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    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 13th Apr 16, 11:29 AM
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    sexymouse
    Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 13
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    • 13th Apr 16, 11:29 AM
    Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 13 13th Apr 16 at 11:29 AM
    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.

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    Last edited by MSE Tine; 17-05-2019 at 1:22 PM.
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    • Tryingin2018
    • By Tryingin2018 2nd Oct 18, 5:39 PM
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    Tryingin2018
    If in doubt zone for me. Good luck everyone
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 3rd Oct 18, 8:44 AM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    2 Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD37 Buttermint
    CD34 Thrift260
    CD31 BusyBargainz
    CD29 Skimper
    CD24 WJN222

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD19 Missmoose
    CD11 Tryingin2018

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD9 Creditcardjunkie
    CD8 Faith177
    CD3 PrettyKittyKat


    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco, CamelLady, athensgeorgia, SlothSocks, wifeforlife, LKRDN_Morgan, Zeni, KatieBee123, April87

    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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    Please let me know if anything needs editing (including the zone you are in) and I will try to keep up. If you would like adding to the lists just let me know what CD day you are (the first day of your period is CD1).

    2018 Thread Graduates:
    Afoolandhermoney 23/01/2018
    Selement 9/3/2018
    Toots14 13/3/2018
    T4Taylor 29/3/2018
    NelliePie 13/4/2018
    HappyLassie13 20/5/2018
    Rambosmum 24/5/2018
    Celepie 30/5/2018
    HopHop 28/5/2018
    Gemini90 31/5/2018
    Sakurah 22/6/2018
    BapBap 1/7/2018
    KatieBee123 5/7/2018
    Lola25 11/7/2018
    HappyLassie13 1/9/2018
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 3rd Oct 18, 8:50 AM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    BB, I have my fingers crossed for you that the line keeps getting stronger! The bleeding could be implantation.

    CCJ, I’m glad your weekend away has left you feeling refreshed and refocused.
    • skimper
    • By skimper 3rd Oct 18, 9:37 AM
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    skimper
    Still getting pink/old blood spotting. So not counting it as a new cycle just yet. Cd29 today.
    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 3rd Oct 18, 10:01 AM
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    Faith177
    Hope everyone is doing ok. How is your ankle PKK? BB i'll keep everything crossed



    feeling completly demoralised this month app says fertile week started yesterday but not 100% on this as last months AF was up the swanny due to stress.



    Just got too much on this month with work and op in 2 weeks (only wisdom teeth but all 4 need to be taken out under general due to placement)



    As horrible as this sounds but it was nice too look this morning and see others are feeling the same as I was beginning to feel it was just me lol
    First Date 08/11/2008, Moved In Together 01/06/2009, Engaged 01/01/10, Wedding Day 27/04/2013, Baby Moshie due 29/06/2019
    • BusyBargainz
    • By BusyBargainz 3rd Oct 18, 5:10 PM
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    BusyBargainz
    Hey all, still much of the same from me. Little bit of spotting but it does seem to be less than the last few days. Still have some cramping and my lower back has been aching too. I have stuck a CB digital on tomorrow's Tesco shop - to do with FMU Friday morning..I am not getting anything but BFN's (with what I think is a faint line but OH cannot see anything so I think it's in my mind haha) from the ebay cheapie tests, but then again I didn't last time either so I am not ruling myself out just yet.

    I will update Friday!

    Hope everyone else is getting on alright!
    • GingerSaurus
    • By GingerSaurus 3rd Oct 18, 7:45 PM
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    GingerSaurus
    I’m joining the rest of you in feeling rubbish! I’ve had some cramps and spotting today so I think AF is on the way. We did everything right this month and I was really hoping we’d be in with a chance. It looks like OH will be away working a lot over the next couple of months so I feel like we’re out until Christmas now.

    The only positive thing is if AF does arrive it’ll mean two cycles in a row of 26 or 27 days. They finally seem to be getting back to a normal length nine months after I came off the pill.
    • skimper
    • By skimper 3rd Oct 18, 10:05 PM
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    skimper
    Can I be moved to wine & chocolate zone please? Cd1 today.
    • WJN222
    • By WJN222 4th Oct 18, 8:33 AM
    • 202 Posts
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    WJN222
    No update from me - just popping my head in to give virtual hugs to all that are on need of one.
    walk 2018 miles in 2018 - 781 of 2018
    Save £5 for every PR: 10 of 35
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 4th Oct 18, 10:18 AM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    2 Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD38 Buttermint
    CD35 Thrift260
    CD32 BusyBargainz
    CD25 WJN222

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD20 Missmoose
    CD12 Tryingin2018

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD10 Creditcardjunkie
    CD9 Faith177
    CD4 PrettyKittyKat
    CD2 Skimper


    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco, CamelLady, athensgeorgia, SlothSocks, wifeforlife, LKRDN_Morgan, Zeni, KatieBee123, April87

    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. If you would like adding to the lists just let me know what CD day you are (the first day of your period is CD1).

    2018 Thread Graduates:
    Afoolandhermoney 23/01/2018
    Selement 9/3/2018
    Toots14 13/3/2018
    T4Taylor 29/3/2018
    NelliePie 13/4/2018
    HappyLassie13 20/5/2018
    Rambosmum 24/5/2018
    Celepie 30/5/2018
    HopHop 28/5/2018
    Gemini90 31/5/2018
    Sakurah 22/6/2018
    BapBap 1/7/2018
    KatieBee123 5/7/2018
    Lola25 11/7/2018
    HappyLassie13 1/9/2018
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 4th Oct 18, 1:21 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Faith177, the ankle is making slow progress but it is progress at least! I can bear a little weight now but only wight using my crutches to take the majority of the weight. I need to slow build this up over the next couple of weeks so I can get rid of the crutches (which is what the doctor said I should do as soon as I felt comfortable to walk in the boot). Thank you for asking. The reason I love this thread is that everyone understands each others feelings

    BB I have a good feeling for you for tomorrow!

    SKimper sorry the witch got you too!
    • dawyldthing
    • By dawyldthing 4th Oct 18, 3:32 PM
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    dawyldthing
    Hey all, still much of the same from me. Little bit of spotting but it does seem to be less than the last few days. Still have some cramping and my lower back has been aching too. I have stuck a CB digital on tomorrow's Tesco shop - to do with FMU Friday morning..I am not getting anything but BFN's (with what I think is a faint line but OH cannot see anything so I think it's in my mind haha) from the ebay cheapie tests, but then again I didn't last time either so I am not ruling myself out just yet.

    I will update Friday!

    Hope everyone else is getting on alright!
    Originally posted by BusyBargainz
    I got some eBay cheapies that shown nothing but Tescoís did. Itís worth having a few of the Tesco/ Asda cheap 2 for £1 in imho
    to the lil one
    • skimper
    • By skimper 4th Oct 18, 8:43 PM
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    skimper
    Not sure if anyone has seen in the news but some tests have been recalled due to them giving false positives. Think it was the clear & simple digital tests?
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 5th Oct 18, 12:58 PM
    • 1,161 Posts
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    PrettyKittyKat
    2 Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD39 Buttermint
    CD36 Thrift260
    CD33 BusyBargainz
    CD26 WJN222

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD21 Missmoose
    CD13 Tryingin2018
    CD5 PrettyKittyKat

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD11 Creditcardjunkie
    CD10 Faith177
    CD3 Skimper


    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco, CamelLady, athensgeorgia, SlothSocks, wifeforlife, LKRDN_Morgan, Zeni, KatieBee123, April87

    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. If you would like adding to the lists just let me know what CD day you are (the first day of your period is CD1).

    2018 Thread Graduates:
    Afoolandhermoney 23/01/2018
    Selement 9/3/2018
    Toots14 13/3/2018
    T4Taylor 29/3/2018
    NelliePie 13/4/2018
    HappyLassie13 20/5/2018
    Rambosmum 24/5/2018
    Celepie 30/5/2018
    HopHop 28/5/2018
    Gemini90 31/5/2018
    Sakurah 22/6/2018
    BapBap 1/7/2018
    KatieBee123 5/7/2018
    Lola25 11/7/2018
    HappyLassie13 1/9/2018
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 5th Oct 18, 1:03 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    BB, how did you get on this morning?

    Skimper, I hadn't seen it until you said. How awful that they are giving false positives, we are always told they are so rare. There seems to be very little information on what has caused it, just a 'manufacturing issue'. I hope this has been found during quality testing rather than lots of women believing they are pregnant then finding out they were not and complaining.
    • BusyBargainz
    • By BusyBargainz 5th Oct 18, 6:15 PM
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    BusyBargainz
    Sorry I haven’t updated ladies! Been a whirlwind of a day at work after the first week in my new job.

    So looks like I will be leaving the board! I couldn’t quite believe it, this morning I did 2 digitals and 2 cheapies and they were all BFPs!! Lines looking lovely and strong too, and the spotting has completely stopped. But I just knew it, deep down I knew something was happening inside, I just didn’t feel right and I knew from 1DPO as mad as it sounds!

    Thank you all for listening to my rants/updates over the last few months.

    Baby dust to all! Really hope to see some more of you graduate too!! I will hang be lurking on this board and wish you all the best of luck on your journeys!
    • Munchkin84
    • By Munchkin84 5th Oct 18, 6:22 PM
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    Munchkin84
    Fantastic news x congratulations
    • GingerSaurus
    • By GingerSaurus 5th Oct 18, 6:41 PM
    • 81 Posts
    • 137 Thanks
    GingerSaurus
    Congratulations!
    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 6th Oct 18, 3:09 AM
    • 194 Posts
    • 583 Thanks
    CreditCardJunkie
    Eeek congratulations BB!!! I am so happy for you!! Hope all goes well in the new job & wish you a very happy and healthy 9 months!!
    • Buttermint
    • By Buttermint 6th Oct 18, 5:17 PM
    • 64 Posts
    • 117 Thanks
    Buttermint
    Ohhhhhhhhh Busy congratulations! That is amazing news, I am absolutely thrilled for you.

    Wishing you a very happy & healthy 9 months
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