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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
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    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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    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 5th Sep 17, 8:52 PM
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    Zeni
    Sorry teenie! were all still younguns really I know i'm fine..but its that annoying little voice in my head! My SiL just had my niece in January and is pregnant again and she's 38 so I know that time is there. I just think I'm really impatient now and just want it to happen.

    Ah well back to school now so less time to think about all this and instead think of lesson plans and behaviour policies..fun fun
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    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 6th Sep 17, 5:46 PM
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    Chelle22
    TTC Thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD28 Chelle22 - 10 dpo
    CD58 athensgeorgia - 25 dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD6 thrift360 - awaiting ovulation
    CD8 Zeni - awaiting ovulation
    CD17 Spooney7 - awaiting ovulation
    CD18 Teeniepops - awaiting ovulation
    CD31 LKRDN_Morgan - awaiting ovulation

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD1 Toots14



    Those we haven't heard from in a while
    easilydistracted
    dragoneye454
    DSM348
    twigpig
    ButterflyBabe


    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

    MrsNubs 25/08/17
    Kirstypoos 21/07/17
    Sulphate 16/07/17
    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
    Last edited by Chelle22; 06-09-2017 at 8:18 PM.
    • spooney7
    • By spooney7 6th Sep 17, 8:06 PM
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    spooney7
    Hope you had a nice birthday Zeni!

    Teeniepops- I think it's just for this first cycle, after that I think as long I react to it, they'll let me take it for the next cycle without scans. You're definitely right though, it's interesting to see how treatment can vary by area.

    As it stands, I don't think I've ovulated. I got a darker OPK on CD13 and 14, but no positives. Plus my temp shot up on CD15, but dropped again the next day. On other cycles where I've ovulated, I tend to get (TMI) sore nipples afterwards, so I always tend to know when it's happened. So far, I've had nothing, so I'm expecting to go to my scan next week and have them tell me that my follicle turned into a cyst.
    • Toots14
    • By Toots14 6th Sep 17, 8:13 PM
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    Toots14
    Can I be updated to CD1 please.

    I'm just a baby at 26. 27 this month though.

    The whole house is full of the cold. OH had to finish work early to get our wee girl from nursery as she was running a high temp. Stresses me out when we aren't well
    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 6th Sep 17, 8:22 PM
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    Chelle22
    Have updated you Toots, hope you feel better soon.

    10 dpo for me. Currently have some cramping which could also be AF, but no other significant symptoms. Temperature is very high, but hubby was cuddling me in bed this morning before I took it, so I expect that has bumped it up a bit! Still, not much longer to wait now.
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 7th Sep 17, 11:39 AM
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    kirtsypoos
    Hope that isn't the case Spooney, but at least if it is you will know and see what they can do for you.

    Sorry AF got you Toots

    Fingers crossed Chelle
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    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 7th Sep 17, 5:29 PM
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    Chelle22
    TTC Thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD29 Chelle22 - 11 dpo
    CD59 athensgeorgia - 26 dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD7 thrift360 - awaiting ovulation
    CD9 Zeni - awaiting ovulation
    CD18 Spooney7 - awaiting ovulation
    CD19 Teeniepops - awaiting ovulation
    CD32 LKRDN_Morgan - awaiting ovulation

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD2 Toots14



    Those we haven't heard from in a while
    easilydistracted
    dragoneye454
    DSM348
    twigpig
    ButterflyBabe


    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

    MrsNubs 25/08/17
    Kirstypoos 21/07/17
    Sulphate 16/07/17
    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[/QUOTE]
    • Teeniepops
    • By Teeniepops 7th Sep 17, 6:34 PM
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    Teeniepops
    Zeni haha it's ok Hun! Was said in jest. I sound about 6 and still get ID'd so I can live with my actual age

    Spooney Good luck! Hopefully you settle sooner than later into the routine with the clomid! Keep us posted - sorry you may not have ovulated x

    I *think* ovulated on Sunday. That would have been in keeping with expectations but the OPK wasn't as dark a positive line as the test line so not 100% sure. But could I be put down as 4DPO? Thanks x
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 7th Sep 17, 8:23 PM
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    Zeni
    I know what you mean teenie I get ID'd alot as apparently I look much younger than I am! Always nice to know

    Chelle Oo fingers crossed for you hun

    I ordered my ovulation tests on amazon as much cheaper than superdrug but no one was in on weds so ended up at the post office! argh have to pick it up but keep missing opening times as at work// I have to get it tomorrow as really want to start testing cd10 onwards.
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    • selement
    • By selement 8th Sep 17, 7:29 AM
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    selement
    Took my last birth control last night.. officially we're ntnp so I haven't gone out and bought ovulation tests or anything yet. Bit of a weird feeling!
    Not been too successful on the weight loss before this point sadly but will keep trying ( I could be trying harder to be fair!)
    Trying to lose weight (13.5lb to go)
    • Teeniepops
    • By Teeniepops 8th Sep 17, 8:28 AM
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    Teeniepops
    Selement good luck with the weight loss x

    Chelle keeping everything crossed for you! X

    Zeni it is! Maybe it'll change once I've been blessed with a child but I'll happily cope with that haha! X

    Hope all are well x
    • KateySW
    • By KateySW 8th Sep 17, 9:59 AM
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    • 148 Thanks
    KateySW
    So, after my last post I don't quite believe it, but...

    Felt really odd all week and decided to take a pregnancy test this morning, day before my period is due (or is supposed to be anyway if my cycles were playing ball). BFP! :O

    Now desperately trying to hold on for as long as possible from the bathroom so I can take another test - after last time, I feel like I need to take another one of another brand before I feel sure.

    But ARGH!!! <3
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 8th Sep 17, 11:50 AM
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    kirtsypoos
    Congrats KateySW, amazing news!!
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    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 8th Sep 17, 7:10 PM
    • 331 Posts
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    Chelle22
    Welcome selement ! Let me know if/when you would like to be added to the list.

    Wow Katey, that's great news! So pleased for you, especially after the rough time you had last cycle. Best wishes for a healthy 9 months.
    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 8th Sep 17, 7:14 PM
    • 331 Posts
    • 1,161 Thanks
    Chelle22
    TTC Thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD20 Teeniepops - 5 dpo
    CD30 Chelle22 - 12 dpo
    CD60 athensgeorgia - 27 dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD8 thrift360 - awaiting ovulation
    CD10 Zeni - awaiting ovulation
    CD19 Spooney7 - awaiting ovulation
    CD33 LKRDN_Morgan - awaiting ovulation

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD3 Toots14



    Those we haven't heard from in a while
    easilydistracted
    dragoneye454
    DSM348
    twigpig
    ButterflyBabe


    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

    KateySW 08/09/17
    MrsNubs 25/08/17
    Kirstypoos 21/07/17
    Sulphate 16/07/17
    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
    • LavenderBee
    • By LavenderBee 8th Sep 17, 7:23 PM
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    LavenderBee
    Hello ladies

    I'm not completely new here, but I have developed a new log on for this thread, because, well you know. It's sensitive!

    May I join you please? Feel free to say "no", because I don't meet all your criteria right now. I'll explain.

    We've been trying to conceive since November 2016, but I have endometriosis (I'm 30, soon to be 31 - my GP seems to be concerned by this!). We haven't conceived so far because my endometriosis was giving me a 14 day cycle. I ovulate, but nothing could stick because I'd have another period. Earlier this year I had a laparoscopy to remove the endometriosis. This is a temporary fix, it will grow back, but my consultant said that the removal gives me a small window with a better chance of conception. It's not worked. As of today, I'm actually 5 days before period and I know you don't want people joining days away from testing. But I'm not testing this month because I'm not pregnant, I bled mid-month - nothing major - but I'm sure that the ship has sailed this month. I'm also starting to get my period pains (it's still bad post op sadly, just cut down on the bleeding).

    Other than my MIL, no one else knows we even so much as want a child, let alone that we're having problems. After 10 months of problems, going through a painful op, coming out the other side with a flat tummy, it's starting to wear thin. I think it's probably time to join some other ladies now!

    To make matters worse, I've had a whole load of comments recently that have made me feel worse; two male friends are hinting that they think I am pregnant, mum has asked why don't I get a coil to help with my endometriosis, colleague asked why don't I have a hysterectomy. ARGH!

    Happy to come back in a week if you like :-)
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 8th Sep 17, 8:12 PM
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    kirtsypoos
    Hi LavenderBee, I'm not technically part of this group anymore but I lurk here so hope you don't mind me posting - I too have endo and we actually conceived on cycle 11. I hadn't had surgery for 2 years but had a mirena coil in that time which helped to slow the growth so that came out last September and we conceived in July.

    Just wanted to give you a positive endo story as all I heard were nightmare stories from my support group and I was starting to feel like it would never happen.

    Wishing you all the luck in the World (along with everyone else on here) xx
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    • selement
    • By selement 8th Sep 17, 9:12 PM
    • 334 Posts
    • 1,734 Thanks
    selement
    Congratulations Katey
    Chelle since I don't know what cd I'm on until I have a period maybe I'll wait till I know that to be added? Thanks
    Trying to lose weight (13.5lb to go)
    • LavenderBee
    • By LavenderBee 8th Sep 17, 11:58 PM
    • 10 Posts
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    LavenderBee
    Thanks Kirtsypoos - and more importantly congratulations!

    I do know someone else who conceived with end at 25, took yolks and Drs said it may already be too late for her then. I am 6 years older. Gulp!

    After posting I had a pre-period bleed again, having had niggling aches for a few days. Not due til Wednesday though. I must be out for this month now surely - I don't even have tests in the house, that's how unconfident I am now!
    • thrift360
    • By thrift360 9th Sep 17, 8:28 AM
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    thrift360
    Congratulations KateySW! Brilliant news

    LavenderBee I also have endometriosis, and I am 28 trying for my first. I am very fortunate because my surgeon said there was no endo on my ovaries and my tubes were clear, so he did say we should have no problems conceiving but no joy as yet since my surgery in April. Currently on day 9 of AF which unfortunately is quite normal with my endo. Have just started doing a low-carb / high fat diet after doing lots of research, as apparently this helps to ease symptoms and is generally great for fertility, but will see how I get on anyway. I supplement with a B complex, cod liver oil, zinc and vitamin D, drinking raspberry leaf tea, and have in the last week started doing yoga (there's a whole series on YouTube for fertility and some specially aimed at endo).

    Fingers crossed for you
    Last edited by thrift360; 09-09-2017 at 8:42 AM.
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