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TMI: Ovulation Widgets


When I got married, on our wedding website I did have a fun counter until the wedding and my sil in law had a similar one when she was prego with my niece but yesterday I was amazed to find a counter for when you are ovulating! I know people are probably excited about the prospect of getting pregnant and having a child but I was amazed that people will share their ovulation schedule with everyone! I feel this information is very private personally and something I would never share with the internet but maybe others don't feel the same.

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senorita senorita 4 years 29 weeks
I would have been fine to have this widget on a TTC board but it wasn't. runningesq, that site is frightening especially the lady with her little girl over a garbage can! Really!
jenni5 jenni5 4 years 29 weeks
Agree with others, I think it's fine if you're on some kind of TTC board, otherwise it's just weird. And that website is pretty funny runningesq.
MissSushi MissSushi 4 years 29 weeks
that website is alarming, running. I have lots of friends and family with kids and none of them would ever do/post/say those sorts of things. I feel espescially bad for the kid having to go in the trash can in public. I don't think thats really a parent thing, more an incredibly low class people who happen to have kids too thing. I think an ovulation ticker is pretty strange in any context other then on a TTC board, but since i read a ton on the internet and i've never seen one, i assume thats where most of them are probably being used.
dreamtraveler dreamtraveler 4 years 29 weeks
I have used those kind of tickers when I was on a TTC board. It's not something that I would put up on my facebook page or email to my grandma. :)
runningesq runningesq 4 years 29 weeks
and I agree with ^^... I've only seen those tickers on TTC forums, baby websites, etc. (never on FB)
runningesq runningesq 4 years 29 weeks
You think that's TMI? check out http://stfuparents.tumblr.com/. awesome.
4 years 29 weeks
I find tickers unbelievably annoying no matter what the topic. 13 days to ovulation, 6 months, 1 week, 4 days to my due date, My baby is now 5 weeks, 3 days old, I lost 14 pounds, 16 to go, 2 days since I took a dump, etc. Anytime someone uses one on a message board, I use my AdBlock to block it and never see it again.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 4 years 29 weeks
I talk to my close friends about everything. All of our friends and family know we're trying to have another baby right now, and I'm pretty sure they all know we have sex on a regular basis! I just don't get embarrassed by things like that. However, I personally don't use widgets like that because I talk to everyone on my facebook. I have no need for it. And I agree with using it on a trying to conceive message board. I think it's a wonderful idea for that!
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 4 years 29 weeks
I'm part of a message board that has a huge "trying to conceive" section. These ladies keep track of their ovulation with tickers like the one above, take temperatures every morning and chart their most fertile days (then ask the other ladies to look at their charts for input), and talk about their fertility struggles and medical interventions openly. In the context of a board like that, where women who are trying to conceive are talking about it with other women in the same situation, it's no big deal.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 4 years 30 weeks
I'm with you, ovulation is a private matter. I wouldn't want my friends- let alone my GRANDMOTHER- to know exactly which days of the month I was having sex. Not to mention- what if you find you have fertility trouble? Everyone would ask when the baby is coming, and you's have to say, "We just found out Ed's sperm count is low... but we're looking into treatment." How embarrassing!