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This is the new thread for those trying for a baby.
The previous one is here:
http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4890361

Please be aware that this is a thread for those trying to conceive. If you wish to announce a pregnancy and you have never used this thread before, please 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
4nnabella (33) TTC #2 since 12/14 (mmc 11/13)
babyb06 (31) TTC #1 since 10/14
BabyMad (35) TTC#1 since 02/13
Battlestarcat (25) TTC#1 since 02/14
Black Ribboner (28) TTC#1 since 11/14
Bluegreen143 (26) TTC#1 since 02/15
blueneleh (36) TTC#2 since 08/14
boat girl (33) TTC#2 since 11/13
Bobley (28) TTC#1 since 09/14
Cherrylips30 (37) TTC #1 since 10/14
Chickp (29) TTC#1 since 03/15
chocoholic_chick TTC#1 since 12/12
Claretsgirl (41) TTC since 09/13 (mc 1/14)
Cookiee TTC#1 since 10/13
Cottage_Retreatist (28) TTC#1 since 05/14
Dani (32) TTC#1 since 05/13
DellyC TTC #1 03/15
Diamond Orchid (31) TTC #2 since 03/15
ellesbellesxxx (31) TTC#1 since 09/14
fannyanna (28) TTC#1 since 04/11
Flower10 (31) TTC#1 since 01/15
hbex (30) TTC#1 since 01/15
january_23 (23) TTC#1 since 08/12
Jay20043 (33) TTC#1 since 09/12, MMC's 05/13, 03/14
Jenni_fer (31) TTC#2 since 01/15
JoBatch80 (35) TTC#1 since 08/14
Jonesy TTC #1 04/15
kellykins (31) TTC#1 since 12/12
Lemon Tree (42) TTC #2 since 2/15
lilian1977 (36) TTC#2 since 03/14
Lindsey (29) TTC#1 04/15
loulou123 (32) TTC#1 since 04/11
Lulu 92 (22) TTC#1 since 09/14
maire1 (31) TTC#2 since 02/15
me-charlotte TTC#1 since 09/14
MarleneB (30) TTC#1 since 09/13
michbright (37) TTC#4 since 01/15
Milliebob (27) TTC #2 Since 05/15
mogwai (34) TTC#2 since 02/14
Mortgage Reduction Novice (31) TTC#1 08/14
MrsMills1985 (28) TTC#1 since 11/13
Rambosmum (31) TTC #1 since 03/15
saver-j TTC#1 since 11/14
sexymouse (32) TTC #2 Since 05/15
snow_ball (36) TTC#1 since 01/15

Shrimpy_80 (33) TTC#1 since 07/13
snapping_crocodile (32) TTC#1 since 01/14
ThePug (29) TTC#1 since 02/15
ThinkPink (32) ttc 1 since 09/13
VickyV (34) TTC#3 since 6/14
Without-a-paddle (43) TTC#1 since 02/13
WizzyPop (32) TTC#1 since 09/14
xacesx (28) TTC#2 since 02/14

Those with * used Preseed/Conceive Plus

Thread Graduates
pm04gn BFP 5/12/14
slowlyfading BFP 6/12/14
a fresh start BFP 12/12/14
musogirl295 BFP 28/12/14
keza BFP 4/1/15
oscarsmummy BFP 14/1/15
Marmite 27 BFP7/2/15
sunshine81 BFP 11/2/15
Cath_Ster BFP 15/2/15
dottymrsp BFP 21/2/15
AmyTurtle BFP 8/3/15
Mrshaworth2b BFP 10/3/15
LottieLou BFP 18/3/15
Bluegreen143 BFP 23/3/15
ThePug BFP 31/03/15

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 :naughty:
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) - 25mIU
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.
Our Rainbow Twins born 17th April 2016
:A 02.06.2015 :A
:A 29.12.2018 :A



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