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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!

7 Pregancies, 7 Different Ways I "Knew" I was Pregnant

DH and I are currently ttc #8. We have only been trying 2 months now and I am still breastfeeding our 15 month old at least 4 times a day. Month #1 I was treating a yeast infection so ruled that one out. Month #2 we BD'd three days before O and he went out of town the next day. I have been reading all of the tww pregnancy symptoms on here thinking maybe something is wrong with me as with each of my pregnancies I only had one symptom prior to my BFP and it was different each time. I am highly in tune with my body so I don't think I was missing anything. Here were the symptoms for each:
Ds #1 - menstrual type cramping starting two days before af due that continued for a full week. BFP 21 dpo
Ds#2 - slight nausea 8 dpo that went away after 3 days and didn't come back until I was 6 weeks pregnant.
Ds#3 - EXTREME sleepiness hit me like a freight train 7dpo. BFP 15dpo
Ds#4 - started to have to get up to pee at 1:30am instead of making it until 7am 9dpo. BFP 15dpo.
Ds#5 - round ligament pains when turning over in bed 8dpo. BFP 13 dpo.
Ds#6 - total insomnia at 6 dpo that continued. BFP 12 dpo.
Dd#1 - stinky cm 17 dpo. I had ovulated a whole week early but didn't know it as I was still having my period. So my O day may be off but that was the only day we had sex that month as my husband went out of town for 3 weeks. There was no ewcm after that so af must have been masking it. I got my BFP two days before af due according to a normal O time for me which would have been day 14 with af due day 28. I hope this encourages someone who is looking for multiple symptoms that just aren't there!

First Cancelled IVF Cycle

Hi all,
I am turning 40 this month and was told that I have a low amh and my husband has low sperm and motility, so the odds are against us. In saying that, I have a 14 month old child so I know it can happen. We started ivf, but had to cancel as I only had 2 follicles. The nurse told me to take the trigger injection and progesterone pessaries after we bed on day 3 and hope for the best until the next cycle. Just wondering if anyone got a bfp with this method? Hoping we wont have to go through ivf... slim chance I know.

Pineapple Core After Ovulation

I was wondering if any of you ladies while TTC have ate pineapple core after ovulation and if it helped you get your BFP? I've heard if you eat the core dpo 1-5 it helps aid implantation. Any advice and tips are great!! Thanks ladies and baby dust to all TTC !! Xoxo

The BEST TTC Tip That Will Get You Pregnant Within 6 Months!!! READ!

To make a long story short, I was ttc for over 6 years. I have a lot of infertility issues. More than your average. I did end up spending over $146,000 on treatments and nothing worked!!

A friend of mine recommended a program to me but I was skeptical about it. She told me that a friend of her's tried it and it worked. So I hopped on the bandwagon cause I had nothing to lose.

It is amazing!!!! The BEST $47.00 I spent in my entire life!!!!! I conceived in 4 months time!! I'm so excited!!!

We are expecting our first, healthy baby boy on December 4th, 2012.

I wanted to share it with all you ladies as I know what it's like and how frustrating it really is!!

That's where all our dreams came true!!! It is soo worth it!!! You get a lot of freebies too that are very helpful.

We are ecstatic!! I hope all you ladies have the same luck as we did!!! Baby dust to you all!!!!!!

God Bless

TTC for 1 Year

I found out I was pregnant July 2011, and had a miscarriage at 10 weeks and had to have a d&c August 2011. I have been ttc now for a year and haven’t had any luck. I started exercising and eating healthier 3 months ago, I quit smoking cold turkey and only drink about once a month. I'm 24 years old and my cycle ranges anywhere from 30-33 days. Any advice from anyone who has any experience or knowledge on conceiving would be greatly appreciated!

Did I Ovulate Question

I have regular cycles give or take a couple days, and have been tracking my bbt for months.

Last month I decided to buy clearblue OPK and got a positive on day 11 (on a 27day cycle)

This month however I've been testing every morning (however woke up late a couple days because alarm didn't go off) and all NEGATIVES from DAY 9 to DAY 15 so far.

I was just wondering if this is normal, or if it's happened to anyone else and they got pregnant?? We are still making BDing in the meantime :)

I will know for sure if I ovulated next week I go on DAY 21 to test my Progestrone.


Has anyone had any luck with a BFP after having a SHG test done? If so, how long did it take after you had the SHG done? I'd love to hear - we've been TTC for a year and now starting the testing. XHopefulX

Some Tips I've Learned Along the Way...

While I am not a doctor and I do not recommend that everybody reading this go out and try it, I'm just simply telling you what we did and worked. FertilAid for Men was used for 2 cycles and he drank a good amount of pomegranate juice (bc he read it helps with stamina, but the more I'm reading, I think in Chinese culture, it holds the idea and concept of fertility as well). Anyways, FertilAid for Women was used for less than one cycle (got BPF today), and I think it was the Vitex (Chaste Berry) that helped. Also for this cycle, I started using NATURAL Progesterone cream (20 milligrams) on cycle day 12 (I know I ovulate on day 14). If you're reading this and interested in the natural route of Progesterone, I strongly urge you to read Dr. John Lee's book "What Your Doctor May NOT Tell You About Premenopause". Okay, you may think that's a silly book but if you're suffering from severe PMS, cramps, irregular or heavy bleeding, infertility or miscarriages, than please, please, give this book a try. I think both the Vitex and Progesterone alone are what helped us conceive (after a Nov. '11 miscarriage and an April '12 chemical pregnancy). Good luck to all of you!! :)

P.S. For the past few months, I have also been receiving acupuncture and massage therapy to help reduce pain, inflammation and stress. Good detox, feels great. :)

Tubal Reversal and TTC

Hi my name is Angela and I have been stocking this website since I came upon it like 2 months ago (I know not that long) but still I have been waiting for someone to post a BFP story with trying after a tubal reversal but sadly I have not found one story to give me some hope. Even though I love reading every1's story about their BFP's I’m concerned that I will never get to post my story.
Here's my background
I had my tubes tied in 2003 after my 3rd child was born well becuz I wasn't sure I wanted to stay with the father yes I know after 3 I still wasn't too sure and good thing cuz we didn't last to much after she was born. NEways long story short I'm with the love of my life now and I want to be able to give him kids. So this yr in March I had my tubal reversal and I couldn’t' wait to start trying but kno that it’s been like 4 months (I know it’s not that long) but for me it feels like an eternity. I have tried to read anything and everything and check my cervix charting I’m totally going crazy LOL and driving my DH CRAZY. He says to just relax and that it will happen when it happens huh easier said then done is what I say to that. I mean I'm very regular so I don't c why my efforts are not working. UGHHHHH!!!!! Ok sorry I had to let that out lol but if anyone is going thru the same thing or something even similar to my story please let me know so I don't feel soooo DH tries to be supportive and there for me but I don't think he truly understands how hard it is for me. I try to have faith and I pray but I need something more.....

Fertile Focus

Hi Ladies,
I got my BFP yesterday for baby #2 and was delighted. My partner and I tried for 9 months to conceive with our first child. I kind of guessed when I would be ovulating and we bd around that time. This time however, I decided to buy the Fertile Focus which is a little microscope that you put a sample of your saliva on. You do this each day until you see a slight ferning pattern which is then followed by a strong ferning pattern (ovulation). Basically, I came off the mini pill, had a month to let my body get back to normal and then we started trying. I used the fertile focus and ensured we bd around ovulation and sure enough in the first month we got our BFP!!! I am so thrilled and just wanted to share my good experience. The fertile focus costs around £20 and you can use it for around 2 years! Much more cost effective than ovulation strips!
Good luck and baby dust to all xxx