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11/09/2008 at 21:43
Hi It's Mandy,
Just want to run some things by the Practical Parenting Girls!
I'm trying to get pregnant again for the second time and I'm wandering if when anyone was breastfeeding for along time like me, has had any problems with their fertility returning and also my breasts deflated alot when I stopped feeding coming up for three half monthes ago. Will that affect how they react to pregnancy symptoms? as they are very soft, kind of lifeless and tiny (Great!!!) all the time usually no matter where I am in my cycle.
I done the digital ovulation tests and for the last few months have been having surges and doing it at the right time, so I'm not sure as it took along time to fall with my daughter, so I'm getting worried as I wanted to get pregnant before my 35th B'day in October!, as I know your fertility drops again!
Any advise would be great as I'm getting worried and wandering if I should still go down this path!
12/09/2008 at 09:02
Hi Mandy sorry to hear no luck yet but im sure something will happen soon for you. As hard as it is they do say try and relax about it.
You do stiill have plenty of tim to concieve again,my mum fell preggers with my youngest brother at 35 in the oct.(a while ago.lol)
Best of luck to you hun.
12/09/2008 at 09:06
Sorry, I am not much help on this subject but I do know that the worst thing you can do is give yourself a nearby deadline to be pregnant by! You body will respond to this in a negative way!
12/09/2008 at 12:50
hey mandy, good luck with ttc.
i think fertility is sposed to return to normal pretty quickly once you stop, and in fact you can carry on ovulating while still breastfeeding. perhaps as it took a while before it may just take a little while again. as the girls said giving yourself a deadline will only stress you out, and it's not like as soon as you hit your 35th birthday your fertility will decrease! it's a gradual thing..
i think the breast thing kinda happens to everyone - well it happened to me.. on the positive side, when you do eventually get preggers they perk back up again for a while! hehe
12/09/2008 at 13:12
Thank you, I will bear what you said in mind! I know having a date to get pregnant by is silly idea, but you start to worry as you get older!
I'm not great at relaxing, that's more reason for it not happening than anything ah well!
12/09/2008 at 19:31
Mandy, I know how you feel as I didn't start trying for my first until I was 31 and I had been told that it was very likely that I would need fertility treatment! We got pregnant the first month of trying, i believe, because I thought I had no chance of it happening and thus wasn't expecting to get a positive!!
12/09/2008 at 21:47
i agree with caroline
we wer trying with maisy for 2 half yrs and as soon as i got my appointment through for fertility check .... i was pregnant ..
i am also ttc no2 we will see how it goes
we were trying with maisy for 2 half yrs and as soon as i got my appointment through for fertility check .... i was pregnant ..
13/09/2008 at 08:44
Just seen this - I've been told that on the CB ovulation tests you can sometimes get the after you have ovulated.
I posted this link a while back but might be worth having a look and monitoring yourself against it
Maybe see if you get the on the day it says you ovulated etc (hope that sentence makes sense) lol
Good Luck x
13/09/2008 at 13:21
Hi Sarah and Everyone,
Thanks for all your advice. I have used the ovulation calculator and it was bang on with my surges!, so I it's just a waiting game, as you only normally have a one in three chance of getting pregnant anyway!
I'm not the calmest of people, but I do know how to have a laugh! I'm just going through a difficult time at the moment. It' s never a perfect time to get pregnant and it seems hard not to embrace the fact you are trying to get pregnant for it to happen as it has happened for plenty of my friends!
It took me nearly seven years (through just not doing it at the right time and illness (flu) and just general life things), I thought now my body knows what to do it would not take that long! We have only been trying for about five months and two of them, this being my third has been since I've given up breastfeeding!
I'm not that worried, you win some you lose some, that's just life!
Good luck to the rest of you and hope it won't be too long before you get what you have been waiting for.
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