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Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 13

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sexymousesexymouse Forumite
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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=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 (emoticon-facebook-rainbow.gif) 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 (
gif3QMA3d8iI9.gif) 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 :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) - 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.
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  • edited 13 April 2016 at 8:33PM
    sexymousesexymouse Forumite
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    edited 13 April 2016 at 8:33PM
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD19 angel11 - 4DPO :cool:
    CD18 Rachylou1981 - 5DPO :cool:
    CD17 Tinks05 - 6DPO :cool:
    CD35 cats2012 - 8DPO :cool:
    CD24 Keekee - 8DPO :cool:
    CD26 Milliebob - 11DPO :cool:
    CD24 sexymouse - 12DPO :cool:
    CD34 newthrift - 16DPO :cool:
    CD30 pinkmagpie - 17DPO :cool:

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone

    CD11 Slinky_Selina - Awaiting ov :o
    CD14 newcook - Awaiting ov :o
    CD14 MancMama4 - Awaiting ov :o
    CD14 Meepmeep - Awaiting ov :o
    CD20 Apple1985 - Awaiting ov :o
    CD21 pink petal - Awaiting ov :o
    CD28 the_insider - Awaiting ov :o
    CD30 Jojo_fry - Awaiting ov :o
    CD78 clarabell19894 - Awaiting ov :o

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD1 big5 - Awaiting ov :o
    CD3 little angel - Awaiting ov :o
    CD4 Alex_88 - Awaiting ov :o
    CD4 easilydistracted - Awaiting ov :o
    CD4 midget_1907 - Awaiting ov :o

    Those we haven't heard from in a while

    chocolatelover93

    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.
    Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
    I married Moon <3 8/4/2011, baby boy born 26/9/2012, Angel Baby Poppy born 8/11/15, Rainbow baby boy born 11/2/2017
    £376.32/£2020
  • newthriftnewthrift Forumite
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    Thanks mouse :-) could I be added to the users list please. I'm 25 ttc#1 since 11/15
    Christmas is the most magical time of the year :santa2:
    Baby Boy Newthrift arrived July 2017 :heartpuls
  • cats2012cats2012 Forumite
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    Me please! 27 and TTC #1 since 05.15

    Midget I'm replying to you here so really hoping you find it!
    Hi all

    So after a bit of advise as not sure what is normal now.

    This is the oddest period I have had a for a long time ( warning tmi coming up!) started with brown spotting then turned into the heaviest and most painful period I have ever known with large clots ( about the size of a 10p piece) I've read online that small clots are normal so now I'm worrying that something else is up seeing as my cycles have never settled since coming of the pill.

    What luteal phase length did you have? Could it have been a super early miscarriage?

    I can't offer any experience as I haven't had one that bad but mine have varied massively since coming off the pill - 2 v 5 days, painful v not etc etc.
    Officially Mrs B as of March 2013
    TTC since Apr 2015, baby B born March 2017
  • KeekeeKeekee Forumite
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    Hi Mouse - thanks again for doing the lists! Can you please add me to the users list?
    Keekee (37) TTC #1 Since 05/15
  • angel11angel11 Forumite
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    Thanks for the new thread Mouse :D

    Can I be added please - 34 (:eek:) TTC #1 since Aug 15
  • KeekeeKeekee Forumite
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    Hi mouse. I'm 38 not 37! Bother!! It's only taken me about 3 hours to realise that :-)
  • MeepmeepMeepmeep Forumite
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    Thanks mouse - I'm 40 (how did that happen?!) and ttc #1

    Cats & MancMama - ah, that makes sense thank you. I naively assumed that if you hit a peak you'd automatically ovulate. Think I will have to search for a biology for dummies lesson on YouTube &#55357;&#56833;

    Have a great holiday Millie and the awards evening sounds fun pink petal

    I'm afraid I've no idea about the heavy periods midget - it crossed my mind about the early miscarriage too, maybe it's worth checking with the GP. I don't suffer from terrible period pain But still find I'm struggling 2 days a month, so you have my sympathies if yours have been mega painful.

    Here's hoping the new thread will bring lots of new good news x
  • Hi mouse! Thanks for creating the new thread! Can I please be added to the list of users?

    Clarabell1984 - 31, TTC#1 since 09/15

    Millie I hope you have a fab holiday!

    We booked our break last night! 7 nights in Santa Eulaila in May! Can't wait - seriously need to de stress lol looking forward to my first acupuncture session next week too xx
  • sexymousesexymouse Forumite
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    Meepmeep is your since date correct? Just went by your join date.

    Think I've got you all now. :)
    Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
    I married Moon <3 8/4/2011, baby boy born 26/9/2012, Angel Baby Poppy born 8/11/15, Rainbow baby boy born 11/2/2017
    £376.32/£2020
  • Tinks05Tinks05 Forumite
    126 posts
    Thanks for the shiny new thread!

    Tinks05 (27) TTC #1 Since 03/16
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