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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.
    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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    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 7th Jul 17, 10:23 PM
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    Zeni
    Apparently AF is due today no sign yet though but know it will as completely missed the window this month. will be kind of glad to get it out the way and back to getting on it.. its funny but missing it really made me miserable as felt I wasted another month
    Lady I'm really close y=to at work just announced shes expecting and over the moon for her, but just makes me a little sad its not me yet.
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    • LKRDN_Morgan
    • By LKRDN_Morgan 8th Jul 17, 8:35 AM
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    LKRDN_Morgan
    Joining is as a BFP hopeful! I'm CD24 (8DPO)
    Over thinking every little 'symptom' is driving me mad but it's so hard not to get your hopes up.
    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 9th Jul 17, 8:23 PM
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    Chelle22
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD24 LKRDN_Morgan - 9dpo
    CD28 Cherry Gale - 11 dpo
    CD28 Zeni - 12 dpo
    CD41 athensgeorgia - 13 dpo
    CD36 Sulphate - 14 dpo
    CD55 thrift360 - ?? dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD15 kirtsypoos - awaiting ov
    CD25 Toots14 - awaiting ov
    CD60 spooney7 - awaiting ov
    CD68 ButterflyBabe - awaiting ov

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD1 Chelle22


    Those we haven't heard from in a while[B]
    easilydistracted
    dragoneye454
    DSM348
    twigpig

    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

    Orange_Candle 11/5/17
    alipops1986 05/05/17
    samtoby
    2ba3c 25/03/17
    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
    Last edited by Chelle22; 09-07-2017 at 8:25 PM.
    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 9th Jul 17, 8:39 PM
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    Chelle22
    Hi all, I hope everyone has had a nice weekend and has been able to enjoy the nice weather. I've had a go at doing the lists today, please shout if I have got any dates wrong and I'll be happy to edit

    Welcome LKRDN_Morgan, I hope your stay is short. It is really hard not to symptom spot, I hope you have something to distract yourself. I have added you to the lists, I hope that is ok.

    Zeni how are you getting on? Any sign of AF yet? I know what you mean about your friend, I've had exactly the same this week and it's hard because you are happy for them but can't help but be a little sad for you.

    I'm CD1 today sadly despite lots of well timed BD. It's now time to go back to the GP and see about next steps as we have been trying for over a year now really, although I have already had lots of tests which have all come back clear so I'm not actually sure there is much that can be done and I'm expecting to be diagnosed with unexplained infertility I am looking into a course of fertility massages over the summer to see if that helps at all.

    Is anyone else around the year mark? I know some people are further. How have you coped because if I'm honest I am struggling? Anyone sought advice from their GP and what have they suggested? Thanks.

    Kirstypoos I hope you have enjoyed your long weekend and cocktails!
    Last edited by Chelle22; 09-07-2017 at 8:46 PM.
    • Cherry Gale
    • By Cherry Gale 9th Jul 17, 10:06 PM
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    Cherry Gale
    Sorry AF got you Chelle. I am not far behind you for going to the doctor, I said to myself 6 months after my miscarriage, I'll go (which would be early august). I'm 37, so hope they would start some initial tests.
    Sorry I can only sympathise, hope some of the others on this thread, or graduates, can be of actual help.
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 9th Jul 17, 11:24 PM
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    Zeni
    Thanks Chelle, much lile you I'm CD1 today but it did decide to be 2 days later than Ovia said, looks like Im back to a 28 cycle this month. Sorry I can't help re: the GP but I hope that it can give you some reassurance and answers x
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    • athensgeorgia
    • By athensgeorgia 10th Jul 17, 9:21 AM
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    athensgeorgia
    Sorry AF got you Chelle and Zeni.

    I can't help much re:the GP as when I was TTC DD I went to my GP for tests. GP instantly thought I had PCOS so went down that route. I was diagnosed with PCOS and went to the gynae clinic and was prescribed metformin which worked for us. We're supposed to be NTNP so I've decided I'm not going to my GP this time, I'm doing a 'if it happens it happens' approach albeit it has been 19 months since my MC so my positive thinking fluctuates month by month.
    • KateySW
    • By KateySW 10th Jul 17, 3:04 PM
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    KateySW
    Also joining as a BFP hopeful!
    1st month trying and I've only just come off my BC very recently, so I'm still pretty clueless on what my usual cycle will be... but you never know. Thinking I might be 1/2/3 dpo?

    Fingers crossed for everyone here.
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 10th Jul 17, 5:58 PM
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    kirtsypoos
    And hope you have a 'productive' weekend away Kirtsy
    Originally posted by athensgeorgia
    Thanks athens - fingers crossed! How are you getting on - any sign of AF?
    Is anyone else around the year mark? I know some people are further. How have you coped because if I'm honest I am struggling? Anyone sought advice from their GP and what have they suggested? Thanks.

    Kirstypoos I hope you have enjoyed your long weekend and cocktails!
    Originally posted by Chelle22
    Thanks Chelle, it was lovely and the cocktails went down very well.

    I joined this thread in Dec but wasn't entirely truthful about when we were starting to try as my Mom has an account on here and I was worried she would spot it so I think I'm down as starting TTC in Jan but we actually started trying last September - I'm on cycle 11 now, which I know doesn't sound long but with my gynae history I am worried. I actually went to my GP 2 weeks ago and she has referred me to the female infertility clinic at the hospital - first appointment is 8th August so hopefully if you do head to the Docs, they can refer you nice and quickly. I can't be much help as haven't had any appointments yet!

    Zeni, sorry AF got you but fresh start for this month in your new home it's difficult when close friends or colleagues announce because there always seems to be a feeling of very happy for them but wish it was you too if that makes sense?

    Welcome on board LKRDN_Morgan and KateySW hope your stay is short
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    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 10th Jul 17, 6:02 PM
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    kirtsypoos
    TTC Thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD16 kirtsypoos - 1 dpo
    CD?? KateySW - 1dpo
    CD25 LKRDN_Morgan - 10dpo
    CD28 spooney7 - ??dpo
    CD29 Cherry Gale - 12 dpo
    CD42 athensgeorgia - 14 dpo
    CD37 Sulphate - 15 dpo
    CD56 thrift360 - ?? dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD26 Toots14 - awaiting ov
    CD69 ButterflyBabe - awaiting ov

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD2 Chelle22
    CD2 Zeni


    Those we haven't heard from in a while[B]
    easilydistracted
    dragoneye454
    DSM348
    twigpig

    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

    Orange_Candle 11/5/17
    alipops1986 05/05/17
    samtoby
    2ba3c 25/03/17
    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
    Last edited by kirtsypoos; 10-07-2017 at 8:48 PM.
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    Mortgage - £162,900.00 (2017 O/P £1312.91) PAYDBX 17 #006 - £15299.59/14,539.71 Make £10 Apr £194.58 Make £10 May £159.75 Make £10 June £266.85
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 10th Jul 17, 6:04 PM
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    kirtsypoos
    KateySW I have added you as 1dpo, hope that's ok?

    I had a great weekend away in Bulgaria with lots of sun and cocktails. It fell really well as I OV'd yesterday (OHs 30th birthday as it happens!!) so lots of BDing. Fingers crossed! Got back an hour ago, via Asda to pick up a pineapple so am sticking to that theory this month
    £800/3000 OH BC(73.33% PAID)
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    Mortgage - £162,900.00 (2017 O/P £1312.91) PAYDBX 17 #006 - £15299.59/14,539.71 Make £10 Apr £194.58 Make £10 May £159.75 Make £10 June £266.85
    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 10th Jul 17, 7:18 PM
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    Chelle22
    Glad you had a good break kirstypoos and managed to get lots of BDing, good luck!

    Welcome KateySW, fingers crossed for you too.

    I have just made my first appointment for a fertility massage on 25th. I already feel a bit better feeling like I am doing something proactive. We will also make an appointment with the GP on the first day of the school holidays (24th) so hopefully that should get me in a good frame of mind for the next 2WW which will be just following that.

    Hope everyone is ok x
    • spooney7
    • By spooney7 10th Jul 17, 8:35 PM
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    • 106 Thanks
    spooney7
    Hello ladies!

    Sorry I've been a bit quiet, been concentrating on dropping those lbs. I'm currently CD28, expect that AF will turn up in the next week. Next fertility appointment should be in about a month- very excited since I've only got 1.5lbs to hit my Clomid goal.

    Bring on the pills!

    Hope everyone is doing well, sending hugs and baby dust to all.
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 10th Jul 17, 8:49 PM
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    kirtsypoos
    I've updated you on the list spooney7. Congrats on your weight loss, that's brilliant - hope clomid does the trick asap
    £800/3000 OH BC(73.33% PAID)
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    • Cherry Gale
    • By Cherry Gale 11th Jul 17, 10:33 AM
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    Cherry Gale
    AF not shown up this morning, tested, and there's a second line! I think I'm pregnant!

    Baby dust to everyone :-)
    • athensgeorgia
    • By athensgeorgia 11th Jul 17, 10:57 AM
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    athensgeorgia
    Well I'd just started getting my hopes up and then CD1

    It was the my due date last week, not the first but the second one. I hadn't dwelt on it that much until now AF has started. I've also learnt the point in my cycle predicts my mood. I'm back to feeling down and now I have to wait at least 3 weeks before OV if I am definitely OVing that is, these long cycles are a killer.
    • athensgeorgia
    • By athensgeorgia 11th Jul 17, 11:01 AM
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    athensgeorgia
    AF not shown up this morning, tested, and there's a second line! I think I'm pregnant!

    Baby dust to everyone :-)
    Originally posted by Cherry Gale
    Eeek Congratulations.

    It's been a while since we had a BFP on here.
    • KateySW
    • By KateySW 11th Jul 17, 11:39 AM
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    KateySW
    KateySW I have added you as 1dpo, hope that's ok?

    I had a great weekend away in Bulgaria with lots of sun and cocktails. It fell really well as I OV'd yesterday (OHs 30th birthday as it happens!!) so lots of BDing. Fingers crossed! Got back an hour ago, via Asda to pick up a pineapple so am sticking to that theory this month
    Originally posted by kirtsypoos
    Thank you! That's great. Sorry I couldn't be more specific, been on the pill for 8 years before coming off in the last few months so it's no wonder I'm all over the place I guess... Makes it tricky to be sure on timing though!
    Last edited by KateySW; 11-07-2017 at 11:42 AM.
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 11th Jul 17, 11:49 AM
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    kirtsypoos
    AF not shown up this morning, tested, and there's a second line! I think I'm pregnant!

    Baby dust to everyone :-)
    Originally posted by Cherry Gale
    Cherry that's brilliant news!! Congratulations!
    £800/3000 OH BC(73.33% PAID)
    PAID VERY, Barclaycard x2, Vanquis, Natwest, O/D, Tesco & MBNA x2 PAID LBM 24/07/15 - Debt: £800/31010.23 (97.42% paid)
    Mortgage - £162,900.00 (2017 O/P £1312.91) PAYDBX 17 #006 - £15299.59/14,539.71 Make £10 Apr £194.58 Make £10 May £159.75 Make £10 June £266.85
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 11th Jul 17, 11:50 AM
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    kirtsypoos
    Well I'd just started getting my hopes up and then CD1

    It was the my due date last week, not the first but the second one. I hadn't dwelt on it that much until now AF has started. I've also learnt the point in my cycle predicts my mood. I'm back to feeling down and now I have to wait at least 3 weeks before OV if I am definitely OVing that is, these long cycles are a killer.
    Originally posted by athensgeorgia
    Sorry AF got you athens, I'm not surprised you are dwelling on what might have been at the moment. Take some time and look after yourself x
    £800/3000 OH BC(73.33% PAID)
    PAID VERY, Barclaycard x2, Vanquis, Natwest, O/D, Tesco & MBNA x2 PAID LBM 24/07/15 - Debt: £800/31010.23 (97.42% paid)
    Mortgage - £162,900.00 (2017 O/P £1312.91) PAYDBX 17 #006 - £15299.59/14,539.71 Make £10 Apr £194.58 Make £10 May £159.75 Make £10 June £266.85
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