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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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    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 9th Jul 18, 1:48 PM
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    Rambosmum
    Congratulations KatieBee.
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 9th Jul 18, 5:02 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD44 Tryingin2018
    CD31 Lola25
    CD26 Zeni
    CD24 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD22 Buttermint
    CD12 HappyLassie13
    CD8 PrettyKittyKat

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD4 BusyBargainz
    CD2 Faith177
    CD? April87

    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
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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
    • lola25
    • By lola25 9th Jul 18, 9:37 PM
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    lola25
    Hi All

    Sorry PKK, I know that you have just done the list, so I am happy to wait until you need to do it again, but CD1 for me today.

    I know that we haven't been trying for long, but I feel really deflated tonight. One of my friends announced that they are expecting their second, and I am really happy for her, but it just wasn't great timing!

    I hope everyone is ok; thank you all for being so supportive to one another, it is such a nice place to be part of.
    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

    2019 Bride 09.11.2019
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 10th Jul 18, 9:15 AM
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    HappyLassie13
    I'm sorry to hear that AF has arrived for you Lola.
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 10th Jul 18, 10:13 AM
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    HappyLassie13
    OH had a really bad asthma attack last night so BD is off the cards for us for the foreseeable, i think that will make us out of it for this month as the apps are predicting Sunday as ovulation day.
    Last edited by HappyLassie13; 10-07-2018 at 10:39 AM.
    • BusyBargainz
    • By BusyBargainz 10th Jul 18, 11:45 AM
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    BusyBargainz
    Sorry to hear Lola!

    AF is done for me this month so its back to the if in doubt for me!

    Does anyone recommend a particular OPK to use? I have been relying on apps but not sure how accurate the dates are and wondered if I should up my game!?
    • Zeni
    • By Zeni 10th Jul 18, 12:40 PM
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    Zeni
    CD1 again. I need to stop getting my hopes up as was a day late but not to be! (Literally took a pregnancy test to the bathroom this morning then realised nope don't need that!)
    Swagbuckling since Aug 2016 - Earnings so far.. £55.
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 10th Jul 18, 3:58 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD45 Tryingin2018
    CD25 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD23 Buttermint
    CD13 HappyLassie13
    CD9 PrettyKittyKat
    CD5 BusyBargainz

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone

    CD3 Faith177
    CD2 Lola25
    CD1 Zeni
    CD? April87

    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 10th Jul 18, 4:04 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    BusyBargainz, I have only used the Clearblue OPK!!!8217;s with a static or flashing smiley. They are more expensive but I liked how clear they were, no squinting to see if a line is darker etc. I paid for 20 earlier in the year which I managed to stretch over 2 cycles. Sadly the 2nd cycle we used them OH was ill the whole of my fertile time but it was good that I managed to confirm the OV date was almost the same as the cycle before! I got 30 free with the CB trial so I am starting to use them again this cycle.

    Sorry the witch got you Zeni and Lola25.

    HappyLassie13, I hope your OH is ok after his asthma attack, that must have been quite scary!
    • lola25
    • By lola25 10th Jul 18, 6:50 PM
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    lola25
    Sorry to hear that HappyLassie, I do hope your OH has a speedy recovery.

    Zeni, I know exactly how you feel! I too was 1 day late, so was getting my hopes up too! My AF has been extremely light last night and today, so not sure how long it will last (I think its too late for implantation bleeding).

    PKK, thank you for updating the list.
    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

    2019 Bride 09.11.2019
    • lola25
    • By lola25 11th Jul 18, 7:16 AM
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    lola25
    Hi all,

    I didnít get any sleep last night, as I only had really light bleeding yesterday morning, and then it seemed to stop. I have just done 2 pregnancy tests and have got BFPís! I still have a very slight bleed this morning though, so am not too sure whatís going on.

    I am going to test again on Friday, as OH is not around until then anyway so I canít tell him yet! I thought it was too late for implantation bleeding as I was overdue for my AF.

    I donít want to get my hopes up too early, so will see what the other test comes up with on Friday! Xx
    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

    2019 Bride 09.11.2019
    • Rambosmum
    • By Rambosmum 11th Jul 18, 8:01 AM
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    Rambosmum
    A tentative congratulations Lola25. I hope it all works out for you. Are you certain of when you ovulated?
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 11th Jul 18, 8:09 AM
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    HappyLassie13
    aww Lola, fingers crossed massively for you and a joined in tentative congratulations.

    OH got took in again last night to use the nebuliser, he's now on a 2 week course of steroids and antibiotics. Fingers crossed this works for him. He had no sleep last night, and i've hated having to come to work this morning leaving him.
    • BusyBargainz
    • By BusyBargainz 11th Jul 18, 11:09 AM
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    BusyBargainz
    Thanks PKK I think I will invest! OH has a business trip this month right in the middle of my cycle so I'll probably miss it this month knowing my luck but it would be good to know!

    Lola I have everything crossed for you!

    HappyLassie wishing your OH a speedy recovery.
    • skimper
    • By skimper 11th Jul 18, 1:08 PM
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    skimper
    Cycle day 26 now, AF due between today & Friday.
    I'm sure I've seen the faintest bit of pink when I wipe but that faint I could just be imagining things! Ovia says to test tomorrow but I think I'll just wait it out and see what happens as I don't think we timed things right this month & only BD'd twice.

    Lola - Fingers crossed for you!
    • GingerSaurus
    • By GingerSaurus 11th Jul 18, 1:36 PM
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    GingerSaurus
    Fingers crossed for you Lola and hope your OH is feeling better soon HappyLassie.

    Has anyone else noticed a shortage of cheap pregnancy tests? Ive just been to 5 shops before I found any! CD34 and I feel the need to POAS even though I know AF probably wont arrive for weeks.
    • BusyBargainz
    • By BusyBargainz 11th Jul 18, 3:26 PM
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    BusyBargainz
    GingerSaurus I saw quite a lot in my local poundland the other day, but when I bought some Tesco cheapies last month just to have in the cupboard on my online shop I got substituted for posh digital ones, which is good as I only paid the cheap price but i prefer the old school cheapies haha. Are you still having irregular cycles?
    • GingerSaurus
    • By GingerSaurus 11th Jul 18, 6:19 PM
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    GingerSaurus
    Yeah this is only my third cycle since coming off the pill in January, the others have been 49 and 82 days.
    • KatieBee123
    • By KatieBee123 11th Jul 18, 9:27 PM
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    KatieBee123
    Congratulations Lola hope everything is ok xxx
    • Tryingin2018
    • By Tryingin2018 11th Jul 18, 10:55 PM
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    Tryingin2018
    Low day today. Still no AF. Resigned myself to the fact that we are either going to struggle to conceive or we wont conceive.
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