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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!

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 :)

Do You Have to Feel Loved Up to Conceive?!

Hi guys, I know this sounds ridiculous and I know all the advice relax relax relax which drives most of us mad anyway because it's so hard to relax when you are ttc and really want it to happen. I'm ttc for baby number 2 and am just wondering from those of you who have Bfp or on next child and remember when you conceived whether you were actually feeling like you really fancied your partner or felt loved up or didn't in that instance but still conceived successfully? I love my husband deeply but I just don't feel sexy or find my hubby very sexy at the moment and am worried this will affect ttc successfully. So far a few people have said they were feeling loved up but nobody has said they weren't who conceived.. Hmm I'm probably in a bit of trouble here! ;) I 'd love to hear from you if you remember how you were feeling when you conceived because I am really interested in this!! Good luck everybody, I think our minds and mood have a really big impact on ttc!! Which is great if you're generally laid back but not if you're a bit neurotic like me! xxx

3 Months Into TTC and Wondering

I know 3 months of trying isn't long, but it feels like it. My husband and I decided to start planning for a family in April. I started taking prenatal vitamins and stopped taking the pill in May. I calculated ovulation and we started trying in July. We have had sex every day during the time ovulation will occur since July and I am in the middle of AF about to start month #4.. I've never been late and always have a regular 28 day cycle. My husband has a daughter from a one night stand, but this will be our first... I am disappointed every month and continue to think something is wrong with me because it was so easy to make his first. I do everything they say to do from laying with my feet in the air to scheduling ovulation. I'm wondering if there is anything I am missing? What do I need to do to make this happen for us?

CONTROL vs Letting Go

As for me..... I've never had a problem getting pregnant. I've seen friends struggle and have miscarriages. I've cried with them and prayed for them. I've witnessed miracles. This time I'm learning that its never been in my hands that when I say God is sovereign that I have to be willing to be tested in this area and God is sovereign. As a women.. I struggle with trying to control my hubby, my kids and yes even the dog. I want this picture perfect life that is not reality and God is teaching me to let it Go! His ways are better than my ways and He is working all things out in my life for good! In order to cast my cares at His feet I have to humble myself under His mighty hand, but if in trying to be in control then I'm relying on myself to get things done. I get frustrated and angry when they don't happen. I've walked through the dark valley of adultery that hurt so bad I could barely breathe but tasted the goodness of God through forgiveness and redemption. I'm still learning and wrestling with His truth but I've tasted and seen that God is good! He is for me and not against me! I wrestle with the world, my flesh and the devil. God has a rescue plan for all of us through His precious Son, Jesus. Who willingly laid His life down for ours. Trust Him... He's good and want to give us the desires of our hearts when we delight and find life in Him. So... Here's to stepping in to the rest of my childbearing years trusting Him, His perfect will and perfect timing. Children are a blessing but they aren't for making us happy. That's being selfish. Our "hearts are restless until they rest in Him" -Augustine No spouse, child, animal, friend, substance can fill the God sized hole in each of us. We are all made in His image. We are so precious to Him. Let go of the control and find His presence in the present. In the now, today! Blessings in Christ. I pray more than babies that each of you will taste and see that He is good! Choose today who you will serve for me... I'm letting go of control.

Tubal Reversal

Hello I'm new to this forum and I am currently 34 years old and remarried 4 years ago to a great man which is younger by 7 years. I was married with my previous husband of 15 yrs, yes I married really young and had 4 children with him, but our marriage went bad and met my current husband and he has no children so I did my reversal on 8/2/13 and we already are trying to conceive.

TTC After Mirena

Hi guys, DH and I are ttc #2!! I was on the Mirena for almost 3 years after our first. I had the mirena taken out last week (that would be a WHOLE other story). AF came immediately and left yesterday. My question for all of you is how would I even begin to calculate O? I am not sure if it was AF last week or just a build up of 3 years with out. All I have seen the last 3 years is random spotting. I feel so lost and disconnected with my body :( Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks girls!!

Overstimulated Follicle

I only had one dominant follicle at day 12. We were told we're out this month due to overstimulation but bd'd anyway. I'm now at cd 32 no sign of af. Normally 26-27 cycle. Bfn on day 28. Is there hope I'm pregnant?

Please Help

I am currently on cycle day 14 of a 26 day cycle. I woke up this morning to a bit a brown cm, which has carried on throughout today (only when I wipe). Does anyone have any idea what this could be? First month of ttc baby no2 and first time this has ever happened to me mid cycle.

6 dpo Help

So I'm 6 dpo and I've only had mild cramping every now and again. Not an all day everyday thing. Sore nipples and a little bit more gassy but nothing else. I usually by this time I have very sore breast when I'm expecting my menstrual. This is my third cycle on clomid. Please help is this normal? I also have been eatting alot more than normal.