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jenna30 Mon 16-Dec-19 21:30:25

Hi guys

Not sure about anyone else but i have found that that i have tried posting on various threads and sometimes your own post gets really lost which can be slightly disheartening. I thought i would start this thread for anyone who has just started their TTC journey and together we can share our thoughts and experiences.... i do ask that (not to be mean) that this thread is only for people who have just started their TTC journey to avoid disappointment for people who are way into their journey and who may be experiencing different things. My own story is that i came of the pill in September and have yet to get my BFP. I got my first positive on Saturday just gone and now im 1dpo. Be great to hear from anyone in a similiar boat! Xx

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peachypetite Mon 23-Mar-20 12:25:34

Welcome Ali.

peachypetite Thu 26-Mar-20 19:36:19

How’s everyone?

EithneBlue Thu 26-Mar-20 21:57:37

Bored. Not loving WFH - it isn't really my thing. Feeling pretty tired at the moment so at least I don't have to deal with commuting right now. Lots of video calls with friends occurring.

How are you doing?

peachypetite Thu 26-Mar-20 22:17:43

Yeh shattered and very sore boobs. So bored wfh too but I’m not sure how I’d cope commuting right now! Most nights I’ve been in bed by 9.30. Have you done self referral yet? Have you felt nauseous?

EithneBlue Fri 27-Mar-20 15:03:44

I was going to say 'not really' to the nausea but then almost threw up this morning, so maybe I should say nothing about that...
I did the form but missed their call and now can't get through to make the appointment - no super urgent hurry though, really: it can wait until Monday :-)

Swife Sat 28-Mar-20 00:08:06

So some of you may know my ttc drama. For those of you who don't...39, 2 ectopics, 1 tube, 1 early miscarriage and 1 non viable 😒. Also never had Egg White CM so I think my CM is murdering hubby's sperm😞. That being said I was gonna to spend money on Preseed and other helpers as well as speak to my OBGYN. But due to the darn virus 🦠, I just changed my diet more and started upping my vitamin C, along with back to taking prenatal vitamins and vitamin E vaginally. I'm also taking Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Fish Oil, and Flaxseed Oil. All Along with the Letorozle given to induce ovulation.

So I changed my LH Testing time to 12 in the afternoon thinking the earlier the better (I was testing at 2pm) not a good idea because I haven't been catching my peak for the last 2 cycles 😞. Tip: don't change what's not broken!

So I tested at 12 and it was super low. Around 6pm I go pee and when I wipe, I see it...this clear gel looking stuff and I'm immediately excited 😆! I check inside and YEP, sure enough it's The Illusive EGG WHITE CM🤗😁😆!! Of course we immediately did the BD. And then I say hmmm, let's test that LH and low and behold I'm in Peak!

Just when I was sure this would never be my dream met, it's small things like this that give me hope.

Starburst12 Sun 29-Mar-20 22:27:53

Ahh @Swife so glad you managed to get a peak! And sounds like you DTD just in time.
Fingers crossed for you

Swife Mon 30-Mar-20 00:50:04

Thanks @Starburst12. Trying to get hubby to DTD one more time😂 just to completely cover.

Shaunab16 Mon 06-Apr-20 12:36:23

Hi All, sorry I haven't been active, I've had one of those months where I just felt 'BLAH' if that makes sense, loads more people on social media announcing their pregnancies, it just made me so deflated.

Anyway, I was due on my period the Saturday just gone but no appearance which I thought nothing of as they've been either 2 days early or late the past few months. So today is my 3rd day of being late and something just told me to do a test and as you can see... it looks like I may have a Christmas baby on the way!

It's doesn't feel real at all, I'm going to take a clear blue test tomorrow morning just to put my mind at ease but I am in total shock. The lines are a lot darker than the picture xx

Starburst12 Wed 08-Apr-20 09:40:25

@Shaunab16 ahh congratulations! What a special Christmas it will be!

How is everyone else doing with everything that’s going on?

Ails826 Wed 08-Apr-20 09:57:58

I am 29 and my husband is 28. We got married in Aug 2019 and have been trying ever since and nothing !
Im in the 2 ww which is torture and i am already thinking about hitting thay 10ttc mark and im terrified.
I am on vitex which lifted my progesteron from 19 to 32
Iv started timed intercourse with blood tests and they say hormones are fine
My sister in law is due next month she is 23 and i am SO jelous like green eyed monster bitter soo worried about having to go and visit.
I am miserable really and suppose just looking fir some support my husband and i decided not to discuss this with anyone else who doesbt already know i felt like we were being watched each month so its become lonely and well yeah
Hope you are all well and got the posituve !!!

Shaunab16 Wed 08-Apr-20 10:46:39

Hi @Ails862, sorry to hear about the long wait sad. The last month I had people announcing their pregnancies left, right and center and it was so deflating. But please hang in there, it will happen when it's supposed to, everything happens for a reason (I know it's not what you want to hear lol)

Have you looked into the SMEP? I loosely followed it this month and also used preseed lubricant and it seems to have done the job. Also, are you taking any vitamins? Have you also tried OPK or an app? Sorry for the 101 questions haha.

Hope you get your BFP this month smile xx

Ails826 Wed 08-Apr-20 12:26:13

Hello! @Shaunab16
No no please ask then i might get some good tips smile
So i am having acupuncture and am taking vitex, a pre natal, magnesium and zinc
Yes as soon as we started trying i was ontonthe clearblue opks and i did temping for a bit too and i tried the one where you check your saliva haha
We did have the preseed but that was a while ago but i kniw my progesterone was low
This month i am on the tablets that you have to to stick up there which is slightly odd every evening hahaha
So whats the SMEP ?? Iltry anything at this point

Shaunab16 Wed 08-Apr-20 15:59:57

Hey @ails826, that brill with the vitamins, does your husband take Zinc as well? My BF starting using that last month. I've just checked and it's conceive plus I have not preseed but the same thing haha. I used the cheap amazon OPK and they were really useful then logged them on my app.

Ooo I wouldn't want to put my nun through that aha.. buy hey! needs must ;)

So the SMEP is the sperm meets egg plan, it's basically a schedule of when to have sex in your cycle. You'll have to read into it for it to make sense as there is a lot more to it, haha but it has really good success rates. I must admit, this past month was the first time I wasn't obsessing over it, I had the deflated attitude of it will just happen when it happens.

How are you dealing with the 2WW? Are you currently working from home with the circumstances? xx

Ails826 Wed 08-Apr-20 22:26:40

Ooo im going to look into that and see of we do it for next time !
Yes working from home, 2ww is always pretty bad but I am usually quite casual about it but this time becaise we did the pregnyl shot and progesterone daily i have to go for a blood test to check for pregnancy and I suppose having ti wait for a phone call from a nurse to say yes or no to be is really bothering me and I must admit I dont let mysf ever think it might be the month because i find it worse i just had a really down day. I keep active and bake and cook when im waiting anything to keep me from.thinkijg about it
I also had funny timeframes in my head that i know i need to let go of, just turning 29 means i might be over 30 and i dont even know why i have that as a milestone haha but I am getting over that one fairly quickly
I have only ever used the purple clearblue but this month i ovulated on CD16 or 17 and thats really late for me and now i dont know of maybe i was missing it each time im not sure

Swife Thu 09-Apr-20 19:15:10

I'm doing good so far not HCG Testing. Today is 11dpo on Femometer but 12dpo on Premom. Not sure why it's like that I entered my LH tests at the same time in both apps🤔. They even have me starting my period at different times so I'll try to hang on since I should be starting my period between the 11th and the 15th. I have been checking my cervix and it's not high so I'm kind of not expecting to have made it this month but as we know, it not over until AF shows so 🤞🏽. I have 2 days left in my Progesterone round and I usually start my period a day or two after the last dose so we'll see.

@Ails826 I have Endometriosis and after going into remission I was cleared to ttc. After the first loss we found that the Endometriosis meds had an effect on my hormones so I the 10,000 mg of vitamin D vaginally, zinc, magnesium, potassium and vitamin C. My OBGYN also prescribed 200 mg of Progesterone by mouth from cycle days 13-27( it goes vaginally once I get pregnant) I've also upped my water intake. I've always struggled with not having egg white CM so I add the extra vitamins on top of the vitamin D and progesterone my OBGYN prescribed and I got some egg white this cycle. Hope this helps.

I hope all you ladies are staying safe and protected. 🧚🏽‍♀️ Baby Dust to everyone in this journey. It can be tough but for us here, Motherhood is worth the fight.

PaulaTTC Thu 09-Apr-20 23:58:47

@jenna30 I have only just started in the last couple of months. I am excited and also very nervous at the same time. I am in my late thirties and had to battle with PCOS to try and get "normal" cycles. It took me years and years especially as doctors were not helpful, but found some support online eventually with good advice. I have chosen to chart temp, cervix and mucus as I never ovulate at the same day every time. I wish all of use the best of luck and would love to join the discussion!

Ails826 Fri 10-Apr-20 00:23:21

Gosh so much things to remember to take.
Wjat vitanins have you taken to help with CM? Iv need it a few times when i have wiped but its not present every month but i also dont have an issue with dryness ot anything so i dont know whether it jjst doesnt come out of every month i dont know
Just trying to give everything a good go and believe we can do this without going to IVF

Swife Fri 10-Apr-20 02:08:08

So ( with consent from one of my doctors) I fast. I'm also on a special diet for Endometriosis. In that diet there's no processed anything, no beef or pork products, it's mostly nuts, fruits, veggies, fish and poultry. Because of my fasting and diet I also take loads of vitamins. I've been taking prenatal vitamins but along with my other vitamins I cut back as not to over supplement. So when getting my CM to go egg white I've been taking 1200mg fish oil, flaxseed oil, 50mg zinc and a calcium, magnesium, potassium combo, 250mg vitamin c and let's not forget the 10,000mg of vitamin d3 and 400mg vitamin e taken vaginally. The vitamin e and d3 were prescribed by my OBGYN. I hope this helps

Swife Thu 16-Apr-20 02:37:38

Update: So I'm more and more sure that my Femometer app is the most reliable app I have. From cervix checks and last experience with my cervix with last pregnancy, I knew I wasn't pregnant but I was starting to get more worried again about Luther issues. But AF, it seems, is right on time. I do need to know what's off though especially since I know i covered( except for the day after o)🤔. I'm still leaning towards my cm not being fertile enough. Oh well, time to start over.

Ails826 Thu 16-Apr-20 06:36:52

How do we test for the hostile environment what are the trigger signs?
My fertility specialist hasnt mentioned this once to me.
Our next option would be IUI but i def ovulate so would that help skip the hostile environment or im not sure

Its so weird because im not sure when to stop trying things like we did the injection and progesterone do i try that for 3 months then IUI for 3 months? Etc

I find it hard to get in the mind frame of anything might work i feel like oh it wont happen or we will have to tey IVF everything is a waste until we get to that wheb i know thats not true its just how i have been feeling im tryinf ri chnage that mentality

Swife Thu 16-Apr-20 20:02:07

@Ails826 one way to know is if you NEVER have egg white cervical mucus during ovulation. Other ways are through the help of a OBGYN. They will most likely check your hormones levels for certain changes in levels. There are vitamins you can take to gel that.

Jennabfp Fri 15-May-20 20:35:19

Hi ladies

I had to change my name as I got rid of MN because I was feeling blah with the whole TTC Journey. But this month I finally got the unexpected BFP. I actually still can't believe it. I have tested two days before my af is due with a frer but there was no hiding that 2nd line it showed up within a few seconds. I'm still in shock. I'm not sure what dpo I am as I didnt test postive on my opk and tbh I gave up with month. I hope everyone is doing okay. And I'm sorry I haven't been in touch. But I see we have had a quite a few BFP's in the group x

Starburst12 Fri 15-May-20 21:21:09

@jennabfp ahhh!! What a fantastic update. I’m so happy for you. Congratulations!

Jennabfp Fri 15-May-20 21:31:40

@Starburst12 thank you!!! I'm still in shock I would upload a pic but it won't let me because I've rejoined again. How are you doing? X

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