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apwilso Tue 06-Oct-20 20:50:57

Hey

New to this and wanted to give it a shot.

Feel very alone in the TTC world 🙁

Would love to hear everyone's advice, tips even stories. I'm currently waiting for AF which is due Thursday(ish) can't decide about my symptoms if there PMS or pregnancy!! Only first cycle though

Been using Ovia for TTC side of things and Flo for my period.

So would love to speak to some of you❤️

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xWaterfallx Tue 06-Oct-20 21:21:50

Welcome 😊 I'm on 3rd cycle TTC #1, are you doing anything to monitor ovulation? Knowing when you've ovulated is really helpful, then you know when you can test and work out how long your luteal phase is x

apwilso Tue 06-Oct-20 22:55:31

xWaterfallx

Welcome 😊 I'm on 3rd cycle TTC #1, are you doing anything to monitor ovulation? Knowing when you've ovulated is really helpful, then you know when you can test and work out how long your luteal phase is x


I've recently bought ovulation strips (conveniently after supposed ovulation 😂) and I follow my apps but that's just with the guided ovulation day. I have intention if I get the AF this cycle I will start clocking my ovulation more!

How are you finding your journey?x

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xWaterfallx Wed 07-Oct-20 20:42:37

@apwilso how many DPO are you? Are you planning on doing an early test or waiting until af is due? I came off the pill beginning August so my first two cycles were a bit short, hoping this time they'll have gone back to normal, so should be a good time to start monitoring ovulation x

Jen8888 Wed 07-Oct-20 20:49:59

Track cycle on an app - Flo
Use Advanced Digital OPK - Clearblue
Try to eliminate stress and decrease caffeine from your diet xx

Jen8888 Wed 07-Oct-20 20:50:58

Oh and try not to test until you're late.

If you are going to test a lot, buy the cheap HCG strips of Amazon zzz

apwilso Wed 07-Oct-20 22:24:26

xWaterfallx

*@apwilso* how many DPO are you? Are you planning on doing an early test or waiting until af is due? I came off the pill beginning August so my first two cycles were a bit short, hoping this time they'll have gone back to normal, so should be a good time to start monitoring ovulation x


I'm a nightmare I've used cheap pregnancy tests with awful reviews. I'm due on my period tomorrow/Friday so ovulation was around two weeks ago. I have early tested and was negative so I will wait and see at this point. Feel like AF is coming though 😩

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apwilso Wed 07-Oct-20 22:26:37

Jen8888

Oh and try not to test until you're late.

If you are going to test a lot, buy the cheap HCG strips of Amazon zzz


Thanks for the advice. I'm so bad with the testing!!! I feel like I convince myself into symptoms 😳

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xWaterfallx Thu 08-Oct-20 18:03:53

@apwilso has your af arrived today? If you're going to test early you're best using a FRER but it will end up costing a lot if you do it too often! I've just bought a twin pack of FRER and a pack of cheapies. Once I get to around 10DPO it becomes very difficult not to test, so I know how you feel! x

xoJellyBean Thu 08-Oct-20 18:20:32

@apwilso welcome to MN 🤗 I'm also TTC my first ❤️ this site is great for venting when we really need it lol

ella323 Thu 08-Oct-20 18:35:35

I'm TTC first too! 9DPO grin

apwilso Mon 12-Oct-20 21:14:39

Hey everyone my AF did arrive. It's really nice to know there's people around to vent to! Took a few days away from the app but would love to make friends in the TTC WORLD!🤍

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apwilso Mon 12-Oct-20 21:15:58

xWaterfallx

*@apwilso* has your af arrived today? If you're going to test early you're best using a FRER but it will end up costing a lot if you do it too often! I've just bought a twin pack of FRER and a pack of cheapies. Once I get to around 10DPO it becomes very difficult not to test, so I know how you feel! x


It did unfortunately was a bit upset but have to learn it doesn't happen straight away! I'm going to start properly tracking my ovulation this month so I can keep on top of everything!

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apwilso Mon 12-Oct-20 21:16:22

ella323

I'm TTC first too! 9DPO grin


Yay! Join the club!❤️

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Jellytot91 Mon 12-Oct-20 21:17:46

@apwilso

How could you tell it was AF?
I've had some blood but unsure if it's implantation or af

apwilso Mon 12-Oct-20 21:31:01

Jellytot91

*@apwilso*

How could you tell it was AF?
I've had some blood but unsure if it's implantation or af


It started off my light blood like pinky red. I thought this may have been implantation but wasn't until a few hours later the heavy bleeding started. It was the strangest period thoughhmm

It was always bright red blood which I feel isn't usually for me and quite heavy. I experienced a lot of backache pre period which I never get.

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