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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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    • LavenderBee
    • By LavenderBee 9th Sep 17, 8:47 AM
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    LavenderBee
    Thanks thrift360 - whilst I'm sad that others are also going through the same thing, it is great to connect to people who are not my mother (who developed it in her late 40s-50 and didn't have it return after surgery - whole different ball game!).

    I was thinking I need to start doing some specific stretches - I already do some yoga and sports training so my diet is pretty good to start with. It's the pain that gets me, it's just a physical reminder that my body won't work.

    Many years ago i couldn't stop bleeding for months on end. It was solved with hormonal contraception - I realise that was probably the start of endo. Now mine presents as having a "spare" period mid-cycle.

    Mine was almost exclusively on ovaries and ligaments, little bit on uterus.
    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 9th Sep 17, 10:36 AM
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    Chelle22
    TTC Thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD21 Teeniepops - 6 dpo
    CD31 Chelle22 - 13 dpo
    CD61 athensgeorgia - 28 dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD9 thrift360 - awaiting ovulation
    CD11 Zeni - awaiting ovulation
    CD20 Spooney7 - awaiting ovulation
    CD34 LKRDN_Morgan - awaiting ovulation

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD4 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
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 9th Sep 17, 2:56 PM
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    kirtsypoos
    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!
    Originally posted by LavenderBee
    You're the same age as me so no need to gulp too hard

    Like thrift 360 I supplemented with a few things - Vit D, Vit B complex and zinc, along with black cohosh on the cycle I conceived and I did pilates every morning. I also had 4 months of acupuncture which reduced my pain significantly, and me cycle became more regular.

    My endo is mostly limited to the left side but is wrapped around my fallopian tube so that was worrying as for the first few weeks I was concerned that it could be ectopic

    I also have PCOS and my right ovary had so many cysts that they didn't think I was managing to ovulate properly so was taking metformin to help with weighloss and regulate my cycle but I felt acupuncture worked much better than medications.

    Fingers crossed you get a BFP soon
    Last edited by kirtsypoos; 09-09-2017 at 3:00 PM.
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    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 9th Sep 17, 3:38 PM
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    Zeni
    KateySW that's fab news congrats!

    Welcome LavenderBee

    First time using advanced clearblue ov stick.. and its a nothing on day 11. I totally thought that CD14 was my OV day so was expecting a fertile day smiley face as ovia says its fertile few day. Its nice to feel like I'm actually taking control this month
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    • Teeniepops
    • By Teeniepops 9th Sep 17, 10:38 PM
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    Teeniepops
    Lavender welcome and good luck with your journey xx

    Katey huge congratulations!!! Xx

    Zeni show those pee sticks who's boss (lol) xx
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 10th Sep 17, 10:16 AM
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    Zeni
    Lavender welcome and good luck with your journey xx

    Katey huge congratulations!!! Xx

    Zeni show those pee sticks who's boss (lol) xx
    Originally posted by Teeniepops
    that made me giggle. Another no today I'm starting to see why i was out last few months if I was just following ovia.
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    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 10th Sep 17, 11:07 AM
    • 334 Posts
    • 1,166 Thanks
    Chelle22
    TTC Thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD22 Teeniepops - 7 dpo
    CD62 athensgeorgia - 29 dpo

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD10 thrift360 - awaiting ovulation
    CD12 Zeni - awaiting ovulation
    CD21 Spooney7 - awaiting ovulation
    CD35 LKRDN_Morgan - awaiting ovulation

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD5 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
    ([ )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

    Chelle22 10/09/17
    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
    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 10th Sep 17, 11:15 AM
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    Chelle22
    Can't quite believe I'm writing this, but we got our BFP this morning!!! Of course we are very apprehensive as we MC last March, but fingers crossed this little bean will stick and become our rainbow baby x

    Haven't really got many symptoms, just high temp and high resting HR, but other than that just tingling nipples which sort of comes and goes.

    Only things we did differently were changing my preconception tablets from Seven Seas to Pregnacare, and we used conceive plus fertility lubricant for the first time. Oh, and I had a full body massage at 3dpo, might have helped!

    Welcome Lavender, and good luck with ovulation sticks Zeni!
    • Teeniepops
    • By Teeniepops 10th Sep 17, 11:47 AM
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    Teeniepops
    Chelle oh my! Huge congratulations!!!! So pleased for you xx
    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 10th Sep 17, 11:48 AM
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    Chelle22
    Chelle oh my! Huge congratulations!!!! So pleased for you xx
    Originally posted by Teeniepops
    Thank you!
    • Teeniepops
    • By Teeniepops 10th Sep 17, 11:50 AM
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    Teeniepops
    that made me giggle. Another no today I'm starting to see why i was out last few months if I was just following ovia.
    Originally posted by Zeni
    Happy to be of service!

    Sorry about the OPK. Maybe buy a bunch of the basic sticks off Amazon and test twice a day for a longer period of time to try pinpoint? That's what my doctor told me to do. Didn't work for me as I wasn't ovulating naturally but that's not the pee stick's fault. My friend did that and got a clear picture and it worked a treat xx
    • thrift360
    • By thrift360 10th Sep 17, 1:49 PM
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    thrift360
    Can't quite believe I'm writing this, but we got our BFP this morning!!! Of course we are very apprehensive as we MC last March, but fingers crossed this little bean will stick and become our rainbow baby x

    Haven't really got many symptoms, just high temp and high resting HR, but other than that just tingling nipples which sort of comes and goes.

    Only things we did differently were changing my preconception tablets from Seven Seas to Pregnacare, and we used conceive plus fertility lubricant for the first time. Oh, and I had a full body massage at 3dpo, might have helped!

    Welcome Lavender, and good luck with ovulation sticks Zeni!
    Originally posted by Chelle22
    Wow congratulations! Amazing news
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 10th Sep 17, 2:23 PM
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    kirtsypoos
    Huge Congrats Chelle!!!
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    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 10th Sep 17, 3:10 PM
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    Chelle22
    Thank you everyone. I'm totally in shock but over the moon. I'm going to hang around on this board if that is ok, not going to count my chickens as so to speak at least until the risk of MC has reduced.

    Would anyone like to take over the lists?

    Sending baby dust to you all. Remember you are getting closer with each cycle xx
    • Teeniepops
    • By Teeniepops 10th Sep 17, 3:52 PM
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    Teeniepops
    Chelle I'll do the lists Hun x
    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 10th Sep 17, 3:55 PM
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    Chelle22
    Chelle I'll do the lists Hun x
    Originally posted by Teeniepops
    Thank you Teeniepops, it's been lucky for a BFP to do the lists so good luck! x
    • KateySW
    • By KateySW 10th Sep 17, 6:02 PM
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    KateySW
    Huge congrats Chelle, what wonderful news!!!
    x

    Thanks so much for all of your lovely messages everyone. I'm still a bit surprised but fingers crossed all will go well. Sending lots of luck to you all x
    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 10th Sep 17, 6:06 PM
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    Chelle22
    Huge congrats Chelle, what wonderful news!!!
    x

    Thanks so much for all of your lovely messages everyone. I'm still a bit surprised but fingers crossed all will go well. Sending lots of luck to you all x
    Originally posted by KateySW
    Thank you. I know what you mean, I don't think it's going to feel real for a while yet. Eek! Am just focusing on the next couple of weeks really to reach that 6 week mark when risk of MC drops to about 10%. Nice to know someone is at almost exactly the same point as me, hope you are feeling ok so far. I will be moving over to the less than 12 weeks thread, but not just yet x
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 10th Sep 17, 8:29 PM
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    Zeni
    Chelle that's fab news! Congrats hun

    Thanks teenie, I have some of the amazon ones but got mixed results when I first started early on so been using ovia alot, but I think they have my fertile window to early now so hoping these digi tests will be better. I think maybe my OV is later than I have thought it was!
    Last edited by Zeni; 10-09-2017 at 8:34 PM.
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    • Chelle22
    • By Chelle22 10th Sep 17, 8:30 PM
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    Chelle22
    Chelle that's fab news! Congrats hun
    Originally posted by Zeni
    Thank you!
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