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    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 13th Apr 16, 12:29 PM
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    sexymouse
    Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 13
    • #1
    • 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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    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 18th Apr 17, 6:56 PM
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    penguingirl
    Sorry to hear that Rachy, it must be really hard for you at the moment. Hope you try and relax this evening
    • Rachylou1981
    • By Rachylou1981 18th Apr 17, 7:00 PM
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    Rachylou1981
    Thanks Penguingirl. Sometimes I think I'm doing really well then other days I feel consumed with sadness.

    It will be a year ago this weekend I got my BFP, I remember it as if it were yesterday. Cannot quite understand where this year has gone
    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 18th Apr 17, 8:47 PM
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    Chelle22
    Oh Rachylou I am sorry to hear this, and that AF got you. Not sure what else to say other than thinking of you
    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 18th Apr 17, 8:58 PM
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    Chelle22
    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
    Originally posted by ButterflyBabe
    Good Luck BB!

    I've just started using OPK's for the first time today to help me spot ovulation although I'm expecting it to be at the weekend if my cycles are behaving and have settled down now. We shall see!
    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 18th Apr 17, 9:43 PM
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    penguingirl
    Thanks Penguingirl. Sometimes I think I'm doing really well then other days I feel consumed with sadness.

    It will be a year ago this weekend I got my BFP, I remember it as if it were yesterday. Cannot quite understand where this year has gone
    Originally posted by Rachylou1981
    I think that's understandable that you have good days and bad days. Life is so unfair sometimes. Really hope I see good news for you soon
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 19th Apr 17, 9:54 AM
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    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD18 ButterflyBabe - 2 dpo
    CD22 Zeni - 5 dpo
    CD21 kirtsypoos - 8 dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD11 athensgeorgia
    CD12 Chelle22 - awaiting ov
    CD13 alipops1986 - awaiting ov
    CD19 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD33 DSM348 - awaiting ov
    CD34 Orange_Candle - awaiting ov
    CD66 easilydistracted - awaiting ov

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD2 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.

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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 19th Apr 17, 3:58 PM
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    Cherry Gale
    Sorry you had your hopes dashed this month RachyLou.
    • alipops1986
    • By alipops1986 19th Apr 17, 7:44 PM
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    alipops1986
    Evening All,

    Twigpig - can you put me down for 1DPO tomorrow please?

    We managed to get in a fair bit of BD, my mind/body is already playing tricks on me as i've been feeling a bit odd/wierd/nauseous. I found myself in tears today at work over something really unimportant! Can't actually be pregnant yet, I doubt it, so i'm trying to ignore it all and not look for symptoms.

    Alipops x
    Married: August 2013
    Moved into our Family Home: August 2013
    Our Baby Boy arrived August 2014
    • j5emm
    • By j5emm 19th Apr 17, 8:43 PM
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    j5emm
    Don't BD daily, doesn't give the best sperm... 2/3 times a week in fertile week is enough.
    Enjoy
    • MrsNubs
    • By MrsNubs 20th Apr 17, 11:20 AM
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    MrsNubs
    Actually there's no evidence that BD'ing every day affects sperm quality. The reason every 2 days is recommended is because it's more achievable for most busy couples
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 20th Apr 17, 6:47 PM
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    Zeni
    Rachy sorry AF got you hun x
    Swagbuckling since Aug 2016 - Earnings so far.. £55.
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 20th Apr 17, 9:32 PM
    • 1,210 Posts
    • 4,421 Thanks
    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD14 alipops1986 - 1 dpo
    CD19 ButterflyBabe - 3 dpo
    CD23 Zeni - 6 dpo
    CD22 kirtsypoos - 9 dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD12 athensgeorgia
    CD13 Chelle22 - awaiting ov
    CD20 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD34 DSM348 - awaiting ov
    CD35 Orange_Candle - awaiting ov
    CD67 easilydistracted - awaiting ov

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD3 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
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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 21st Apr 17, 8:43 AM
    • 1,210 Posts
    • 4,421 Thanks
    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD15 alipops1986 - 2 dpo
    CD20 ButterflyBabe - 4 dpo
    CD24 Zeni - 7 dpo
    CD23 kirtsypoos - 10 dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD13 athensgeorgia
    CD14 Chelle22 - awaiting ov
    CD21 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD35 DSM348 - awaiting ov
    CD36 Orange_Candle - awaiting ov
    CD68 easilydistracted - awaiting ov

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD4 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
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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
    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 22nd Apr 17, 5:36 PM
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    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD16 alipops1986 - 3 dpo
    CD21 ButterflyBabe - 5 dpo
    CD25 Zeni - 8 dpo
    CD24 kirtsypoos - 11 dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD5 Cherry Gale - awaiting ov
    CD14 athensgeorgia
    CD15 Chelle22 - awaiting ov
    CD22 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD36 DSM348 - awaiting ov
    CD37 Orange_Candle - awaiting ov
    CD69 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
    ([ )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..........
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 22nd Apr 17, 6:18 PM
    • 214 Posts
    • 453 Thanks
    Zeni
    Woke up to a nice surprise of AF Only 25 day cycle this month and wasn't expecting it for 3 more days so a bit shocked this morning, it made me quite emotional and had a little cry when I got back into bed. Thankfully my hubby helped to talked some sense into me! I think I'm just frustrated as I know it will take time its just the way it is but man I really wanted it and for some reason I had a feeling this month as silly as it sounds was the month.

    . CD1 for me twig.
    Swagbuckling since Aug 2016 - Earnings so far.. £55.
    • Cherry Gale
    • By Cherry Gale 22nd Apr 17, 8:24 PM
    • 354 Posts
    • 508 Thanks
    Cherry Gale
    Sorry AF got you Zeni, i think we are allowed to feel a bit down when AF comes. Glad you have a supportive hubby that knows how to make you smile again.
    • Rachylou1981
    • By Rachylou1981 22nd Apr 17, 11:41 PM
    • 643 Posts
    • 633 Thanks
    Rachylou1981
    Sorry to hear that Zeni, I hate it when our cycles mess up, all part of the emotional and confusing journey. I was late this month.

    It was a year ago today I got my BFP. I should be sat here with a 3.5 month old child but instead I'm likely heading into another New Year passing with no child at all
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 23rd Apr 17, 8:36 AM
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    twigpig
    Hugs zeni. We've all bad those tough months and the rollercoaster of emotions. I hope you're on the way up again x
    TTC #3..........
    • twigpig
    • By twigpig 23rd Apr 17, 8:40 AM
    • 1,210 Posts
    • 4,421 Thanks
    twigpig
    TTC thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD17 alipops1986 - 4 dpo
    CD22 ButterflyBabe - 6 dpo
    CD25 kirtsypoos - 12 dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD6 Cherry Gale - awaiting ov
    CD15 athensgeorgia
    CD16 Chelle22 - awaiting ov
    CD23 twigpig - awaiting ov
    CD37 DSM348 - awaiting ov
    CD38 Orange_Candle - awaiting ov
    CD70 easilydistracted - awaiting ov

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD1 Zeni


    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..........
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 23rd Apr 17, 4:37 PM
    • 2,825 Posts
    • 11,812 Thanks
    kirtsypoos
    Sorry AF got you Zeni

    I've been symptom spotting like crazy - sore boobs, very tired and constantly needing a wee but BFN this morning. I know I'm not out until AF shows but I feel a bit deflated as I really thought I would get a faint line.
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