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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!

BFN post second IUI

I had my beta test today and it was not the outcome I was hoping for....I am feeling frustrated.  I know this was only my second round on clomid 100mg and first time with trigger injection, but we are so ready for this and are ready for it to happen!  I am 33 and have a low ovarian reserve, but have had a good response with clomid thus far.  I had three large follicles (18-21).  This time around DH (33) sperm count was 5 million vs. 12 million the first time.  Any suggestion on how to improve sperm count?  How do you cope with the let down after each IUI?  

Fertility and life

Hello My fellow TWWers!

I am not in the two week wait. Actually I am between AF and Ov but I have to say that the encouragement I have gotten from this site makes life, and TTC, more enjoyable. I was emailing my mother today and after reading my email she said that I should blog more. I told her how I am trying to drink more water to increase my fertile CM and how some websites are all about taking pills and supplemtents and some seem as crazy as to make you travel to a foreign land and worship inatimate objects while you dance naked in the woods! I am trying to increase fertile CM but I can't do anything that would throw my body off schedule. My husband is in the military and I NEED to make sure that he will be home during the peak days. ...and I don't really want to do any naked dancing unless he is involved. lol. I'm sure all the military wives out there can relate. Deployments SUCK and we need to be strong and make it through because it is always so sweet when our hubbies come home!

Does anyone have any experience with supplements that are supposed to help in the production of fertile CM actually delaying ovulation and effecting cycle length?

Baby dust to all of us! <3 !!

Things I can do for a thicker uterine lining after Mirena?

Good day everyone,

So right now I'm on CD3 of C#1 after having Mirena removed, and my period is already over.

On Mirena, I had almost constant spotting, but very short, sometimes nonexistent periods. I'm guessing that this is because Mirena thins out the uterine lining, explaining both why there's constant spotting and light periods.

Now, I got Mirena removed mid-cycle last month, and I'm at the beginning of my new first cycle of TTC. Since my period was so short (even shorter than my last ones while still on Mirena... it started the day before yesterday light-medium, yesterday was medium-heavy, today there's almost nothing left, just a tiny bit of spotting), I'm wondering if there's anything I can do to boost my chances for this month... I guess... things that would give me a "thicker" uterine lining where an embryo would have good chances of implementing? Does anybody have any tips or pointers?

I'm new to all this, but I've been reading an awful lot.



Baby Asprin

Hello Everyone,

I am curious to know if anyone had tried using baby asprin while TTC, how are you supposed to use it? did this work for anyone?

Cervix position

I'm trying this whole feel your cervix thing... So yesterday it felt soft in the afternoon and high and then this morning it was hard and felt like the tip of my nosE (website said if you are not ovulating it will feel like the tip of your nose). now it feels soft again? I think I'm on CD 12 but I'm also on a 34 day cycle so I ovulate later in the month, not supposed to be until next week. I've been using an OPk and been negative everyday. Anyone try feeling their cervix? Can you give me a run down? I started spotting the Wednesday before AF and spotted for 4 days and AF started full force on Sunday so I've been counting Sunday as CD1. Hubby is gone for the next 3 days so I'm hoping its not right now!!

PLEASEEE HELP ME I dont know what to do anymore


Hi Everyone,


I am 27 and DH is 26. I have been TTC # 1 for 1.5 years now, last year I had 1 chemical pregnancy and 2 miscarriage (Feb 2012 & Oct 2012) (Miscarriage in Feb 2012 I bled for 2 months straight). I have been seeing an infertility doctor since December 2012. I do not smoke and rarely take a drink & normal body weight). DH sperm is normal/ blood work normal. I did a sono everything was normal and did a biopsy normal as well. All bloods came back normal. Prolactin levels was a bit high, but retested recently and came back normal. I did 3 cycles with clomid (failed) and 1 clomid+IUI (failed)(hadn't been back to see fertility DR cause I'm completely devistated). My cycles used to be about 40-45 days before fertility treatments. Been using CB Digital opks for about 6 months and preseed, every time after BDing I prop hips up for 30 mins, also been doing SMEP (no luck).


Now my cycles range 30-32 days and ovulate CD 14-16. Ever since last year till now my period is different, each month when I am menstruating  I pass huge clots ranging half of my palm to about the size of my palm, with and in alot of pain. I spoke to my fertility DR she said due to all my testing I am fine, she did a biopsy of my endo and that came back normal. Went to Family DR he said since all my tests came back normal that I am fine and that I probably produce too much mucus hence the reason for the big clots/ problem of TTC.  He suggested since I might produce too much mucus I might want to look into IVF for an option (which I do not want to do).

Has anyone experienced this before or know of anyone who did. Please help me, your advice is greatly appreciated.



40 day cycle TTC#1

I've been reading through this website now for 2 months, since DH and I started TTC #1 and I believe I've learned all the lingo attached to pregnancy and everything around it! :D


And then I thought, why not share my story? :)


I have polycystic ovaries but it's not turned into a syndrome, as my doctor said. I had treatment for and with the pill and I got off that 3 years ago when DH and I got married. We used pulling out for BC (as we didn't really care if any "accidents" happened but weren't anxious enough to have a baby at the time). So 2 months ago we decided it's time to have a family. First try we didn't use OPKs or BBT measuring or anything else. We just BD'd as often as we liked and decided to see what happened. No luck though! Same second month.


This month I decided to use the Clear Blue Digital OPK (which I regret) to see when I would ovulate, as I don't have a very steady cycle (can be from 35-45 days). I think I missed O for this month with the OPK but I was also tracking CP and CM and at the time I got a negative OPK I had - TMI - stretchy egg white CM and cervix was high and open, so we BD'd then and ofcourse throughout the cycle. According to my 40 day cycle, which I take as a granted I think I ovulated on the 16th August and we BD'd 13, 15, 16, 18, 19 and just to make sure I wasn't late Oing we also BDd on the 22nd (today!).


Now my CP is mid-hight and soft, with creamy CM, bbs are slightly sore (not a lot though) and I think my TWW has already began. I know those symptoms don't mean that much as it could be either PMS or PG symptoms but I'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best.


I will update as days go by about my symptoms.



Possible O - 16th August
Expected AF - 29 August

20th August - Had a cold! Woke up in the middle of the night with stuffy nose and what felt like a fever. Spent all day sneezing and feeling like I'm burning from the inside! O_O

21st August - Woke up at 4am to pee and was a little bit nauseous. In morning bbt was 36.2 C. Cold had completely gone. Bbbs slightly sore. Slight headache

22nd August - Didn't sleep well. Morning bbt was 36.4 C. Metal taste in my mouth and I feel very very gassy. Like A LOT! Also last night felt a pinch in my right ovary, don't know what that was exactly. Also could not sleep. Lastly I seem to be noticing smells much more than before.

23rd August - Slept like a baby! Morning bbt was 36.7 - Later at night cervix has lowered, mid softness... Starting to think AF is on way... :(

24th August - Slept ok. Morning bbt was 36.5 - Cervix this morning was high soft, in the evening still high, soft and creamy white but also stretchy CM....  Have had twinges in uterine area... Could be constipation though... But still... Constipation could be a symtom! Hahaaha!

25th August - Morning bbt was 36.6 - No other symptoms whatsoever.... Had a PG test left from last time, so I couldn't help myself and tested... Got a BFN in my face! Oh well... Since I have absolutely no symptoms, not even for AF, I guess this might have been an anovulatory cycle... I'll just have to wait and see. Cervix last night went back to low and hard.

26th August - Morning bbt was 36.4 - Boobs are only the slightliest sore. Cervix is really low and seems kinda open... Lots and lots of creamy cm... Damn AF seems to be on her way....Also have been having weird cramps all day.... meh. 


Those symptoms mean nothing to me though, as I know that the body can be affected a lot by what you want it to do so maybe I am imagining these. Anyways!


Baby Dust to all TWWers! :)

AF, thou art a heartless bitch!

So on CD38, 16DPO, I woke up to the starting of AF and cramping like theres no tomorrow and a feeling of utter disappointment. I have waited rather impatiently for something to happen as my cycle is yet to be normalised after implant removal. I was quite excited to see whether my pregnancy symptoms from 6dpo-10dpo would come to anything but we have not been fortunate this month.

I dont know whether I am feeling so disheartened about not being pregnant this month or the fact that AF rears her ugly head the day before we go on holiday! Of all the times to arrive and she picks this one, so now I will be bleeding the whole time me and the OH are away :( I could just scream, at least I can indulge in a glass of wine if not able to BD!

So next month we will try again, I will do OPKs again to see whats going on as last cycle seemed to be all over the place! Will try and find an app that I can track everything too as it might help seeing the patterns etc. I think I ovulated on CD23/24 and then it was 16 days to AF so would I assume next cycle will be the same?

Anyone got any tips on how not to obsess next month?! I find it better writing out my feelings on here and having a rant as it is so much easier than trying to explain CM, OPKs and AF to my darling OH. Im pretty sure he is quite content with his role in this TTC adventure, bless him. Goodness knows how the species would survive if our men had to POAS or chart BBT! 

Good Luck to everyone TTC, with BFP or BFN alike :) 

Positive OPK 4 days in a row when AF due.


Would anyone know why I would be getting positive OPK sticks (and on the past two days the test line seems darker than the control line) when my AF is due. My 1st positive was CD17 but for some reason I did another on CD30 (i just felt like peeing on something) and it was positive, and also positive on CD31, CD32, CD33 and today is CD34 and will do another.... I have read on one site where it says LH does peak just before a period but I haven't seen that anywhere else, does anyone know?Other option I know is could be pregnancy but not getting no hopes up. Because of my long cycles im prob holding out and will test tomo or sat morning. According to positive OPK on CD17 i am 16dpo.


TMI...CM Question

Up to this point in my almost three months off TTC, I haven't really noticed any CM at all. According to my CB digi OPK, I O'd on CD16. If that is accurate, I would now be 3DPO. For the past two evenings, I've had a lot of watery, white CM/discharge and have had a "wet" feeling quite a bit. I'm not sure if it's EWCM or not. Anyone ever experience this? I'm wondering if it could somehow be related to using preseed, but I last bd'd 24 hours before having the discharge, so I don't really see how it could be related to that. Is it normal to get CM and/or EWCM after O'ing? I'm hoping it's a good sign since I haven't noticed any CM before. Thanks!!