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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!

HCG Not Doubling But Great News!

I just wanted to share a success story for those of you who's HCGs may not have doubled. My first HCG was 550 at 4 Weeks. 4 Days later it was 1500, 4 days later it was 3600. But 4 days later it only rose to 4700. The nurse that called me with the news told me that "it wasn't good." Needless to say I spent the next 4 days a wreak thinking it was over. BTW, we have be TTC over a year and a half and finally did with the help of Bravelle, IUI and progesterone. Anyway, I went in for my 6 week ultrasound and we saw and heard a strong heartbeat at 113 bpm. The doctor said HCGs don't always double and an ultra sound is much more accurate. So I just wanted to provide a success story to anyone going through this. We are more than these numbers!

TTC 1 Year - No Luck :(:(:(

Hi everyone! We have been TTC for 1 year now and we just did our first round of IUI. I am 12 DPIUI and I just cannot help but continue to worry and I start to think I am pregnant ... having a lot of symptoms and this happens every month and then I take a PT and it's a BFN and I just don't know if I can handle a BFN again. I want to continue to stay positive but feel like I've lost all hope! I know I am being extremely negative here... can people sprinkle some baby dust my way??? That would help a lot!! :):):) This site is helping me get through things during this rough time.. so thank you!!!

Just Had My Baby Girl After 3 Miscarriages. There is Hope!

Hi ladies! Just wanted to tell I my journey and show that there is still hope even after 3 consecutive miscarriages. My journey started in nov 2011 when my husband and I decided to try gir our first baby. We were so happy to get pregnant straight away but unfortunately found out at the 12 week scan thst the baby had stopped growing at 6 weeks. We were devastated but found the strength to try again. We had 2 more early miscarriages. 2012 was the worst year of our lives and I had pretty much given up hope of us having our own baby. But in feb this year I found out I was pregnant for thr 4th time. The 12 werk scan was amazing seeing our baby bouncong around on thr screen. I never stopped worrying the whole pregnancy but it was worth the wait. I'm laying here now with my 5 week old beautiful daughter asleep on my chest. I'm a 25 year old healthy women. We never had any testing done and I didn't do anything different in my successful pregnancy. The miscarriages just happened for no good reason. It will happen for you. I promise xxc

TWW hmph

Hello ladies!!! I am cd19 of 28 I am day 5 post iui procedure very nervous praying this takes the 1st time. Because I don't have insurance, I've been paying out of pocket for all treatment! Getting expensive but so worth it!!!

Needing a buddy anyone out there!??

My Negative Husband

Hi all ladies. This is my first time trying or not trying for second baby. I really want to have another child but my husband doesn't want one. I tried to bd during my fertile time secretly. I don't tell him I'm ovulating. It's so hard. He likes to ejaculate out or use a condom. Now I'm tired and need advice. Please reply.

How Do I Lengthen My Luteal Phase?

After having many symptoms of pregnancy this month only to have AF arrive I'm convinced it's due to my short cycles. This month my periods were 24 days apart and some months only 21 days. I'm just wondering what have other women had success with when trying to lengthen their cycles? I feel that I may have in fact had a very early pregnancy that ended due to an immature egg or unfavorable uterine lining. I've had one other chemical pregnancy so far that I know of. I maintain a pretty healthy diet and exercise regularly I'm 29 and within a normal bmi range. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

AF Due Today; & No Symptoms

My hunny and I have been ttc for 2 months now and I believe my tww is over now that my predicted AF date is today I've usually had severe pms cramping and I get high fever first day but today I have nothing!!
I'm scared to test but little symptoms I've had are lots of eating: I eat everything! I made quiche at 9 pm last night! Peeing more then usual and sometimes I've gotten sick. Help me! I'm really hoping for #1!!!

Two Month Wait. :(

So down right now. DH and I found out were we expecting our 2nd baby on 9/5 only to find out we lost the baby on 10/3 at 7w6d. I didn't know until 10/15 and was scheduled a D&C on 10/16. My Dr said we needed to wait 2 normal cycles before TTC again. :( I am so disappointed that we cant try sooner. This will be the longest 2 months of my life! I'm just so ready to be pregnant again. And maybe it is for the wrong reasons. So what if I'm in a hurry simply to fill the emptiness I am feeling from my loss. Whatever it takes to help me heal right? I know it won't make the pain go away but it surely must make it easier to deal with right? I'm so ready for this year to be over with!!

Positive or Evap?

Hey I took a pregnancy test, and not sure whether it's a very faint positive or an evap?! Any advice or comments would be appreciated :)

Great Books That Got Me My BFP

Hi ladies, I just wanted to share two books that helped me get my BFP in my first cycle TTC. I'm not trying to be smug here, just helpful. They are 'The Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant' by Jean M Twinge and also 'Trying to get Pregnant (and Succeeding)' by Marissa Peer, read reviews on for further evidence. The first one tells you everything you need to know about timing etc and the second one is about positive thinking. In fact it's so powerful you do feel pregnant just reading it! I'm 31 and was on bc pills for 13 years pretty much non-stop. I had one cycle off the pill but using condoms just so I could figure out my normal cycle timing. I then used the digital OPK and we BD'd the day of the first smiley face and the day after (also had EWCM there 2 days). Not much otherwise as DH was ill. Just got my BPF yesterday on 11 DPO!!!! Good luck ladies :)