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Best tips for getting pregnant?(41 Posts)
Been TTC since April last year, conceived in February but miscarried at 5 weeks, have been trying ever since but still not successful so I’m curious to hear (read!) what everyone’s advice is, from food, to tablets, to anything really! I’m sure I’ve read everything there is to know but still curious! X
Sorry to hear about your mc. It took me 8 months to get pregnant twice (first a mmc) so I felt like I tried absolutely everything in that time, fertility lube, DHA the list goes on and on!! I temped and used cheapie ovulation sticks throughout which helped me to pinpoint ovulation but generally, I don't think anything specific helped at all, persistence and time for me.
It took me 15 months to conceive, I started taking the supplements detailed in this article at the start of the year and was pregnant 3 months later!
Blimey didn't take long for someone to start plugging did it.
Stop deliberately trying I think sometimes helps but difficult when you really want to conceive. Our second wasn't as quick...and had a period of time that trying wasn't practical but we ended up having a weekend away.. nice hotel, drink and frankly pretty dirty sex lol!
Also a friend, she has a tilted cervix and a midwife friend advised her to have sex from behind at the time when her DH was going to cum in her....apparently it directly hits the cervix. She got pregnant soon after.
DH and I TTC for 13 cycles. Got my BFP on cycle 1 but it ended as an EMC and then got our BFP on cycle 13. I bought an AVA bracelet (waste of money), used OPKs for most cycles and tracked using the Femometer app and tests. We tried SMEP and DH was drinking special tea that is supposedly meant to help male fertility. We both took Pregnacare conception tablets. DH cut out alcohol and we both tried to eat better.
On the second month we conceived, I had switched to Feroglobin tablets a couple of months before instead of Pregnacare. We did SMEP and just made sure we DTD more over our fertile period. We’d bought preseed but didn’t end up using it. It was over Christmas so DH had been drinking more and I had even had a couple before I ovulated (almost unheard of for me). I had decided if we didn’t conceive by the end of January, we would start things rolling with testing but I got my BFP. I’m now 23+5 weeks pregnant.
Hopefully it happens for you soon too!
So random but I would suggest having sex at different times of the day. Like we always used to have before bed sex but both my children were conceived when we had sex at different time to that.
I don't know if it will help anyone as everyone and their circumstances are different but we did the following:
About a month before ttc:
- both stopped drinking
- made a concerted effort not to skip it (we go anyway but tried not to skip sessions)
- started taking Boots him and hers conception vitamins (cheaper than branded ones)
And at the last minute:
- my sis-in-law told me about ovulation prediction kits, bought Boots own brand again.
Did the deed every other day when I knew I was ovulating. Got pregnant first time with both of mine. But really it's not an exact science, so much has to happen after sex, the journey of a single sperm making it to the egg and the egg implanting etc. really is incredible - and a wonder anyone gets pregnant!
Also, not sure if you've been to the docs but it might be worth doing that if it's been a year?
All the best to you both!
Having sex every 2 to 3 days rather than just around ovulation really helps, because you may not always ovulate at the same point in your cycle. Got my BFP the first month we tried this
As a previous poster has suggested, you should try COq10 if you aren’t already. You will see there is much positive stuff about its effects on fertility online, couple of TED talks about it too. We tried for 18 months before starting this in Jan, both myself & husband took it & was pregnant Feb, which sadly resulted in EMC, continued taking & I am again now pregnant (🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻). I also started seeing a fertility acupuncture specialist at the beginning of the year.
Good luck to you xx
We used preseed and got pregnant 6 weeks after coming off the pill. No idea if it was coincidence but certainly
Didn't harm us.
Sperm meets egg Plan (google it) every time (4 pregnancies, 3 children). A friend also has 3 children (she recommended it to me). Obviously purely anecdotal
That link is wrong, these are micrograms not 400 milligrams!!
If it gets that wrong, what else is wrong and/ misleading.
Don't trust it.
You don't have to buy Pregnacare, either.
Just buy ordinary Folic Acid tablets
I would recommend Feroglobin (mentioned in my earlier post). They’re iron tablets but also have folic acid and Vitamin B12 too. A friend and I had both been TTC over a year, started taking these and then fell pregnant within a month. Could be coincidence but I know I was willing to try anything.
I would say don't rely on just one method for determining ovulation. Any or all of them might be slightly out, scuppering your chances if you only DTD around ovulation. Aim for every other day between CD10 and CD20, for example, and you're bound to be in with a shot, at least.
The month we conceived we dtd every other day, rather than every day, and worked for us 😊
I really don’t think there is a trick, unfortunately. If neither you nor your husband have any underlying issues, and you have sex every other day, it will happen eventually. If it doesn’t within a year or so, I would start on tests. My own experience of tests is they are verrrrry slow so better to start early! In my case, turns out I rarely ovulate on my own so had to have clomid. But obviously everyone’s issue(s) will be different. I’m sure lots of the vitamins, lubes etc don’t hurt, but I’m personally sceptical they help (they certainly won’t if like me you have an actual underlying problem).
Find out exactly when your ovulating... in my experience scrap the cheap ovulation sticks and guessing games weather its a dark line etc etc...
Buy yourself clear blue digital ovulation stick which is a clear yes or no when it gives you the go ahead do bits for the next 5 days a couple of times per day using CONCEIVE PLUS LUBRICANT, put the lube deep and do the deed and hold your legs in the air for 10/15 mins and stay lying down for the next hour or so.
I remember trying for a few months and somebody told me these exact steps and it worked first time. Trick is knowing when your actually bang on ovulating a lot of people including myself get it wrong with those sticks you pee on and guess when its getting darker etc.
Spend the money and just get it done✔️ good luck 💕
I did the knees up and lying down trick too after sex and it worked for me!
I've conceived on the first month with two of my kids using the clear blue ovulation tests with smiley faces. I swear by them! With my first child I took 6 months to get pregnant, but I wasn't tracking my ovulation.
I lay on my back with my legs up on the headboard for all of mine. Worked a treat.
Stay there for 20 mins.
Easier said than done i know, but relaxing and not tracking or thinking about things too much worked for us.
I came off contraception in the Sept but we said we wouldn't actively try till after New Year as we had a lot going on (I fully expected it to take months).
2 cycles later after a lovely holiday with copious amounts of eating and drinking, i was pregnant (first pregnancy, age 37).
One thing we did try out was conceive plus lube. Can't say for definite if it worked or was just a coincidence but may be worth a try.
Thank you for all these tips! I’m going to be looking into lots of them!
I currently use Clearblue ovulation tests and read about SMEP this month so if it hasn’t worked this month will be doing that next time. I do try to relax and not track but it’s so hard not to!
After 11 months of trying I booked my doctors appointment to discuss fertility concerns as I’m 34, OH is 44. But, I found out I was pregnant that week! I still went, but obviously we talked about pregnancy rather than fertility concerns. When I lost that pregnancy I asked my doctor what happens next and she said no fertility help until I miscarry 3 times in a row! Lovely...
sent OH off to the docs to get the pot but that was just as COVID hit and no pot so far
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