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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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    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 11th Jul 17, 11:54 AM
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    kirtsypoos
    TTC Thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD17 kirtsypoos - 2 dpo
    CD?? KateySW - 2 dpo
    CD26 LKRDN_Morgan - 11dpo
    CD29 spooney7 - ??dpo
    CD38 Sulphate - 16 dpo
    CD57 thrift360 - ?? dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD27 Toots14 - awaiting ov
    CD70 ButterflyBabe - awaiting ov

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD1 athensgeorgia
    CD3 Chelle22
    CD3 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.

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    Thread Graduates

    Cherry Gale 11/7/17
    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
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    • KateySW
    • By KateySW 11th Jul 17, 12:06 PM
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    KateySW
    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 to hear take care of yourself and sending you e-hugs!
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 11th Jul 17, 3:56 PM
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    Zeni
    Cherry that is fantastic news hun I'm really happy for you.

    Athens Sorry the witch got you hun, can't imagine how you must be feeling xx
    Swagbuckling since Aug 2016 - Earnings so far.. £55.
    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 11th Jul 17, 5:26 PM
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    Chelle22
    Cherry that's fantastic news, congratulations! Nice to hear of a BFP, it feels like it's been a while!

    Athens sorry to hear the witch got you and sorry that you are feeling so down. I hope you have supportive people around you that you can talk to. It must be a very difficult time for you so make sure you are looking after yourself. I hope you start to feel a bit better over the next couple of days. Have you tried clomid before, or is that something that might be an option for you?
    • Rachylou1981
    • By Rachylou1981 11th Jul 17, 10:43 PM
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    Rachylou1981
    Hi everyone

    Long time, no speak. I hope everyone is well, I've read back a page or so and feel sad some of you are still here . I left because I felt I no longer fitted with the thread after trying for 12 months+ and heading down fertility route.

    Anyway, I can't remember how much I mentioned here but I had a lap and dye in March where they found a blocked tube. I was referred for IVF and got my appointment through for August.

    However I have got a natural BFP only yesterday. Stunned is an understatement as it's been a long disappointing and heartbreaking journey that we geared ourselves up for a BFN every month. So much so that I tested alone last night.

    Keep the faith and best wishes to you all. I am however staying on the cautious side and not counting my chickens after my previous MC. Will be having an early scan if possible, private if we have to. We are also not telling many people until that point, which will be easy as I am still in shock.
    • Munchkin84
    • By Munchkin84 11th Jul 17, 11:00 PM
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    Munchkin84
    Rachy that's such lovely news. I'm so happy for you xxx
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 11th Jul 17, 11:15 PM
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    kirtsypoos
    Rachy that is fantastic news. Congratulations
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    • athensgeorgia
    • By athensgeorgia 12th Jul 17, 9:44 AM
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    athensgeorgia
    Rachy that is wonderful news.

    Don't think bad of me but it was only yesterday I did a search for you to see if you were still around. Thank you for coming back to update us. I understand you're probably very cautious, I can't even get a BFP but around the time when AF is due and all those thoughts are running through my mind if I am lucky enough to get a BFP I know I'll be insisting on an early scan. It's one of the things I regret and I think hampered my recovery. I'm sure once you explain to your GP they'll be happy to refer you to the EPU for a scan.

    Best wishes. Please try and keep us updated.
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 12th Jul 17, 10:44 AM
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    kirtsypoos
    TTC Thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD18 kirtsypoos - 3 dpo
    CD?? KateySW - 3 dpo
    CD27 LKRDN_Morgan - 12dpo
    CD30 spooney7 - ??dpo
    CD39 Sulphate - 17 dpo
    CD58 thrift360 - ?? dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD28 Toots14 - awaiting ov
    CD71 ButterflyBabe - awaiting ov

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD2 athensgeorgia
    CD4 Chelle22
    CD4 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

    Cherry Gale 11/7/17
    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
    £835/3000 OH BC(72.16% PAID)
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    Mortgage - £162,900.00 (2017 O/P £1312.91) PAYDBX 17 #006 - £15264.59/14,539.71 Make £10 Apr £194.58 Make £10 May £159.75 Make £10 June £266.85
    • KateySW
    • By KateySW 12th Jul 17, 2:11 PM
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    KateySW
    I know I sound absolutely beyond bonkers, but I'm SS... already

    I'm not really sure where I am to be honest, my cycles historically always were short, so it may be 3, 4 or 5dpo, all just guesswork at the moment... but I feel absolutely knackered for no real reason. Was tired all day yesterday but just feel almost off my face tired today. Back aches. Head aches. My legs and hands feel shaky. Just generally feel weak and faint.

    Knowing me, I'm probably just coming down with something lol but argh my brain just won't shut up that it may be a symptom and it's only month 1! I feel so stupid for reading into it so much... Can only imagine how frustrating this must be the longer it goes on.
    • cats2012
    • By cats2012 12th Jul 17, 2:29 PM
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    cats2012
    Cherry & Rachy I am SO happy for you both! Must be so hard to be positive but I have every thing crossed.

    I still feel bitter that our 16m of trying and chemical pregnancy deprived me of enjoying the first few months of being pregnant. Even with a private scan at 8 weeks I just couldn't get excited. So don't be too hard on yourself, we didn't even tell family til 14 weeks after 3 scans and the harmony test!

    Wishing you both loads of baby dust and a happy healthy pregnancy :-)
    Officially Mrs B as of March 2013
    TTC since Apr 2015, baby B born March 2017
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 12th Jul 17, 4:33 PM
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    kirtsypoos
    I know I sound absolutely beyond bonkers, but I'm SS... already

    Knowing me, I'm probably just coming down with something lol but argh my brain just won't shut up that it may be a symptom and it's only month 1! I feel so stupid for reading into it so much... Can only imagine how frustrating this must be the longer it goes on.
    Originally posted by KateySW
    I feel your pain Katey, if it's any consolation I was way worse in the first 3 months than I am now.... doesn't stop me symptom spotting though! I just try and stay REALLY busy for the first week and then it makes the wait easier... easier said than done though!
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    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 12th Jul 17, 6:37 PM
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    Chelle22
    Rachylou I am so happy to read you post, a massive congratulations and thank you for taking the time to come back and post. Having been on this forum for a little while I know some of the struggle you have been through so really pleased it has happened naturally for you. Gives me a little more hope to be honest so thank you, I needed that at the moment! I will keep everything crossed for you, I am sure given your journey that you will be eligible for an early scan. Good Luck!

    KateySW it is really difficult not to SS but as kirstypoos says it does get easier to distract yourself. Fingers crossed and keep us posted!
    • spooney7
    • By spooney7 12th Jul 17, 7:08 PM
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    spooney7
    Hello ladies!

    Congratulations RacheyLou!

    Feeling very excited as I've got my next fertility appointment booked for August 17th! Depending on when AF decides to show, I may only have to wait one more cycle before I can finally start on Clomid!
    • Rachylou1981
    • By Rachylou1981 12th Jul 17, 7:26 PM
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    Rachylou1981
    AthensGeorgia - It was nice of you to think of me. I always planned on updating here at some point - I just thought it would be IVF related news

    Cats - I totally get that, I honestly don't think I can completely relax until I see that baby at 12 weeks. A reassurance scan is mainly to see if there is a heartbeat but I have heard that sometimes they are not heard and that even an early scan is no guarantee. I think I will feel a bit more reassured though. I also need to cancel my IVF but don't want to do that too early just in case. I hope you are enjoying motherhood

    Thanks Munchkin, Chelle and other ladies, I am glad my story and experiences can help and can give some of you hope
    • LKRDN_Morgan
    • By LKRDN_Morgan 12th Jul 17, 8:12 PM
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    LKRDN_Morgan
    CD1

    Lovely news above though. So nice to read a positive story
    • Munchkin84
    • By Munchkin84 12th Jul 17, 8:30 PM
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    Munchkin84
    Cherry, I missed your post, congratulations too xx
    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 12th Jul 17, 9:16 PM
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    Chelle22
    Sorry AF got you LKRDN_Morgan. I hope you are ok, it can be a bit of a roller coaster.
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 12th Jul 17, 9:55 PM
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    Zeni
    Rachy I'm so happy for you hun! Really lovely to see this update from you, been missing seeing you around here and was wondering what you were up to.


    LKRDN_Morgan I'm sorry AF got you, I know how much it can hurt when you really got your hopes up.
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    • penguingirl
    • By penguingirl 13th Jul 17, 6:03 AM
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    penguingirl
    Just lurked on here and so happy to see fantastic news for your cherry and Rachylou. I have everything crossed for you both.
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