn't silly at all.
I think you're just going to have to check your cervix and from repetition, find out what is "high" for you, and what is "low." Your doctor can certainly see the color of your cervix with a speculum during an exam. I'm not sure how you'd go about doing it yourself. Your doctor may be able to give you some tips and hints.
Dr. Smith answered another member about One Ovary in this previous post. The good news is that she says fertility is usually unaffected, but of course this member had one tube left.
Please talk to your doctor about your specific situation and find out if IUI or any other Assisted Reproductive Technology would work for you. If you're not already exploring this with a fertility specialist, you may want to consider getting an expert opinion. You may want to visit our Infertility Treatment community for more support.
We have so many great ladies, our list is in four parts! This is part four.
Nicram8683 Name: Nicole How Long?: 15 months Trying: Used Clomid once. Cycle:BFP, followed by miscarriage Place: CO Pregnancy Test: BFP November!
Northern_Girl Name: Pam How long?: 1 month Trying: Temping, calendar Cycle: 26-28 days Place: MI Pregnancy Test: BFP 11/08!
Renemom Name: Mrs. Rene How Long? 1 month Trying: Using ovulation calendar, taking prenatal vitamins. Cycle: 28 days Place: GA Pregnancy Test:Not yet (8/15). Waiting for this cycle to make the magic happen! (Update? 10)
Sarahann1978 Name: Sarah How Long? Just got off the Pill 10/13 Trying: We are letting nature take it's course the first month and then really trying in November Cycle: Not sure yet Place: AZ Pregnancy Test:Won't test until I have missed period
Shabooki808 Name: Michelle How Long? 1 month Trying: Ovulation chart and stupid old wives tales (pelvic tilts etc.) Cycle: 35 days Place: HI Pregnancy Test:Testing end of Nov.
Shanon1012 Name: Shanon How Long? 12 months Trying: OPK, fertility calendar Cycle: 30 days up until a month ago Place: FL Pregnancy Test:None yet (9/13) (Update? 10)
SMHamm Name: Melanie How Long? 4 months Trying: Timing with fertile days Cycle: 26 but skipped Sept. Place: VT Pregnancy Test: None (10/12)
Ssauvage Name: Ssauvage How Long? Just started! Trying: Ovulation testing; tubal reversal surgery in July 2011 Cycle: 28-29 days Place: FL Pregnancy Test:Not yet (9/23). Plan to test next week. (Update? 10) Stenya Name: Elaine How Long: 6 months Trying: Clomid (I have PCOS). Cycle: 2WW Place: Canada Pregnancy Test: Testing Thursday August 25th. (Update? 10)
thomas9911 Name: Danielle How Long?: 8 months Trying: BBT Charting Cycle:24 days/CD 2 Place: IL Pregnancy Test: AF 9/18/11 next due 10/12/11
Tiggerfan_06 Name: Tiggerfan How Long?: Trying: Cycle: Place: Pregnancy Test: Haven't got far with my TTC. I'm still in the same boat without a paddle (10/25).
Tulip20011 Name: Tulip20011 How Long?: 2 years Trying: BBT, charting Cycle: Irregular. Last period 8/11 Place: MN Pregnancy Test: 3 months ago (now 11/11)
Wailea2005 Name: Wailea2005 How Long: Since Jan no conception, 3rd month OPKing. Trying: OPK, CM monitoring. Cycle: 2DPO, 2WW. Place: OH Pregnancy Test: If I don't have AF by August 13/14, I will take a test then! (Update? 10)
Zaysmama Name: Heathir How Long?: 2 months Trying: BBT & CM tracking, BD more than 3xs during O Cycle: 28-31 days; last 11/08 Place: MD Pregnancy Test: December 15th if AF doesn't show Graduates, please be sure to join the fun on to our 1st Trimester Community !
We have so many great ladies, our list is in four parts! This is part three.
MartinaWilliams Name: Martina How Long?: 1 month Trying: No help just enjoying the process and waiting to see what will happen. Cycle:I have no clue since im still breastfeeding my daughter. Place: Montego Bay, Jamaica Pregnancy Test: Took one of Aug 21 which was neg. Such a disappointment. (Update? 10)
Megs4684 Name: Megs How Long?: Trying since May 2010 for our 2nd child; 1st child was only 2 tries! Trying: Charting, timing, prenatal vitamins, no alcohol, lost 20 lbs as well since April 2011 to try and help. Go for testing in 2 weeks (mid Oct). Cycle:Every month after stopping the pill May 2010,which has thrown my body out of whack. Considering Clomid by year's end. Place: Canada Pregnancy Test: All the time since I tend to be irregular.
MLGammella Name: Miranda How Long?: 1 year Trying?: Ovulation calendar and moving to Clomid soon Cycle: 32-37 days long, often late From: OH Pregnancy Test:BFN 8/26/11 (Update? 10)
Mochabanana Name: Anna How Long?: 20 months. Got pregnant in Feb 2011, lost them in April, been trying again for 4 months. Trying?: Ovulation test, temping, lots of sex, pelvic elevation 20 minutes afterwards Cycle: 26-32 days. Were consistent at 30 and then dipped to 26 for a few months, now getting longer again From: CO Pregnancy Test:Just started my cycle...so in a month. (Update 11?)
Mreyesp Name: Niki How Long?: 9 months Trying?: Omifin 2nd cycle, HCG 1st cycle of 4 shots. Cycle: 30 days From: Guatemala Pregnancy Test:Results middle October probably
Mrs62610 Name: Mrs62610 How Long?: 5 months Trying?: Ovulation calendar & OPK. Been on Prometrium for irregular AF. Cycle: 26 days From: IL Pregnancy Test:Will test around Oct 9th if no AF
MrsBergum Name: Anna How Long?: 9 months Trying?: Temping and checking cervical fluid Cycle: 27 days on average. I'm currently on cycle day 26. From: OR Pregnancy Test:I tested yesterday morning (10/03). Negative. I'll test again on Thursday.
MsBC0514 Name: MsBC How Long?: 2nd Cycle Trying: Ovulation calendars Cycle: D19PO Place: NC Pregnancy Test: AF showed up 9/30. Moving on. (Update 11?)
Mtnchic09 Name: B How Long?: 5 months Trying?: Monitoring Ovulation Days Cycle: 28 days. From: VA Pregnancy Test:2 weeks late with multiple negative test results (8/16). (Update? 10)
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We have so many great ladies, our list is in four parts! This is part two.
Cowgal7083 Name: Amanda How Long?: 3 months Trying?:Fertility calendar, temp Cycle: 7 DP From: CA Pregnancy Test:Nothing yet, hopefully October (Update 11?)
Cowgirl6598 Name: Cowgirl How Long: 3 months Trying?: BD at least every other day Cycle: CD5, ~30 days From: ID Pregnancy Test: December 17th if no AF
Emacra Name: Erin How Long?: 5 months not preventing, 4 years, 7 months, 3 weeks, 2 days Trying: Currently trying temping, OPKs, well timed sex and possibly IUI in September or October Cycle:Not sure. Had bleeding on 8/14 for 2.5 days. Thought it was my period, but still having lower back pain, cramps, etc. Either on CD 11 or 18-21dpo. From: WA Pregnancy Test: Will test if symptoms don't go away in a week or so. (Update? 10)
Fabreezy Name: Teisha How Long?: 5 months Trying: Ovulation Calendar and sex Cycle: Very regular, 27 days Place: CA Pregnancy Test: TestingDecember 15th
FrenchBulldogMom Name: Mary How Long?: 2 1/2 years. Trying:IVF Cycle:Starting stims for IVF cycle soon. Place:SC Pregnancy Test: BFP 11/09!
Hopeto Name: Hopeto How Long?: 1 year and 8 months Trying:Ovulation calendar and ovulation test (OPK) Cycle:26 days Place: Norway Pregnancy Test: Period 11/19. Next ovulation due 11/29 - 12/04
JSMG12809 Name: Mrs. Geist How Long?: 2 months. Trying:Fertility calendar, intercourse on fertile days Cycle:2nd Place: IN Pregnancy Test: Supposed to start aug 22nd probably will test 8/25 if i don't start by the 24th. (Update? 10)
Kmarieneil Name: Kayla How Long?: 3 months Trying: Ovulation calendar & Clearblue Ovulation Test, lots of sex-- elevating pelvis 30 mins, daily vitamins Cycle: 30 days, always regular Place: WV Pregnancy Test: Using Clearblue, not due until the Oct. 17th-18th
LadyJay1977 Name: LadyJay How Long?: 2 months Trying: Calendar and mymonthlycycles.com Cycle: Day 17 Place: TX Pregnancy Test: None (Update? 10)