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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!

Possible faint line? Help me out pretty please!

TTC - cycle 4 with #2. AF is due in 2 days. Broke down today and tested :/ (I suppose this is exactly why you wait). Anyway, only symptoms have been bowel related (I’ll spare y’all).

TTC!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!

Wow! It has just hit me this afternoon that we are no longer using any type of protection at all! So we are now actively trying to conceive a baby! wow! wow! wow! this has been such a long time coming it is a real shock that now we are going to be trying to have a baby! this is scary! and wonderful! and I am so happy. I can't wait to get home and BD lol I bet AF comes over the wknd now too hahaha so excited just had to share it! xoxoxoxo

Positive or tripping out- needing new glasses -_-''

We haven't been trying long and kind of gave up trying to track down my ovulation and timing intimacy with the hubby. Today, just out of curiosity... I did the smaller test first when I got home from work, left it there and checked it before going to bed. I got a faint positive but I was still in shock so I had one more of those First Response test, again, faint line...... I needed a second opinion, am I tripping out or do I really need to get my glasses redone?!

Period is back!

Hello members of TTC Community! This is my first blog post, and 2018 has been a crazy year. Let me start from my TTC beginning... January 2017 - Stopped taking birth control to allow myself time for my body to regulate. It normally takes up to 6 months for woman's body to start balancing itself. March 2017 - Here starts the hot flashes (which sucked).. they happened usually at night for about 3 months.. during this time I also started losing a little weight and my hair started to feel thicker.. which was great. September 2017 - Still no period, starting to worry.. I am 29 years old.. healthy.. what is going on? So I decide to see my NP. She does the routine blood test to check hormone levels, ultrasound to check uterus and ovaries. Apparently all looked great, and she said she would refer me off to the OBGYN. February 2018 - Still no period.. finally meet with the OBGYN. He reviews my bloodwork, and looks at me and says " Did the NP go over this with you?", I said "She said everything came back perfect?". Well apparently my levels were NOT OK. In fact the FSH Level (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) was in the menopausal range (46!). So basically I left finding out that at 29 years old I was menopausal. Here starts the insane researching, reaching out to any medical professional I know.. hoping to find a more about how this could happen. I did find some information, which put my mind at ease. I was told that the FSH Level can temporarily be high after coming off birth control and it can take some woman up to 2 years for their period to return. The OBGYN did another blood test to see if my levels had dropped since last time, which the didn't. They actually stayed the same. He said I likely have premature ovarian failure, or early menopause. He said my best option would be to look at donor egg IVF. While I love that science has brought forward medical advances for circumstances like this, I was not quite ready to take that plunge ($$$). April 2018 - I start to taking herbs (Vitex ,CoQ10, Folic Acid, Omega 3) start reduces my workouts and started acupuncture. There was nothing my OBGYN could give me, no magic pill, to help erase this diagnosis. So I hoped that trying to relax and taking a more holistic approach would give me some sort of fighting chance. May/June 2017 - Some spotting each month.. but no full period. July 2018 - IT'S BACK!!! Full period is back, it's been 4 days.. and I have never been so happy to have a period. 1 year, 5 months later it finally came back. I don't know if this means my FSH will drop and I will be able to conceive naturally, but I am hopeful and determined. Let me know if anyone else has had experience with post pill amenorrhea; high FSH level; POF when TTC. Have you had any success? For anyone on the TTC Journey.. I am with you.. keep strong.. and try not to miss out on all the love that surrounds you.

Looking for success stories w/ ovulation spotting and the tww journey

As of today I'm considered 2-DPO. I have started roughly temping and always used opks. Recently I was able to confirm possible ovulation cd18 with a little spotting. Did anyone else experience this and go on to have a bfp? Please give any insight you have as this is dh and I 3rd year TTC and my first ever getting ovulation bleeding. I'm hoping this is a good sign as it was confirmed that I don't always ovulate each cycle, but no real reason why besides hormonal imbalance.

BFP after 8 months w/ little to no symptoms!

I can't believe it is my turn to post this! Very blessed, but let's get to the good stuff: Things I did differently: - Did not stress about timing, not to get confused though, every day past ovulation my mind was racing - Used a toy! TMI but used a vibrating ring which created the big O and I am sure we conceived this day. My friends swear by this thing, guess they were right in my case! - Drank more water than my tummy could handle some days, but some days I lacked water, so who knows if this helped any - Literally started my gym membership two days before this menstrual cycle, the exercising may have helped! DPO 1-11: Nothing! Maybe nausea from hormone peaks but I got that every month I thought I was pregnant DPO 11: Hiccups when I woke up, weird because I did not eat anything in my sleep or in the night so I have no clue where they came from DPO 12: Went out, had a few drinks, whoops! Was obsessed with the guacamole my friend made, not the biggest guacamole lover, felt a slight chance I was still in the race DPO 13: Nothing, DRY CM, middle hard cervix like every month, dull period cramps, tired as normal nothing extreme, feeling like my period will come today or tomorrow as usual DPO 14: Woke up with a flat tummy, no bloating, boooooo, no cm, more boooos, and strong period cramps! Middle of the day I thought about how much I wanted that guacamole again, also had the very subtle nausea. DPO 15: WOO! No period. That means absolutely NOTHING in most cases, but I thought I would splurge just "one more" month on FRER test. I was at work and there goes that wave of slight nausea, so I head to the bathroom to test. Wash my hands, prepare myself for the squint and "find the faint line" dance that may or may not be there. So I am standing across the room and get on my tippy toes to look and see a bright beautiful line!!!! Still in shock, still can't believe the symptoms have not picked up and I am seven weeks now! It is true, every pregnancy is different. With my daughter, I had the strong nose and could barely brush my teeth without gagging. Not this time! I am wishing all the love and wishes to get those beautiful BFP's!

We did it! 35 and BFP! Same sex/donor!

Long term ttc changes you along the way and we have been doing this on and off for two and a half years. Things I did differently : I took it easy on myself, kept opks to a minimum, slept when I began to obsess over symptoms, and enjoyed walking through versus avoiding the baby isle. Insemination on cd14 evening, and cd16 morning, ovulation was from two pm on cd15 to cd16 at two pm- used softcups, and preseed the first time, but not the second. Oday-3dpo not much 4 dpo-irritated, yelled at my wife for cluttering the kitchen table. 5 dpo-8dpo not much other than irritable. 9dpo felt like I had pulled something in my low back. Achey! 10dpo low back hurt so bad wasn't sure how I'd get through work, half an hour later it was gone. 11dpo-14dpo irritable, mild low back pain now, but not consistent. Boobs slightly tingling, but nothing crazy. 15dpo no af, kept waiting, low back stopped hurting at all. 16dpo took a test because cocktails for a business trip was on the agenda. Test line came up before the control line. I am over the moon excited and can't wait to share the news with my wife when I get to her on Friday! We've been waiting for you little one!

TTC at 40 - First cycle of Femara (Letrozole)

I am on my first round of Letrozole & at CD14. 2 days ago ultrasound showed left ovary has a 20mm follicle & right ovary has a 16mm follicle. The nurse said it looks like the left & right ovary will release a follicle which is exciting. Anyone else in a similar stage & had this happen before? If so did it result in a BFP?

Is this a positive or a evap or what

I’ve taken multiple test and I get positive but I went and got an ultrasound done an they said they couldn’t see anything so I’m getting blood work done next month could I still be pregnant?

Confused about OPK

OK so I started using clear blue OPK a few months ago. Just the normal ones (pink kits with either o or solid smiley) buy then last month didn't get a solid smiley at all... Thought maybe I'd missed it. This month we had the advanced OPK delivered as a substitute so thought "bonus" but apart from day 1 of testing (which was day 10 in my cycle as instructed by the test chart) where I got o, I have had a flashing smiley every day now I'm day 16 in my cycle. Had AF last month bang on time but was only 3 days and usually its longer. Having lots of symptoms like tiredness, cravings, mood swings, bloating, headaches but these are all fairly normal for me anyway tbh so don't think I'm PG. Have I just started with OPK too early? Could the flashing smiley be because I am taking pregnacare vitamins? I was told I had mild ENDO 4 yrs ago after having my daughter and had treatment for it but cos we have conceived twice in the past without even trying we are really hoping it won't cause us any problems now we want to try. But I did read that pcos can cause high estrogen... Should I be worried or just get a grip and keep on testing with OPK? H Also would you go back to regular kits or stay with the advanced ones? Thanks for the advice and support ladies just a bit mixed up with it all :) xx

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