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    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 13th Apr 16, 12:29 PM
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    sexymouse
    Official Trying to Conceive - Thread 13
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    • 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:
    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.
    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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    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 12th May 18, 3:15 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Ovia is predicting that my fertile window starts on Wednesday. However, it is also predicting a 33 day cycle and the last two months have been 49 and 44 days... so I doubt it is very accurate! Still it will do no harm to have regular BDing in it!
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 13th May 18, 11:03 AM
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    HappyLassie13
    AF is due today but no sign of her at all. Clear blue study wants me to test on Tuesday so I think I!!!8217;ll wait until then.
    • Tryingin2018
    • By Tryingin2018 14th May 18, 7:23 AM
    • 58 Posts
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    Tryingin2018
    Woop. Finally got a peak on my advanced fertility monitor. Happy bd all!
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 14th May 18, 8:13 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD25 HappyLassie13
    CD21 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD34 KatieBee123
    CD21 Tryingin2018
    CD15 PrettyKittyKat
    CD10 Gemini90

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone

    CD21 Zeni
    CD15 Celepie

    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco
    CamelLady
    athensgeorgia
    SlothSocks
    wifeforlife

    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
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 14th May 18, 8:17 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    HappyLassie When is AF due? Are you testing in the morning? Fingers crossed foryou if you are!

    Trying Happy bding hahaha

    I have got my second pack from CB for the study. Has anyone finished the study yet? Do they ask you to return all the tests at the end? I'm building up quite a nice supply hahaha
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 14th May 18, 10:27 PM
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    HappyLassie13
    PKK, According to one app, AF was due Sunday and the other app says it!!!8217;s due tomorrow. Yeah I!!!8217;m testing tomorrow, only because I need to for the clear blue study. I really don!!!8217;t think this month is our month so I!!!8217;m very much expecting a not pregnant result.
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 15th May 18, 7:02 AM
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    HappyLassie13
    I had to take a test today for the clear blue study, it was a !!!8220;Not Pregnant!!!8221; result as expected but still no sign of AF
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 15th May 18, 5:10 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD26 HappyLassie13
    CD22 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD35 KatieBee123
    CD22 Tryingin2018
    CD22 Zeni
    CD16 PrettyKittyKat
    CD11 Gemini90

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD16 Celepie

    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco
    CamelLady
    athensgeorgia
    SlothSocks
    wifeforlife

    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
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 15th May 18, 5:14 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Happylassie Sorry for your BFN, even thought you expected it. Fingers crossed AF arrives soon for you so you can move onto the next cycle!
    • Celepie
    • By Celepie 16th May 18, 2:10 PM
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    • 111 Thanks
    Celepie
    I'm in my fertile week now hopefully so just have to get down to it!

    Sorry about the BFN, HappyLassie. Fingers crossed for next cycle!
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 16th May 18, 5:26 PM
    • 383 Posts
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD27 HappyLassie13
    CD23 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD36 KatieBee123
    CD23 Tryingin2018
    CD23 Zeni
    CD17 PrettyKittyKat
    CD17 Celepie
    CD12 Gemini90

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone


    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco
    CamelLady
    athensgeorgia
    SlothSocks
    wifeforlife

    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
    • Tryingin2018
    • By Tryingin2018 16th May 18, 8:54 PM
    • 58 Posts
    • 73 Thanks
    Tryingin2018
    1dpo for me! Waiting is so so boring...
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 16th May 18, 9:21 PM
    • 153 Posts
    • 275 Thanks
    HappyLassie13
    Still no sign of AF based on a 23day cycle so I!!!8217;m wondering if I!!!8217;m going to have a little longer cycle this month
    • skimper
    • By skimper 16th May 18, 10:32 PM
    • 131 Posts
    • 109 Thanks
    skimper
    8dpo today. Not had any symptoms except when I was driving home from work I had a sudden urge of nausea even gagged a little bit. Bit strange, thought it might be hunger but didn't feel overly hungry.
    Ovia says to test on Sunday but that would only mean a 25 day cycle, so I'm going to hold out till Wednesday and if AF doesn't show I'll test.
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 17th May 18, 11:12 AM
    • 153 Posts
    • 275 Thanks
    HappyLassie13
    As I!!!8217;ve not been able to track ovulation due to being in the study, I have no idea if or when I did. My apps based it off a 23day cycle however I!!!8217;ve been known to have 28day cycles too. If it!!!8217;s the case of a longer cycle I wouldn!!!8217;t get a positive until Sunday, which would mean no wonder I got a negative on Tuesday. I have to test again on Sunday for the study anyway so will find out then. I have no AF signs or symptoms. Occasionally cramp but not like I!!!8217;m used too. As they say, I!!!8217;m not out until AF arrives.
    • Celepie
    • By Celepie 17th May 18, 12:35 PM
    • 81 Posts
    • 111 Thanks
    Celepie
    I think my body's playing tricks on me this month. After five months of cycles like clockwork, I'm on what should be ovulation day and no signs - no positive OPK, no EWCM, no ov pains. Grr.
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 17th May 18, 7:56 PM
    • 383 Posts
    • 400 Thanks
    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD28 HappyLassie13
    CD24 Skimper (8dpo)
    CD24 Tryingin2018 (2dpo)

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD37 KatieBee123
    CD24 Zeni
    CD18 PrettyKittyKat
    CD18 Celepie
    CD13 Gemini90

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone


    Those we haven't heard from in a while:
    Nanyco
    CamelLady
    athensgeorgia
    SlothSocks
    wifeforlife

    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
    • HopHop
    • By HopHop 17th May 18, 9:21 PM
    • 3 Posts
    • 4 Thanks
    HopHop
    I've been lurking for a little while, and have re-registered as there are some friends from real life who know my username and I'm not wanting to shout about us TTC. I'm CD18 today, 2DPO. This is cycle one with our first child so it's all still quite new. I'm a bit of a control freak so have done lots of reading and am happy that we did as much as we could this cycle, but am trying to prepare myself for the probable BFN and not get my hopes up too high.
    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 18th May 18, 9:37 AM
    • 1,677 Posts
    • 2,198 Thanks
    Rambosmum
    HappyLassie When is AF due? Are you testing in the morning? Fingers crossed foryou if you are!

    Trying Happy bding hahaha

    I have got my second pack from CB for the study. Has anyone finished the study yet? Do they ask you to return all the tests at the end? I'm building up quite a nice supply hahaha
    Originally posted by PrettyKittyKat

    Yes, you have to return everything, including any tests which didn't work/ were broken.


    I've just finished and sent it all back. Awaiting my voucher now.
    • Gemini90
    • By Gemini90 18th May 18, 2:48 PM
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    • 3 Thanks
    Gemini90
    I applied for the clear blue study a while back but haven't heard anything. How did you all hear from them?
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