Elderberry Pavlovas Unite - the over 30s TTC number 1

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Bunnygirlie Sun 07-Oct-12 22:06:37

Hi y'all, Welcome to our new meeting place :-) Let's refresh as usual -

Bunnygirlie - 32, married, TTC since June, due to OV this week according to app

Lolcbcblemonlime Sun 07-Oct-12 22:28:13

That was early to start a new one!
I'm here smile
Lolcbcb married, 38, ttc since July after mc. Due to ov at some point this week. Bfp due 25ish oct

paah Sun 07-Oct-12 22:41:41

Me please. Been lurking a while and trying to figure out what the hell everyone is on about! 35, stopped the pill last year thought it would just happen by magic, actively trying since June. Messed up cycle between 23 and 30 days so bought ov kit online and will start using it next cycle which could be any time next week.

janey1234 Sun 07-Oct-12 22:44:13

Hello again all!

Janey - 37, third cycle of ttc

Welcome to newbies smile

winkle2 Sun 07-Oct-12 23:08:09

Can I join?

Winkle, 33, TTC 1, been trying since August 2011, BFP due 17 Oct

HazleNutt Mon 08-Oct-12 06:09:00

HazleNutt, 34 now, (yikes), trying since July, but chemical last month, so cycle all messed up and no idea when BFP due.

bingeddybongo Mon 08-Oct-12 06:31:52

Morning all! grin

bing, 33, trying since last month and thought I was due yesterday at the latest (day 31) but have only had BFNs and despite some very convincing symptoms (am I allowed to bang on about my nipples and the burning feeling again?!) I have a feeling AF is about to appear. Hmph.

HazleNutt Mon 08-Oct-12 08:40:27

I'm massively symptom spotting. Back hurts - but that's probably because I've been lazy and not been to gym for 2 weeks. Boobs sore - well most likely because I've gained a bit weight and bras are too tight.

I have, obviously, been POASing on the internet cheapo tests (who was I kidding when I claimed that I'll wait til next Sunday) and they've all been a BFN, but as said, no idea about when the AF will be due anyway..

janiewoozle Mon 08-Oct-12 09:17:11

Hi girls, I'm new here too, janie, 32, just had a mc last week (at 7wks) after TTC for a few months. Have 50 day cycles so v irregular, just waiting to see when AF will arrive after this tough time but used ovulation tests sticks last time and they worked!

janey1234 Mon 08-Oct-12 11:00:25

Hey janie and welcome! So sorry about your mc, really am. Will probably take you a short while to settle down (I had one last year at 12 weeks) but hopefully you'll be back to 'normal' in no time - and at least you now know everything 'works' and when you need to do it...

Why has time slowed down so much since beginning TTC? Is ridiculous - always seem to be waiting for something or other...

Pipbin Mon 08-Oct-12 12:31:59

Hello, a new thread already!

I'm 37 and have been TTCing since May 2011. I'm on the Clearblue CBFM trial and in my 3rd cycle of doing that.
I'm also under the hospital and have my next appointment at the end of the month where I should get put on clomid.

Lolcbcblemonlime Mon 08-Oct-12 13:15:21

Hi to newbies and hi winkle grin
Loads of cm today. Think epo finally working! Does anyone else take it?

Pipbin Mon 08-Oct-12 14:20:38

I have been, but then I have always had lots of CM so I can't say if it's that or not.

janey1234 Mon 08-Oct-12 15:01:41

Acronyms confusing me again - what is EPO? Am I supposed to be taking it too? What on earth is it?!
confused

Pipbin Mon 08-Oct-12 15:21:00

EPO is evening primrose oil.
My many months or TTCing have lead me to believe that us desperate TTCers are likely to take anything that might do the trick. All it takes is for someone to say that the month they got their BFP that they had taken something or their DH had taken something or they had DTD on the landing under the full moon or whatever and we will all jump at it.

My DH works in IT and in IT there is a phrase 'rubber chicken waving'. It's when you do everything exactly the same as before except you wave a rubber chicken in the air. You know it makes no damn difference, but for some reason it works. I do think all the supplements are rather like this.

However, none of it stops me taking them.
I am going to start thinking about waving a rubber chicken now. It only needs to be a virtual rubber chicken.

winkle2 Mon 08-Oct-12 15:37:15

Pip - I totally agree with you.

Do you want to know all the things I've tried since I started TTC last year:

folic acid
santagon mum to be
pregnacare conception
grapefruit juice to increase cm
epo to increase cm
smep plan
every other day plan
only dtd when ovulating
opks
CBFM
not trying
trying
relaxing
going on holiday
organic food
eating nuts and seeds every day
and this month I took soy isoflavonos.

I'm willing to try ANYTHING to get pregnant sad

That's a sad list isnt it sad

Pipbin Mon 08-Oct-12 15:49:04

I have tried most of the above and manuka honey, DTD and then going to sleep straight after without getting up for a wee or a wash first, dieting.

Honestly, it's a wonder any woman has conceived in past without all these things, let alone all the women who get knocked up by accident.

winkle2 Mon 08-Oct-12 16:56:21

I know you are probably sick of saying it but what tests, etc, have you had done and what was the outcome?

I've had the pelvic scan which came back clear.
Bloods taken which are fine, apart from low red blood cell count but that shouldn't be an issue.

OH has had SA and his morphology came back at 1% - everything else above average. The docs said that it should affect fertility.

I looked at manuka honey in sainsburys yesterday <wan smile>

Lolcbcblemonlime Mon 08-Oct-12 18:36:32

Today I was explaining my 25 year old friend that the sperm lives 5 days and the whole cycle thing and she went into a panic and said- Blimey it looks well easy to get pregnant!!!
I had to laugh at her fear. The poor girl got pg while on the pill at 21, didn't realise as continued to bleed, then suffered an attack outside a club and had to deliver a stillborn at 23 weeks. At least now she is confident it will be an easy trick when she does want it. Bless!

yorkiebilb Mon 08-Oct-12 20:50:45

Hello all, I'm loving the over 30's thread! I'm 34 and in my second month of trying. BFP due 3rd Nov.

My 25 year old friend recommended this site. I chatted to her this weekend about ttc and said I've just got to be patient as it takes a while ttc - this was just before she told me that she fell pregnant the first month of trying! ha ha!

winkle2 Mon 08-Oct-12 21:09:08

I'm so sick of hearing about people getting pregnant first try grrrrrrr

Pipbin Mon 08-Oct-12 21:23:26

Winkle I've had all the tests and scans.
DH has had a couple of SAs. One of which had the highest results the Doctor had ever seen. This resulted him in carrying on like he was Billy-Big-Bollocks.
I have had day 21 and 5 bloods, lots of scans because of suspected cervical cancer, I recently had a HCG which showed that I had one blocked tube which was unblocked by the HSG and one that they couldn't get any dye into either because it is blocked or was spasming.

So I may have had either one or no working tubes. Right now I have at least one. I go back to the clinic in a few weeks and get clomid. I am determined to get pg this cycle so I don't have to.
However I have been very ill the last couple of days and my last cycle was a week shorter than all my others have been so I'm not sure when I was going to ov.
I am using the CBFM but it hasn't asked for any sticks yet.

Pipbin Mon 08-Oct-12 21:28:51

I hear you Winkle two very dear friends have both had babies int he last 12 months, one within 2 months of trying, and one when she had come off the pill to get ready to TTC and got pg by happy accident.

I think the problem is that we are all told at school, and for good reason, that you can get pregnant by just thinking about sex. Turns out its much harder.
I remember that a much younger woman in the staffroom said how easy it was to get pregnant, she is 18 and doesn't have a clue, and about 4 of us looked up and said 'no it bloody isn't'.

happylass Mon 08-Oct-12 21:54:47

Hello again all and welcome to the newbies. I'm 34 and on 1st proper cycle of TTC. BFP due around 19th Oct so just in to the 2ww. Am well aware this could be a long process but can add my DP to the list of people who thinks its a breeze to get pregnant. Until we started TTC (and I put him straight) he honestly thought you could get pregnant any time if the month. He asked me if I thought I was pregnant about 12 hours after I took my last pill. Honestly! confused

winkle2 Mon 08-Oct-12 22:17:41

Pip - it should be your time soon, you deserve it.

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