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TTC Advice and Tips

TTC Advice & Tips

Would you rather receive TTC advice from your mother-in-law or a complete stranger? Most ladies I know prefer the complete stranger route (myself included). Well good news! Our site is literally crawling with complete strangers (the good kind), many of them eager to share their "tried and true" TTC stories with you. So unless you're a mother-in-law, we invite you to chime in with your TTC Advice and Tips. What got you pregnant? We want to know!

And for gosh sakes – if you have TTC advice to share, stop hogging it to yourself! Send us your TTC advice so we can share it with the world!

Post Miscarriage

It has been a year since I was pregnant the first time and miscarried. I had a question about this miscarriage that I feel the doctors did not answer clearly.

I did not find out I was pregnant until a week after my period, which I did get. I started spotting brown 1 week post period and took a pregnancy test to find out I was 100% pregnant...but then ended up in the hospital due to it being in my fallopian tube.

Has anyone else gotten their period and THEN found out they were pregnant? I just had never heard of that before. We are trying currently but this still rings in my ear as a concern that something is wrong since we have not gotten pregnant again.

Miscarriage 10 yrs after Tubal Ligation

So...last month I found out I was pregnant (total utter shock) as I had my tubes cauterized and cut 10 years ago. I miscarried at 6 weeks, no surgery needed, was not ectopic. My husband and I now want to TTC and we are unsure if it is even possible. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Postive pregnancy test

Hi ladies,
It has been over 6 years. This will be my second pregnancy. The first one ended in a miscarriage 2 years ago. I used donor eggs for this one because I am 45 years old. Had 5 eggs and all survived to 5 day blast. Here is what I did leading to a postive blood test. I took 2 weeks off from work. Day 1/Transfer Day: one 5 day blast, went straight home to bed, only got up to use restroom and eat. Ate cooked spinach, eggs and chicken for protein, drank room temperature water, feet up, wore socks, watched lots of TV and read. Day 2: bed rest, ate same food and soup, had very slight cramps. Day 3: bed rest, some mild cramps, very gassy, lost of appetite in the PM, short episode of lower back pain. Day 4: bed rest, lower back pain, no appetite, mild cramps, gassy, diarrhea, mild nausea, one episode of heartburn, bloated, itchy skin in the PM. Day 5: bed rest, woke up at 3am with severe heartburn, slight cramps, bloated, finally showed after breakfast since the first day of transfer. I was crazy enough to survive not showing for 4 days because I read somewhere to not shower for a couple of days. Itchy skin at night and lower back pain. Day 6: bed rest, slight cramps, lower back pain that would come and go. Day 7: Woke up very early and had diarrhea, lower back pain and slight cramps in the AM but disappeared during the day. Had little sleep, felt tired the entire day, slight cramps appeared in the PM. Day 8: semi bed rest, woke up at 5am with heartburn, diarrhea, no appetite and went to get blood test...postive pregnancy, Bette at 74. Please note that I have allergies and I took half dose of generic Benadryl the entire time.
Good luck to you all.

My Fertilaid Experience

Maybe you can relate... My cycles were normal before trying this product, though I've never achieved pregnancy in my seven years plus trying, I was at least happy with that. After using this product for a little over a month, my cycle had been disrupted and it is truly disheartening. I am feeling pretty bad right now and have less hope then I started with. My advice: if you're cycle is regular and find comfort that, DO NOT USE FERTILAID!

Can you get your period 11 days early?

Hi I normally have a 31 day cycle. I thought I got a positive opk on cd17(about normal) had sex on cd17 & cd18. Got a really strong opk result Sunday night (cd20) so had sex on cd21. Now since cd21 evening I started spotting (something I don't usually have) and since this morning (cd22) the bleeding has gradually gotten a bit heavier (had to use a liner), can anyone help or advise? Have I got my period early???

Faint bfp everyday from 9 dpo

Every day starting from 9 dpo my pregnancy test have been faint the fmu is the faintest then by 10:30 they are darker. Has anyone had experience with this.

Hate the wait

I had my Mirena removed on 8/11/15, and had spotting on 8/16/15 and 8/17/15, not continuously, only for a couple hours each day. DH and I did the BD on 8/10, 8/14, and 8/16. I have been exhausted, had increased appetite, sore BB's, HA, and cramping. I feel pregnant, but keep getting BFN's on home pregnancy tests. Maybe it is too early to be testing, but I hate the wait. My DH and I were married a year and a half ago, and we have four children between us. This is our first attempt TTC. Best wishes to anyone else TTC.

Agnus Castus & Bee Pollen

After TTC for 7 months, I decided to take 1000mg of organic Agnus Castus (bought of eBay) and actual bee pollen (like the little honey pebbles that stick to the bee, not the pill).

I suffered from a short luteal phase (only 10 days) so the month took it i fell pregnant.

2nd round of Clomid Failed

TTC for months .... cant take it anymore, why wont my body coraporate ???
is it me? the pills? maybe i should quit on the dream of being mother ....
Cause when AF apears, nothing that i have dont was worthy .... my DR. said that he was gunna give me 3 rounds of Clomid 50mg.
on monday8' will be my 3rd round of clomid, i dont even know if to try it again or not, i dont believe in OPK cause tried it on the 1st round and i could have in that month like 10 positives and well that didnt work .... im sou sad.

Month 4 on ttc with 3rd

I know I should give it time with this since it's only been 4 months of trying. This will be our 3rd. With our first it wasn't planned at all and not even trying and with our 2nd I skipped some pills and it was surprise and happened so quick so I guess I was expecting it to be fast this time around too. People tell me I want it to bad that's why it's not happening when I want it to. But how can you not think about it? Thanks for reading(listening) and thanks for the future tips/advice. :)