I'm curious if you ladies are tracking ovulation either with charting or ovulation tests? I've been taking a break for several months while I was working on healing my body, getting into shape, etc. I used to have frequent anovulatory cycles and almost no cramping. I've noticed that my cycles have gotten progressively closer to 28 day consistency and that I've been having hard cramping prior to menstruation the last several cycles. My (awesome) FAM-friendly NP said that increased cramping is likely a signal that I'm ovulating more consistently, in line with more correct progesterone balance, better endometrial buildup, etc.
I'm afraid to start charting seriously again or buying tests, I'm just not emotionally ready to get back "into" the hard work of trying to conceive. But I'd be interested in others' experiences!
ETA: just wanted to add that the cramping/no cramping/cycle stuff I'm experiencing might be totally different than others--I realized it might sound like I was opining on your experiences ;0) which is totally not what I intended there. I'm a long way off from my goal weight and I imagine that what I'm experiencing may be my system "gearing up", so to speak.
Last edited by mixie; 10-20-2011 at 10:26 AM.
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