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The month you actually got BFP had you tried anything different to get it?

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Gingerbics Thu 02-Jul-09 20:58:40

Hi, just wondering if anyone has any useful tips or things they tried apart from the obvious of just shagging loads. Did you use OPK's for 1st time, try different positions,tilt your bum after? Just curious as with DD I used OPK for 1st time and 'boom shake the womb'I got BFP that month. Struggling to get pregnant 2nd time round despite using OPK's again.
Thanks in advance x

chamoiscreased Thu 02-Jul-09 21:09:38

zinc for him and agnus castus for me. Probably made no difference whatsoever mind you..

AngelaCarleen Thu 02-Jul-09 21:12:36

Not sure if this is sound medical advice wink, but we'd been 'trying' (I hate that word) for 18months and in the end went on holiday and drank lots of sangria. Now seven weeks pregnant. Actually I'm pretty certain that that is not sound medical advice, but I got bored of not drinking after a year of abstaining with no reward grin

MrsMattie Thu 02-Jul-09 21:19:27

Got pregnant twice on holiday - relaxation and more sex than usual seems to work for us.

Ilovebeingamummy Thu 02-Jul-09 21:21:16


I was a total cynic about anything alternative but after 3 mcs in 8mths due to luteal phase defect (ovulating too late) one month of homeopathy put ovulation back to right day and got bfp the following cycle.

Apparently suitable for anyone struggling to conceive, history of PCOS or mc.

Called the Liz Lalor/vannier method - ask your local homeopath!

Ilovebeingamummy Thu 02-Jul-09 21:21:40

And temping/CB monitor to get right days for bd too

maxbear Thu 02-Jul-09 21:23:25

I had regular reflexology which made my periods much more regular and after about 7 months, hey presto Am convinced that it helped grin

IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 02-Jul-09 21:28:40

No - nothing different either time.

Good luck.

PeppermintPatty Thu 02-Jul-09 21:28:53

Loads of people have told me crazy stories of what they did differently the month they got their BFP.

But the fact is that unless you have infertility/subfertility problems, it's just like trying to throw a 6 on a dice. It might take one throw or it might take 12 - it's pure chance and it'll happen when it happens.

If you have got fertility problems then obviously there's stuff you can do to help though.

Loba Thu 02-Jul-09 21:34:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mosschops30 Thu 02-Jul-09 21:34:57

I did a thread about mine, its on here somewhere.
Heres what I did:
Gave up ttc
Only had sex once the entire month
And that sex was after a huge row, followed by make up curry and sex grin
Drank and smoked like a trooper
Went to a Killers concert got squashed and sweaty and jumped round for hours
Worked endless 12 hour shifts in stressful job

I'd spent months trying to do all the right things, eat the right foods, lay off the drink and fags .... load of bollocks IMHO all this temping, endless shagging malarky. When its gonna happen it will happen

MaybeAfterBreakfast Thu 02-Jul-09 21:43:54

Both times:

lots of sex (not the alternate days the consultant advised)
lots of alcohol (esp.when ds2 was conceived)

Took 8 years to conceive ds1 - only did so when we stopped following all the advice on what to do, not do, eat, not eat, ditched the OPKs, stopped temping, etc
Ds2 1st month of trying (on holiday).

gizzy1973 Thu 02-Jul-09 21:59:44

1st time we had a huge row so werent trying - ended in mc at 5.5 weeks

2nd time werent trying as just after mc

only thing i was aware of both times of when i ovulated (from cm) so knew it was possible

largeginandtonic Thu 02-Jul-09 22:01:39

Yes we stopped using KY jelly. Kills off the sperm apparently [muppet emoticon]

Armi Thu 02-Jul-09 22:05:46

*Lies on floor of thread, smoking multiple fags simultaneously, swigging gin straight bottle and wearing knickers on head*

Am loving this ttc malarky.... grin

Armi Thu 02-Jul-09 22:06:55

*Or even 'straight FROM bottle' blush

giggly Thu 02-Jul-09 22:11:44

1st time was really drunk and counld'nt be bothered to get a condom. 2nd time took 18 months of monitoring ovulation and following all the "rules" got bfp after shagging for 11 nights on the trot, dh not altogther happy at being on demand, but bless him hes getting a rest now I am 29 weeks.

Swaliswan Thu 02-Jul-09 22:15:33

Well, this may not be standard advise but here goes anyway...

approx 48 hours after 'doing the deed'...

for DD1 we went to Alton Towers
for DD2 it was Go Ape (A high ropes course)

I swear that both times the fertilised egg was forced to implant!

MintChocAddict Thu 02-Jul-09 22:25:09

Both times happened when I stopped counting days, drinking grapefruit juice, using OPKs, Preseed etc etc and generally obsessing about timing it just right.
This time happened on holiday after drinking lots of cocktails.
You'd think that I'd have learned from first time round. I think that obsessing is a given though!

dan39 Thu 02-Jul-09 23:33:08

Chilling out and giving up after 18 months of ttc and a mmc at 7 weeks...went on hol, talked about benefits of childlessness, got drunk and shagged cos we wanted to not cos we had to....relaxation. But I know its impossible to do if you ARE trying...

Good luck!

YanknCock Thu 02-Jul-09 23:44:08

I got a bikini and bum wax---DH couldn't resist me. grin

digitalgirl Thu 02-Jul-09 23:48:18

Had been trying for a few months with my cycles getting longer and longer so was expecting it to take a while. That month I got drunk on champagne and ate whatever I liked. It was Christmas and and I conceived on New Year's Eve, so perhaps not being at work helped as well as a general eat, drink and be merry ethos.

Good luck!

Angifi Fri 03-Jul-09 00:08:05

Robitussin syrup for cm,taken twice a day around ovulation time.Also took red clover leaf tablets, also for cm, but those two things were because i am over 40. also had regular acupuncture and chinese herbs.

who knows if any of it helped, i was desperate and 40, so decided to do whatever i could. i like the sound of just getting pissed and shagging for fun!

Good luck.

Ledodgy Fri 03-Jul-09 00:17:52

I tried for 9 months with dd. We did it in the missionary position because most literature reccommends that for ttc. The one time we did it doggy style I concieved. My second pregnancy (resulted in m/c) was also doggy style, my third (ds1) one time in a month doggy style again and my suprise third (ds2) yes you've guessed it we did it once not using anyting (i was pissed) doggy style.

It worked for me. grin

Tigresswoods Fri 03-Jul-09 07:33:04

We did it once at the right sort of time (although I actually thought it was a bit early) me on top and didn't do anything particularly special to "aid conception" was amazed at the miracle that is making a baby. All the evidence was there that it is the simple but who would have thought that it actually is!?

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