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MrsH497 Mon 19-Aug-19 19:29:45

Thought the old one was getting a bit full so I'd start a new one. I'll attempt tagging as many as I can
@Larrydavid @Anny27 @cupcakesandglitter @flossy12 @DuchessofPemberley @ELW85 @Lemonysherbet @LokiCat @Lottiepink @Lozzlepop @MIW01 @whatsthecraic91 @ValidUser

If I've missed anyone sorry!

ValidUser Mon 19-Aug-19 19:39:16

Thanks for the new thread. Just checking in! Age 29. Cycle 14. On hormones.

Cycle day 13. Due to ovulate tomorrow.

Here's hoping!

Anny27 Mon 19-Aug-19 20:06:47

Thanks for new thread @MrsH497 smile

(good idea for a intro refresh @validuser smile - i am 27 and on cycle 3 )

@validuser what exactly does "trigger shot" mean - saw you talking about it on the other thread but wasnt sure what it meant

Lemonysherbet Mon 19-Aug-19 20:11:16

Thanks @MrsH497. Ooh love a bit of noting hill carnival!

How is everyone? I'm off work for a week soon, very excited. If I'm away from people I don't have to worry about slipping up and telling people. It still feels so surreal.

I'm 31, it was cycle 2 I guess, but we paused for 3 months between 1 & 2

MrsR16 Mon 19-Aug-19 20:38:21

Just checking in! Wishing you all the best for this cycle @ValidUser x

Blossomingflower94 Mon 19-Aug-19 20:55:06

Good luck all for this cycle smile

Sunshine8888 Mon 19-Aug-19 20:55:36

Thanks for the new thread. I’ve been reading all posts but not actively posting. I’ve been struggling due to long cycles. Last one was 45 days, now on CD33 and pretty sure I only just ovulated as had EWCM Friday - Sunday. Now got horrible pain in my boobs and stabbing pains down below. It’s all horribly confusing! I’ve just bought some OPKs for next cycle as I’m not coping with not knowing what’s going on and gutted I missed days of my fertile weekend not realising ☹️

cupcakesandglitter Mon 19-Aug-19 21:01:45

Thanks for the tag lovely @MrsH497 glad it's all looking good for you @ValidUser xx

Anny27 Mon 19-Aug-19 21:04:29

@Sunshine8888 OPKs are really usefulsmile have you considered temping so that you can know for sure that you have ovulated?

Fingers crossed your next cycle is shorter for you

Smwh1 Mon 19-Aug-19 21:11:11

Hey! Is it ok if I join? I'm TTC number 1, cycle 3, age 29 (30 next month!)

I've been Google obsessed trying to work out any potential symptoms 😂 but it's not doing me any good! Thought it was better to start sharing with other people rather than keep going over it all in my head. I didn't think this would be such an emotional process!

Sending lots of positive vibes to everyone this cycle!

Kiza Mon 19-Aug-19 21:13:41

Thanks for the new thread @MrsH497 hope this cycle is more settled for you.
I'm 39, cycle 11
TTC baby number 1 & undergoing testing to check everything's ok due to 2 mc.

Kiza Mon 19-Aug-19 21:15:07

@Sunshine8888 if you do decide to use opk someone on here a while back mentioned an app called Femometer where you take a photo of each opk and it rates it high/low/peak- it's helped me out loads.

ValidUser Mon 19-Aug-19 21:19:14

@Anny27 a trigger shot is a shot of hCG to induce ovulation.

I ovulate fine, but I only have one tube, so they're making sure we get at least one or two eggs on the good side each month.

I take fsh injections until the trigger shot and then have (extremely romantic) timed intercourse after the trigger.

If I'm not pregnant by my birthday in January, we'll try ivf. I had one chemical pregnancy on cycle 12, so at least we know the tube is functioning!

Anny27 Mon 19-Aug-19 21:23:51

@ValidUser thanks for the explanation smile i remember your chemical last month - fingers crossed your bfp comes soon ❤

@Smwh1 welcome smile when is AF due? I am currently 6dpo on cycle 3

@kiza i agree - femometer app is sooo good to tell when its your peak OPK!

Kiza Mon 19-Aug-19 21:26:59

@Anny27 I know, it's been a game changer for me as I was sometimes mis reading a strong high for peak or stopping taking opks when I did (or thought I got a peak) and now I realise that I can sometimes get a peak 2 days in a row 🤷🏼‍♀️
I wish I could temp but I get up too many times in the night to pee and I'm rubbish at remembering to take things 🤦🏼‍♀️

Sunshine8888 Mon 19-Aug-19 21:37:24

@Kiza and @Anny27 thank you, I will definitely get that app. I have bought both cheap OPKs and also the clear blue ones. Due to the long cycles I wondered whether to start with the cheap and move to clear blue when it seems I’m getting nearer ovulation. I haven’t tried temping but I don’t sleep well and have to get up in the night so I’m not sure it would be useful for me. I am a bit worried about not ovulating after so long on the pill though (15 years)! I’m now 31 ttc baby no 1 x

MrsH497 Mon 19-Aug-19 21:52:10

@Kiza same I'm so rubbish at remembering to do anything in the morning! I'm lucky if I remember to clean my teeth/brush hair/get dressed! I have frequently forgotten my mascara!

Thanks ladies for all the good wishes I've got to chill out and relax with this TTC x

ValidUser Mon 19-Aug-19 21:53:43

Thanks @Anny27 @cupcakesandglitter and @MrsR16! X

flossy12 Mon 19-Aug-19 21:58:17

Hello to the new thread 👋🏻 😆

Age 24
CD12
Cycle 4
AF/BFP due 9th Sept

Lozzlepop Mon 19-Aug-19 21:58:23

@MrsH497 thanks for the new thread!

@ValidUser that’s fantastic news! Have got everything crossed 🤞🏻

@Lemonysherbet ooh we have a week off soon too! Have you got anything planned?

@Sunshine8888 sorry you might have already answered this but are you prone to long cycles or have you recently come off BC?

@Smwh1 welcome 👋🏻 The ladies on here have a vast amount of knowledge when it comes to TTC so you are in the right place ☺️

Hope everyone has had a fab Monday ☺️

flossy12 Mon 19-Aug-19 22:00:31

Ooh forgot to say TTC #1 😁

ValidUser Mon 19-Aug-19 22:30:09

@Smwh1 welcome to the jungle! ❤️

Larrydavid Tue 20-Aug-19 00:12:03

Thanks for the new thread! A recap on me:
TTC #1
Cycle 5
Af/bfp due sept 7th
Age 35

I'm feeling like my body is slowly getting back to normal. This is the first month I've had EWCM before ovulation (or at least in an earlier place in my cycle!) - hopefully this is the start of my cycle returning to normal!

I'm going to attempt to reply to previous messages!

@MrsH497 I've had a couple of acupuncture sessions over the last couple of cycles but I'm going to up them to two a cycle (one before af, one before ov) - we're trying to conceive before December and if we don't, we'll have a break so there's no chance of being heavily pregnant before our wedding. Sorry about your weird cycle. Enjoy the carnival! I wish I was going.

@ELW85 I temped the other night, convinced it was morning then checked my clock at it was 3:30am 🙈 I'm not sure how accurate my readings will be! 😂

@LokiCat yeah I might go to my GP when I get to the 6month point. Not long now. I'm hoping it's just because I had the coil for so long and I'll be back to normal soon.

@Makingawish thanks for your message - definitely reassuring!

@Anny27 temp dreams every night! Does it ever stop?!

@Sunshine8888 sorry to hear about your long cycles. I read a good book recently called period power. It had loads of helpful advice about regulating cycles 💛

@Smwh1 welcome!

@ValidUser that sounds promising! Crossing my fingers for you!

Lemonysherbet Tue 20-Aug-19 07:18:21

@Lozzlepop I can't wait, I've got a whole load of nothing planned and I'm so excited for it 😂 what about you?

LokiCat Tue 20-Aug-19 07:21:18

Morning all,

Thanks for tagging @MrsH497 I hope this cycle is kinder to you 💕

@ValidUser that's great about the follicles! Keeping everything crossed for you.

@Larrydavid yay for EWCM! Fingers crossed it's a positive sign for this cycle.

Have a lovely day ladies xx

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