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13/01/2014 at 20:56
We're TTC no1, this month will be the first 'proper' month of trying and I decided to buy a Clearblue Fertility Monitor to take some of the guess work away, CD6 tomorrow so will be the first day that the machine asks for a test stick
Just wondering if anyone else has experience of using this and how successful they were? Like everyone else on here i'm hoping for a BFP sooner rather than later, came off the combined pill (Femodene) 2 years ago in order for it to be totally out of my system and stopped using anything else last month-fingers crossed!
14/01/2014 at 17:51
Hi, I am currently in my second month of using the monitor. I found it really helpful last month as it told me I was ovulating on day 23 which I would never have thought. No BFP last month and in the two week wait for this month at the moment!
14/01/2014 at 21:08
Ah pleased to know that it's been useful-I wouldn't have a clue when I ovulate so a monitor seemed like a good idea!
Fingers crossed for your BFP this month Bee!
14/01/2014 at 22:07
14/01/2014 at 23:01
It's defo useful! I started using it after trying for a year and I found out I wasn't ovulating regularly thanks to the monitor. Eventually I was referred to the fertility clinic and was prescribed clomid to help ovulation and I carried on using the monitor throughout this and I got my BFP after 2.5 years of trying. I don't think I would have fallen pregnant that month without using it! Good luck!x
14/01/2014 at 23:08
15/01/2014 at 12:39
definitely useful for the both times we were ttc, especially this time around as my cycles kept jumping all over the place.
29/01/2014 at 21:51
Thanks for all your replies!
So, I'm now on CD21, had high readings on the CBFM from day 12-18, then on days 19 and 20 had peaks, back down to high today, managed to dtd 4 times (TMI!!) between CD13-20 so covered the high and the peak days, also been temping however temperature yet to rise so I'm guessing that as I had a peak yesterday il probably find my temp has gone up tomorrow morning!
Just a little bit concerned because I keep reading online about needing to have a luteal phase of longer than 10 days to support a pregnancy, thing is my cycles are usually 28 days which means based on the CBFM readings I'm ovulating really late in my cycle-possibly with only 8 days or so in between ov and af. . . . . should I be worried about this? If it keeps happening and I don't get a BFP is it worth going to see the GP sooner than the magic '1 year' TTC mark?
27/04/2014 at 08:35
27/04/2014 at 08:47
30/05/2014 at 13:46
Quoteo you ladies have any tips to share with me
Yes, I have 1 tip: "It’s important to have realistic expectations regarding this monitor. Be realistic…not everybody gets pregnant right away. So when you purchase this, don’t get overly excited that you are going to get pregnant within one to two months."
15/08/2014 at 19:39
Hi. My partner and I have been ttc for 10mths and no joy yet. I have a 7yr old but he has no children and is getting his swimmers checked nxt wk! We are looking into a fertility monitor now as may make figuring out my cycles easier but dont know what the difference is between the clear blue fertility monitor and the advanced one??
15/09/2014 at 12:13
I am using the CBFM for the first month. Everything was going fine, started testing on day 6, went to High on day 13 and peaked days 14 and 15, then this morning I switched it on, and it showed day 16 high reading, before I had even taken the stick out its wrapper! Has this happened to anyone before? I can understand it may not require a test on day 16 but to tell me its high with no stick is bizarre! Many Thanks
18/09/2014 at 08:22
12/04/2015 at 21:00
Hi, I am new here, just signed up. My BF and I have been TTC for 14 months now and are becoming quite discouraged. I purchased the CBFM ( the advanced one) and began using it the beginning of March. I felt vey confident my first cycle on it as I got my peak days on CD 14 and 15 like the average women is expected to. But did not fall pregnant. I am now on my second 2nd cycle with the monitor and my body seems to be acting differently. I've read reviews that some people think the monitor is programmed and doesn't read the sticks at all....anyone here feel that way? This cycle I have not received a peak yet and am on CD 15. Anyone else experienced this? The machine asked for sticks starting on CD 6, I got lows till CD 10 then highs till now. I will keep testing as it asks, but I am worried I may not be ovulating regularly. Hope to meet some people here that I can share this experience with. So nerve racking yet exciting at the same time.
11/05/2016 at 14:13
Hey Ladies, I wanted to ask if someone has used daysy https://www.eu.daysy.me/technology/babyplanning/
That's the one that looks most appealing to me, and I'm almost ready to jump in, but the higher price and the fact that it's new give me a little bit of a pause.
Anyway if have something to report, it would be nice to hear because all the other fertility monitors seem creepy or weird to me (have you seen the one with the paddles, yikes :)
16/11/2016 at 19:59
Hi ladies. Well I'm not really one for doing reviews but on this account I really had too.
so I decided to purchase the clear blue advanced monitor after I had been trying to conceive my 2nd child for 4 months. I fell extremely quickly with my first within the same month I stopped my pill. So after 4 months of trying I became concerned as I am now nearly 8 years older than I was.
After reading the reviews on line I decided to take the plunge and invest in the CBDM from boots, expensive I know but decided if the reviews were right it would be worth it.
got my peak on day 15 and at 13dpo I am now expecting in the first month of using the monitor.
still early days yet but I'm so happy.
I would definitely recommend this product.
18/11/2016 at 18:32
interesting to read your stories on here. I had my mirena coil removed yesterday and my husband and I are going to start ttc asap. Hoping that my period will start fairly soon. I can't actually remember what my periods were like before the coil!! I don't think I paid much attention then. I've bought the clearblue advanced monitor as it seemed way easier than trying to work out my fertile days any other way!
The monitor recommends having 2 months hormonal contraceptive free but unfortunately the GP couldn't get my coil out so I had 3 months of going backwards and forwards from hospital to GP's to have scans etc to make sure it was all in place and then finally having it out, the waiting time for the appt was 6weeks! Argh! So I'm just going to start using the monitor right away when my period starts and hope that it doesn't matter too much?!
20/11/2016 at 11:04
U can start using the monitor between 1-4 days from when you start your cycle.
You programme it and set up the testing window which is 6 hours which you know will suit your daily routine.
The monito requests and alerts you when to test and you basically keep doing this until you display a peak.
Once you recieve a peak the first day means you will ovulate in around 24 hours so aim to do it loads on first peak.
You should recrieve two peak days.
After that the monitor will not ask you to test anymore unless its a pregnancy test.
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