The bus is still running, we're sick of bastard bfns, and crossing fingers (and some) for Feb 2019 babies. Come join!
I'm 35 yo DD is 3yo Cycle 25 (urgh!!) Af/bfp due 18th June
After a few months charting and opk-ing, I've decided to chuck it all out and try and dtd every other day. Eek. Only two more cycles until we start ivf in August so crossing fingers we can get a natural bfp before then. Here's hoping!
Can I join?! Ttc #2 Cycle 3 - had a CP last cycle at about 5 weeks so a bit unsure if / when ovulation will be this month as all a bit screwed now! Af due 17th June slap bang in middle of my holiday, so may make or break!
I'm still bfing and haven't had af yet so although dh and I are hoping for a nice surprise bfp we know our chances are slim atm! But I'd still love to join you all and have some buddies for the journey 😊
Sorry to hear @pudding, hopefully some good news soon! Hi BoBo, I'm also bf my 9m/o ds, af returned in march but been so random (never have I been so pleased to be in so much pain) no idea when I ovulate and opks don't really work for me so just plenty of dtd at the moment, waiting until ds 1 before we begin getting strategic. I just found measuring everything makes it so stressful
@CatRen27 Been DTD anyway and had a massive blob of ewcm today so keeping positive. Last month's LH surge was extremely quick so very possible I've missed it but I'm CD18 and historically 32 day cycle on average so may still get the positive opk.
Bit random but does anyone else find that they get confused between ewcm and sperm that's leaving the body? 🙈
Thanks for creating the new thread @catren27. I’m not out for May just yet but I very much doubt it will happen. AF due this weekend. I’m having a tough week this week. I’m so exhaustingly tired and moody. I’m quite a gym addict having around 4/5 workouts a week. Im just going to skip today as feel I’m running on empty. I suffer from depression. Usually under control and on a low dose of anti depressants. Im wondering if my tiredness is just related to that. Finding the ttc a little soul destroying this week 😩
Age 38 DS 4 TTC 15 cycles. Miscarriage in August. History - I’ve had fertility tests done and all came back fine. Hubby has low sperm count (6 million) but motility and morphology good. I’m waiting for period to start and then I’m going to arrange Drs appointment with regards to having a referral for IVF/ICSI which we’ll do privately.
Hello to oldies and newbies arriving on this thread - hope we all leave the bus this month!
HidCat yes, I used to find trouble distinguishing! FF did a "tidbit" on it though and said something like 1) EWCM will stretch between your fingers but semen will break apart 2) EWCM is clear but semen is cloudy 3) EWCM wont absorb into loo roll but semen will within a few minutes
Peanut1980 bless you, depression is surprisingly exhausting isn't it! I hope that you aren't out in May be nice to get a lovely bfp before IVF route.
I'm grumpy this morning. I'm CD20 and still no smiley face and DH is going away for a couple of nights tomorrow. It's possible that I haven't ovulated at all (and won't), that I have, but the OPKs haven't picked it up, that I ovulated VERY early (CD9) or that I will ovulate while DH is away. Grr.
Lithops oh its possible to be any of those unfortunately! Just DTD tonight to cover whilst he is away (sperm lives for a few days). OPKs are known to be unreliable and they just don't work at all for some women.
Hi @HidCat. I don't think there is other than going on the pill but hormonal contraception makes me quite ill and kinda defeated the object of TTC. Tmi but my average cycles are very irregular from 27 to 180 days but at the moment are averaging 70ish days. My Dr isn't interested at even looking at my cycles until TTC for 2 years.
Blimey, there was someone on here a while back (may have been a different thread) taking additional vitiating supplements and having alternative therapies for long cycles. There was talk of a fertility massage, acupuncture, vitamin B6 (I think). I think there's even another thread for people with long cycles too so may be full of tidbits. Anyway, hope this conception is quick for you!
Thanks, Twittle and Peanut. OPKs worked for me last time so think I will keep going this month and see if I ever get a smiley face even when DH is gone! Just out of interest. I do remember that last time I did any charting I ovulate quite late. Mammy, that sounds so frustrating! Hope you can get something sorted