Jump to content

Onto month 8 TTC

  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 flipflops

Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:51 PM

Hi all, new to this forum

feeling very down today, AF arrived today, I was really getting my hopes up this cycle as for the past nearly 2 weeks I felt nauseous every morning when I woke. Strange, never feel like this normally. Maybe I was and lost it, definetly felt different this month.

Never thought TTC would be so hard I have made an appointment with a doc next week, I just want to see what our options are. A little harder for us also as hubby works away, so not always home at the right time.

Gl to u all, have a nice w/e

#2 Princess Holly

Posted 07 December 2012 - 10:52 PM

Perhaps you could try IUI, that way when hubbys not home when you o you still hav a chance...

#3 flipflops

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:00 PM

thinking about that, will speak with doc and asked to be referred to a fertility clinic maybe. just dont want to leave it too much longer, turner 35 in Jan sad.gif feel like age is against me a bit. Rough day today, lets hope tomorrow is a better one

How long have u been TTC?

#4 raone

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:08 PM

OP My husband worked away for a year while we were ttc. We were in the just see what happens camp. Unfortunately he was away during the week and I worked weekends regularly. So not as much trying as was needed. 9 months in I was diagnosed with probably having endo. The Gyno gave me four months to conceive or get a laproscopy to see if this was causing issues. The following month we moved to where his work was and the monthe after that I was pregnant with my now 3 month old DS. So definetly don't lose hope and try and work something out with your DH to give you more chances.

#5 Princess Holly

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:36 PM

Got a +HPT friday last week. Long story short, we were trying on and off for over 2 yrs, had a chemical pregnancy last year and lost twins in june and july which i conceived while on the pill. I hoestly didnt think i could get pregnant again coz after the miscarriage my cycles were only 2wks long so wasnt ovulating. I tried vitex in my last cycle hoping to regulate my cycle and it worked, was told it can take upto a year for it to start having an affect but i guess i just got lucky... Good luck to you. I know the last thing you wana hear is stories of how quickly others fell pregnant but i thought i'd share alil of my story in the hopes that it gives you hope that even when things look their worst and it looks like theres no hope life may surprise you. It certainly surprised me twice this year.

#6 flipflops

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

congrats on your DS, hope all is going well with the little one original.gif

Thanks for your post, its nice to have some support

DH came back last month a day early to hopefully catch it but not happening this month sad.gif
At least I know the next 2 cycles he should be home

Feb it might change again, frustrating not knowing for sure if he will be home.

Do you know what type of 1st tests they do when you first see a doc?

#7 flipflops

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:42 PM

thanks for sharing your story chloesmum, that def gives me hope. Im so sorry for your loss of the twins, it must have been a very hard time. I def think good things come to those that wait, congrats on the + original.gif

#8 Princess Holly

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:43 PM

From what i know they check your progesterone, thyroid, lh, fsh which checks your ovarian reserve ie how many eggs you have and will probably do a hysteroscopy which is a procedure to check for any uterine abnormalities.

I was booked in for those before falling pregnant

#9 Princess Holly

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:50 PM

Yea it was pretty tough I lost the first on a holiday in thailand and they wanted to do a d&c but thankfully i decided to wait till i got back home as when i went to the hospital they found another heartbeat, it was slow and bub was very small for dates so was told to prepare myself for losing it. It did help me see what i already had in life though. Also made me realise how badly i wanted to be a mum again though so DH and i decided to actively ttc again.

#10 raone

Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:54 AM

Op I would also suggest before you see the doctor. Write down anything you think is important. For example length of cycles any odd symptoms, the month you started TTC.

I know you probably don't have alot to remember but I know these things can go for awhile and also if you have it all written down as well as any questions you won't kick yourself later for forgetting something rolleyes.gif

#11 flipflops

Posted 08 December 2012 - 10:23 PM

thanks cchloemum, helpful to know. I know before TTC I saw the doc and they did some pre-conception checks, pretty sure thyroid was covered but cant remember others.

I lost a baby at 16 wks along time ago so understand your pain, its something u never fully get over. Your right though it makes u a hell of a lot stronger and appreciate what you do have

Thanks raone, i def will be doing that, i have a good idea on my cycles now which is good, so glad i have been keeping track

#12 HappyLife

Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:33 AM

QUOTE (flipflops @ 08/12/2012, 11:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
thanks cchloemum, helpful to know. I know before TTC I saw the doc and they did some pre-conception checks, pretty sure thyroid was covered but cant remember others.

I saw my doctor just before we started TTC & asked to get checked over before we did. He pretty much laughed at me & said in all his time practising, he's never been asked to do that. Made me feel stupid! I just wanted to make sure I was fit & healthy for TTC & carrying a bub!

Time for a new doc I think!

#13 291

Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:15 AM

Happylife, Yeah, i'd get a new doctor. I saw ,y doctor in August and she was more than happy to do all my pre-conception checks, bloods, pap, prescribe essential vitamins etc. Never batted an eyelid.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


The device that allows you to bottle feed and use your phone at the same time

"It dawned on me that I could do some catch-up work while he fed, but I needed something to help me hold a bottle and my smartphone."

Mum posts photo of c-section scar to prove she gave birth

A new mum angered by people suggesting women who deliver their babies via caesarean section have not "given birth" has challenged that misconception by sharing a photograph of her scar.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis welcome daughter

Actress Olivia Wilde and her fiance Jason Sudeikis are parents again.

Nurse cuts off part of newborn's finger

A newborn baby is without the tip of one finger after a nurse accidentally cut it off with scissors.

See the new Thomas & Friends clothing range for girls

It's a long overdue move for kids and parents alike.

Finally, someone's come up with a way to stop doona thieves

If you've ever shared a bed with a dyed-in-the-wool doona stealer you'll know how frustrating it can be.

Family rituals to make mealtimes easier: mums share their tips

Special rituals, as well as favourite cutlery and plates, can make dinner times less challenging and a lot more fun!

Toddler pours entire bag of dog biscuits down the toilet

Most mums of toddlers have a funny horror story about the time they turned their back for 30 seconds only to find mayhem on their return.

Surgeons successfully separate 13-month-old twins conjoined at head

Surgeons at a New York City hospital have separated a pair of 13-month-old boys who were congenitally joined at the head, completing a rare operation that carried a risk of death and severe brain damage, their mother said.

'Do I call the parents or an exorcist?'

Babies can sometimes get themselves into unusual positions while sleeping, but this youngster has the makings of an acrobat.

The complicated grief of losing your babies

In the park near our house my partner and I have a bench. We paid to have it put there last year after our twin boys Fred and John died.

How the way you’re born and fed can affect your immune system

Vaginal or caesarean, bottle- or breastfed: it all influences our gut microbes and future health.

Depression made me a crummy friend - but I'm working on it

Getting well and falling in love with my son has brought a feeling words simply can't describe. But I didn't expect it to be a little heartbreaking, too.

Mountain Buggy Bagrider makes travel so much easier with baby

Haven't we all needed more hands when travelling with babies and toddlers?

'I look like a troll!': mum shares postpartum hair regrowth woes

Rather than hiding her postpartum hair regrowth, author Giovana Fletcher has photographed and shared it.

A police officer saved a baby's life, forever changing his own

With his bald head, light goatee and bulging arms covered in dark tattoos, Officer Kenneth Knox is an imposing figure.

The tandem breastfeeding photo that got a mum's Facebook account shut down

A mother of six from the US claims that Facebook disabled her account because she posted a photograph of herself tandem breastfeeding a stranger's baby along with her own.


Top 5 Articles


What's hot on EB

Win a Hawaii beachfront resort holiday for two!

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.


Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.