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Trouble trying to conceive

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user1465714750 Sun 12-Jun-16 16:22:40

Hi all,
Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.
My boyfriend and I both want children and have been trying to conceive for a while now and haven't been able to get anywhere.
Can anyone give any advice or tips at all?
Thanks all xx

DailyMailGOFuckOff Sun 12-Jun-16 19:11:07

Do you have regular cycles? If not - go to your dr ASAP. The guidelines were not to investigate till a year of no success but if any obvious problems like irregular cycles then it can be done earlier.

Do you know when you ovulate?

user1465714750 Sun 12-Jun-16 19:30:19

I'm usually pretty regular, give or tale a day or two each time. I have no idea when I ovulate or how to work it out

DailyMailGOFuckOff Sun 12-Jun-16 19:33:14

It's usually 14 days before your period starts and you have 3-5 fertile days with ovulation in the middle of that. Sorry if you already know this - if you don't, that may be why as sex outside of that window is unlikely to result in a conception.

Also avoid any lubes that could have spermicide in, there are sperm friendly ones like preseed available

If you are regular it's likely just down to timing - good luck!

Heratnumber7 Sun 12-Jun-16 19:35:19

Take your temperature every morning to work out when you ovulate. Abstain for a couple of days before.
Worked a treat for us 3 times.

user1465714750 Sun 12-Jun-16 19:42:59

I wasn't 100% sure of the days it was so that really helpful, thanks. We never use lubes anyway. Knowing us it'll be the timing

user1465714750 Sun 12-Jun-16 19:44:17

Will my temperature be higher when I ovulate then? Hopefully it'll work just as well for us then

DailyMailGOFuckOff Sun 12-Jun-16 19:45:32

Should be. You can also tell by the days you get egg white discharge. If you notice this mid cycle - do the deed! grin

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