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MrsHuxtable Wed 20-Feb-13 23:28:46

As if ttc wasn't nerve wrecking enough, we like the extra challenge of getting that BFP while still breastfeeding a baby or toddler. While this isn't an easy endouvour, it certainly isn't impossible as many graduates on the previous threads prove.

I'm posting a link here for any newcomers about fertility while breastfeeding.

Am also wonderig if you'd like to have some sort of stats for the tread members. I'll just start myself.

MrsHuxtable, 29, ttc#2 from April, on pp cycle 4, luteal phase defect

MrsHuxtable Sat 13-Apr-13 20:32:37

Hello, AF arrived this morning! So it's CD1 of first ttc cycle! EEEK!!!!!

Agenda Could the sore nipples have been ovulation? As far as I know it's one of the signs when breastfeeding.

agendabender Sat 13-Apr-13 23:09:42

ah thanks MrsH I'll look out for that next month. Actually my "period" seems to have disappeared. I'm desperately trying not to get my hopes up that it was an implantation bleed, while hoping it was an implantation bleed. Don't think i had one the first time around, or any spotting at all ever in my life.

DogandBeth Sun 14-Apr-13 07:51:28

Hi all hope you're all ok. Was wondering if I could ask your opinions on this. Have just done a test this am and got a bfn. Am on cd 34 but had v early mc last month so have taken cd 1 as being 1st day of mc. I am 9-10 dpo, tend to ovulate late in my cycle, and 7 days since last dtd. Do you think I've tested too early or am i just kidding myself? Dd has also become boob hound again in last 4 or 5 days so that's prob messed it up anyway. I guess I'll just have to wait and see but was hopeful it would be ok this month, after last month's misery sad

DogandBeth Sun 14-Apr-13 07:52:11

Ps good luck agenda!

DogandBeth Sun 14-Apr-13 09:55:50

Just realised I got that wrong, should be 7-8 dpo, as the opks tell you you're about to ovulate don't they, rather than telling you that you are. I didn't mention the mc in my post last month as was in denial about it, only when dh persuaded me to speak to doc did it become official. Anyway apologies for multiple posts will stop now

AlexanderinaTheGreater Sun 14-Apr-13 18:54:19

Sorry to hear about the mc DogandBeth. Sounds like that was pretty early for testing, so I wouldn't give up hope quite yet.

Agenda your last post made me think 'implantation bleed' but I didn't say anything because I didn't want to fuel the madness. Seems like you're managing that all by yourself though ;) Here's hoping....

BettyStogs Sun 14-Apr-13 21:55:06

Hi all, no real news here. Have been taking agnus castus but no sign of AF yet. Hope there's some good news on the thread soon.

agendabender Sun 14-Apr-13 22:17:48

Just madness I'm afraid. Three days of tiny bits of blood in mucus before AF, what's that about? If it's possible to make it happen by being crazy then it was probably that.

DogandBeth sounds like you've had a really tough one there. I hope you're ok.

DogandBeth Sun 14-Apr-13 22:43:02

Thanks agenda and Alexanderina sorry to hear you haven't got good news (yet)
I'm ok ta just a bit fed up really. Still hoping I tested too early this month tho think my hormones may be a bit messed up still.
Good luck for this month Mrs h and betty

Jakeyblueblue Mon 15-Apr-13 23:22:46

We really need some good news guys!
9dpo tmrw but lying here with AF cramps. Looks like another sub ten LP for me. Bloody useless.
Thinking about going to the gp? What do you think? AF been back 11 months now, but admittedly wAsnt trying all those cycles due to illness and logistics. Also it's only been the last 3 or 4 cycles that the cycles have been more regular. Not really sure whAt they would do anyway. Prob just tell me to wean. sad

Reb18 Mon 15-Apr-13 23:31:07

Hi all,

Sorry for your mc dogsandbeth, a friend mced at 11 wks in feb and still has got her first period and she just wants to get going!

Well good news on the ov front for me, ive been temping and opks and got positive last week, this equates to day 14 from my post map bleed so i think im.bang on track for 28 dayers again and the map hasnt messed me up!

Im now going bk to work full time as it will hopefully only be for a short while so i want to save all i can to then be able to stay home after the next baby but going bk full time at least means we can start trying sooner as its classed as continuous employment and im taking june as holiday so can start from then smile

DogandBeth Tue 16-Apr-13 15:16:50

Hello no good news here I'm afraid- looks like AF got me too sad . Ah well

Jakeyblueblue Tue 16-Apr-13 22:45:24

Well I've mAde it through 9dpo with no AF but its sure to come tmrw. Had cramping on and off all day so am expecting it anytime. sad

Jakeyblueblue Thu 18-Apr-13 13:10:21

AF on 11dpo so I guess that's at least something sad

MrsHuxtable Thu 18-Apr-13 15:51:37

Oh Jackey, sorry you weren't successful this cycle but an 11 day LP is not shabby at all! How old is your DS now? Feels like the months have just flown by since I joined this thread.

My AF has come to an end, so potentially, we will have our first condom free shag tonight (once my mum has departed from her visit ;) ). Not sure how I feel about it though as DH and I have been arguing quite a bit the last couple of weeks (we are massively stressed) and I would certainly not consider having sex if today if it wasn't for ttc. Am also having a little cold feet due to the whole work situation. Gah!

Btw, my skin is horrendous at the moment. Why is this happening? I have spots on my chest (boak) and the only time I had that was when I was pregnant (which I'm not currently). Could it be too much coffee? I'm puzzled.

Does anyone have good news?

AlexanderinaTheGreater Thu 18-Apr-13 22:55:08

Glad there's a silver lining of not too shabby LP Jakey, not that that was what you wanted.

MrsH I'm with you on the shagging when you wouldn't even think of it otherwise - mine was with a splitting headache last night. And then we had a blazing row this morning <sigh>.

I'm remembering more and more of how nuts ttc sends me. This does not bode well for the next however many months.

AlexanderinaTheGreater Tue 23-Apr-13 08:58:53

The sound of a screaming child through the monitor is just the best accompaniment to a shag don't you think....

MrsHuxtable Tue 23-Apr-13 09:09:48

So true, Alexanderina!

We had our first ttc shag last night on CD10. In the spare bedroom. Quite in a hurry as well as DD kept waking up.

Victoria2002 Tue 23-Apr-13 22:50:29

Hi all. I am b/f ds1, he's 9m and (more or less) night-weaned since 6 1/2m. I haven't had any periods yet. I would love to have another baby. I'm 35 and took 6m to conceive ds1 (proper trying by monitoring my cycle etc not just no contraception). For this reason I'm keen to hear from the more expert posters here if there's anything I can do? Ds has not taken to solids very well, he does ok but is not that enthusiastic on the whole, so I'm not sure I can b/f him much less. (Also refusing bottles at the moment after accepting them for 8m) confused. I assumed there was nothing I could do really till my periods return and I can try to work out when I am ovulating.

AlexanderinaTheGreater Fri 26-Apr-13 17:35:52

Hi Victoria. I'm afraid I'm not one of the experts on how to get ovulation going (I didn't start ttc until well after my periods were back), but I wanted to say hello anyway, and I'm sure other people will be along with advice.

Does anyone else go through phases of hope/despair through each cycle? I was feeling hopeful when I knew we'd shagged the day before and day of ov, now at 3dpo I know it's not worked (cos you can tell by now, right?!) and yet I know that in a few day's time I'll be driving myself mad symptom spotting and the hope will be back. Can I blame it on the hormones?

Victoria2002 Fri 26-Apr-13 22:51:32

Thanks Alexanderina

SuperFurrySlippers Fri 26-Apr-13 23:47:11

Hello, BettyStogs here under a different name (can't figure out how to change it back on my phone)

Victoria I'm also waiting for AF's return, with regards to solids I noticed that DS started eating a lot more at around 9-10 months, so you may find that he starts dropping milk feeds quite soon if that's the case with him too. Otherwise some of the ladies on here have recommend agnus castus and vitamin B6 to help regulate hormones and get cycle back to normal.

Looneymummy Sat 27-Apr-13 09:55:26

Hi All, hope you don't mind me dropping by.
Here's my story in brief I have 4 children all under 5 & conceived each one while bfing the others so it's totally possible. I also fed my dd til she was 3! My ds only 5mths & I'd love another haha I'm a nutter ( hence my user name very apt i thought) )I know but just love big families they bring such joy.
Anyway I've always co slept with them all & never rushed to wean them only with no 3 as needed to get back to work at 11mths. My Af always came back about 3/4 mths & I used opk with the last 3 I didn't go mad just dtd the day of the +opk & 3 days after. Ive been trying to think of reasons why my Af always returned early although not regular cycles some long some short & I never heard of a short LP until I came on here.
I feed on demand always & sometimes 3/4 times in the night but never for long when they are asleep I've always unlached them.
My only difference I think is that I only really feed off one boobie maybe the other side once a day. The reason is I just feel more comfortable on that particular side so it suits. Ds doesn't lose out born at 10.1 & is a monster in size really huge so it has no effect on him or my other what so ever!
Anyway thought id share that as its a shame to give up feeding to all the mums who love it as it was never an issue with me I can only imagine the dilemma's your faced with.
I hope you all have bfp very soon including me again I hope xx

Looneymummy Sat 27-Apr-13 09:57:57

Btw I always took parental vits at least one mth before & my dh zinc ( apprently improves the quality & quantity of sperm) !!&#128170;

Looneymummy Sat 27-Apr-13 09:58:50

Ps sorry about the weird numbers at the end... What's all that about ha!

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