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08/05/2018 at 11:08
So I’m about 2-3DPO and need to keep myself sane somehow before the dreaded AF!
Anyone care to join me? Xxx
08/05/2018 at 12:12
Aww I haven’t ovulated yet! Doing ovulation sticks for the first time!
08/05/2018 at 12:18
Larat84 - awesome what cycle day are you on? I believe I got my positive OPK last Thursday/Friday so ovulated over the weekend! Xxx
08/05/2018 at 12:24
I hoping I get it Friday so I ovulate on the weekend!
Im day 11. I used to be a 28 day cycle but since jan it’s gone to 29/31. I’m not sure why.
what day are you on? When is af due? Are you going to test before?
08/05/2018 at 13:04
when will you start testing with OPKS?
So my last cycle was stupidly long but I’m convinced it’s was down to taking the seven seas pre-conception tablets so I stopped taking them and going by my ovulation this month I should be back on to a 31-32 day cycle!
So AF is due May 19th. It seems so far away :( if I’m honest, I will prob start testing at 8DPO with cheapies! I just can’t resist! I know it’s very early. Weirdly enough I’m only about 3DPO and I have zilch symptoms! I had really bad cramping last month after ovulation all up until AF came! Xxx
08/05/2018 at 13:13
Already have in case it was early. I don’t take a specific pregnancy vitamin just one with folic acid in.
I should say it will fly by but know from experience it will drag. I wish I could forget about it but it’s in my brain and I google like crazy. I had no symptoms of af last month so convinced myself only to get very upset when it did arrive. I am terrible and do convince myself even if I have a negative pregnancy test.
what are your normal af symptoms?
08/05/2018 at 18:26
Hi im I'm the 2ww today too! 9dpo today. Had a dark opk but only managed to dtd 2 days becore positive lol. So not feeling confident about this month.
08/05/2018 at 18:36
Larat - good idea :) I think I was testing about 3 days before my positive as well! Yeah it’s so hard it really is. I never imagined it to be like this. I envy people who can get pregnant easily.
My normal AF symptoms are sore boobs and also period cramps!
welcome tryingforbabyno1 :) eekk so your slightly ahead of me! it Only takes one time so don’t worry too much! They also say not to do too much as the sperm isn’t as good!
I had some rubbish news today that I have PCOS :( I’m absolutley gutted and I’m hoping my journey won’t be too long. I’m seeing my GP next week to discuss what to do now. Ive cried so much and now I just feel angry?Xxx
08/05/2018 at 19:43
I’m in this club too! Going by days my hcg levels were back to 0 after my second MC, it appears I’m on cd 17. The hospital advised us to give it a cycle before trying again but friends who have also miscarried and then immediately got pregnant again said to go for it and figure out the due date later on. I think I ovulated Saturday or Sunday going by symptoms so will maybe test a week on Saturday and see.
08/05/2018 at 20:10
I normally get painful after ovulation boobs (which I have now!) But my AF can sometimes come from nowhere. No symptoms just bam - AF. But after it starts my cramps can be nasty!
Oh Char I'm sorry to hear that. Have you been ttc for long?
Bjrg I'm sorry to hear of your miscarriage. Uve heard that the main reason they ask you to wait is because of dating the pregnancy but that can always be sorted at a later date. So as long as everythings well then I would just try again as soon as.
08/05/2018 at 20:31
Bjrj - we seem to have ovulated at the same time then (hopefully I did ovulate!) I’m so sorry to hear about your miscarriage. I know people that haven’t waited and TTC straight away as they are told they are super fertile. Do what’s right for you :)
Tryingforbabyno1 - we have not been careful since October last year however we never dtd at the right time. I would say 3 months trying but being conscious of ovulation days. I then have had some super long cycles and painful which the GP then sent me for bloods and a scan which confirmed my PCOS :( I’m going to try and continue as normal and just see what other help can be given to me. I’m now sceptical whether I’m even ovulating at all as you shouldn’t trust OPK’s when you have the condition! Xxx
08/05/2018 at 20:56
Char I'm sorry to hear that but I also know several people that have PCOS but have fallen pregnant without any additional help. So you never know!
Would temping be useful?
08/05/2018 at 21:07
Aww char sorry to hear that. How long have you been trying?
08/05/2018 at 21:23
Char09 I’m so sorry to hear about PCOS. Everything crossed for you that you did ovulate too. I assume I did but I may not have after what happened. Don’t feel like you’ll not conceive naturally, I also have heard of and know some who have conceived naturally and also gone full term more than once. I’d be exactly the same - any news that affects reproduction when you want children has to be the one of the hardest to hear especially when you haven’t had any children yet. Don’t give up hope, try to keep calm (easier said than done) and don’t pressurise yourself. Cry as much as you need to - you need to cry the news out if you’re anything like me then you can face it as something to overcome not something that is overcoming you xxxxxxxxx
I notice ovulation through my Fitbit as well as discharge and boob symptoms. My resting bpm goes up four counts when I’m ovulating. It normally drops back down after a couple of days but it didn’t the two months I had concieved. It only dropped again the day after my hcg was at 0 again after each mc. It’s obviously not the most scientific method of tracking ovulation etc but has seemed to be accurate for about a year now for ovulation anyway. Was interesting that it stayed slightly elavated after we caught too. The battery ran out on it and I couldn’t find the charger for a few days so will be interesting tomorrow what it says my resting bpm is!
09/05/2018 at 08:30
Tryingforbabyno1 - ive read temping isn’t again not an accurate way when have Pcos as well :( I don’t know how on earth to no when I am even ovulating!
Bjrg - thank you. It made me a little emotional after reading your post. i also know people who have had as well and have concurved naturally. I did have a good cry and feel a bit crap again today but hey ho there is nothing I can do. Well I have read about lifestyle changes such as my diet can help improve so that’s my first step until I speak to the doctor. My DH was very sweet last night and just said we will Work something out! Just feel like a failure because I’m the one with th problem and I was desperate to have children. I’ve wanted them for as long as I can remember xxx
09/05/2018 at 08:43
Bjrg i use Fitbit too. I use it to see when my period is coming as my resting heart rate drops two days before. I’m looking forward to their female health part coming. Sorry to hear about your MC too. I would try straight away as I’ve heard you have a high chance in catching straight after.
how are you feeling today Char?
i had a high ovulation test today (I have the smiley face ovulation test) roll on peak.
How long has everyone been trying for? This is my third month.
09/05/2018 at 10:01
Ahh wasn't sure with the temping as well. Thats a pain!
Ooh I hadn't thought about looking at my fitbit for that! I'm gonna have a looksie at my previous heart rates and see!
This is my first official months trying. I had the implant removed after 8 years in January and wanted to wait a little to get it out my system. But been using opks to see if and when I was ovulating, as I know sometimes it can take ages for periods to come back after but mine were back and regular almost immediately.
This has been my longest cycle so far though so not sure if the added pressure of actively trying delayed my ovulation. I'm normally pretty regular at cd 13-15 but this month was CD 20 before my positive opk! So feel this month has dragged more than any other!
09/05/2018 at 10:31
Ahhh I’m in peak! It’s really early this month mins last month I didn’t ovulate til day 17! Tryingforbabyno1, I agree my cycles have been all over the place since I started to actively try. Fitbit is good. It’s just a shame When my heart rate drops the two days before af. I know it’s coming then and it upsets me a little.
09/05/2018 at 16:47
That fitbit idea is great! I think I'm 7-9DPO...still way early for tests I know..But I took a digital FRER two days ago with a YES!!! but now all of the tests I take are negative. So disheartening...My nips are sensitive, which they normally never are, I have increased CM...good amount of show in undies (Sorry if TMI) which is also rare for me. I just hope i'm not out...I want to cry so bad!
09/05/2018 at 18:33
Larat84 - still feeling a bit down today. Just hope I can pick myself up! Ohh awesome, get busy :) I havent been trying for Long at the right time. I would say it’s our 3rd month this month.
Perspectivematters - eek so you are a little ahead! I wonder why you got a yes and then no more positive tests? So disheartening isn’t it :( fingers crossed for you xxx
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