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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!


I have three kids already that I conceived within 1-2 months. I am 40 years old and my youngest is 11 but she was 10 at the time I started ttc. After a few months went by and nothing was happening I just figured it was either my age or my bf (he has no kids). Couple of months later, (total of 5) is when I scheduled an appt. to see and RE just to make sure nothing was wrong with me. And what do you know, I had an hsg and both my tubes were blocked. I was in total shock!!! She scheduled me a lap/dye and hysteroscopy the next month and was able to unblock both my tubes. Now I am on dpo 4 the first cycle after my lap and just waiting to see if I conceived this time. So my advice is to all the women 40 and above, do not waste time seeing a doctor even if you already have children cause you never know. I would have never in a million years believed my tubes were blocked and from the grace of God they are not anymore but I wish I had scheduled my appointment from the minute I decided to ttc.

CM mystery

I am stumped! I have looked what seems like everywhere online and CAN NOT find what Im looking for, so I figured best place to ask is here!
I am 3 DPO and noticed some interesting CM. Its white and milky, lotion like. Out of curiosity I wanted to do a water test on it and noticed it balled up and floated white some of it dissolved. It has now been 15 mins and its still balled up and floating! Now I am confused. What does this mean?! I thought if it balled and sank it was fertile and if it floated then dissolved it was semen. Is this pregnancy CM?! Is it to early?! HELP!

Help us have a baby... Lesbian married couple

Hi guys, my wife and I need some help continuing to finance our conception attempts.
If you are able or willing to help, please donate here.

Thank you!!


So i am using the clearblue digital opk. I started testing on CD9 and got the low symbol. I tested CD10 and it was peak...?!?! (Cd10 is extremely early for me. 2 previous months peak was on CD15) also last month i had 4days of "high" and then this month not even 1? Im so confused. To add to my confusion i tested again on CD11 ( i have 2 holders) and it was low again. ... do you think i ovulated on CD10 and by CD11 my levels were back down giving me the low symbol or do you think the first peak was wrong? And opinions?

we will see what tomorrow brings

Hey all! Testing tomorrow morning with frer. I had a very very faint yesterday. I have a doc apt tomorrow to see if there is anything that stands out in my blood work that could be contributing to the 3 cp I have had since my miscarriage last February. Fx and many prayers for answers and possibly a little peanut that will be healthy and sticky. It would be so great to go in have Be pregnant with high betas and the doc there to say do this to help keep thus pregnancy. All and all I pray for God's will be done and another blessing to hold come November! Baby dust!

Not a good morning

I am new to this whole process. I am 39 and hubby is 41. We have "unexplained infertility" that has been going on for 7 years. I really had taken a "whatever will be, will be" attitude for years. I went and completed graduate school and focused on my career. This past year I realised that my insurance will only cover IUI/IVF treatment until I am 40. This prompted me to contact the RE that my sister used successfully. Long story short, decided to try IUI this month with Follistim/Ovidrel. I produced 9 follicles and have a lining of 7.8 as of yesterday morning. Since two of the follicles are "mature", they wanted to do my IUI this morning which is CD 11. We were all ready to go and my husband was told he could provide a sample and bring it in to the office. Well....he froze this morning....we tried everything we could think of and he just got more and more tense and unable to "perform". Ended up having to cancel my iui and we will try the old fashioned way today and tomorrow. I didn't really expect this to happen. He always enjoys sex but I think the pressure just became too much for him. Has anyone else had this problem? I just felt so defeated and sad this morning......

My doctor wants me to move on to IVF as I am making so many follicles and because of running out of insurance time. I am terrified to go through all that just to have my husband choke. He is such a great guy and I don't want to pressure him anymore. He also really wants a child as well. I have been reading about freezing your sperm. I think this may be the way to go so there is no worry of him not being ready on D-day!

Questions About BBT & Soft Cups

I'm new to this site & have some questions... I'm going to start charting next cycle and was wondering when do you start checking your BBT which part of cycle? And any advice on soft cups I bought some but I'm scared to use them. Also, what about that cough medicine people take when do you take that before intercourse??? All this is totally new to me I'm 32 and had a tubal reversal recently I want to learn all I can when I had my three kids I was really young had my last one at 22.


Good day. I am new on this site. Me and my husband is trying for almost a year now with no success. We were both for test. I went for bloodtests, a pap smear and a check up. All my results were normal. Then my husband went for a semen analysis. His SA results came back and everything were normal except for his Morphology level. The doctor said it needs to be 13 to get pregnant eassily but his was 10. So the GP said he must use Spermaid and Staminogro tablets. Here we are 5 months later and no success. Yesterday a friend told me about pre seed. Does anyone have success with this while having low morphology? Or is there anything else we could try? Please help. I am so depressed and down it feels as if I will never get pregnant.

Turning 37 Next Saturday and Going For Fertility Testing on Tues. :(

Hey all.. having a bit of a pity party here..hubby and I have been ttc since June...I'm 36 he's 29..still not preggers so my dr told me to have some tests done. I had a miscarriage in 2009 so she feels confident I can get pregnant. First year ever I am dreading my birthday...I don't understand this testing and kinda feel like it's my fault we're not pregnant yet. Sorry to be such a debbie downer..just down this month. Good luck's to next month :/

The Small Changes I Made the Month I Became Pregnant After TTC 17 Months

Dh and I were TTC on our own 12 months. Started on clomid 13th-17th month with no luck. On month 17 I was diagnosed with low ovarian reserve. And we were told to go straight to iui month 18.
So month 18 these are the changes I made along with getting iui (which may or may not have been the reason I fell pregnant, one will never know)

1. I started getting more sleep
2. I cut back on the intensity of my workouts
3. I visited an acupuncturist
4. I removed my belly button ring (highly recommended by acupuncturist, who said it can really mess with fertility)
5. Started taking dhea and coq10
6. Did not miss one dose of my metformin (prescribed to lengthen luteal phase)
7. Did not miss one dose of prenatal vitamin
8. Had sex 3 times within 1.5 days of ovulation and used pre-seed

Found out I was pregnant 11 dpiui
Currently 6 weeks and saw our little nuggets heartbeat today!

Baby dust to all. And remove those belly button rings. I also highly recommend acupuncture. My friend got pregnant her first month on acupuncture after TTC 2 years