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16 Oct 2006

Ovolation Kits and getting pregnant
Hi!

I am trying to follow my ovulation pattern with the help of Femta (ovulation web site) but my periods vary every time by two days. Either it is two days earlier than before or two days later. This time we went to Mozambique and I was supposed to start the Wednesday, and because I was wearing a bikini I used a tampon (just in case) and when removing it I could see something but so slight that I don't think that could count for the start of a period. Could it? On Friday I could see clearly that I am having a period. Normally my period goes on for 6 days and the length from the start of my period to the next time it starts is 24/25 days. Last time I saw like a white discard I tested to see if this is a sign of ovulation (it wasn't). I would like to try for a boy first...how do I follow my cycle? And if I use the ovulation kit...the pharmacist told me that it usually shows you two days too early that you are ovulating. According to Femta I start to ovulate the day after my period stopped, and the first four days I am more prone to have a girl and the four days there after I am more prone to have a boy? How should I use the ovulation kit, how do I read it for a boy? What I mean is: if it shows me now that I am ovulation the first day after my period stopped: when should I then try for a boy?
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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

It is possible but fairly unlikely that you ovulated the day after your period stopped. You will cut down on your chances of falling pregnant at all if you restrict sex to certain times in the hope of conceiving a boy. These methods are not accurate at all.

Best wishes
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