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    • sexymouse
    • By sexymouse 13th Apr 16, 12:29 PM
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    sexymouse
    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:
    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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    • Celepie
    • By Celepie 5th Jul 18, 9:25 PM
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    Celepie
    Amazing news, KatieBee! Congrats!
    • BusyBargainz
    • By BusyBargainz 5th Jul 18, 11:09 PM
    • 76 Posts
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    BusyBargainz
    Thanks prettykittykat I think Ill do the same and wait for it to arrive properly!

    congratulations katiebee, such wonderful news!
    • Sakurah
    • By Sakurah 6th Jul 18, 7:09 AM
    • 16 Posts
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    Sakurah
    Congratulations KatieBee!

    BusyBargains, I had a similar experience a couple of months ago - I had a couple of days of brown discharge then it stopped for a day and then my period proper came. Apparently it can be leftover lining from the previous month!

    Tryingin2018, I wouldn't worry about a long cycle unless you have it every time. My sister had a long cycle (about 45 days every time) and she struggled to conceive for 18 months. It turned out she wasn't producing enough of a particular hormone (can't remember which). The doctors gave her a replacement and she conceived instantly, and now after her little girl was born her cycles have gone back to a normal length.
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 6th Jul 18, 8:16 AM
    • 206 Posts
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    HappyLassie13
    Congratulations KatieBee such wonderful news!
    I hope you have a lovely, smooth 9 months!
    • BusyBargainz
    • By BusyBargainz 6th Jul 18, 8:53 AM
    • 76 Posts
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    BusyBargainz
    CD1 for me and wine and chocolate zone please.

    I feel horrendous! Worst cramps for a long time.
    • skimper
    • By skimper 6th Jul 18, 12:17 PM
    • 154 Posts
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    skimper
    Congratulations KatieBee!

    If were not successful this period then i think i'll jump on the conceive plus wagon and see how we go.
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 6th Jul 18, 4:37 PM
    • 490 Posts
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD41 Tryingin2018
    CD28 Lola25
    CD21 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD22 Zeni
    CD19 Buttermint
    CD9 HappyLassie13
    CD5 PrettyKittyKat

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD1 BusyBargainz


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

    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 24/5/18
    Celepie 30/5/2018
    HopHop 28/5/2018
    Gemini90 31/5/2018
    Sakurah 22/6/2018
    BapBap 1/7/2018
    KatieBee123 5/7/2018
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 6th Jul 18, 4:45 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Congratulations KatieBee123! I hope you have a smooth and wonderful 9 months ahead of you. How did you tell OH?

    I had a strange bleed this morning. I was in work and things didn!!!8217;t feel right so I went to the toilet and was bleeding. I have never bled outside of AF before. AF definitely stopped a couple of days ago so I am confused what this was about! Just going to record it as spotting on Ovia and see what happens over the next few days.
    • lola25
    • By lola25 6th Jul 18, 6:17 PM
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    lola25
    Hi

    Congratulations KatieBee, that is wonderful news.

    BusyBargains I think I may be joining you in the wine and chocolate zone over the weekend, just waiting for Af to arrive, but have bad cramping already!
    You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You are on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the woman who will decide where to go

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    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 7th Jul 18, 3:10 PM
    • 490 Posts
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD42 Tryingin2018
    CD29 Lola25
    CD22 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD23 Zeni
    CD20 Buttermint
    CD10 HappyLassie13
    CD6 PrettyKittyKat

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD2 BusyBargainz


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

    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 24/5/18
    Celepie 30/5/2018
    HopHop 28/5/2018
    Gemini90 31/5/2018
    Sakurah 22/6/2018
    BapBap 1/7/2018
    KatieBee123 5/7/2018
    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 8th Jul 18, 7:07 AM
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    Faith177
    Congratulations KatieB!

    PKK can I go into the wine and chocolate zone please
    First Date 08/11/2008, Moved In Together 01/06/2009, Engaged 01/01/10, Wedding Date 27/04/2013

    WW - Start Weight 15.1 Goal 10.10 loss so far 9lbs
    • Tryingin2018
    • By Tryingin2018 8th Jul 18, 1:36 PM
    • 75 Posts
    • 91 Thanks
    Tryingin2018
    Still no AF here. I had to have a scan for something unrelated seven months ago and they found a dermoid cyst on my ovary and I've just received an appointment for the monitoring of that cyst. Seems a good opportunity to speak to the gynaecologist about what's going on.
    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 8th Jul 18, 1:57 PM
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    Faith177
    Hope everyone is ok this lovely weekend

    Looking to get a thermometer to do bbt amy recommendations?

    TIA xx
    First Date 08/11/2008, Moved In Together 01/06/2009, Engaged 01/01/10, Wedding Date 27/04/2013

    WW - Start Weight 15.1 Goal 10.10 loss so far 9lbs
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 8th Jul 18, 2:00 PM
    • 490 Posts
    • 460 Thanks
    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD43 Tryingin2018
    CD30 Lola25
    CD23 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD24 Zeni
    CD21 Buttermint
    CD11 HappyLassie13
    CD7 PrettyKittyKat

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD3 BusyBargainz
    CD? Faith177

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

    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 24/5/18
    Celepie 30/5/2018
    HopHop 28/5/2018
    Gemini90 31/5/2018
    Sakurah 22/6/2018
    BapBap 1/7/2018
    KatieBee123 5/7/2018
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 8th Jul 18, 2:03 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Faith177 I have added you on to the lists . Let me know your CD (cycle day) and I will update it.

    Tryingin2018 hoping Af arrives for you soon. My longest was 49 days so I remember the frustration! That appointment sounds like a good time to ask. Could the cyst be causing the change in your cycle length?
    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 8th Jul 18, 2:30 PM
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    • 4,064 Thanks
    Faith177
    Sorry PKK cd1 please x
    First Date 08/11/2008, Moved In Together 01/06/2009, Engaged 01/01/10, Wedding Date 27/04/2013

    WW - Start Weight 15.1 Goal 10.10 loss so far 9lbs
    • KatieBee123
    • By KatieBee123 8th Jul 18, 4:35 PM
    • 111 Posts
    • 435 Thanks
    KatieBee123
    Thanks for the messages of congratulations I still can!!!8217;t believe it!

    Will lurk here for a little while, the only thing I did different this month was castor oil packs, definitely have a look on YouTube for tutorials

    Hope everyone is well xxx
    • april87
    • By april87 9th Jul 18, 12:02 PM
    • 346 Posts
    • 165 Thanks
    april87
    Hi guys,

    Can I be added to the list please. Used this board whilst TTC last time.
    LO is now 13 months, and we are starting to think about no.2. Ideally we wouldn't have a massive gap between the 2, so think we are going to let this pill packet finish this week, and go from there.

    Last time was a bit up and down, but hopefully things will be a lot smoother this time round.

    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 9th Jul 18, 12:41 PM
    • 206 Posts
    • 364 Thanks
    HappyLassie13
    Hi April,

    welcome back
    if you don't mind me asking, what was your TTC journey like last time?
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 9th Jul 18, 12:50 PM
    • 408 Posts
    • 808 Thanks
    Zeni
    Congrats Katie! Fab news

    CD26 and awaiting AF. I don't know to be hopeful or not as think we were a little off timing-wise think I was too late this month but you never know. Whats the concieve plus lube Like does anyone know? My other TTC friend suggested it to me as she is trying it but not sure if it actually is any good (thou amazon reviews are positive..)
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