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Anybody else started the TWW?

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ALittleBitAlexis Sun 01-Sep-19 11:20:47

I'm pretty certain I ovulated on Friday, after 2 months of constant negative opks. So these next two weeks are going to drive me fully barmy! Anyone else out there in the TWW?

MountAbora Sun 01-Sep-19 11:24:55

I am and it’s driving me nuts already 🤣
Flo says I ovulated on Thurs but I think it was Weds so either 3/4dpo today and been symptom spotting like a mad woman!
Glad to hear you think you ovulated this month. Must be a relief after 2 months of negatives. Did you get a positive OPK?

ALittleBitAlexis Sun 01-Sep-19 11:45:03

I did! It's the first time I've seen the test line darker than the control line, it was a huge relief - was going to go to the doctor if I didn't get a positive this month.

Let's hope this fortnight passes quickly, I'm terrible for symptom-spotting at the best of times (I swear I can feel something getting to work in my abdomen, and of course it's not just digestion...) so it's going to be even worse this month!

flossy12 Sun 01-Sep-19 12:00:52

6dpo 😅 got another 6 days to wait now 🙃

Moongirl10 Sun 01-Sep-19 12:34:06

Hi ladies! Can I join? I’m CD18 and due AF on Sept 8th. I just started using OPKs this month so I’m still trying to figure them out! On the day the line is as strong as control line, is that the day of ovulation? If so... I am 5DPO. My Flo app says I’m 7 DPO but I’m assuming that’s probably not accurate. We DTD a lot this month so fingers crossed. No symptoms yet confused

Livingmagicallyagain Sun 01-Sep-19 12:41:51

Yes! Though am further along, 10dpo. Wasn’t hopeful and BFN this morning. No symptoms other than tender breasts and pulling/aches in pelvic area.

Then got stretchy CM this morning, and some brown spotting now (which I had at 8 dpo last couple of pregnancies) so could be a good sign?

coconuttymummy Sun 01-Sep-19 12:48:48

I’m in the 2WW, but I don’t think I ovulated properly this cycle, so I’m not getting my hopes up. (Ok, honestly... that’s what I’m saying, but deep down I’m desperately clinging onto hope for a BFP!).

I’m 38 and this is cycle #2 since coming off Yasmine BCP.

I’ve been taking Vitex, Co-Q10, Myo-Inositol, EPO before Ov and loads of other vitamins and teas.
Seeing as I’ve had 2 anovulatory cycles, I’ve decided to stop taking the Vitex at the end of this cycle, and replace it with Soy Isoflavones from CD3-7 next cycle. Apparently SI are great for women who are TTCing over 35, plus they help with egg quality and ovulation. I’m hoping SI will trigger a strong ovulation next month, if I’m not blessed with a BFP this cycle.

I’d love to make some buddies to help keep me sane through this arduous TTC journey! I’m only 2 cycles in, and already feeling anxious about our chances.

Good luck to all the lovely ladies who are also praying for a BFP ASAP! Xxx

sar1988 Sun 01-Sep-19 13:32:29

I'm in the TTW too first month TTC so not getting my hopes up. Not sure I ovulated this month so I'll be surprised if I am pregnant.
Good luck to you all ladies xx

ALittleBitAlexis Sun 01-Sep-19 13:56:47

@Moongirl10 - My understanding is that the opk shows a surge in the LH hormone, which usually occurs 24-36 hours before ovulation (but it can vary). But because sperm lives for a while, and it takes time to reach the egg, a positive opk shows a great time to dtd. I think measuring your basal body temperature is a more accurate guide to exactly when you ovulate, but I'm rubbish at remembering to take my temp before I get up in the morning so I can't do that!

@Livingmagicallyagain those symptoms today sound really promising, fingers crossed!

@coconuttymummy Thanks for the info on your supplements, I'm almost 37 so the SI sounds like it could be useful. So far I've only taken methylfolate and Ubiquinone/CoQ10. It's crazy how anxious this process makes you, I'm normally a laid-back person but TTC is really doing a number on me (it's cycle 5 for me)

@sar1988 fingers crossed you get a BFP on the first try, it's happened to a few people I know!

Cake2 Sun 01-Sep-19 14:09:58

Me 🙋🏽‍♀️ I think about 4 DPO. This is our second month trying. Had a chemical pregnancy a couple of week ago and I definitely felt a lot of things going on in the lead up to that. Makes it difficult to not look out for the same things this time 🙈

GoldLeafTree Sun 01-Sep-19 14:13:36

I am! Flo says I ovulated Thursday so 3dpo. This is my first cycle and i'm so nervous

coconuttymummy Sun 01-Sep-19 14:14:12

@alittlebitalexis Oh gosh, YES! I was never this stressed out with my previous pregnancies, but now im 38 im totally racing against the clock and trying my best to rectify any age-related fertility issues (non successfully, at present, it seems! Ugh!).

I know ive only given Vitex 1 cycle to work and it can take 3-6 months to fully take effect, but I just have a feeling that it might not be the best supplement for my current situation. Given that I've not ovulated for the past 2 cycles I think I should really concentrate on supps that encourage egg health and ovulation. Im hoping that if I get a strong ovulation, the Corpus Luteum will naturally produce enough Progesterone for the Luteal Period. This is all guesswork though. Bloody nightmare trying to work this all out, tbh, but at least it keeps me busy and stops me sinking into depression. At present im feeling SERIOUSLY worried about my chances of achieving baby #3. Im praying for a really good ovulation next cycle, if only to keep me sane and hopeful! Hoping the SI help with that.

Good luck with your journey too. Hoping we all get our BFPs real soon. xxxx

Each2TheirOwn Sun 01-Sep-19 14:18:45

Hi All,

I'm currently 3/4DPO. Had positive OPKs Tuesday and Wednesday then negative Thursday onwards. First month trying SMEP and although we didn't manage to follow it to the letter, we still covered the fertile period so keeping our fingers crossed. This will/would be our 1st DC. AF due 12th so will prob start testing from 10th x

coconuttymummy Sun 01-Sep-19 14:38:48

@Each2TheirOwn Best of luck for this being your BFP cycle! xxx

Each2TheirOwn Sun 01-Sep-19 14:49:03

Thank you @coconuttymummy ☺️ here's hoping #3 comes along for you very soon 🤞 x

MrssC92 Sun 01-Sep-19 15:06:50

I'm 6 dpo and the tww is dragging. What do you all do to keep your mind off it and wanting to test as early as you can

MountAbora Sun 01-Sep-19 15:25:44

@ALittleBitAlexis yeah you really must have been pleased to see those 2 dark lines then!! It’s so frustrating waiting isn’t it? We wait from af to fw then we have the awful tww. Definitely fingers crossed for a quick couple of weeks!
*@Cake2*, @GoldLeafTree @Each2TheirOwn I think we are around the same dpo as I think I’m 3/4dpo today.
@Cake2 I had a chemical a couple of months ago & it’s awful but doesn’t mean it will happen again, tho I completely understand the worry that it will.

We have been ttc since March and this would be my first. I’m not massively confident this month as only managed to dtd twice during my fertile week confused

Chaosonthehorizon Sun 01-Sep-19 15:54:29

Gosh I am going mad this month. Feeling age pressure and age gap pressure too. Also ttc 3, did SMEP and first month using OPK’s too but who knows. Such a lottery. Not testing until af due (and all three apps have a different date), usually as regular as clockwork, so af apparently between 4th and 9th!!! Don’t remember any symptoms for either previous pregnancies until about 6 wks ish but hasn’t stopped me spotting them the last couple of months!! Mental woman!

ALittleBitAlexis Sun 01-Sep-19 16:05:46

@MrssC92 It's really hard! I try to remind myself of previous disappointments from testing too early, and I've resisted buying any cheapy tests so I have to shell out £10 a pop and that gives me pause :P

It's still on my mind way too much though, I haven't worked out how to stop thinking about it.

Each2TheirOwn Sun 01-Sep-19 17:46:31

@mountabora it only takes the once 😉🤞 x

MountAbora Sun 01-Sep-19 18:54:51

Thanks @Each2TheirOwn fingers crossed anyway!

TiramisuMonkey Sun 01-Sep-19 19:04:39

Think I ovulated on Thursday (according to apps) but may have been Wednesday tbh! So I'm starting my 2WW as well 😬🤞 after several mcs we're finally ttc again! fingers crossed for all you ladies

MrssC92 Sun 01-Sep-19 19:23:29

@ALittleBitAlexis that's a really good idea! I have some cheap ones off Amazon which I should get rid of and stick to my clear blue digital so ill only test when I'm late. I suppose we'll anyways think about it with hope but controlling it by when we test is a good start

Chaosonthehorizon Sun 01-Sep-19 19:44:56

Just musing...better to test early and risk finding a chemical but at least know you got pregnant or wait until af but not know whether you even ovulated or got pregnant but save the heartache? Have never tested early (mainly for cost reasons) so just musing.

Cake2 Sun 01-Sep-19 20:22:47

@MountAbora sorry to hear that you had a chemical too! It was more upsetting than I expected. It didn’t help that I was soo hormonal / emotional anyway 😂

@chaosonthehorizon I said at the time I wished I hadn’t known but now I’m glad I did. Will definitely make me more hesitant to believe any future pregnancies and I would probably wait until AF is due to test.

Who knew how complicated TTC was! All worth it in the end I’m sure...

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