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Cycle 9 Stats:
- 36 Days
- Ovulation on Day 25
- Ovulation 5 days after new moon
- Luteal Phase 11 days long
Cycle 9 Analysis
Another relatively uneventful cycle. My cramps were almost nonexistent, as was the breast tenderness I often got around ovulation and/or the start of my period. Large amounts of mucus plus travel with family and a few other factors meant a lot of abstinence.
My luteal phase length verifies that ovulation occurred from the beginning of a slightly gradual temp increase, despite it being a few days before my (less than dramatic) mucus dry-up. The mucus leading up to that temp increase, being clear, lubricative, and constant, was particularly fertile through the first day of my temp rise, and then decreased from there.
I’m not sure why my “point of change” (the change from infertile to fertile mucus and back) isn’t marked on my charts anymore. Because I had mucus constantly present, I learned with an instructor how to identify fertile versus infertile mucus so that I have more “safe” days while trying to avoid pregnancy. So the sex on cycle day 12 would have been considered safe, even though I clearly had mucus present at the time.
I managed to keep my diet quite clean over Thanksgiving. As we moved into Christmas, it quickly disintegrated, but for now I was doing well and my cycle wasn’t too bad.
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