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Trying-to-Conceive Blog

If you’re anything like me, you’re reading everything you can get your hands on when it comes to trying to get pregnant. Thank goodness for the Internet – I don’t know how anyone got pregnant before the advent of personal computing….

We have a place here on TWW for ladies to tell their BFP stories, as well as a spot for submitting their symptoms to determine if they might be pregnant. We have a wonderful TTC community where you can get valuable support and ask questions. But until now, we didn’t have a spot for the detailed monologue of your trying to conceive experience.

Introducing the Two Week Wait Trying-to-Conceive Blog. This is where you can create your very own blog of your TTC experience—every detail, blow by blow. Note that you’ll need to create an account with us first in order to create your blog. It’s free, of course. That’s how we roll here at TWW.  *there is a 24 hour waiting period on new accounts before you'll be able to start posting to your new blog.  In the meantime, have a look around and get to know the site!

Happy blogging!

Montgomery tubercles

Does anyone have any idea about Montgomery tubercles? I always have them and sometimes they have a dot of white discharge. I only recently found out why they are there and that they shouldn't be squeezed. So my question is if after a shower you look at the areola and there's small clusters of pin prick white head looking things is that a maybe an early pregnancy sign? And the ones in the middle of the nipple themselves bigger? I'm about 11dpo at the latest. Also if you feel like you are constantly peeing (ie sit on loo for a minute after going normally and push, a little more trickle comes out). My nipples are still super 'don't touch me sensitive' as are breasts, I was worried this afternoon that the pain was decreasing but a short feel was all that was needed to put that to rest. My cm in vagina is dry but if near the cervix it's more sticky feeling. I have had light (for me) cramps the last 24 hours so I'm hoping that's a positive sign. So do these extra tubercles happen as part of pms or only pregnancy? And if it is a sign is it then expected I might have enough bhcg to turn a test positive? I did an opk friday (yesterday) and it was nearly as dark as control line....I don't want to test to early.....I have been a bit more tired, funny tummy issues but not overly emotional (yesterday was the worst). Cervix was low and hard this morning and is high and a lot softer....

Crash course in OPK's please

Okay i've decided to do my best in getting hold of OPK's. Im on CD10 now. Can those that are/have used OPK's please give me a crash course in how these things work etc.? How many do i need, when to take them, how to read them etc. I'd realy appreciate it. I have roughly a 30 day cycle.


So I went off the BCP Aug 2012, after being on it for 8 yrs. When I 1st went off of the BCP I had 2 cycles onebin Sept and Oct.  Then I didnt have another cycle on my own until July 2013. So excited! I went to ky OB GYN earlier this year and he suggested that I go on clomid and metformin. Well I tested for ovulation this month but I never got 2 lines the same ordarker. If I dont get a cycle in August should I go to the dr to get on clomid? Anybody with clomid success stories?  Thanks.

Hurry up and wait

I promised myself to not get to excited but as it draws closer to 28 days it gets hard...because I have passed the 14 days past where I thought I had ovulated with a neg test and no af I had a look back over all my notes and read a bit more. It might be that I had a long fertile time or a failed ovulation attempt. In any case a test in a few days time will be conclusive. Maybe having so much fertile cm for about a week in total will be a blessing and those times we bd, will have a good enough environment to stay alive long enough to meet my egg. It's been confusing in that my cm changes during the day like this morning everything was milky and wet and now it's dry again. I'm trying to ignore the signs and symptoms incase it's all just pms or my imagination. 

Just starting to TTC after Mirena and already hopeful. Hard time waiting.


I've just started TTC. I had the Mirena IUD for six years, one year more than suggested. I had it removed on August 6th. My first visit to the gyno for this was on August 1st, but since the doctor couldn't even see the string, he gave me an appointment at the hospital the next week where there is better equipment. Turns out the IUD was impacted in the lining of my uterus and upside down. The IUD was removed through hysteroscopy (they called this a surgery, though I went to work the very same evening). I bleeded for about half a day after the removal, but felt fine afterwards.

I know it's probably too early to be pregnant yet. I'm guessing there was a scar left in my uterus that had to heal, hormones from Mirena still flowing in my body. But since my last period started July 23, I was mid-cycle at removal. I also believe I ovulated right after having it removed. The Mirena had killed my sex drive for years and I felt incredibly sexy right after it was removed. I BDed with my spouse two days after removal and quite a few times in the days following (though nurses at the hospital suggested waiting at least a week to prevent infection... since I felt totally fine and knew I was mid-cycle, I decided to try anyway) and I'm just hoping that maybe, maybe... I'll beat all the odds and be pregnant right away.

Right now, I'm probably 9 or 10 DPO. I'm having symptoms that could be PMS, or could be signs of something else!! Water retention in my legs for the last two days, I have painful upper-back muscle cramps (had trouble getting up this morning because of them) and begged my spouse for a massage (he's lazy when it comes to massages!). My breasts are also very sore, which I know is good sign. Never had this on Mirena (except maybe the water retention), but could be that my body is just getting reajusted and since I've been on Mirena for so long, I have no clue what are regular PMS symptoms. I also have very light brown spotting, but so light it doesn't show on my panties or when wiping, just when checking cervix directly with finger.

I'm sharing my story. My rational side is saying I'm probably not pregnant, just PMS, but there's this little hope that maybe, just maybe I'll be super lucky and get what I want right away... the days waiting for period to start (or not!!) are pretty difficult, as this seems to be all I can think about!!

I'm 31 and trying for my first. My spouse is 38 and we've been together 10 years. We each went to grad school and the conditions were never "right" before now. Now that they are, I want it to happen right away!!!

Just sharing.

Ever just have a "feeling"?

I am getting confused and a little depressed. I posted yesterday, and I am pretty much using this site as an outlet because I don't have many female friends, and even fewer who are TTC and understand what we are all going through.

So, I am 11-12 DPO, depending on which day I actually ovulated. My temps have been consistently high with a slight trend upward to the right on my chart. AF is due in 2 days so I am waiting for either a continued upward trend or a drop in the next 2 days. Today I felt "diferent" and I swear my mouth has tasted "funny" all day. Also, my cramps are more "stabby" and my boobs hurt, but that may be from poking and pressing on them all day to see if they hurt. As I was driving home form work today I just got a strong sense that I am pregnant so I bought an Answer test. Of course, it was negative. Now I'm about 99.999999999999999999999999999999% sure this month is a bust. Fortunately, my Dad is coming to visit tomorrow so I will have a distraction from myself this weekend.

Oh, and I have decided that next time someone tells me to relax, I am just going to tell them to stop breathing... because that's how much I feel that I need this.

Questions about Stopping BCP--Please Help!!

Hi ladies! DH and I are TTC our first (I'm 27, he's 30), so of course I have a million questions and am freaking out about anything and everything, lol. I was hoping to get some feedback about your experiences regarding stopping hormonal birth control. I stopped taking the pill at the end of March to hopefully start TTC in June or July. Since coming off the pill (after taking it for 10 years straight), I have gotten a period every month (29-32 day cycles), but it hasn't been what I would consider "normal." At first, it was only maybe 2-3 days of light bleeding with no PMS symptoms whatsoever (which is really odd for me. I used to have 6 days of bleeding with a lot of PMS symptoms). Each month, the flow has gotten slightly heavier and the PMS symptoms have gradually returned. I was happy about this, thinking things were becoming normal again. July was our first offical month TTC (although we had been without birth control since March, we just weren't actively trying), and I was very depressed to get a BFN. I was using opk's and got a + on CD20--which is another major worry for me. Since my cycles are around 31 days, I'm worried that ovulation around day 21 is too late. Anyways, AF reared her ugly head, but I was glad that it seemed to be a heavier, more normal flow. However, the bleeding completely stopped after 2 days, making it the shortest AF I've ever had. Just in case, did a few more hpt's--all BFN's :(

Now I'm panicking that there is something wrong. Does just 2 days of bleeding (with heavy PMS symptoms) still count as a period? Could the opk's be wrong and maybe I'm not ovulating? I've been off the pill for almost 6 months, so I would think my cycles should be normal by now.

Has anyone experienced anything similar? How long did it take your body to adjust after the pill? And comments or advice are much appreciated! Thanks! :)

AF due today... But..

AF is due today.. last week i had cramping for like 4 days! I didnt know why.. my cervix was getting lower and lower so i figured i was out.  And this morning i can hardly even reach my cervix!! and i feels significantly softer then the past couple of days?! But negative test this morning. I think i see the FAINTEST line..Probably my mind just playing tricks on me. i know im probably out. But Wth is going on lol.


Please please please reply. i just need somebody to talk to!!

What's with my bb's?

my bbs have been sore since 1dpo. now its 13dpo and bb pain is considerably worse in the mornings and ache all day. af is due tomorrow. usually i get sore bbs two or three days before af. this time its lasted 2 weeks. dunno what to think. i dont feel pregnant at all. just my usual moodiness and headaches. haven't even tested yet coz im trying to force myself to wait out tomorrow and few days after. (my af is kind of irregular). anyone else got this?

Opinions Please-

Hi all


I just wondered if people could give me some opinions regarding having a couple of glasses of red wine in your 2ww. Since ttc I have been watching everything, I am healthy anyway, don't drink a lot anyway and do regular excercise (even calmed down on this incase anything affects implantation) but tonight I have a party and not sure whether to have 2 glasses at the most, Im terrified incase it would affect anything. I am 10dpo. I feel like since TTC i am restricing myself to a lot of things and maybe just going too far.

Thanks peeps xx