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    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 13th Apr 16, 12:29 PM
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    sexymouse
    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.
    I married Moon 8/4/2011, baby boy born 26/9/2012, Poppy born 8/11/2015, rainbow baby boy born 11/2/2017
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    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 14th Apr 17, 10:15 AM
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    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD16 kirtsypoos - 3 dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD8 alipops1986 - awaiting ov
    CD13 ButterflyBabe - awaiting ov
    CD14 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD17 Zeni - awaiting ov
    CD22 Cherry Gale - awaiting ov
    CD28 DSM348 - awaiting ov
    CD29 Orange_Candle - awaiting ov
    CD61 easilydistracted - awaiting ov

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD6 athensgeorgia


    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.
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    Thread Graduates
    samtoby
    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..........
    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 14th Apr 17, 2:50 PM
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    Chelle22
    I think my OPK was negative yesterday. I left it and came back and the second light was faintly marked so maybe a positive today. BD last night so hopefully well timed!
    Originally posted by Zeni
    Good Luck Zeni, fingers crossed for you!

    I am going to temp and use OPK's this month for the first time, mainly because of my last cycle being so long so I hopefully have a better idea of when I ovulate this month and not miss the window.

    Twigs please could you put me in the 'if in doubt' zone at CD7 today? Thank you.

    Hope everyone enjoys the Bank Holiday weekend. I am looking forward to some chocolate on Sunday after giving it up for lent!!
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 14th Apr 17, 4:50 PM
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    Zeni
    I'm now confused as yesterday was a negative and now today seems positive so think I'm out with my timing. Very confused.. I wonder If i'm using the opk sticks to late in the day at 4-5pm - is there an ideal time?
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    • alipops1986
    • By alipops1986 14th Apr 17, 7:57 PM
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    alipops1986
    I'm sorry Zeni but I have zero experience of OPKs at the moment, or during my last pregnancy.

    My Fertility App reckons I'm going to ovulate on Wednesday - so without sounding too methodical, I plan to try to BD on: Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday. It seems so long ago since we last actively tried to conceive, I can't even remember how I approached it. In fairness, my little boy will be in 3 in August!

    How is everyone else getting along?

    Alipops x
    Married: August 2013
    Moved into our Family Home: August 2013
    Our Baby Boy arrived August 2014
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 14th Apr 17, 9:53 PM
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    kirtsypoos
    Zeni I was told that 2-5PM is ideal OPK time so 4-5 should be fine I'd think.
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    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 15th Apr 17, 8:20 PM
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    twigpig
    I'm now confused as yesterday was a negative and now today seems positive so think I'm out with my timing. Very confused.. I wonder If i'm using the opk sticks to late in the day at 4-5pm - is there an ideal time?
    Originally posted by Zeni
    I try for 2pm. I did do one at 5pm and got a negative in amongst 2 positives. Think I drink too much water diluting it that late in the day. That might be utter rubbish but 2pm seemed to work better for me..
    TTC #3..........
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 15th Apr 17, 8:24 PM
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    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD17 kirtsypoos - 4 dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD8 Chelle22 - awaiting ov
    CD9 alipops1986 - awaiting ov
    CD14 ButterflyBabe - awaiting ov
    CD15 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD18 Zeni - awaiting ov
    CD23 Cherry Gale - awaiting ov
    CD29 DSM348 - awaiting ov
    CD30 Orange_Candle - awaiting ov
    CD62 easilydistracted - awaiting ov

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD7 athensgeorgia


    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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    Thread Graduates
    samtoby
    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 15th Apr 17, 10:35 PM
    • 233 Posts
    • 505 Thanks
    Zeni
    I think I OV'd yesterday so can you change me to 1DPO please
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    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 16th Apr 17, 8:59 PM
    • 1,210 Posts
    • 4,422 Thanks
    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD19 Zeni - 2 dpo
    CD18 kirtsypoos - 5 dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD8 athensgeorgia
    CD9 Chelle22 - awaiting ov
    CD10 alipops1986 - awaiting ov
    CD15 ButterflyBabe - awaiting ov
    CD16 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD24 Cherry Gale - awaiting ov
    CD30 DSM348 - awaiting ov
    CD31 Orange_Candle - awaiting ov
    CD63 easilydistracted - awaiting ov

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone



    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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    Thread Graduates
    samtoby
    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..........
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 17th Apr 17, 7:06 AM
    • 1,210 Posts
    • 4,422 Thanks
    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD20 Zeni - 3 dpo
    CD19 kirtsypoos - 6 dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD9 athensgeorgia
    CD10 Chelle22 - awaiting ov
    CD11 alipops1986 - awaiting ov
    CD16 ButterflyBabe - awaiting ov
    CD17 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD25 Cherry Gale - awaiting ov
    CD31 DSM348 - awaiting ov
    CD32 Orange_Candle - awaiting ov
    CD64 easilydistracted - awaiting ov

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone



    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
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    Thread Graduates
    samtoby
    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..........
    • Cherry Gale
    • By Cherry Gale 18th Apr 17, 7:17 AM
    • 373 Posts
    • 550 Thanks
    Cherry Gale
    Morning everyone, hope you all had a good weekend. I sort of did, but was pretty distracted by test day coming up.

    Well AF came right on time this morning and saved me the bother of testing, CD1 please twigpig.
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 18th Apr 17, 10:15 AM
    • 2,839 Posts
    • 12,647 Thanks
    kirtsypoos
    Sorry AF got you Cherry, fingers X'd for this month.
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    PAID VERY, Barclaycard x2, Vanquis, Natwest, O/D, Tesco & MBNA x2 PAID LBM 24/07/15 - Debt: £675/31010.23 (97.82% paid)
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    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 18th Apr 17, 1:54 PM
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    twigpig
    Sorry cherry gale
    TTC #3..........
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 18th Apr 17, 1:57 PM
    • 1,210 Posts
    • 4,422 Thanks
    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD21 Zeni - 4 dpo
    CD20 kirtsypoos - 7 dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD10 athensgeorgia
    CD11 Chelle22 - awaiting ov
    CD12 alipops1986 - awaiting ov
    CD17 ButterflyBabe - awaiting ov
    CD18 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD32 DSM348 - awaiting ov
    CD33 Orange_Candle - awaiting ov
    CD65 easilydistracted - awaiting ov

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD1 Cherry Gale



    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
    samtoby
    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..........
    • ButterflyBabe
    • By ButterflyBabe 18th Apr 17, 2:13 PM
    • 73 Posts
    • 95 Thanks
    ButterflyBabe
    Can I be moved to 1DPO please, I'm sure I OV'd yesterday. We've decided to BD everyday for the next 4 days. Wish me luck!!

    Hope everyone is OK

    BB xx
    • Rachylou1981
    • By Rachylou1981 18th Apr 17, 5:08 PM
    • 660 Posts
    • 675 Thanks
    Rachylou1981
    Hi everyone

    Having a bit of a meltdown and unsure what to do...apart from wait it out! Sorry there may be TMI ahead...

    I'm a day late, which is unusual. I've had brown spotting since the weekend and earlier I had a bit of a pink tinge on wiping (nothing since) and it feels like I have a UTI. I had similar symptoms in February and AF did show but it was not late. I am always 28/29 days and I am day 30 today.

    BFNs on FRER tests. I have one more test for tomorrow morning (supermarket brand).

    If AF doesn't arrive tomorrow and I'm still BFN, should I contact GP or the fertility clinic I am under? I don't want to waste time but I'm going a bit mad worrying that my damaged tube could mean I am at risk of ectopic pregnancy and allsorts (stupid google)
    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 18th Apr 17, 5:34 PM
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    • 1,154 Thanks
    penguingirl
    Rachy- if you think you have a UTI, contact your GP (could do it this evening if you are local). They may be able to do a urine dip and phone consultation if no appointments.

    I don't know about being late, is there any chance your investigations could lengthen your cycle? Mention it to your GP when you speak to them about UTI, but I guess if she's not turned up by end of the week or so (I know that seems forever away) you could call the fertility clinic for advice.
    • Rachylou1981
    • By Rachylou1981 18th Apr 17, 6:05 PM
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    • 675 Thanks
    Rachylou1981
    Rachy- if you think you have a UTI, contact your GP (could do it this evening if you are local). They may be able to do a urine dip and phone consultation if no appointments.

    I don't know about being late, is there any chance your investigations could lengthen your cycle? Mention it to your GP when you speak to them about UTI, but I guess if she's not turned up by end of the week or so (I know that seems forever away) you could call the fertility clinic for advice.
    Originally posted by penguingirl
    I don't think I have a UTI, more that I have that kind of feeling down below (sorry ). I do get it most months around AF so I think it's now a symptom of mine. Probs a sign that this is actually AF to be honest.

    I'm no longer undergoing investigation. I had some bloods done 2 weeks ago which is the last stage before IVF referral. Also, my last AF arrived bang on time following the lap and dye, which makes me think my cycle has not been affected at all.

    It is just going to take time and patience I guess. Sigh
    • Rachylou1981
    • By Rachylou1981 18th Apr 17, 6:34 PM
    • 660 Posts
    • 675 Thanks
    Rachylou1981
    Well I think posting here made my body decide to make a decision (always the case isn't it?). Bit of red blood now along with backache so I think the witch has arrived.

    Oh well, I don't expect pregnancy these days now but being late with no symptoms does still give me that little bit of hope
    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 18th Apr 17, 6:56 PM
    • 1,358 Posts
    • 1,154 Thanks
    penguingirl
    Sorry to hear that Rachy, it must be really hard for you at the moment. Hope you try and relax this evening
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