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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!

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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Confusion

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?

Cervix and Cm play no role at all in my case

Hey all,
Over the past few years of ttc, I always ultimately based whether I was pregnant or not from my cervix and cm because I'd always heard that cervix gets high and soft and cm is creamy and abundant. Not the case....for me anyways!!!! I got my BFP at 14 DPO, I am now at 20 DPO and my cervix is still low and firm and my cm is extremely minimal and what I do have is watery/slightly creamy. It looks exactly the way it does before AF. Also, I had symptoms come and go, for a couple days my boobs would be sensitive and then the next day it was like they were gone.

why won't my post post?

I got my period on Christmas and it only lasts three days and I had unprotected sex with my fiance on the 28 then again on the 30 31st and1st and in the morning on the 1st had mucus like Brown discharge and on the 2nd had pink spotting n every since then been tired nauseous cramping constipated. Metallic taste in my mouth stuffy nose and my two year old has been extra clingy n whining could I be pregnant???
Also today I had light brown discharge and now I'm currently having clear milky discharge that is weird and smells like period blood but I'm not due for a period until the 19th of this month ***My mcl is 25 days ****Luteal phase 17days

I'm going crazy been ttc a yr n still nothing!

Hey everyone.
So I'm 26 and been ttc a yr with all bfn's . N it is devastating :( I eat sleep dream babies n everyone around me is pregnant! We've done 4 failed iui's, 4 months of daily injections, clomid 100mg most if this yr. a few months ago we decided to stop all treatments n try naturally n nothing yet :( n it is not for a lack of trying. I've recently started taking primrose oil, cod liver oil b6 &12 n folic acid. I've never been pregnant before. Does anyone have any tips, tricks, advice or different supplements to try. Thanks so much

BFP today, what i did differently

I have been trying to conceive for 4 months and finally got my BFP today on a cheap PT strip. My story will be short and precise. Previous months i only did missionary during ovulation cus i read so much about d position, after sex i realised that the sperm always pours. Hubby and I decided to go for doggy and behold it didnt pour. I stay in d doggy position for 1hr after he cums, I also cum after then and it helps d sperm flow in. Did a test at 9DPO and got BFN. My main symptom was no sore boobs b4 AF. I HOPE THIS HELPS.. Baby dust to u all

BFN :(

It's been a long and winding journey as most of you can relate to. I had my one and only child when I was 18 and conceived him fairly easy considering I was so young and naive. I do remember having to take a few negative tests before I got my BFP with him. I became pregnant again in June of 2013 a month after removal of my Mirena IUD and again in August 2014 however those two babies are my angel babies. Miscarriage is devastating and I really thought I would become pregnant this month (2nd cycle) since mc. My friend from work suffered a mc three months before finding out she was pregnant again (we found out the same week) as long as two more friends from work due in May like I was. I can't help but think I should be getting ready to find out what I'm having, not ttc again. This past cycle I have used cb digital advanced OPK and got 9 days of flashing but no peak. When I called they didn't offer much help. I don't temp or chart I already feel kinda silly for being so obsessed with ttc because with every pregnancy it wasn't like that. Anywho! Last month AF came on the 14th of Nov. with spotting on the 13th. I've had nothing but cm and yesterday after I poas I had goldish stretchy cm ?? I also had spotting around ovulation or close to it, which I had with one pregnancy. I don't feel pregnant necessarily (intuition) but I have had a few symptoms. I'm cramping but mostly on the sides, now it is more of my abdomen. I know AF is on her way. I took my last blue dye HPT this morning with FMU and BFN. I'm disappointed and impatient I just thought I would fall pregnant after my mc. I've decided this month I'm not going to OPK or TRY not to obsess over ttc and focus on other aspects of life like the holidays with my son and boyfriend. I'm going to workout to gain energy and possibly start to look for a better job. (Didnt want to do if I was pregnant) I have read while stalking this sight that when you start to not obsess over the process is when it will happen. I need to let go for now. Of course I will still pray for a baby of our very own that I will be able to hold in 9 months! Hapot holidays everyone and sept 2015 sounds like a great month for a baby ;)

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