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    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 13th Apr 16, 11:29 AM
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    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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    I married Moon 8/4/2011, baby boy born 26/9/2012, Poppy born 8/11/2015, rainbow baby boy born 11/2/2017
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    • Aunty-Pickle
    • By Aunty-Pickle 20th Oct 18, 11:57 PM
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    Aunty-Pickle
    Pretty Kitty - hooray for selling your house!
    I definitely think general mood and life stressors can impact on fertility.

    I think I might as well be moved to the 2WW please - my cycles are generally pretty regular and I rarely go over 32 days, hubby was away during fertile week so I really don't think there'll be any BFP for us this month.

    We have the "BD every other day during the fertile week" mindset too . Although, we only BD twice the month J was conceived (I remember because we had gone on holiday and it was really, really hot and we had a huge row and then were supposed to BD that night - but didn't lol cos I was still mad!)
    Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 21st Oct 18, 8:31 AM
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    HappyLassie13
    Haha PKK - I just think both of us have such a high sex drive that we just enjoy it so much. I’ve never found sex to be a chore, although these days we can go a couple days without it but that’s because I’m exhausted half the time.
    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 21st Oct 18, 7:41 PM
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    CreditCardJunkie
    How have you been happylassie? When is your first scan?
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 22nd Oct 18, 10:53 AM
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    HappyLassie13
    I’ve had a really bad few weeks, in and out of hospital with hyperemersis. We had a scan this morning, gp referred and everything is fine with baby. They were moving loads and healthy heartbeat. Our dating scan is Wednesday ☺️
    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 22nd Oct 18, 11:16 AM
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    CreditCardJunkie
    Sorry to hear that happylassie, glad the baby is doing well! Do let us know how you get on on Wednesday!

    So AF due to arrive today, no sign as of yet. Not even going to bother testing as I'm pretty sure my cycle is just messed up atm...did have slight cramps last night
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 22nd Oct 18, 4:05 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    2 Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD43 WJN222
    CD38 Missmoose
    CD30 Tryingin2018
    CD28 Creditcardjunkie
    CD27 Faith177
    CD24 Aunty-Pickle
    CD22 PrettyKittyKat
    CD22 Thrift260
    CD20 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD16 Buttermint

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone

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

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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
    BusyBargainz 5/10/2018
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 22nd Oct 18, 4:09 PM
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    TWW for me also now as Ovia says fertile week is over. We managed to BD 3 times in it, plus once just before and I'm hoping to get in another one tomorrow night to cover just after also. Ovia says that AF is due on Friday next week, so we will have to see what happens! I'd love to be able to tell my husband we had a BFP on bonfire night. It already holds a big significance to us for personal reasons, which was why our engagement part was bonfire night two years ago and we had a fireworks display at the wedding so it would just be lovely! Does anyone else fantasise about how they would tell their OH?
    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 22nd Oct 18, 6:14 PM
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    CreditCardJunkie
    Sounds lovely PKK. I do yes, I'd like to think that I could wait and plan it but I know I wouldn't be able to hold it lol.
    • thrift360
    • By thrift360 22nd Oct 18, 8:01 PM
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    thrift360
    Well done on selling your house PKK I have all these silly ideas about how to tell OH, like sticking a bun in the oven, but I know if I see those two lines I'll be too excited and will probably just end up telling him straight away.

    I'm refusing to be optimistic this month as I felt so disappointed last month when AF arrived, but also cautiously hopeful as I normally would have started pre-AF spotting by now, and nothing at all as yet. OH is going away for a few days at the end of the week with work, so it would be nice to know before then, so tentatively planning to test on Thursday, but will see how I go.
    • Aunty-Pickle
    • By Aunty-Pickle 22nd Oct 18, 11:39 PM
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    Aunty-Pickle
    for J we did the test together (well, not the POAS part! ) - although I was already 2 days late and I just "knew" by then!!

    Hope you feel better soon HappyLassie. I had HG with J and my mum had it really bad when she was pregnant with me. She was in and out of hospital too.

    Big hugs for everyone else who may need one for whatever reason..
    Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock
    • WJN222
    • By WJN222 23rd Oct 18, 9:05 AM
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    WJN222
    morning all - sorry for going AWOl, last few days have bee a bit of a whirlwind.

    we got our BFP, I'm excited, scared, nervouse, paranoid, and nausious!
    Just trying to figure out the what next bit really.
    If you guys don't mind I'm gonan hang out with you all a while longer though as I always feel taht no matter what you lovely lot understand and are so suportive, not judgemental.
    walk 2018 miles in 2018 - 781 of 2018
    Save £5 for every PR: 10 of 35
    • Tryingin2018
    • By Tryingin2018 23rd Oct 18, 10:33 AM
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    Tryingin2018
    So Thursday, 7dpo I had terrible stomach pains like af was arriving. Since then had brown when wiping and one streak of red when wiping.

    Today I took a test and got this ..

    https://imgur.com/a/sVjiSuz

    Does it look positive to you? Still getting light brown when wiping. Really scared it's a chemical.
    • Buttermint
    • By Buttermint 23rd Oct 18, 11:05 AM
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    Buttermint
    Big congrats WJN222! I was so hoping you were going to come back on with a BFP, hope youíre feeling well and wish you a very happy & healthy 9 months.

    Tryingin2018, that looks like a positive to me. When are you due AF? Maybe try a digital test when itís due and that should tell you for sure, keeping my fingers crossed for you x
    • Tryingin2018
    • By Tryingin2018 23rd Oct 18, 11:06 AM
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    Tryingin2018
    Due AF today. Keep going to the toilet to see but nothing so far.
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 23rd Oct 18, 5:43 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    2 Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD39 Missmoose
    CD31 Tryingin2018
    CD29 Creditcardjunkie
    CD28 Faith177
    CD25 Aunty-Pickle
    CD23 PrettyKittyKat
    CD23 Thrift260
    CD21 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD17 Buttermint

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone

    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
    BusyBargainz 5/10/2018
    WJN222 18/10/2018
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 23rd Oct 18, 5:45 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    WJN22 that is amazing congratulations! I hope you have a happy and healthy 9 months

    Tryingin2018 that is 100% positive! I have seen lots of pics on different forums and I am always looking at it wondering where the people commenting can see a line as it looks stark white to me! But there is absolutely no disputing your positive line! Definitely get a digital (I haven't put you on graduate list yet until you say so!)
    • GingerSaurus
    • By GingerSaurus 23rd Oct 18, 6:15 PM
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    GingerSaurus
    Congratulations WJN222 and Tryingin2018! Lovely to get 2 BFPs at once.
    • Tryingin2018
    • By Tryingin2018 23rd Oct 18, 6:59 PM
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    Tryingin2018
    Not getting too excited yet as I have been spotting. another first response in the morning :-)
    • thrift360
    • By thrift360 23rd Oct 18, 7:20 PM
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    thrift360
    Congrats WJN and Trying - I hope you both have a wonderful 9 months and I hope the spotting settles down for you, Trying.
    • Aunty-Pickle
    • By Aunty-Pickle 24th Oct 18, 12:43 AM
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    Congratulations WJN22, hope everything settles down for you really soon and you have a lovely and calm (yet enjoyable!) 9 months. Absolutely, stick around here for a bit!
    Definitely reckon that's a positive Tryingin2018!! I know spotting can be common for a lot of women in early pregnancy - I hope that's all it is for you..

    I think I'm out for this month - I've had a dip in BBT (which I usually get before AF) and some spotting - I've also been majorly extra grumpy and tired which are typical PMT symptoms for me. I'll probably know for sure in the next day or so..
    Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock
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