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sureitsgrand Sun 22-Jan-17 19:13:51

I've been around on a few threads the last few months. Had a mmc in August,been trying ever since to no avail. However, I don't always have a high sex drive, and we are both tired sometimes etc, so between that and my cycle taking a while to settle - I feel we haven't really given it our best! And possibly missing ovulation
So this month I'm feeling positive and wanted any tips people may have- I've started on vitamin b supplements, will be watching ewcm and trying to do the deed every second day from my period end (yesterday).
Is every second day best or every day? Should I be temping? Positions etc?
All advice greatfully received!

booox Sun 22-Jan-17 20:14:28

I honestly think temping is really helpful from the POV of building up a picture of your own cycle, along with cervical mucous. I personally get confusing results with opks.

You get a consistent temp rise after ovulation, so can't use to help with that month but it helps to build up the picture for subsequent months.

I'm ttc#2 and with no 1 temping and every other day from period (and conceive plus lubricant) got us pregnant first proper go. The previous month I hadn't really had a clue! I did do opks but it was only with hindsight I could tell which was marginally darker. My temping also showed a further rise when I was pregnant which might be helpful.

I didn't last time but this time (used a different app) have signed up to the fertility friend app. I wish I'd kept the data from my previous conception too to help with this one!

sureitsgrand Sun 22-Jan-17 20:24:21

Yes, I think with our DS we did it every second day, and conceived quickly. With the last pregnancy I think it was more dtd around expected ovulation time, according to app, but that's not been working since, so I need to up the amount of sex! Hubby won't be complaining anyway.
Do you use a particular type of thermometer or would just digital one be OK?

booox Sun 22-Jan-17 21:16:52

I'm using the bog standard beepy boots thermometer!

Other tip I heard recently was to take EPO from period to ovulation (I think) to increase ewcm. But I want to do more research on that.

sureitsgrand Sun 22-Jan-17 21:33:04

Sorry, what is EPO?

Hippychic79 Sun 22-Jan-17 21:56:21

Evening primrose oil I think smile)

Hippychic79 Sun 22-Jan-17 21:58:59

I use clear blue opks the digital ones and I think they're great .... my problem is that oh works loads and doesn't want to start trying properly until later in the year so I'm having a problem timing the tackle so to speak ... but the opks are helpful I think,
Also you should be taking a good folic acid and maybe a pregnancy multi vitamin
Good luck xxx

sureitsgrand Sun 22-Jan-17 22:13:09

I'm on the folic acid- I might try the EPO too. Can't do any harm (might even help with my crazy hormonal mood swings in the meantime.. !)

SleepFreeZone Sun 22-Jan-17 22:18:17

If you know you ovulate on say day 12. Have lots of sex before and after, don't just stop because you think you've ovulated. The months I caught were the months I threw the OV sticks away and just had lots of sex.

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