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Trying-to-Conceive Blog

If you’re anything like me, you’re reading everything you can get your hands on when it comes to trying to get pregnant. Thank goodness for the Internet – I don’t know how anyone got pregnant before the advent of personal computing….

We have a place here on TWW for ladies to tell their BFP stories, as well as a spot for submitting their symptoms to determine if they might be pregnant. We have a wonderful TTC community where you can get valuable support and ask questions. But until now, we didn’t have a spot for the detailed monologue of your trying to conceive experience.

Introducing the Two Week Wait Trying-to-Conceive Blog. This is where you can create your very own blog of your TTC experience—every detail, blow by blow. Note that you’ll need to create an account with us first in order to create your blog. It’s free, of course. That’s how we roll here at TWW.  *there is a 24 hour waiting period on new accounts before you'll be able to start posting to your new blog.  In the meantime, have a look around and get to know the site!

Happy blogging!

Eager beaver!

Hi ladies,

This will be DF and I's first month TTC!  I had my period on June 14, first one after coming off the pill and it arrived right on time!  However, I was supposed to get Af yesterday, according to my calendar, however she hasn't shown up yet, although I feel like she could any time!  I have never been late before but I am thinking I may have been off in my days or maybe my body is just adjusting to being off the pill?  Perhaps I will get my BFP a month early lol!  

We are super excited to start trying this cycle, I just wish I new when Af was going to arrive so I could predict when I will O and start testing for that!

i hope to find a tww buddy once I sort out my cycle!

baby dust to all you lovely mom's in waiting!!!  :)

 

evap or faint line?

i need help . do u think its a evap or faint? my temp has slowly been rising. on cd 45 today...no af yet. lower back pain for a week and slight breast with aerola slight dark. and cramps for two week. plz help

After a week of unprotected sex, I started my period 1 week early?!

My boyfriend lives out of state at the moment, we just had a week long vacation together that ended this past Friday. During our week together, we had a lot (sorry for all the details lol) of unprotected sex as we want to conceive. However, I started spotting/bleeding yesterday, yet if this is my period, it's almost a week early, something that never happens. I'm cramping as well, like I do during my period but have also experienced tiredness, more hungry, and mood swings. It's like a period/pregnancy symptom overload, hard to tell what symptoms are for what at this point!! I guess my question is, how much bleeding is too much to be considered "implantation" bleeding and is the cramping normal? I know I sound like a new prego chic, however, I have 2 kids already, but the last one was over 8 years ago...

 

Depressing bfn

Well. Another fbn this morning with frer. Tiny cramps this morn that are getring stronger and they are down low. I just feel like af is on her way any second. Usually I'm a 28 day cycle but last month was 25. Tomorrow is day 25. I woke up with a headache. 

I suppose I can look at it the same this month as the last two... ill get to try again next cycle.

Thanks for listening to my vent! I'm on here all the time reading stories good and bad. Much baby dust to all.

First 2 Week Wait

So I have been testing with OPK sticks since I finished my first AF after coming off the birth control pills beginning of June, and finally today it is positive.

So did the BD this morning, and hopefully later and tomorrow too just for good measure.

 

FX this will be my month!

 

Baby dust to all!

 

On to my first 2WW :D

Western and Eastern Medicine

I am a 44 year old TTC married woman with my DH who is 43. We have been trying for quite awhile to get pregnant and we have gone through the process of IVF and are now getting ready for implantation. Before I begin the process I have just finished reading Inconcievable by Julie Indichova , The Infertilty Cure by Randine Lewis, and now I have started The Fertile Female also by Julie Indichova. I will say that the books are encouraging and I am drawn to many natural practices of incorporating some Eastern Medicinal practices in my Journey before I undertake the process of implantation. I have 5 frozen embryos and I want to have the best possible chance of achieving a successful transfer. I would like to know if anyone else has tried TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), accupuncture or natural methods?

Implantation bleeding? Faint line? Help!

New to this site, and looking for some help, please and thank you!

So, I started spotting 9dpo...I was thinking maybe implantation bleeding, but had a lot of PMS symptoms as well: headache, tender breasts, and also cramps that were WAY more intense than I usually get with PMS. The spotting and other symptoms lasted for about a day and a half, and I figuered game-over, my period was just around the corner. I tested with a FRER today (11dpo), and there's a faaaaaint line, I swear. I'm attaching the pic so you can have a look.

Any ideas? PMS? What's going on in my body?? I'm working tonight (I'm a nurse and work night shift), and cannot stop thinking about that faint line and if it means anything....

Maybe pregnant after chemical pregnancy

Last month the day after my missed period on 6/8 I had a faint positive. My symptoms were sore breast and nausea. I was very excited but 4days later on the 11th I had a chemical pregnancy. I bled for almost 2 weeks. I'm not sure if this is possible but I showed all the signs of ovulating just 3 days after I stopped bleeding, which would have been the exact day I should have if I would have had a normal period. My doctor advised me that as long as I was emotionally ready my husband and I could start trying right away...so we have been. It has been 4 1/2 weeks since my chemical pregnancy. I tested a week ago and was negative. Did I test too early? Or is my period delayed. Below are my symptoms

*Very tired, no energy, so hard to get up for work

* Weird feelings in my breast like if all of a sudden a cold breeze comes through (my town has triple digit weather it is very hot) 

*Weird crazy dreams

*headaches

*breaking out all around my chin (I usually have very clear skin)

*nauseas and hardly hungry

*mild cramping comes and goes through the day (normal periods I only cramp hours before and during my period)

 

As you see I have more symptoms than when I had my chemical pregnancy. However, I know that I just need to be patient and wait to be sure. I do have a 4 yr old son who has been asking and asking for a little sister or brother ... I really hope I'm able to get pregnant soon If i'm not already.

Another helpful tip

I remembered another helpful tip to the TTC struggle. My DH and I are taking the time we have as just the two of us to go on vacations and trips that would be near impossible to do with children, specifically a baby. This weekend we are doing a 200 mile bike ride from Seattle to Portland. The very next day we will be in Yellowstone and then the Grand Tetons for a 3 day backpacking trip. Somehow it just encourages and comforts me knowing that we are not just waiting for a baby but are really enjoying our lives as a married couple.

Take my tips with a grain of salt. They may resonate with with some of you but not make any sense with others. :-) This is just what has worked for me.

Enjoy!

Me: Wanted to be a wife and mom my whole life. 33 years old. Married my best friend 3 years ago. Started TTC 19 months ago. Never been pregnant. Unexplained infertility.

 

Confused

I have been pregnant before years ago and recognise the symptoms but this time am confused. I have used an ovulation machine to he determine the right time. For the past few months I have been about a few days o a week early. I had intercourse on the 12th of my cycle. The night after I got a dizzy spell, from then a few days later I experienced the fluttery stomach and tugging experience for a couple of days, lying down on the sofa I had more dizzy spells, smells were putting me off, sore boobs, lower back pain, I was impatient and have been taking tests which have been negative, I wold have been on by now and I am on day 24 of the cycle. This morning I had a very tiny amount of brown spotting on the tissue after going to the toilet, I instantly thought crap I am coming on but nothing all day, a couple of cramps here and there but nothing as much as I usually do when I come on. Can you experience pregnancy symptoms before implantation? That's of course if it is implantation bleeding. Plus if my cycle is usually about 21-26 days can you get a positive before my early cycle or is it a general rule of 28 days? I am going out of my mind wondering. Does it sound like I am pregnant and if I am when will a positive test show up after implantation bleeding? 

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