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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 was on top!

What we did differently:

* I had actually given up on getting pregant this cycle and told my DH that I didn't know when I was going to at that point and that if we could, we should but not to worry about it. (we had been having way more sessions than we were used to and it was kinda hard to just go thru the motions without actually being "in" to it, ya know? Anyway, 2 days since we had last 'd and I assumed DH really needed a break but he surprised me and it was one of the best nights we'd ever had! Turns out, I 'd the next day!

* I was on top for a change (remember, I had given up this cycle) but as soon as we were done, I rolled over and propped my bottom up a bit on a pillow for 25 minutes (just in case! )

I recommend Preseed

After trying unsuccessfully for 4 months (on all the right days) I was getting disheartened. I saw your site and scoured if for advice. One of the issues was that I had never noticed and EWCM and I kept thinking maybe this is why it's not working. So, on the 5th cycle trying I tried a few new things, which I read in the other stories: Preseed and Evening Primrose Oil. We had sex 2 days before O and also O-day, using Preseed both times. I stopped the EPO 2 days before O, I must say, that I still didn't notice any EWCM this cycle either but the EPO did seem to give me slightly more abundant CM. Also, I had two more days of fertile (watery) CM than any other month. Well, I tested yesterday at 12 dpo and there was a faint line, and again this morning at 13 dpo and there was another, slightly darker faint line. Temperature is still high and it usually drops before my period, which is due today, so I feel confident in saying that I'm finally pregnant. Got no idea if it will stick, but I feel relieved to know that it can actually work for me. So I'd just like to recommend Preseed to all those girls trying. OK, maybe it's doesn't work for everyone first time, but it's DEFINITELY worth a try, especially if you don't think you've got much CM.... Good luck everyone!

Preseed works!

I got my BFP!
* We used pre-seed this month and it worked great! I think it gave the spermies a place to live longer than my own CM. I thought we had been timing everything, my temps were great, but nothing after 7 months, then I saw a post for pre-seed and I swear that is what did it.
* We bd every OTHER night(around o time) until surge in temp (so we did it 3x) Maybe the pre-seed keeps the sperm alive longer until egg drops?

BD schedule, Pineapple, Green Tea

We bd'd 2 days before o, day of o and the day after o. I ate dark-chocolate covered pineapple pieces for that week after o. I had started taking prenatals the month before becoming preg. I drank a couple glasses of green tea the weekend before o'ing. I don't know if any of this has to do with conceiving but it sticks out for me! HTH!

Green Tea capsules + Prayer

After TTC for 2 months, I decided to try Green Tea capsules. I have a friend that has endo. and is now 6mo. preg. after being told she couldn't have any more children. She was taking green tea for energy and then got a BFP. So... Green Tea during CD1-12DPO BD 2 days before 0 day of O day after O and 3 days After O again and then the day after that.... I PRAYED and asked God for a blessing. on 13 dpo I tested with a $1 tree test and got a BFN... then on 18 dpo I got my BFP using an EPT!!! I hadn't even finished peeing on it before it turned +

Vitex, No Caffeine, Green Tea

I did loads of things differently the month of my BFP... I started drinking green tea and no caffeine at all. I had refexology every week till I ovulated and also started taking vitex at the beginning of my cycle to hopefully regulate them and it worked! Something among all this worked!! I would strongly recommend the reflexology. It's a good stress relief and in the UK it's not that expensive.

MY LIST OF FERTILITY ENHANCERS

HERE IS A LIST OF MY BFP SYMPTOMS :

1). CRAMPING ON AND OFF (2 WEEKS)
2). BUTTERFLIES IN STOMACH
3). SORE NIPPLES & BOOBS
4). FATIGUE ( VERY TIRED )
5). CREAMY & WATERY (CM)
6). CERVIX (CP) VERY HIGH & SOFT
7). SORE THROAT & FEVER
8). TEMPS STAYED ABOVE COVERLINE

I ALSO TOOK SOME FERTILITY ENHANCERS : HERE IS THE LIST :

1). FLAXSEED OIL (1) TAB. 1000MG (THROUGHOUT THE CYCLE)
2). BETA CAROTENE (1) TAB 25 IU (UP TO O)
3). GREEN TEA (1) TAB 100MG (UP TO O)
4). EVENING PRIMOSE OIL (1) TAB (UP TO O)
5). ALFALFA (2) TABS 650MG
( THROUGHOUT THE CYCLE)
6). SOY ISOFLAVERNS (4) TABS 200MG (CD 3-7) FOR 5 DAYS BEFORE OVULATION.
7). INSTEAD CUPS (DURING BD ing)
8). OPK'S (STARTING CD 10)
9). B-6 VITAMINS (2 TABS) 100MG (THROUGH OUT THE CYCLE)
10). BABY ASPRIN (81 MG) (AFTER O - REST OF CYCLE)

IT TOOK US 7 MONTHS TO CONCEIVE, IT SEEM LIKE A LONG JOURNEY, BUT WELL WORTH IT ! IT SEEMED THAT WE KEPT MISSING THE EGG EACH CYCLE. ONE THING WAS OUR BD TIMING, WE EITHER BD WAY BEFORE O OR WAY AFTER. SO I STARTED USING OPK'S TO TIME BDing AND I TOOK SOY THIS CYCLE (WHICH DID THE TRICK). AND I TOOK FERTILITY ENHANCERS ALSO.

I WOULD TELL YOU, TO NEVER GIVE UP, IT WILL HAPPEN , WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT ! I WAS IN TOTAL SHOCK! WHEN I FOUND OUT. I THOUGHT FOR SURE WE MISSED THE EGG ! IT LETS YOU KNOW THAT MIRACLES DO HAPPEN !

I WISH YOU ALL LUCK IN TTC !

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