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TTC#1 For the 'younger' mummies to be.

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Tylastar Fri 01-Aug-14 21:14:33

Hello Ladies!

Thought I'd try and get some of the 20+ hopeful Mummies together.

My lovely DP and I don't want to let on that we're TTC so I'm lacking friends and a chit chat about all the downstairs what not. DP will die inside if he has to hear about cycles/ovulation or temperatures anymore!

Let's get some BFPs going!

MrsPotatohead1 Sun 03-Aug-14 06:56:31

Hi, we are on holiday at the moment for a month, and I forgot to pack my pill. Whilst talking, DH and I have decided to begin TTC... Very excited, but I am worried about the whole 'working and child care thing...affording it and what not. I'm hoping that everything will fall into place, what do you think? We are both 25.

Good luck and feel free to private message me if you feel like a chat!

Tylastar Sun 03-Aug-14 19:31:04

I think that if you and DH both want it then do it! There's a whole 9 months to plan things!

I'm feeling excited and nervous too! I think it's just a natural reaction lol!

Hope you're having a wonderful holiday!

cremedecacao Sun 03-Aug-14 19:36:09

How exciting! I have been lurking recently as we will start TTC soon too. I am 24 and partner is 26. I am trying to convince partner to start trying now rather than wait 'til the new year!

snowberry86 Sun 03-Aug-14 19:48:05

I am 28 and hubbie is 29. We have been TTC since March but no luck as yet. I was on the pill for 10 years and have not settled into a proper cycle yet which is mega annoying!

Tylastar Sun 03-Aug-14 20:19:26

Hello snow and creme smile

Snow once your cycle is settled you'll be able to plan more easily! Don't give up hope! smile

Is anyone using a particular method of just going for it haha!

bubalou Sun 03-Aug-14 20:45:18


I'm 28 about to start trying for dc 2.

DS just turned 6 so was along time ago I was ttc so a bit unsure of fertility tracking etc - what is everyone else doing???


Tylastar Sun 03-Aug-14 21:52:25

I'm using an app called Ovia. Seems pretty good you can input data into about how you're feeling and it picks up on stuff. Estimates your most fertile days based on your cycle without having to mess about taking ovulation tests.

I'm not sold on using ovulation tests seems like extra pressure. What do you think?

bubalou Sun 03-Aug-14 22:11:38

Thanks tylastar.

Well I already use m cycles to track my af etc so I do like the ease of using an app - I will definitely giv what you recommended a go.

I'm not sure about the opks - they work for some people but I know people can become on eases with them. Also heard a lot about this clear blue fertility thing people are using but I've heard of people putting water on them and still getting smiley faces etc!

Maybe for the first few months I will just track and dtd as often as I can. wink

Then if no BFP we can look into opks etc.

bubalou Sun 03-Aug-14 22:12:22

Bloody autocorrect - not on eases with opks - become obsessed!

lp2014 Sun 03-Aug-14 22:14:43

Hi everyone! I am 28 trying to conceive our first little one, cycle 2. Due to test in the next week. Xx

Tylastar Sun 03-Aug-14 22:25:53

I'm planning on tracking and dtd to. I want to have good chances but I don't want to go crazy!!

The clear blue one is expensive I would think! I'd rather save money for the little one!

Hey Ip2014! How exciting! Fingers crossed for you! smile

lp2014 Sun 03-Aug-14 22:48:23

:-) xx

lp2014 Sun 03-Aug-14 22:48:37

Thanks xx

Tylastar Sun 03-Aug-14 22:50:54

No problem!

I'm due to test in about a week and a half. Not feeling hopeful this month though.

Tylastar Sun 03-Aug-14 22:51:46

No problem!

I'm due to test in about a week and a half. Not feeling hopeful this month though.

MrsPotatohead1 Mon 04-Aug-14 07:07:09

I must be the only person who doesn't understand the whole tracking ovulation thing. Surely if we have sex every day then I have covered all bases? Lol sorry for tmi! Thanks, we are having a fab month touring west coast USA... I am seeing babies everywhere and am crying at every little thing. My biological clock is ticking so loudly I'm surprised others can't hear it! I believe that nobody is ever completely ready for a baby, and if you keep waiting til you are, then it will never be the right time. That's my excuse anyway! We are so excited, especially as it is our little secret at the moment smile good luck everyone xx

bubalou Mon 04-Aug-14 07:13:03

I agree tylastar - it's our first cycle ttc so in won't be doing all of that extra stress with opks etc.

Agree with the clear blue being expensive too.

I'm on my last day of af so won't be testing for a while.

Good luck all. smile

lp2014 Mon 04-Aug-14 07:22:43

Good luck everyone! Xx

roughtyping Mon 04-Aug-14 07:23:18

In exactly the same situation as snowberry. Also 28, had also been on the pill for 10 years. I see pregnant people everywhere just now!

roughtyping Mon 04-Aug-14 07:24:29

Should say, I already have one DS who's 10 and not biologically DHs. smile

Jane1986 Mon 04-Aug-14 09:26:15

Hi There! I'm 28 and ttc for the first time I only just got my first real AF on the 28th of Jul after 48days from coming off the CP! So I have no idea how to track when I might ovulate or how long my cycle will be!

Tylastar Mon 04-Aug-14 09:36:35

Morning all smile

I didn't have a clue either but the app is dead simple! You put when your last AF began and ended and it pretty much does the rest smile

Jane don't worry smile just keep track if what you can and maybe give it another month to see if you're regular?

Loiterer Mon 04-Aug-14 12:40:49

Can I join in? I'm 27. Very nervous about whether we're doing the right thing, money, childcare etc. But excited too.

Cycle #1, due to test in next week or so.

snowberry86 Mon 04-Aug-14 14:04:12

I have been using the Ovia app on my phone.

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