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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.
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    • Teeniepops
    • By Teeniepops 12th Sep 17, 7:10 PM
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    Teeniepops
    From experience, I can tell you that your OH knowing about this has its downsides too. My hubby likes to understand things and learn about things, which has been lovely in many ways because during our rollercoaster we learnt a lot together during fertility appointments and such. That said, sometimes at 5am when we get up for work, it'd be nice for him not to have an inclination of which 'wee stick' day it may be and shouting questions through the bathroom door. I feel a little like I've lost some sense of 'self' which I know he doesn't mean so I don't comment. But a pee in quiet would be nice haha.

    In all seriousness, maybe try to get a book on Amazon and ask the OHs to read it to get a sense of what crazy things our bodies do and such? Don't think they always realise it's not all just fun times.

    Cramps have gone but still think AF is on the way, sadly. Hope everyone else is having better luck x
    • LavenderBee
    • By LavenderBee 12th Sep 17, 7:21 PM
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    LavenderBee
    Keeping my fingers crossed for you teeniepops x (And that you get a quiet wee too!)

    Hubby will take it in as and when needed I think. He read an article on endometriosis the other day and he came and found me to say he was sorry he hadn't understood what it all meant until now. I think I've also now explained that fertility really does only come in a window - not just any time I'm not bleeding!
    • Teeniepops
    • By Teeniepops 12th Sep 17, 8:20 PM
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    Teeniepops
    Aw bless his heart, Lavender. It is so special when they do that, isn't it? Glad you're on the same page now x
    • emdoug
    • By emdoug 13th Sep 17, 9:21 AM
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    emdoug
    I was quite fortunate OH knew a lot more than me! I think it was about March/April and I said that it was taking longer than I thought that's when he asked me if i knew when I was ovulating I had no idea about fertile windows or ovulating I just thought if you was DTD unprotected you could get pregnant at anytime! if only it was that easy lol
    • spooney7
    • By spooney7 13th Sep 17, 10:33 AM
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    spooney7
    My OH thought you ovulated right before you were meant to get AF, and sadly after over 2 years of trying, he's still not that much wiser! I do try to explain it, but as this point I think he doesn't want to learn much beyond 'pregnant/not pregnant'.

    On my way to my last scan of the cycle, hopefully they can confirm that I have ovulated like I'm convinced I have. Fx to all!
    • spooney7
    • By spooney7 13th Sep 17, 11:40 AM
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    spooney7
    CD24 scan shows no ovulation- my one follicle turned into a cyst

    I've got bloods booked for CD28, but I'm not holding out hope. Now I've just got to wait to speak to the fertility nurse tomorrow about whether we can even try next cycle or if we have to wait until the cyst goes away.
    • kirtsypoos
    • By kirtsypoos 13th Sep 17, 12:02 PM
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    kirtsypoos
    Sorry Spooney, hopefully they can give you more info when you speak to the nurse
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    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 13th Sep 17, 7:55 PM
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    Zeni
    Thanks ladies, Lavenderbee actually that makes a lot of sense really.. I mean he still thought I was having my ToM 10 days after I started it a few weeks back, I said that 10 days would be a very long time and he joked how he didn't know and he always waits for me to tell him! I never really thought about it.

    Maybe I'll do the drip feeding thing.. I have dropped on bits so will see!
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    • Teeniepops
    • By Teeniepops 13th Sep 17, 8:15 PM
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    Teeniepops
    TTC Thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD25 Teeniepops - 10 dpo
    CD24 Spooney7 - 3 dpo


    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD13 thrift360 - awaiting ovulation
    CD13 emdoug - awaiting ovulation
    CD15 Zeni - awaiting ovulation
    CD17 athensgeorgia - awaiting ovulation
    CD38 LKRDN_Morgan - awaiting ovulation

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD04 LavenderBee
    CD08 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.
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    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
    • Teeniepops
    • By Teeniepops 13th Sep 17, 8:16 PM
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    Teeniepops
    CD24 scan shows no ovulation- my one follicle turned into a cyst

    I've got bloods booked for CD28, but I'm not holding out hope. Now I've just got to wait to speak to the fertility nurse tomorrow about whether we can even try next cycle or if we have to wait until the cyst goes away.
    Originally posted by spooney7
    Sorry Hun. See what CD28 brings xx
    • spooney7
    • By spooney7 13th Sep 17, 8:35 PM
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    spooney7
    Thank you

    I told OH that I won't be giving up until I get the blood results back, just on the off chance that the ultrasound tech was wrong. I know it's unlikely, but I have physical symptoms of ovulation, a charted temperature increase and my uterine lining is now 14mm.

    So I'm gonna torture myself a little bit more and hope for the best- I'll get my test results back next Wednesday.
    • thrift360
    • By thrift360 14th Sep 17, 7:37 AM
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    thrift360
    Feeling rather miserable today as I'm now on day 14 of AF (although it did stop for almost one whole day when we managed to BD) Going to ring the Doctor today but not sure if they'll be able to do a lot, and in my previous experience they tend to wait and see what the next cycle is like before being concerned. Meh!
    • LavenderBee
    • By LavenderBee 14th Sep 17, 1:41 PM
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    LavenderBee
    Poor you Thrift360. It is absolutely rotten isn't it? Have you tried northisterone to try and, for want of a better term, 'tidy up' your cycle a bit? I've had it whilst trying to conceive so I don't think it's an issue. Had it several times over the last few years when I've had periods that never end, it's worked on occasion. Look after yourself
    • thrift360
    • By thrift360 14th Sep 17, 6:08 PM
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    thrift360
    Poor you Thrift360. It is absolutely rotten isn't it? Have you tried northisterone to try and, for want of a better term, 'tidy up' your cycle a bit? I've had it whilst trying to conceive so I don't think it's an issue. Had it several times over the last few years when I've had periods that never end, it's worked on occasion. Look after yourself
    Originally posted by LavenderBee
    Thanks Lavender, think I had that a few years ago actually. I have an appointment on Saturday morning so will see what they say. It's starting to taper off a little now anyway so fingers crossed it's on its way out!
    • Teeniepops
    • By Teeniepops 14th Sep 17, 6:59 PM
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    Teeniepops
    Aw Thrift that sucks. AF really is a rotter at times x
    • Teeniepops
    • By Teeniepops 14th Sep 17, 7:00 PM
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    Teeniepops
    TTC Thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD26 Teeniepops - 11 dpo
    CD25 Spooney7 - 4 dpo


    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD14 thrift360 - awaiting ovulation
    CD14 emdoug - awaiting ovulation
    CD16 Zeni - awaiting ovulation
    CD18 athensgeorgia - awaiting ovulation
    CD39 LKRDN_Morgan - awaiting ovulation

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD05 LavenderBee
    CD09 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

    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
    • Teeniepops
    • By Teeniepops 15th Sep 17, 7:04 AM
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    Teeniepops
    Morning all.

    So, Chelle was right...doing the list is good luck.

    I got a BFP yesterday, albeit faint (though the test instructions say faint is a positive result too). Second one this morning, slightly darker but not hugely.

    I'm being cautious though, as I'm getting cramps. I know you can get cramps around this point but they feel just like AF cramps.

    So I'll carry on doing the lists for a week until I am 100%. If anyone wants to take it over, please shout up x
    • Munchkin84
    • By Munchkin84 15th Sep 17, 7:06 AM
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    Munchkin84
    congrats xx
    • selement
    • By selement 15th Sep 17, 8:53 AM
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    selement
    That was quick! Congratulations
    Trying to lose weight (13.5lb to go)
    • emdoug
    • By emdoug 15th Sep 17, 9:16 AM
    • 26 Posts
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    emdoug
    Congratulations! I'm sure I ovulated Y'day so into the dreaded TWW but should be able to keep busy this month with working a full time job, a part time job and also moving into our new home at the end of the month!
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