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#1 Just_Keep_Swimming

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

Hi Ladies,

How are you all?

It has been almost 12 months since DH and I have been TTC. I know we can conceive as I already have DS and I conceived three months ago but sadly it ended in miscarriage.

I was just wondering if there are any 'tricks' you decided to try and were successful. E.g. change of diets,  BD dancing timing/positions, etc.

I would love to know, as I would love to try an suggestions and see if they work.

Thanks for sharing :-)

#2 Feral_Pooks

Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

I know the exact weekend DS was conceived. I knew it was "around" ovulation and we did hardly anything other than BD from Friday night to Sunday night.

Worked a treat.

#3 crackles

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:09 PM

We just relaxed and bd'd whenever we felt like it

#4 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

I had some specific issues TTC our second...poly cystic ovary, some hormonal issues, and er, age ...I was over 35 put it that way! So my experience is probably not the same as yours OP...I was seeing a fertility specialist and took some medication to address the PCOS (metformin), I lost some weight.....cut back on the booze (I was self medicating a bit with alcohol to combat my feelings about being unable to conceive).....I was charting with OPKs but I was all over the shop with them and TBH I think they gave me a number of false readings.....what really worked for me, the month I conceived DS2 (but as I said, I had resolved the fertility issues mentioned above) was .....MASSIVE TMI alert......

....EWCM (are you up with the lingo OP?)....it happened after I thought I had ovulated that month, but it was there in my knickers and seriously, I could have made a pavlova with the stuff! (sorry but I did warn you TMI) ...so we BD"d and sure enough .....it was right down to the wire too because we were booked in for IVF that following month....I told my FS about it and he said it is an "excellent" sign of fertility....

Good luck!

#5 Just_Keep_Swimming

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:12 PM

QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 24/01/2013, 05:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
....EWCM (are you up with the lingo OP?)....it happened after I thought I had ovulated that month, but it was there in my knickers and seriously, I could have made a pavlova with the stuff! (sorry but I did warn you TMI) ...so we BD"d and sure enough .....it was right down to the wire too because we were booked in for IVF that following month....I told my FS about it and he said it is an "excellent" sign of fertility....

Good luck!


Haha thanks very much. I think you and I think alike when describing things. I am sitting having a chuckle at your reference to making pavlova.

Thanks ladies for the advice.

In the time frame that I have been TTC three of my really good friends have conceived and though extremely I am happy for them at the same time I am going crazy :-)


#6 FeralMuddyPuddles

Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:48 PM

Sperm meets egg plan (SMEP) worked first go for us after 4 months of ttc #2.

#7 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

I've tried anything and everything!

But one thing I can tell you what NOT to do and that is to put a pillow under your bum when you own a water bed.

When I did that and laid back, my legs went flying over the top of my head, my shins smacked into the headboard, pulled a muscle in my butt and got stuck in that position with no knickers on.   wwhistle.gif  

So there ya go, what NOT to do! tthumbs.gif

Oh man it didn't put my edit in - what I was saying is, in all seriousness, keep on doing what you have been doing as you fell pg (though sadly m/c) 3 months ago. There is nothing saying that it won't happen again. original.gif

Edited by Bwok~Bwok, 24 January 2013 - 07:12 PM.


#8 Three Of Hearts

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:12 PM

QUOTE (Bwok~Bwok @ 24/01/2013, 08:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've tried anything and everything!

But one thing I can tell you what NOT to do and that is to put a pillow under your bum when you own a water bed.

When I did that and laid back, my legs went flying over the top of my head, my shins smacked into the headboard, pulled a muscle in my butt and got stuck in that position with no knickers on.   wwhistle.gif  

So there ya go, what NOT to do! tthumbs.gif


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#9 Just_Keep_Swimming

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

QUOTE (zaacaa @ 24/01/2013, 07:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sperm meets egg plan (SMEP) worked first go for us after 4 months of ttc #2.


I think I will try that this cycle. Is that where you BD every second day after AF and then every day three days before ovulation?

QUOTE (Bwok~Bwok @ 24/01/2013, 08:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But one thing I can tell you what NOT to do and that is to put a pillow under your bum when you own a water bed.

When I did that and laid back, my legs went flying over the top of my head, my shins smacked into the headboard, pulled a muscle in my butt and got stuck in that position with no knickers on.   wwhistle.gif  

So there ya go, what NOT to do! tthumbs.gif


That is funny! I can picture the exact same thing happening to me.  :-)


#10 Bwok~Bwok

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:21 PM

It took ages before I could stop limping from the pain in my butt. I think it wouldn't have taken as long if I had the guts to go to the Dr about it. LOL

#11 NikonMum

Posted 24 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

I started the blackmores conception gold multi vitamin about 3 months or so before TTC, also we did use the maybe-baby sperm friendly gel once and after I thought about it I think it did the trick original.gif

Good Luck

#12 Just_Keep_Swimming

Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:34 PM

QUOTE (Bwok~Bwok @ 24/01/2013, 08:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It took ages before I could stop limping from the pain in my butt. I think it wouldn't have taken as long if I had the guts to go to the Dr about it. LOL


Oh no, I hope you are OK. At least you can have a look back and have a laugh about it. :-)


QUOTE (nikonmum @ 24/01/2013, 08:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I started the blackmores conception gold multi vitamin about 3 months or so before TTC, also we did use the maybe-baby sperm friendly gel once and after I thought about it I think it did the trick original.gif

Good Luck


I was actually thinking about getting them, however I have heard some people say they are just a marketing gimmick. If it worked for you it is definitely worth a shot :-)

#13 MooGuru

Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

A younger naiver me would have said "BD! Without contraception!"
- Apparently I'm not doing that right enough though.. Seriously considering buying a waterbed for entertainment after reading this thread!

#14 bitingmynails

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:08 AM

We got our BFP my first month of properly using Preseed.

Maybe TMI - but I've always had problems with too little CM.
I had read online that most supermarket lubes will hinder TTC so got some Preseed to use instead. First two months we just used a tiny bit applied externally because I'm a bit of a stooge and it is pretty expensive...

The third month I actually followed the directions and applied the full amount required via syringe right against the cervix. Got our BFP by BD every second day for the middle 10 days.






#15 belinda1976

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:18 AM

I charted my temp and used Fertility Friend website.

#16 ~polly~

Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:38 AM

QUOTE (Bwok~Bwok @ 24/01/2013, 08:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I've tried anything and everything!

But one thing I can tell you what NOT to do and that is to put a pillow under your bum when you own a water bed.

When I did that and laid back, my legs went flying over the top of my head, my shins smacked into the headboard, pulled a muscle in my butt and got stuck in that position with no knickers on.   wwhistle.gif  

So there ya go, what NOT to do! tthumbs.gif

Oh man it didn't put my edit in - what I was saying is, in all seriousness, keep on doing what you have been doing as you fell pg (though sadly m/c) 3 months ago. There is nothing saying that it won't happen again. original.gif


Bwok you are full of wisdom and funny stories today  smile1.gif


#17 Daisy1974

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:39 PM

EWCM is the big thing for me but interestingly enough this time I used the Clear blue Fertility Monitor and I always would have said that I ovulated around Day 13/14 but the monitor picked ovulation date as Day 17.  And I am now 13 weeks pregnant and baby is measuring accoding to the Day 17 ovulation date.  

Without using that monitor we would have definitely stopped BDing after Day 14 and probably would have missed it.  I really recommend it - I think you can buy them on ebay they come from the States.

I also second Preseed.

Good luck
xx

#18 purple_daisy

Posted 25 January 2013 - 02:52 PM

I did a weightloss challenge for 8 weeks, lost 5kg and was feeling really healthy and positive about my body. Due to being on this health kick I started focussing much more on my diet and exercise regime than on the TTC process. Yes I know, I know that sounds so cliche, and I'm glad I can't get things thrown at me for saying it, but I think the change in focus AND the healthier eating helped a lot.

Good luck.

PS Also the first time we fell pg we were following the SMEP and charting.

Edited by purple_daisy, 29 January 2013 - 08:59 AM.


#19 Just_Keep_Swimming

Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

QUOTE (nikonmum @ 24/01/2013, 08:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I started the blackmores conception gold multi vitamin about 3 months or so before TTC, also we did use the maybe-baby sperm friendly gel once and after I thought about it I think it did the trick original.gif

Good Luck


Thanks nikonmum, I have gone to the chemist and purchased myself some of these vitamins. I have heard other people positive feedback about blackmores conception GOLD so I am going to give it a shot.
On the instructions it states to take one tablet and one capsule with a meal. Are you supposed to take e.g. the capsule in the morning and the tablet in the night or are you supposed to take them both at the same time?

Thanks for the advice ladies on the preseed. Where do you buy that from? I do have the maybe baby lubricant is that the same thing?

Thanks PurpleDaisy, that was my actual plan for this cycle, just to forget about TTC and focus on health, fitness and actual love making :-)





#20 zingy

Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:37 PM

When BDing at ovulation you need to let him go first followed by you. If you go first, your stuff blocks the passage way for his stuff to get through.

If he goes first, it shoots straight up there and then when you go it just pushes it even further till it hits the spot.

This theory has worked for me every time after much research and many years of TTC number 2.


#21 Natttmumm

Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:42 PM

I found ttc just once or twice around ovulation much more successful than to try often around that time.



#22 Just_Keep_Swimming

Posted 26 January 2013 - 04:47 PM

QUOTE (zingy @ 26/01/2013, 05:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
When BDing at ovulation you need to let him go first followed by you. If you go first, your stuff blocks the passage way for his stuff to get through.

If he goes first, it shoots straight up there and then when you go it just pushes it even further till it hits the spot.

This theory has worked for me every time after much research and many years of TTC number 2.


Thanks zingy, that is good information to know. I did not even know that. TMI but it is always me before him. :-)




#23 IamAuntyA

Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

I'm glad you asked this... I also got some good tips original.gif I'm currently taking the blackmores conceive well Gold so hopefully it works for me... and some of the tricks work for you original.gif

#24 MrsPoon

Posted 31 January 2013 - 01:19 AM

wow I'm so glad to read this thread ladies! I have never heard of the SMEP! I recently found out that two of my best friends got pregnant in their first month of trying by BDing everying second day from day 10-18. Similar to the SMEP!! So we are definitely giving this a go!

I have been tracking my ovulation by using OPKs and I agree - it was really stressful just to BD around ovulation dates. Often I would miss my ovulation dates completely as my cycles go cray cray all the time  sad.gif


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