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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!

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!

Boosting Sperm Count

If your husband or boyfriend has low sperm count that can be extremely discouraging while TTC. My husband was tested in June 2012 and his count was 30 million. Low, but not too much of a concern to my doctor. In October he had another analysis and this time is count was 11 million. We ordered FertilAid and CountBoost right away. Around that time my husband discovered he had a gluten intolerance. So we cut gluten out of our diet. After researching ways to boost sperm count I read an article that explained that gluten can block the body's absorption of zinc - Zinc is one of the most important nutrients in sperm development. I read this in January about a week before my husband's next analysis. We expected that his count would have improved from three months of FertilAid and two months of CountBoost. But could not have foreseen how much! His January count was 112 million! My doctor called me personally to ask what we have done differently. I told him about the supplements and how we cut out gluten. He said the supplements helped, but the gluten probably made the biggest difference. So if your significant other has a low count - it's worth a shot!

Just an FYI

Vitamin b6 causes the metallic taste in my mouth, very similar to the taste during early pregnancy.

TTC for 2yrs

Hello! My name is Sabrina. My husband and I have been together for 6yrs, married for 2, and have been TTC for 2 yrs. We've been throug all the tests, my DH had surgery in Oct for varicocele. Dr said 3 mnths we will know if surgery made a diff, but we are still hopeful each mnth until then. Every cycle we track ovulation, the enter into the TWW with hope. I have 7 days until AF and it's so hard not to get my hopes up. Each mnth during TWW we seem to find similar symtoms, but always BFN. We pray this is our mnth! Ive had a few symptoms. Dry eyes, light cramping, tender breasts, gassy. But i always find an alternative for these symptoms. After 2 yrs we are not ready to give up, but its very discouraging. Especially when eveyone around us seems to be getting pregnant. We have faith in God and his plan for us. My husband is amazing, and stays positive. Each mnth when we get a BFN he always says "next mnth is our mnth!" I'm blessed to have him, but its really comforting reading all of the diff stories posted by other women! Well thats my journey so far!!!! Thanks for listening!!

Walnuts For Fertility in Men

A recent study came out about walnuts and how they can improve sperm quality. I just got my bfp and we were trying for 9 months. In September my husband started eating a small bag of walnuts a day... Obviously I am unsure if that's why we got a bfp, but it can't hurt!! Here is the info...

A Couple of Tips...

I would like to add that I used the ovulation predictor iphone app in conjunction with the 30 day ovulation kit that I got from CVS. I realized that we weren't getting pregnant previously for several reasons. First of all, we were waiting for a positive on the ovulation predictor test and by then the surge indicated that I'd already started ovulating, so this month we had sex two days before my positive test strip and 1 day before the EPT app suggested that we should. Also, we used kama sutra positions specifically for deep penetration. Lastly, we simultaneously had O which I truly believe contributed to our success this cycle. Good luck everybody!!

Losing Hope

It has been a total of 4 years that I have had unprotected sex with my boyfriend, NEVER NOT ONCE have I had a pregnancy scare, I get a period EVERY month, I time my ovulation each month.... nothing works, we have constant sex, granted I am young. But you would think this is the time of my life I am most fertile, I have done the most powerful remedy and that's PRAY but even that doesn't work. I talked to my doctor, she isn't very helpful. I don't understand. I don't know any logical reason why I cant get pregnant. If someone is reading this and has been through this please comment, I could really use the encouragement and support. I'm lost and confused and desperately want to get pregnant.

How Can I Better My Chances For a BFP?

So I'm 27 with dd who's 8 an ds who's 5. I came off bc in June and been ntnp. I really thought this month we had done it. I had all the symptoms and af was 3 days late which never happened before, then she came in full force. I was so upset and it made me realize how much I want this so this cycle I want to do it right. I have never charted, used opks or temps. I just bd and hope for the best. I'm a personal trainer so I exercise and eat well. Can u ladies give me any tips or advice to better my chances for a BFP? Thank you.

TTC 7 Years

My fiance and I have been TTC for 7 years now. We've been to doctors. He had his sperm counted and it came back extremely low. Dr told him that it was still not impossible. Would just take longer than the average couple. 2 years later, we had a False Positive PG Test result. Crushed us BAD. I decided it was time for myself to see the Dr as well. He ran all kinds of tests. Blood work, dye into my tubes, you name it, he did it. We finally decided to have an IUI done after my Fiance's 2nd Sperm Count. That one showed that he has a count of 10,000. That's EXTREMELY Low. Dr told us it would be a miracle if we conceived with his sperm. So we ordered sperm from an online sperm bank. Had it sent to the Dr's office. Dr had me on Clomid. I took the Clomid as prescribed. We went in for the IUI and had it done. It failed :( That was enough to kill us. We both cried for weeks. Dr wanted to see me again to do the dye into my tubes test. He did that and found out that my left fallopian tube is all scrunched up. He said there was no possible way an egg can pass through. I also have a tilted cervix and PCOS. I get my menstrual if I'm lucky 3 times a year. I was put on BC to regulate my cycles. We were then given Clomid again and were told to try on our own. After another 3 cycles using the Clomid, we still were unsuccessful. I stopped seeing the dr and pretty much gave up. I started seeing the dr again 3-4 months later. They weren't going to give me anything else because the specialists in that area all left and went elsewhere. I begged them to give me at least 1 more months worth of Clomid so we could try again on our own. I was given a 4 month supply. My fiance and I now have a mutual family friend who is willing to donate for us. He is coming over tomorrow for the first attempt. I just completed one round of Clomid and I'm ovulating. All fingers crossed that this works!! I will NOT be sleeping with the donor however. I have Soft Cups. The donor is going to jack off into the soft cup and then the soft cup will be put into me. This will hold the sperm right up against my cervix giving the sperm a better chance of swimming up in. Prayers and baby dust are needed PLEASE!! Thank You!