I hope my tips and tricks can help all you ladies get BFP's! I was on Diane 35 for 6 years because of mild PCOS and was worried that I might have been on it too long and it would deter my chances of getting pregnant quickly. We got pregnant on my 3rd month off the pill so any of you who have mild PCOS or have been on the pill a while can perhaps breathe a sigh of relief :) I also always get dark brown spotting for 4-5 days before AF is due, and his month a big red flag was that I didn't have ANY spotting at all!
My tips are (from changes I made this cycle):
- BD every day when ovulating
- Lie down on my back for 20 mins after BD, sometimes with legs curled up to help gravity ;) DH would put on a TV show for me to watch so kill time! I think this tip really helped!
- Avoid *hot* foods like nuts, eggs and too much chocolate (back home we believe the heat in some foods doesn't help the egg stay fertilized)
- Take Folic Acid everyday
- When testing early before AF, the digital HPT's give more accurate results, save yourself the stress of the cheaper tests that aren't as accurate!
My 2WW symptoms were: (please note I have a 26 day cycle, and I didn't chart my temps. luckily I knew I O'd on CD14 because I was at the gynae that morning for an ultrasound and she told me I'd O that night so to make sure we BD ;) I kept track of my symptoms through countdowntopregnancy.com)
2-3 dpo: slight nausea, thought it was just in my head
4 dpo: BBs felt weird and tingly, tired easily, and weird pain *down there*, nausea
5 dpo: mild/dull cramps, pressure, breasts still tingly, sleeplessness, increased CM, nausea, also possible IB had pinkish blood when i wiped like 4 drops, mixed with white CM, vivid dreams
6 dpo: mild/dull cramps, pressure, twinges in my abdomen, nausea, overall felt strange feelings in my abdomen/ovaries, like pulls and pinches, vivid dreams
7 dpo: mild/dull cramps, pressure, same abdomen pulling and pinching, severe nausea at work, feel very blah, a co-worker thinks I'm pregnant, no usual brown spotting I get at this time before AF
8 dpo: take a HPT of Clearblue easy +/-, got BFN, very sad, feel very sure i'm preggers! same symptoms of abdomen pressure and nausea, my CM dries to a slight yellow color
9 dpo: mild/dull cramps, pressure, same abdomen pulling and pinching, severe nausea, feel like there are rocks in my stomach don't feel like eating anything all day, abdomen feels full and bloated, weird pains in cervix as well, like twinges
10 dpo: take a HPT of Clearblue easy +/-, got BFN but don;t believe it, by now I am sure I am preggers, don;t feel hungry, still feel like I have rocks in my stomach, badddd nausea
11 dpo: (one day before AF is due): take a HPT of Clearblue Easy Digital, got BFP! Cannot believe it and scream and scare DH! Still nauseous all day but don't mind because I know it's worth it :)
12 dpo: Day AF is due: No AF, take another HPT to confirm :)
Baby dust to all you lovely ladies! xxx