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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 2nd Aug 18, 9:56 PM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Is there anything that could be causing AF to be delayed Trying that maybe you could look at? Do you have any stress (I always eyeroll at this one but it seems to be the number 1 cause when you google it!)? Have you been ill? Are you taking any medications?

    I agree it takes a big dollop of luck! Our one year off the pill is this month so I am hoping my GP refers us to fertility testing. I think extra help being needed is much more common than people say.
    • Tryingin2018
    • By Tryingin2018 2nd Aug 18, 9:59 PM
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    Tryingin2018
    No stress no illness nor medications. Just bad luck I suppose :-)
    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 2nd Aug 18, 10:40 PM
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    Faith177
    Wine and chocolate please PKK CD1 (I tried to do the magenta thing but it!!!8217;s not liking my phone)

    Hope you get some luck soon trying xxx
    Last edited by Faith177; 03-08-2018 at 8:31 AM.
    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
    • BusyBargainz
    • By BusyBargainz 3rd Aug 18, 7:38 AM
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    BusyBargainz
    Wine and chocolate for me too (CD1). AF reared her ugly head this morning. Earlier than usual so I probably missed my window.
    Last edited by BusyBargainz; 03-08-2018 at 10:00 AM. Reason: Wrong colour
    • Faith177
    • By Faith177 3rd Aug 18, 8:32 AM
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    Faith177
    Wine and chocolate for me too (CD1). AF reared her ugly head this morning. Earlier than usual so I probably missed my window.
    Originally posted by BusyBargainz
    Exactly the same as me Ive been working on the assumption Im 28 days cycle because of the pill Im 25!
    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
    • BusyBargainz
    • By BusyBargainz 3rd Aug 18, 10:00 AM
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    So annoying isn't it Faith. My cycles have been 30-31 days and this one was only 28. Those 3 days can make all the difference it seems!
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 3rd Aug 18, 10:03 AM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD69 Tryingin2018
    CD37 HappyLassie13
    CD33 PrettyKittyKat
    CD25 Zeni
    CD23 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD22 KatieBee123

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD5 Creditcardjunkie
    CD2 Faith177
    CD1 BusyBargainz
    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 24/5/2018
    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
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 3rd Aug 18, 10:07 AM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Sorry Af got you Faith and BB. CD33 for me today, AF prediction day on Ovia, so tested and got a BFN which I was expecting as I'm not sure I ovulated. If I did I think it would have only been last week when we were away after I stopped taking the ibuprofen (once I discovered they delay ovulation!). If I didn't OV until last week then AF wouldn't be due for probably another week anyway.

    Although I didn't expect a positive it can be hard not to let your mind wander about the possibility can't it? I feel like I have given up on getting a BFP now and have resided myself to needing medical help. Although this is good in the sense that I am not stressing over it or symptom spotting.
    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 3rd Aug 18, 10:43 AM
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    CreditCardJunkie
    Happy Friday all! I am in such a good mood today - I haven't felt like this in such a long time and I think it's to do with coming off the pill! It makes the horrible PMS symptoms worth it!
    Also looking forward to a few drinks tomorrow night at a family party!
    What you all up to over the weekend??
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2018 #076
    • BusyBargainz
    • By BusyBargainz 3rd Aug 18, 4:07 PM
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    BusyBargainz
    CCJ Glad you are in a good mood! I think it's good to remain positive! I am also at a family party Saturday night but no drinks for me as I am running a 10k race Sunday - all I need at the beginning of AF haha! Although it does sometimes make me faster.
    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 3rd Aug 18, 7:17 PM
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    CreditCardJunkie
    Aww that's fantastic BB!! Good luck with the race!!
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2018 #076
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 4th Aug 18, 9:43 AM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD70 Tryingin2018
    CD38 HappyLassie13
    CD34 PrettyKittyKat
    CD26 Zeni
    CD24 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD23 KatieBee123

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD6 Creditcardjunkie
    CD3 Faith177
    CD2 BusyBargainz
    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 24/5/2018
    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
    • skimper
    • By skimper 4th Aug 18, 9:50 AM
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    skimper
    I'm 8dpo today, and yesterday & today I've had very very faint positives (when held at certain angles in the light) on opks only when done with fmu. My OH said he can see it too. Fingers crossed it's a positive sign and not just getting my hopes up & faint ovulation positives. AF is due on tuesday so time will tell.

    Edit: just googled and apparently we always have the hormone in us. So unless the positive line is the control line colour it doesn't mean anything but they also said that you would get a positive on a home test before an opk. Just going to wait till Tuesday & see what happens.
    Last edited by skimper; 04-08-2018 at 10:48 AM.
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 4th Aug 18, 9:57 AM
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    Ooh good luck with the race BB!

    CCJ Have a lovely time at your family party. I am glad you are feeling positive . We are hopefully doing some more sorting out and tidying of the house, and maybe going to the cinema if my step sons fancy it!

    I have been trying to focus on eating well these past few days. Since our wedding last year my eating has been horrendous and i have put on alot of weight. I am feeling really positive about it as for the last 3 days I have 100% stuck to slimming world. This will no doubt sound silly to lots of you but I literally can't remember the last time I followed it properly for 3 days in a row (even when I did it and lost 2 stone!). I have today planned so I am hoping to have another 100% day and my first weigh in is Monday as I am going away to visit family for a few friends then.

    No AF or spotting here yet. CD34, however I have checked and last month was a 35 day cycle so if it arrives in the next few days at least the length is still consistent!

    I had strange tinges (not cramps) in my stomach last night. I noticed them when I was lay on the sofa. I don't recall exeriencing them before so I couldn't decide if it was my digestive system, muscles or pre AF!
    • HappyLassie13
    • By HappyLassie13 4th Aug 18, 8:25 PM
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    HappyLassie13
    Hi all,
    Unfortunately AF found me and I!!!8217;m now CD3. Another 5 days left of our holiday to enjoy.
    I think my focus when I get home is to eat healthier and exercise more
    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 5th Aug 18, 10:01 AM
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    CreditCardJunkie
    Thanks PKK. I also got married last year! I have put on about a stone since then too! Family party was great, may have had a little too much to drink but sure hopefully soon I won't be able to drink for a while!
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2018 #076
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 6th Aug 18, 8:11 AM
    • 738 Posts
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Two Week Wait (BFP Hopefuls)
    CD72 Tryingin2018
    CD28 Zeni
    CD26 Skimper

    "If in doubt - BD" Zone
    CD25 KatieBee123

    "Wine and Chocolate" zone
    CD8 Creditcardjunkie
    CD5 Faith177
    CD5 HappyLassie13
    CD4 BusyBargainz
    CD1 PrettyKittyKat
    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 24/5/2018
    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
    • PrettyKittyKat
    • By PrettyKittyKat 6th Aug 18, 8:13 AM
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    PrettyKittyKat
    Well AF found me too . Getting fed up of this now! I'm away visiting family and friends this week so will try to get a docs app next week.
    • CreditCardJunkie
    • By CreditCardJunkie 6th Aug 18, 9:32 AM
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    CreditCardJunkie
    Aww PKK! Enjoy the time visiting!
    Pay ALL your debt off by Xmas 2018 #076
    • BusyBargainz
    • By BusyBargainz 7th Aug 18, 10:28 AM
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    BusyBargainz
    Hope everyone had a good weekend. Sorry to all that got their AF.
    Can you move me to the if in doubt zone please?
    Going to try OPK's for the first time this month, bought some Amazon cheapies and I may try the CB ones next month if I don't get anywhere with these.
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