Menu Search Account

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!

ughh will I ever

Starting off hi names Kelsey 21 years old was diagnosed with endo at 15 was on depo for fours years no menstral cycle nothing!! Took me a whole year and a half to get my period back. Have had a somewhat regular period ranging from 30-40 days usual for me for about Two years now been trying for two years due to doctor wanting me to try till i was 23 just like my mother did and then get larascopy surgery then. Which the larascopy took away all of my mothers fertility. As she tried for years to conceive and never did after me. And they told me i woild most likely be like my mother as most woman are. Been with my hubby for 6 years had 4 ultrasounds so far to track my menstral cycle. They say everything's healthy and fine just a lot of follicles and a backwards uteris. Had to do vaginal ultrasound every time cause they couldn't even seen in my uteris without. I feel and track my ovulation every month and still ain't pregnant someone help me get by trying and someone help explain to me advice to help cause obviously the doctors can't help and explain. Obviously something is causing me to not get pregnant but they said a lot of follicles and a backward uteris is normal. My endometrial lining was normal so my endo wasn't acting up after depot like it was before depoo helllpp..how can they tell me I have to many follicles and a backwards uteris then tell me that's normal?

Wishing...

Ok so here's my story...I had to take vitex angus castus when I was a teenager to regulate(went from missing a very to regular but had long 31 day periods which I couldn't handle in college!! Then at about 17 I went on Levelen Ed(the pill), no longer requitred the Vitex angus castus. Took it as per instructions for about a year, then after I got with my boyfriend, took it straight and skipped my period. I'd get break through bleeding etc, ocassionally letting myself have a period... Then, now 31 years old, last November thought I was pregnant as I had accidentally skipped a few pills within a month. Got a very light period right on time on the third day off the pill. Since then I have decided my time is right to have a baby. Not sure if anyone else felt a rapid change in their mind but it was like a flicked switch, so I went off the pill in June(mid-late June). Three days after, got my period(light, easily managed).
In July, perfect timing, right on queue(of a typical 28 day cycle...5 day period), after a great sex session, got spotting-the type you guys talk about...wiping and you see it, barely anything else. The spotting continued all day, then nothing day 2, then spotting day 3. So 14-16 days later, did some ovulation tests. Got one very faint reading... had sex before and after these tests.
I am now 5 days late for my period. Have done 4 pregnancy tests. All negative. Now really worried that I should have had my irregular teen issues investigated...my intention is to retest in a fortnight...I'm trying to relax but I'm really excited, and nervous at the same time. I've been more mucousy than normal too :/ . Next step is to go back on Vitex Angus Castus. I'm terrified I'm infertile as I'm now 31, even though I have read the statistics. It seems very common to read about ppl coming off the pill, becoming pregnant after 2-3 months.
I have even been laying down after sex, clenching, pillow under bum etc!! Sorry if that's tmi!
Please cross your fingers for me.

They always mention God...

I am SO tired of people saying, "It will happen when God sees fit," "Just keep the faith," "It will happen in God's timing," "God is in control of that, not you," "God will bless you when you least expect it," etc. I have heard so many times throughout my life that "God don't bless no mess!" So, now I am starting to believe that God has nothing to do with pregnancy. I believe He allows people to make their own choices. So many women get pregnant in awful situations ( e.g., during drug addiction, infidelity, teenage years, incest, rape, etc.). I don't believe God would have anything to do with that. On the other hand, many people beg God, plead with God, pray, praise God, remain faithful for years and still don't get pregnant. I just don't think God is that cruel. I don't believe He would bless some to get pregnant "in their mess" and not bless others who have been very faithful. So, it really bugs me when people tell me to wait on God. I just don't believe He would allow a faithful servant to suffer like this, year-after-year. I know He blessed some in the Bible to get pregnant, but that was rare. It's very painful to think He would say, "No!" to something we want SO badly. Anyone else feel like me? I know it's a long post, but do you understand what I'm saying? Life is just not fair...

EPO and Soy Iso

Here is what I did:

1/2014-6/2014:
Lost 20lbs (35lbs total including 2013) so I was a healthy weight
6/2014:
1. Took 1000mg of Spring Valley EPO Days 3-10 (Although I hear it is okay to go up til day before ovulation day)
2. Took 160mg of Spring Valley Soy Iso Days 3-7
That's it!
I did not temp, use OPK, nor think about pregnancy whatsoever and got pg my first time using them.

FYI, I used to take Clomid/Letrazole/Trigger Shots, IUI....which helped me ovulate, but never get pg.

TTC!!!!!

I've been trying for a year and a half....started clomid in June and now I'm waiting....I feel like I'm crazy....obsessed and everything else u could possibly be....period due in 7 days....took a test today and it was negative....anyone else waiting?!?!

Need advice on using opk

I've been using opk's since last month. My cycles are 28 days, I got a positive opk on cd 14 in the afternoon then on cd 15 in the morning, by 7pm that nite it was negative. we BD on both days and no success. So my question is, do you think I ovulate on CD 16 maybe CD 17??

Extended breastfeeding and TTC #2

I'm still nursing my 20 month old daughter. She nurses 3x a day and completely night weaned. Haven't had a menstrual cycle yet. However, on June 11th I noticed a TON of super stretchy cm. I took clearblue ovulation test and got a solid smiley face. I was in disbelief!! So, I also took one of those cheap ovulation test sticks. It was positive. Hubby and I did our thing for the next three days. Now, I'm on the dreaded 2ww. I haven't had noticeable symptoms. Just mild nipple soreness when I nurse and vivid dreams. So far bfn. Anyone else in a similar situation?

i need your help!!

I haven't acully been trying to conceive I have a 15 month daughter. So I haven't been tracking anything what so ever. Ok so here it goes last month I had what I figured was my peried it came 4 days early have a 28 day cycle. About a week after that peried I have had so many different symptoms which I never ever get. I had headache about 2 weeks straight I never get headachs. Very cloudy mind couldn't focus at all. Very very tired especially right after I ate dinner.very very bloated since day one. I get moody on and off nothing to bad. I have been getting nausea all the time I will feel so sick mouth watering bad then a few mins later my stomach starts growling and I eat something then the nausea goes away for a little while. I use to eat once a day now I been eatting 3 times a day. Not every day but most days. My boobs were fine intill yesterday now they are hard but my peried is suppose to be here in two days. Last week I took a test bfn I'm scared to take it again. With my daughter a urin and blood test all came back neg when they finilly gave me an ultrasound which showed I was three months pregnant my thyroid levels were really low so no test in the world would work for me..now lastnight my daughter woke up at 3am and for some odd reason I had mild sharp pain on my left side of belly button after about two hours it went away, so what do u think?

looking for ttc buddies on kik messenger or whatsapp

Hi I'm looking for ttc buddies to chat with on kik or whatsapp. This is my 4th month ttc. I'm either on CD 16 or CD 44 it depends if one day bleed is classed as a period or not and it didn't even last a day just once when I wiped. So ye if anybody wants to add me on kik to help each other thru this emotional journey to mummyhood my username is flash66622 or whatsapp me +447855882541.

Thanks and goodluck to everybody

GOD is my witness that I need help with having a baby

Last year I had two mc and it was not hard at all to concieve. Now me and my hubby are trying again to concieve but nothing is helping. Please if there is someone out there that can help by giving advice on what can I drink or take to be pregnant.

Pages