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    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 13th Apr 16, 12:29 PM
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    Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 13
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    • 13th Apr 16, 12:29 PM
    Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 13 13th Apr 16 at 12:29 PM
    This is the new thread for those trying for a baby.
    The previous one is here:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5143999

    Please be aware that this is a thread for those trying to conceive. If you wish to announce a pregnancy (or are only a couple of days from testing) and you have never used this thread before, please either wait until CD1 or use the less than 12 weeks pregnant thread. Hormones can run high on here (nature of the thread!) so please be sensitive. Many thanks!

    List of Users
    Alex_88 TTC #1 since 09/15
    angel11 (34) TTC #1 Since 08/15
    Apple1985 (30) TTC #1 Since 12/15
    big5
    (33) TTC #2 Since 2/16
    cats2012 (27) TTC #1 Since 05/15
    Clarabell1984 (31) TTC #1 Since 09/15
    easilydistracted (33) TTC#1 Since 01/16
    Keekee (38) TTC #1 Since 05/15
    MancMama4 (35) TTC #1 () Since 04/15
    Meepmeep (40) TTC #1 Since 01/16
    Midget1907 (29) TTC #1 Since 09/15
    Milliebob (27) TTC #2 Since 05/15
    newthrift (25) TTC #1 Since 11/15
    pinkpetal (36) TTC #1 Since 10/15
    sexymouse (32) TTC #3 (
    ) Since 02/16
    Tinks05 (27) TTC #1 Since 03/16
    VicVics (29) TTC #2 Since 04/16

    Those with * used Preseed/Conceive Plus

    Thread Graduates
    big5 BFP 15/6/16
    sexymouse BFP 4/6/16
    newthrift BFP 23/5/16
    VicVics BFP 16/5/16
    MancMama4 BFP 29/4/16
    pinkpetal BFP 24/4/16
    Apple1985 BFP 19/4/16
    Tinks05 BFP 18/4/16

    Link to abbreviations courtesy of MadMac from previous threads - http://www.tryingtoconceive.com/abbrevs.htm

    The most common ones are:

    AF - Aunt Flo (period)
    BFP - Big Fat Positive (+ on home pregnancy test)
    BD - Baby dance (making babies)
    CBFM - Clearblue fertility monitor
    CD - Cycle date (CD1 is the 1st day of period)
    DPO - Days past ovulation (if ovulation was on CD15, then that is 0DPO, CD16 is 1DPO)
    HPT - Home Pregnancy Test
    IC - Internet cheapie (IC OPKs, hpts)
    NTNP - Not trying not preventing (pregnancy)
    OV - ovulation
    OPK - ovulation predictor kits
    SBDTA - Sticky baby dust to all
    SS - symptom spotting
    Temp - temperature (BBT)
    TLP - Tiny little positive (faint positive on pregnancy test)

    Also, an useful website telling you when to test, when you are ovulating and how the egg is developing etc found by Smash7 is here: http://www.pregnology.com

    This website is also useful http://www.pregnancyloss.info/sperm_meets_egg_plan.htm
    It details the Sperm Meets Egg Plan (SMEP) which some have found helpful in conceiving.

    Some TMI cm pics here:
    http://www.fertilityuk.org/nfps401.html

    Drugs you can take when pregnant
    Some CBFM FAQs
    Vitamins and minerals that can aid conception and pregnancy

    Sensitivity of home pregnancy tests (lower = more sensitive, earlier results)
    Superdrug Own Brand (pink box - states can use 4 days before late AF on box) 10mIU
    First Vue dip tests (poundland) - 20mIU
    One step midstream (ALDI) - 25mIU
    Clearblue - 25mIU
    Clearblue Digital - 50mIU
    First response early response - 12.5mIU
    Boots own brand - 25mIU/50mIU
    Sainsburys own - 15mIU
    Tesco own - 25mIU
    ASDA own - 25mIU
    CBD with conception indicator - 25mIU

    There is no such thing as a silly question, so please ask anything you are curious about. Many of us have 'been there done that' and many of our graduates still read this thread and are happy to offer advice when it is needed and relevant.

    As with everything deemed medical, we cannot offer medical advice, so please visit or call your GP if you have any concerns or questions. Getting a preconception check up is recommended and allows your GP to know that you're trying for a baby as well as identifying and rectifying any issues or problems that may interfere with a pregnancy before you conceive.
    Last edited by sexymouse; 19-06-2016 at 9:06 PM.
    Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
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    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 18th Mar 17, 8:49 PM
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    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD? samtoby
    CD18 kirtsypoos - 1 dpo
    CD56 MrsNubs - test


    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD13 ButterflyBabe - awaiting ov
    CD16 Zeni - awaiting ov
    CD16 athensgeorgia - awaiting ov
    CD22 Cherry Gale - awaiting ov
    CD28 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD34 easilydistracted - awaiting ov
    CD116 DSM348 - awaiting ov


    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD2 Orange_Candle


    Those we haven't heard from in a while[B]
    dragoneye454

    Those with * sometimes uses conceive plus/preseed.
    The names in blue has a link to their Fertility Friend chart.
    When posting updates, can you please do them in Magenta so it's easy to spot. This thread is all about support, so remember to click thanks on as many posts as you can! It makes us all feel loved.

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    Please let me know if anything needs editing (including the zone you are in) and I will try to keep up.

    Thread Graduates
    2ba3c 25/03/17
    sulphate 31/01/17
    chickenmama 10/12/16
    PeppaCoin BFP 29/11/16
    Ratison BFP 05/11/16
    Newthrift BFP 20/10/16
    Snowscreamer BFP 15/10/16
    Firebird082 BFP 08/10/16
    Penguingirl BFP 24/09/16
    april87 BFP 22/09/16
    Keekee BFP 21/08/16
    Clarabell1984 BFP 21/7/16
    Cats2012 BFP 9/7/16
    big5 BFP 15/6/16
    sexymouse BFP 4/6/16
    VicVics BFP 16/5/16
    MancMama4 BFP 29/4/16
    pinkpetal BFP 24/4/16
    Apple1985 BFP 19/4/16
    Tinks05 BFP 18/4/16
    TTC #3..........
    • Munchkin84
    • By Munchkin84 18th Mar 17, 10:12 PM
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    Munchkin84
    Sorry Orange x
    • DSM348
    • By DSM348 18th Mar 17, 10:39 PM
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    DSM348
    Well, after 115 days AF finally arrived today :
    Not something I expected to be celebrating on this thread but a massive relief!!

    Could you put me at CD2 on tomorrow's list please twigpig?
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 19th Mar 17, 9:54 PM
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    twigpig
    I'm glad dsm.... at least you know where you are now....
    TTC #3..........
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 19th Mar 17, 9:55 PM
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    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD? samtoby
    CD19 kirtsypoos - 2 dpo
    CD57 MrsNubs - test


    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD14 ButterflyBabe - awaiting ov
    CD17 Zeni - awaiting ov
    CD17 athensgeorgia - awaiting ov
    CD23 Cherry Gale - awaiting ov
    CD29 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD35 easilydistracted - awaiting ov


    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD2 DSM348
    CD3 Orange_Candle


    Those we haven't heard from in a while[B]
    dragoneye454

    Those with * sometimes uses conceive plus/preseed.
    The names in blue has a link to their Fertility Friend chart.
    When posting updates, can you please do them in Magenta so it's easy to spot. This thread is all about support, so remember to click thanks on as many posts as you can! It makes us all feel loved.

    For those posting on smartphones or tablets the code for magenta is
    ([ )COLOR="magenta"( ] )your text ( [ )/COLOR ( ] ) (lose the round bracket)

    Please let me know if anything needs editing (including the zone you are in) and I will try to keep up.

    Thread Graduates
    2ba3c 25/03/17
    sulphate 31/01/17
    chickenmama 10/12/16
    PeppaCoin BFP 29/11/16
    Ratison BFP 05/11/16
    Newthrift BFP 20/10/16
    Snowscreamer BFP 15/10/16
    Firebird082 BFP 08/10/16
    Penguingirl BFP 24/09/16
    april87 BFP 22/09/16
    Keekee BFP 21/08/16
    Clarabell1984 BFP 21/7/16
    Cats2012 BFP 9/7/16
    big5 BFP 15/6/16
    sexymouse BFP 4/6/16
    VicVics BFP 16/5/16
    MancMama4 BFP 29/4/16
    pinkpetal BFP 24/4/16
    Apple1985 BFP 19/4/16
    Tinks05 BFP 18/4/16
    TTC #3..........
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 19th Mar 17, 10:01 PM
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    Zeni
    Glad it arrived DSM

    Sorry orange, big hugs from me!

    I have had manic two days and forgot to do an OV test. I'll try one tomorrow but I bet I've OV and pretty sure I've missed the window with my stinking cold bah. I going to guess im 1DPO but its a guess.
    Swagbuckling since Aug 2016 - Earnings so far.. £55.
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 20th Mar 17, 8:25 PM
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    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD? samtoby
    CD20 kirtsypoos - 3 dpo
    CD58 MrsNubs - test


    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD15 ButterflyBabe - awaiting ov
    CD18 Zeni - awaiting ov
    CD18 athensgeorgia - awaiting ov
    CD24 Cherry Gale - awaiting ov
    CD30 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD36 easilydistracted - awaiting ov


    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD3 DSM348
    CD4 Orange_Candle


    Those we haven't heard from in a while[B]
    dragoneye454

    Those with * sometimes uses conceive plus/preseed.
    The names in blue has a link to their Fertility Friend chart.
    When posting updates, can you please do them in Magenta so it's easy to spot. This thread is all about support, so remember to click thanks on as many posts as you can! It makes us all feel loved.

    For those posting on smartphones or tablets the code for magenta is
    ([ )COLOR="magenta"( ] )your text ( [ )/COLOR ( ] ) (lose the round bracket)

    Please let me know if anything needs editing (including the zone you are in) and I will try to keep up.

    Thread Graduates
    2ba3c 25/03/17
    sulphate 31/01/17
    chickenmama 10/12/16
    PeppaCoin BFP 29/11/16
    Ratison BFP 05/11/16
    Newthrift BFP 20/10/16
    Snowscreamer BFP 15/10/16
    Firebird082 BFP 08/10/16
    Penguingirl BFP 24/09/16
    april87 BFP 22/09/16
    Keekee BFP 21/08/16
    Clarabell1984 BFP 21/7/16
    Cats2012 BFP 9/7/16
    big5 BFP 15/6/16
    sexymouse BFP 4/6/16
    VicVics BFP 16/5/16
    MancMama4 BFP 29/4/16
    pinkpetal BFP 24/4/16
    Apple1985 BFP 19/4/16
    Tinks05 BFP 18/4/16
    TTC #3..........
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 21st Mar 17, 1:46 PM
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    kirtsypoos
    FF and Glow are confusing me at the moment - FF says I'm 5DPO and glow says 4DPO both based on the same temps and OPK info. It's only one day out but I think I need to pick one app and stick to it because I'm easily confused! (or stressed anyway!)
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    • Cherry Gale
    • By Cherry Gale 21st Mar 17, 2:22 PM
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    Cherry Gale
    Glad you are in a new cycle DSM348, wine, chocolate, and a lucky cycle to you and Orange_Candle!

    Kirtsypoos I usually plump for the day after I get a positive opk as being 'ov day', even though I suppose it could be the day after. I just like to decide, and then I've got my dpo to stop me from testing too early.

    Can you put me in the 2 week wait, 10dpo please twigpig?
    • Munchkin84
    • By Munchkin84 21st Mar 17, 2:49 PM
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    Munchkin84
    Well I just got a positive opk today. a day earlier than last month which was a day earlier than the month before.
    Looks like my cycles are going back to pre-pregnancy again.
    Shame other half is on the other side of the world.
    But I have been eating better and lost 5lbs last week.
    Hope everyone is well x
    • Cherry Gale
    • By Cherry Gale 21st Mar 17, 4:54 PM
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    Cherry Gale
    Munchkin84 wow, well done on the 5lbs!

    Sorry your OH is away at the wrong moment, will he be around at the next peak time?
    • Munchkin84
    • By Munchkin84 21st Mar 17, 5:06 PM
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    Munchkin84
    Thanks. I could murder a burger though.
    He might just be back if my cycle doesn't get shorter but it will be very close. So may will probably be our next chance.
    • ButterflyBabe
    • By ButterflyBabe 22nd Mar 17, 8:41 AM
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    ButterflyBabe
    Hi all,

    How's everyone doing? I'm pretty sure I OV'd yesterday so can I please be updated to 1DPO please TWIG?
    • ButterflyBabe
    • By ButterflyBabe 22nd Mar 17, 8:44 AM
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    ButterflyBabe
    Sorry I'm on my phone and it posted before I could finish and can edit my last post.

    For the last 3 days we have managed to BD which is good. We've managed to spend some quality time together this month and I think that's helped us rekindle our love if that makes sense?

    Lots of baby dust to everyone who needs it.

    BB xx
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 22nd Mar 17, 9:49 AM
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    kirtsypoos
    For the last 3 days we have managed to BD which is good. We've managed to spend some quality time together this month and I think that's helped us rekindle our love if that makes sense?

    Lots of baby dust to everyone who needs it.

    BB xx
    Originally posted by ButterflyBabe
    Glad you've had a good month with OH Fingers crossed for a BFP for you this month
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    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 22nd Mar 17, 9:54 AM
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    kirtsypoos
    We are off to Bruges for my birthday tomorrow so I'm looking forward to spending time on our own (even if it's the 'wrong' time of the month)

    Slightly stressing about drinking though, just in case. I don't normally drink a lot but OH has booked a champagne and belgian chocolate breakfast for my birthday and 2 brewery tours and I do like to sample different beers - 5 days could involve lots of alcohol! I'm pretty sure we missed the 'right' time this month with me ovulating later than normal but still have a niggling worry...

    3 friends announced they are pregnant yesterday, happy for them all but 2 not really trying or particularly ready. Another friend has been trying for 4 months and is now 9 weeks pregnant so that was nice to hear.
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    • Cherry Gale
    • By Cherry Gale 22nd Mar 17, 10:35 AM
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    Cherry Gale
    Happy Birthday for tomorrow Kirtsypoos!

    Finger's crossed this is your month, if so, you'd be 7-12 dpo while you're away right? Of course it's a totally personal decision, but I carry on (eating and drinking) as normal until I get the test result. Hope you enjoy Bruges with your OH.
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 22nd Mar 17, 10:53 AM
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    kirtsypoos
    Thanks Cherry, birthday isn't until Saturday but we leave tomorrow

    That's what I've thought so far about alcohol but to be honest I haven't planned to drink as much as I probably will this weekend so I'm probably just over stressing!
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    • Cherry Gale
    • By Cherry Gale 23rd Mar 17, 8:52 AM
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    Cherry Gale
    Morning everyone, can someone pass me the chocolate (and later on the wine)please?
    AF arrived today, can you put me on CD1 please twigpig?
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 23rd Mar 17, 11:04 AM
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    kirtsypoos
    Sorry AF got you Cherry - enjoy your choc and wine at least
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