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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!

When Do I Expect My Period?

Guys I am trying to conceive since Sep 11th (had my period from 4-11th) and got my period or bleeding on 6th Oct (stared spotting on 4th Oct, my period expected date) without any cramping (I usually have heavy cramping) and the bleeding was below my normal flow. It stopped on 11th Oct and on 21st again spotted brown-light pink, then started bleeding 22nd night, this time too without cramping and less than normal flow. So now do I expect my period on 4th of Nov (I know it's already past 4th but wanna know) or 21st Nov? (assuming I have 28-30 day cycles)

Lost All Hope

My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 1.5 years. I am 33 and my husband is 41. They say that I have unexplained infertility. The last two months we have done IUI. The first time I had two large eggs, sperm count great and nothing. This past month I had FOUR large eggs, sperm count great and then put me on progesterone. Went in for blood work yesterday and still not pregnant. At this point, I have just lost all hope. If we are doing IUI with optimum eggs, sperm, timing and they are injecting directly into cervix and I am still not pregnant how is it ever possible? Everyone that I have spoken to about it just says "it will happen, just wait". Well that gets annoying because it quite possibly will NOT happen. I have been so positive up until yesterday when I got the news. Anyone with any advice? Why it wouldn't work, suggestions? Is it possible that my body can just not get pregnant?

7 Pregancies, 7 Different Ways I "Knew" I was Pregnant

DH and I are currently ttc #8. We have only been trying 2 months now and I am still breastfeeding our 15 month old at least 4 times a day. Month #1 I was treating a yeast infection so ruled that one out. Month #2 we BD'd three days before O and he went out of town the next day. I have been reading all of the tww pregnancy symptoms on here thinking maybe something is wrong with me as with each of my pregnancies I only had one symptom prior to my BFP and it was different each time. I am highly in tune with my body so I don't think I was missing anything. Here were the symptoms for each: Ds #1 - menstrual type cramping starting two days before af due that continued for a full week. BFP 21 dpo Ds#2 - slight nausea 8 dpo that went away after 3 days and didn't come back until I was 6 weeks pregnant. Ds#3 - EXTREME sleepiness hit me like a freight train 7dpo. BFP 15dpo Ds#4 - started to have to get up to pee at 1:30am instead of making it until 7am 9dpo. BFP 15dpo. Ds#5 - round ligament pains when turning over in bed 8dpo. BFP 13 dpo. Ds#6 - total insomnia at 6 dpo that continued. BFP 12 dpo. Dd#1 - stinky cm 17 dpo. I had ovulated a whole week early but didn't know it as I was still having my period. So my O day may be off but that was the only day we had sex that month as my husband went out of town for 3 weeks. There was no ewcm after that so af must have been masking it. I got my BFP two days before af due according to a normal O time for me which would have been day 14 with af due day 28. I hope this encourages someone who is looking for multiple symptoms that just aren't there!

First Cancelled IVF Cycle

Hi all, I am turning 40 this month and was told that I have a low amh and my husband has low sperm and motility, so the odds are against us. In saying that, I have a 14 month old child so I know it can happen. We started ivf, but had to cancel as I only had 2 follicles. The nurse told me to take the trigger injection and progesterone pessaries after we bed on day 3 and hope for the best until the next cycle. Just wondering if anyone got a bfp with this method? Hoping we wont have to go through ivf... slim chance I know.

Pineapple Core After Ovulation

I was wondering if any of you ladies while TTC have ate pineapple core after ovulation and if it helped you get your BFP? I've heard if you eat the core dpo 1-5 it helps aid implantation. Any advice and tips are great!! Thanks ladies and baby dust to all TTC !! Xoxo

The BEST TTC Tip That Will Get You Pregnant Within 6 Months!!! READ!

To make a long story short, I was ttc for over 6 years. I have a lot of infertility issues. More than your average. I did end up spending over $146,000 on treatments and nothing worked!!

A friend of mine recommended a program to me but I was skeptical about it. She told me that a friend of her's tried it and it worked. So I hopped on the bandwagon cause I had nothing to lose.

It is amazing!!!! The BEST $47.00 I spent in my entire life!!!!! I conceived in 4 months time!! I'm so excited!!!

We are expecting our first, healthy baby boy on December 4th, 2012.

I wanted to share it with all you ladies as I know what it's like and how frustrating it really is!!

That's where all our dreams came true!!! It is soo worth it!!! You get a lot of freebies too that are very helpful.

We are ecstatic!! I hope all you ladies have the same luck as we did!!! Baby dust to you all!!!!!!

God Bless

TTC for 1 Year

I found out I was pregnant July 2011, and had a miscarriage at 10 weeks and had to have a d&c August 2011. I have been ttc now for a year and haven’t had any luck. I started exercising and eating healthier 3 months ago, I quit smoking cold turkey and only drink about once a month. I'm 24 years old and my cycle ranges anywhere from 30-33 days. Any advice from anyone who has any experience or knowledge on conceiving would be greatly appreciated!

Did I Ovulate Question

I have regular cycles give or take a couple days, and have been tracking my bbt for months.

Last month I decided to buy clearblue OPK and got a positive on day 11 (on a 27day cycle)

This month however I've been testing every morning (however woke up late a couple days because alarm didn't go off) and all NEGATIVES from DAY 9 to DAY 15 so far.

I was just wondering if this is normal, or if it's happened to anyone else and they got pregnant?? We are still making BDing in the meantime :)

I will know for sure if I ovulated next week I go on DAY 21 to test my Progestrone.


Has anyone had any luck with a BFP after having a SHG test done? If so, how long did it take after you had the SHG done? I'd love to hear - we've been TTC for a year and now starting the testing. XHopefulX

Some Tips I've Learned Along the Way...

While I am not a doctor and I do not recommend that everybody reading this go out and try it, I'm just simply telling you what we did and worked. FertilAid for Men was used for 2 cycles and he drank a good amount of pomegranate juice (bc he read it helps with stamina, but the more I'm reading, I think in Chinese culture, it holds the idea and concept of fertility as well). Anyways, FertilAid for Women was used for less than one cycle (got BPF today), and I think it was the Vitex (Chaste Berry) that helped. Also for this cycle, I started using NATURAL Progesterone cream (20 milligrams) on cycle day 12 (I know I ovulate on day 14). If you're reading this and interested in the natural route of Progesterone, I strongly urge you to read Dr. John Lee's book "What Your Doctor May NOT Tell You About Premenopause". Okay, you may think that's a silly book but if you're suffering from severe PMS, cramps, irregular or heavy bleeding, infertility or miscarriages, than please, please, give this book a try. I think both the Vitex and Progesterone alone are what helped us conceive (after a Nov. '11 miscarriage and an April '12 chemical pregnancy). Good luck to all of you!! :)

P.S. For the past few months, I have also been receiving acupuncture and massage therapy to help reduce pain, inflammation and stress. Good detox, feels great. :)