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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!

Cycle Day Number Two

Anyone else with me? I need a waiting buddy....
So here's my story, engaged (for seven months as of yesterday), 17 (5 months away from 18), ttc #1 for 4months now, I've never been pregnant before, and give it my all every cycle for a baby. People may say I'm too young and if you think so then please don't be judgmental. So I thought because I'm very young that I would conceive my first cycle, WRONG!!!! I learned nothing is what you think it is... so because I didn't conceive then, I started to use opk, Pre-Seed, bbt, early pregnancy test, taking prenatal vitamins, check my cervix, and hold my legs up in the air for thirty minutes after sex, pray and meditate. I really want a baby, everyone else in my family is getting pregnant... it's so hard to deal with... I even thought about giving up.. does anyone have some good advice? Am I doing something wrong? And oh yeah the early pregnancy test were so frustrating! Having 5 negative test then having to wait for your period to come! HORRIBLE!!!! And DEPRESSING!!! How do you ladies do it? I know four months doesn't sound like a long time but when you live your life in two week increments, it feels long!... thanks for reading please give some advice((: baby dust to all((:

Mind Over Matter?!

Hi everyone, I'm new to this site. Me and my boyfriend decided time was right to try for a little addition but it's early days and only really tried during ovulation last month so I'm waiting for my period next week! I do think she's going to come though as all I have is sore nips at the moment and its 10 dpo. I'm 37 and my fella is 23 and I think I am healthy so don't see any reason why we can't conceive but still these doubts creep in as in all honesty we both thought that I would get caught last month. Then again you never know what next week will bring. I'm trying to be calm and chilled bout it but part of me really wants a baby then part has many doubts ie fella still at uni and we don't live together, body changes, labour pain (I'm a wimp!) so it got me thinking if I have any doubts then my body will be conflicting on wanting to conceive so did some net research and came up with a great book by Marissa Peer called trying to get pregnant (and succeeding). It so far seems really interesting and has many positive reviews. Has anyone else tried her book? Sonya xx

Any Tips For Me :)

Hi today is my 1st fertile day and me and my oh are going to start trying for our 2nd, 1st time it just happened no trying involved. So I'm just wondering if any of you lovely people have some tips for me, positions, times, what to eat, supplements? Thank you :)

Cd 21 Test! Advice Please :)

So, I got blood work done on cd 23 actually, which made me 5-6dpo, so not quite 7days. It came back 9.22 which shows I ovulated but from what I have read, doctors like it over 10. I haven't spoken to doctor about it just yet as he is waiting for my estrogen results. (My friend works at clinic and took a peak at the results they had and text them to me). Anyone get pregnant with a number lower than 10? I'm so upset over this. I recently got off BC in March. I was on BC for 3years. I know it could take a while but im so impatient lol.

As of right now, I'm 8-9dpo. I've been cramping on and off for the past 3 days, the pains are on the side I ovulated on, and I've had sharp pains in my boob, going by last month, AF is due Monday.

Cheap Walmart Equates???

I am 9dpo first month ttc, don't feel like I nailed this month though. Analyzed my cm and used opks. So the other day, had my husband pick me up some hpt. He bought me Walmart equate brands (wasn't to sure of those)
Took one at DPO 8: BFN after 10 mins thought I saw a line.
Took one today: defective
Tried taking another this evening saw a faint line in the window, had hubby look over it, he did too.
After a while the line became so faint we had to tweak to see it.
Now I am stuck thinking could this test be defective?
Has anyone used this brand.
Don't want to get my hopes up, so far had no symptoms besides lower back ache, just dull and some cramps. I know the cramps could be related to my normal constipation around this time.

I'd like to also point out how grateful I am to find this group. I so needed this support, I've never faced a bfn with less disappointment in my life about anything. Good feeling to know you are not alone:D
I wish you all what I want the most as well: a beautiful healthy baby!

Surviving The Two Week Wait

Hey everyone, I have made a huge list of activities to do during the two week wait so you don't go crazy. I tried all of them during my 4 years of trying to concieve that they really helped.
I am always looking to add this list so if you have any ideas please add them so we can help each other.
Good Luck!

Help! Low AMH Any Success Stories????

I am 41 years old and recently had surgery for severe endometriosis. They didn't remove any organs. My LH is 3.6 and FSH is 7.3 but my AMH is .16. Can I still conceive naturally? Also will clomid help me conceive?

Vanishing Positive Line......

Hi all,
Just wondered if anyone could help me - I took a one step test today, and the result was a very clear positive. Then around 10 minutes later when my OH got home it had totally gone. Anyone experienced this before?
It's now 10.50pm so far too late to consider purchasing another test & I'm going insane, wondering.
Also I'm 12dpo today.
Any advice would be very much appreciated.

TTC For A Year

Me and my husband have been tryin to have a baby for a year now. It's so hard to see everybody around me havin babies. I'm prayin and tryin to stay faithful, my husband is helping me keep my head up. So everybody just pray us and I will pray for u all.

Colon Clenz

I had a hard time conceiving, it took me 1.5 yrs. But I did a colon cleanse with brand name colon clenz and became pregnant three days later on the day I O'd. The cleanse was harsh, there was lots of mucus coming from my bowel movements. Sorry tmi but looking back, I think it helped me produce more or thin out my cm. I didn't use the colon clenz to help me get pregnant but I truly believe it's why I finally conceived. I also held my legs in the air for 20 minutes and made sure I orgasmed. I finally became pregnant! Two weeks later af never showed, took a hpt at 7 days late and boom! There it was! Hope my story helps someone!