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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!

New to TTC have questions.

So since my fiancé and I have been TTC, I've been reading and viewing tons of online blogs. We have bought ovulation tracker and I am not understand when to begin counting days past ovulation? We r using an app to track my monthly and the fertility shows for like a good week almost, so do we count days from end of fertility days or days from trying? I'm so confused by it all. If anyone could help and give me advice I would really appreciate it. I hope its okay I post on here too, if i did it wrong please advise me. Thank you!

No period & no BFP

Off the pill for 40 days and nothing
I thought I ovulated as LH strips told me so.
Anything I can do to regulate my cycle?

opk positive????

Hi guys, I'm new to all this but been ttc for 2 months now and just started using the opk sticks, just done a cheapie one and just wondered if you think it's come back positive? Thanks xx

Cycle 2 TTC

So we are on CD 26 & just got a BFN about an hour ago :-( I REALLY hope we get a BFP this time because last cycle I think we timed the O wrong. This time everything was very slippery TMI LOL. Not sure if I can take another let down. Trying to stay positive. AF is due Saturday (3days) so I'm hoping for the best! Good luck to all

i just dont know where to go from here!

Hi ladies, ive never wrote on this site before but for the last year i have used it to help me get pregnant. I am 22, partner 23 we have a little boy already that is five. I have been charting my ovulation for about 7 months now and we have been searching the internet for tips, literally we have tried most things at this point in time. I just feel like its not going to happen anytime soon. Has anyone had the same problem trying to concieve the second time and any advice for me? All advise appricated.

TMI warning about baby gravy!

First of all let me just say I'm fairly new here so I don't know all the abbreviations just yet. Anyways I'll fill you in. My and the hubby are on month 5 of ttc. 5 months ago I stopped taking birth control after being on the pill for 10 !!!! The next month was AF was 4 days late according to my app. (Ovia) the following month making it two months after stopping BCP I decided to start OPK's. I was curious as to if I was ovulating yet since being off the pill. Turns out I didn't ovulate those first three months after stopping birth control. Now my question to you all is or if you have advice or tips? Obviously my husband spills his baby gravy inside me and since I'm obsessed with becoming a mom, I lay there with it inside me for at 25 mins and with my hips and legs elevated then I go pee and clean up the outside pf miss kitty pretty good. Now here's what's bothering me. The next day after these type of baby makins I have odor down there. But you can only smell it when I go to the bathroom or we have intercourse. There's no pain, no discharge, no itch. It's hard to describe the smell and my husband can smell it when we have intercourse but says it don't bother him.... What's goin on? Why am I smelly down there a for a couple of days after baby dancing? Any help tips or advice is greatly appreciated! Oh and sorry for the novel!
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Hi everyone,

I just have a question about opk kits. I have the clear blue digital ovulation predictions kit.

I done a test at 2pm on Monday which was cycle day 7 and came negative. I repeaTed on CD8 at 2pm which came out positive. I was ssceptical so brought some frer type ovulation kits which the results was negative. So I brought a different clear blue set today and tested at 10am and done the frer which came out with a slight blue ( not clear positive) and the clear blue came out negative.

Now I'm all confused. I don't usually get a positive until about day 11.

I have started taking new vitamins this month and drinking grapefruit juice.

Do you think this could have messed with my cycle. Just odd that negative, positive, negative result. Never had that before.

Thanks any advice would be great :)

TTC for almost 11 months and what I've learnt so far..

This is my first time writing in a ttc blog or talking about ttc online but I thought I should since I've been reading these awesome entries of bfp and excited analysing of symptoms.
It has been a rollercoaster for me. It wasn't something I expected to be this hard especially because everyone around me was getting pregnant or having their second or third child. It's really hard to get away from social media with all those updates.
Most of my friends got it within a few months.
I thought it wouldn't be too hard since my mum had it so easy (first try for me and accident for my brother hehe)

Anyhow I tried going "natural" first few months cos I was still a bit scared of the thought of being pregnant etc, but after a while realised I had been doing it at the wrong time, too early because my period app wasnt very good with predicting my ovulation date.
So I started doing more research and reading and after a while started recording symptoms and doing opk tests and even temping.
A few more months past and still nothing. I was pretty depressed and emotional at times but also stressed about it.
This month I decided to forget about it all, no temping, only test opk for a few days in the middle and we even got a new pet rabbit to keep us distracted or as we say "life has to go on"
I am currently at dpo15 as my app says. Will see how this one goes. I haven't had a positive hpt yet though and I sometimes will read about low hcg or miscarriage because of abnormal cervix or womb or I would just attribute this to being stressed again this month.
If nothing happens this month I will go see a dr for sperm count and blood test for the hubby and I will probably get a scan to see if anything is blocked down there.
Will see how that goes! Hopeful but not too expectant.

First round of clomid

Hi me and hubby have been ttc for fours years with a miscarriage in September 2011 and September 2013 finally after hundreds of scans & blood test we have been given clomid, my periods have been irregular since the first miscarriage I am not ovulating every month. I go for a scan next Friday to check if it has worked I haven't really had any side effects except tirdness and feeling more emotional but that could be period. I am just looking for some advice & stories from people clomid has worked for.

New to this Blogging

Hi everyone. First let me apologize for not knowing all the abbreviations for everything. My husband and I have been together for 3 years now. We wanted to start trying immediately but he had a vasectomy with his previous marriage. Almost 4 months ago he had a reversal, everything went well and when he went to get his sperm count checked they said it was like he never had a vasectomy.. This was all great news. We started tracking periods and ovulation dates before the reversal and everything was going good. However, since the reversal it seems that it has been way harder on me. I have heard from people “if you don't think about it, it will happen" and many more... I have tried not thinking about it but it seems impossible. Today I am 7 days late and have received many NEGATIVES.... WHY? I don't understand why Mother Nature is messing with me... My husband gets really mad when I say this but I pray all the time "if I am going to start just do it, if not give me a positive". He says that I am asking for my period but I'm not. Anyone going through the same thing? Does anyone have any advice?