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    • lulu 92
    • By lulu 92 1st Jan 15, 10:05 AM
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    lulu 92
    Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 12
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    • 1st Jan 15, 10:05 AM
    Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 12 1st Jan 15 at 10:05 AM
    This is the new thread for those trying for a baby.
    The previous one is here:

    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 -

    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:

    This website is also useful
    It details the Sperm Meets Egg Plan (SMEP) which some have found helpful in conceiving.

    Some TMI cm pics here:

    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.
    Last edited by lulu 92; 24-08-2015 at 8:19 PM.
    Our Rainbow Twins born 17th April 2016

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    • midget_1907
    • By midget_1907 13th Apr 16, 11:24 AM
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    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.

    I also found out I have a vitamin d deficiency so should have prescription at pharmacy in a couple of days to pick up.

    Good luck to all those I hope Af doesn't arrive! Millie have a lovely holiday
    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 13th Apr 16, 11:24 AM
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    cats I was thinking the same thing actually about the new thread.

    Sadly my spotting is getting heavier today, so I think I will see AF soon. Still, a Boxing Day due date wouldn't have been the most practical of dates considering I could be away from my son on Christmas Day etc, so probably for the best.

    milliebob fingers crossed for you that AF stays away. Enjoy your holiday. xx

    pinkpetal enjoy your awards do tonight.
    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
    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 13th Apr 16, 11:31 AM
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    New Thread!!
    The new thread (13) can be found here:

    Please let me know in the comments if you'd like to be added to the users in the first post.

    I'll also re-post today's cycle list underneath the first post.
    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
    • MancMama4
    • By MancMama4 13th Apr 16, 1:03 PM
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    Millie have a fab holiday! Hope you get a nice surprise while you're away x
    MancMama4 (35) TTC since Apr 15, MMC Dec 15, Our Rainbow Baby Charlie arrived Dec 16
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