esonia Posted March 9, 2016 Share Posted March 9, 2016 I chart my cycles and use that as birth control. I take my temperature every morning and observe cervical fluid to determine my fertility and my husband and I use condoms during my fertile period – from the time I start seeing cervical fluid (usually around day 10-11) until 3 days after I observe my morning temp shift up half a degree (usually around day 15-17) that is the signal that I have ovulated. My cycles are generally 29-30 days long. It’s now day 21 of my cycle and I have not had a temp shift yet. I started Whole30 on day 13 of my cycle and at that time I was observing fertile quality cervical fluid, but none since. My husband’s asking me when we can ditch the condoms this cycle, and I usually have an answer for him based on my fluids and temperature shift, but this time I don’t … and it’s super frustrating because I’m pretty much at the “kill all of the things” stage so I just want to tell him, “just be glad you’re having sex”. I’ve seen a lot of posts about delayed menstruation, and I know that delayed menstruation really actually means delayed ovulation. So I’m gathering that this is a common issue with the change in diet. I am sleeping well, following the meal template and my macronutrients are pretty balanced, I work out in the morning 5 times a week per usual with a pre and post WO meal. The only stress I feel is that the meal prep is a little overwhelming. My BM’s have been looser than normal (I’m usually on the constipated side). Will maybe upping my starch with potatoes help me to finally ovulate? Should I just wait it out? Link to comment
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