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    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 13th Apr 16, 12:29 PM
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    Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 13
    • #1
    • 13th Apr 16, 12:29 PM
    Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 13 13th Apr 16 at 12:29 PM
    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 (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
    (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 -

    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) - 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.
    Last edited by sexymouse; 19-06-2016 at 9:06 PM.
    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
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    • NelliePie
    • By NelliePie 12th Mar 18, 12:22 PM
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    Hi all,
    I've not been on in about a week so had a lot to catch up on.
    Welcome to Tasha as has already been said, everyone in here is lovely and full of useful information.
    Selement congratulations! I wish you an uneventful, smooth and decidedly boring pregnancy and birth. How are you and your husband feeling now you've has the news for a few days, has it sunk in yet?
    Thrifty Welcome back - I hope it all settles out for you and you can get some BDing in even if it's just for the fun of it.
    HappyLassie We've not been trying long but try to BD every other day when fertile and when we feel like it. But if we're not in the mood then don't try to force it.

    There's nothing much to report here CD22, AF is predicted to arrive on Friday so I'll just have to wait and see. Patience isn't a virtue I can claim to possess.

    Baby Dust to all
    Little One's due date 18/12/18
    FTB June '17 - 144k.
    • selement
    • By selement 12th Mar 18, 1:39 PM
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    Thanks for all the congratulations
    We've started to tell our parents now which makes it feel a little more real.
    Really want to tell our friends but trying not to for a bit longer.
    Still feel weird about it! Excited, trying to not get carried away thinking about November onwards because it's still so early.
    Hope to see some of you join me to less than 12 weeks group soon xx
    Trying to lose weight (13.5lb to go)
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 12th Mar 18, 4:28 PM
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    TTC Thread

    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD129 Nanyco
    CD59 CamelLady (42dpo)
    CD57 athensgeorgia
    CD46 PrettyKittyKat (25dpo)
    CD24 Toots14 (9dpo)
    CD23 Tryingin2018 (3dpo)
    CD22 NelliePie (8dpo)

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD51 SlothSocks
    CD12 Celepie
    CD11 Skimper
    CD10 T4Taylor
    CD9 HappyLassie13
    CD9 Rambosmum

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD8 Zeni
    CD3 wifeforlife
    CD2 KatieBee123

    Those we haven't heard from in a while:

    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
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 12th Mar 18, 4:32 PM
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    Tryingin2018 !!!8211; already moved you across as you said you had ovulated

    HappyLassie13 !!!8211; we try for every other day when I know the fertile week is on it!!!8217;s way. Then when I ovulate that day and the next day. I few fancy it more, we do it more. If we aren!!!8217;t in the mood, or it isn!!!8217;t possible, then we don!!!8217;t. Statistically you are more likely to get pregnant with DTD every day in fertile week, however the improvement is minimal when compared with every other day. I think the most important thing is that you are enjoying it and it doesn!!!8217;t!!!8217; feel forced, otherwise the TTC journey will be made even more difficult as you will come to resent DTD!

    Still no AF here, it will be two weeks late tomorrow. I am glad I booked my doctors appointment now. It is 2 weeks away yet but I am feeling like I am going to need it!
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 12th Mar 18, 9:30 PM
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    Thank you for all your replies ladies. We DTD yesterday but OH isn!!!8217;t very well so hoping we can BD Thursday as app is saying I will ovulate on Friday.
    • Toots14
    • By Toots14 13th Mar 18, 7:03 AM
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    Just did a test, hate doing them early but as I said I have a tattoo booked Friday that needs cancelled 48 hours before...

    Anyway I got a very tiny positive! Need to buy a first responder tonight for tomorrow. Eeek. I'm 11 DPI today. AF due Friday.
    • Munchkin84
    • By Munchkin84 13th Mar 18, 7:04 AM
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    Congratulations toots x
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 13th Mar 18, 7:17 AM
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    Oh Toots how exciting!!!
    • T4taylor
    • By T4taylor 13th Mar 18, 7:21 AM
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    Congratulations Toots! Did you use your conceive plus? I!!!8217;ve just used mine for the first time! Fingers crossed x
    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 13th Mar 18, 8:26 AM
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    Congratulations TOOTS I hope the FR is a bit clearer tomorrow!

    My OPK says today is the day, so I shall be jumping DH tonight! Seems a bit early at only CD11, but that's when I conceived DS!
    • selement
    • By selement 13th Mar 18, 8:30 AM
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    Congratulations Toots!
    Trying to lose weight (13.5lb to go)
    • Tryingin2018
    • By Tryingin2018 13th Mar 18, 8:48 AM
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    Massive congrats. Something in the air.

    4dpo for me. Terrible night sleep including a vivid dream I'd lost my wedding ring and a terrible night sweat!!
    • skimper
    • By skimper 13th Mar 18, 9:38 AM
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    Congrats Toots!

    Fertile window is this week, but its finding the time to fit the BD in! With the Hubby to be working till midnight & me up at 7am its finding a time were both not asleep haha! I finish work today before the wedding on sat & his last day is Wednesday so hopefully we can get BD's in towards the end of the week. I think Ovia is saying I will ovulate Friday.
    • Toots14
    • By Toots14 13th Mar 18, 9:40 AM
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    Thanks everyone.

    We used conceive plus for the second month and I also used it to conceive DD so who knows if it helps but you can't discount it!

    Got a First Response test so need to try and help myself and wait for morning now!
    • Celepie
    • By Celepie 13th Mar 18, 9:56 AM
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    Congrats, Toots! Loving the BFPs this month so far! Fingers crossed for more!
    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 13th Mar 18, 11:00 AM
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    Which would you trust more - the OPK (saying peak) or CM (which is sahara dessert-like)?
    • slothsocks
    • By slothsocks 13th Mar 18, 11:37 AM
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    Congratulations Selement and Toots

    Welcome Tasha and welcome back Thrift

    Big hugs to all those struggling

    I had my eggs collected yesterday. A bit upset because we didn't get as many as we were hoping, but I guess it only takes one... Please keep your fingers crossed for us that we end up with an embryo to put back later this week.
    • Cheeky_Monkey
    • By Cheeky_Monkey 13th Mar 18, 11:43 AM
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    Keeping everything crossed for you slothsocks

    As you say, it only takes one
    I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure
    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 13th Mar 18, 2:13 PM
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    Everything crossed slothsocks.
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 13th Mar 18, 4:25 PM
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    Toots - congratulations! I won't move you across to the graduate list until you say you would like to be

    Slothsocks I have been wondering how you were getting on. Sorry you didn't get as many eggs as you hoped, but as you say, it only takes one! What is the next stage of the process?
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