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#51 Tamika88

Posted 06 October 2018 - 06:20 AM

Morning ladies!
So I'm not sure what is happening with my body. Yesterday and today I had low temps, one below the cover line.... I had spotting from 6-7dpo, none yesterday and then this morning I had a little spotting again....
I'm not sure if I'm out for the count just yet, according to my O i'm currently 9dpo. I did do a HPT this morning for FMU but go a BFN, wasn't expecting a BFP this early anyway.

#52 Bumbleflop

Posted 06 October 2018 - 05:29 PM

Tamika- I’m not too good with the temping thing but I think if ur temp has dropped that’s not a positive sign to get a BFP? Pretty sure ur temp is supposed to stay high but there are dips during the LP but it needs to go up again?

I’m on CD31 and if AF doesn’t show tonight then it’s my longest cycle since August last year...still refuse to test. The witch will show when I take the stick out. Tried to book a FS appointment today and all booked up til November so gonna have to try and figure our schedules out as best we can otherwise I feel I may be ahh cough cough sick for work a bit.

#53 Snapdragon91

Posted 06 October 2018 - 05:35 PM

Okay I don’t want to get my hopes up but yesterday was about 7dpo ovulation and had half a dozen quick pinches pretty close together to my right side inside the hip and now no cramping and pinching today .. is this how implantation pain goes like and also how long after did you get a bfp ??

#54 Tamika88

Posted 06 October 2018 - 08:49 PM

Hi bumbleflop,
My AF is irratic at best due to my PCOS. But I generally am a CD28-50 depending on what it's doing. This cycle I O'd on CD20 so know that I will be due for AF around the 10-11th.
I had pink spotting randomly from 7-8dpo with a little this morning but none since.
Might just have to see what my temps do in the morning....

FX for you Snapdragon!!

#55 Tamika88

Posted 06 October 2018 - 09:06 PM

Can anyone make sense of these charts??

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#56 Peebs

Posted 07 October 2018 - 10:13 AM

Hi ladies, well I’ve had an up and down couple of days.

Tested with fmu on Friday (12dpo) and couldn’t see anything in the first 3 minutes so cracked the sads and went back to bed lol. Left the test sitting on the bathroom sink. Was in the bathroom later that day and looked at the test again before chucking it out and there were 2 lines, second line was faint but I could def see it without squinting and this is the first time I have ever seen a second line before! Thought it must be evap because it had been a few hours.

So I took another test around 12pm with very diluted wee and watched it for 10 mins. Another second line came up, fainter than the morning one but appeared within 5 mins. So I did a CB Digi with the same wee and it said not pregnant. Didn’t say anything to DF.

Woke up yesterday morning excited to test again but took my temp and it had dropped to below cover line. Didn’t test with fmu. So sad. Was driving myself crazy all day wondering so took another test around 12pm and barely anything was there, could see a second line in the timeframe but only holding the test at a certain angle in a certain light. Af cramps started last night and she here in full force this morning at 14dpo so a day early for me.

Assuming this was a chemical? I’ve never had one before? If if was just 1 test then I would just assume a faulty test?
If it was a chem then I’m kind of happy in a really sad way because at least my body is doing something and I can get pregnant? Sorry for the long post guys x

#57 Bumbleflop

Posted 07 October 2018 - 10:28 AM

Hey Peebs :) sorry to hear it wasn’t a bfp that stuck around :( but i totally understand the being happy about it! I’d be over the moon for a chemical just to know that my body can do something too! It’s so frustrating when we can’t seem to get past that first step :(
Let’s hope that the CP will up your chances for next month :) xx

#58 BeachesBaby

Posted 07 October 2018 - 10:34 AM

Today is CD14, my 4th month of letrozole, and I got a solid smiley on my clearable ovulation test, so the medicine has been doing its job of moving my O date to a more normal time, as opposed to ~CD24 pre-letrozole.

The only downside is that my DH is currently in bed with a terrible hangover, we haven't done any BDing as a result of him being in a mood lately, and my parents staying with us for a visit (albeit across the house from our room).

So I'm seeing month #10 as likely a complete waste, unless DH's hangover and mood both significantly improve by tonight! I also don't want him to feel like I only want to BD in the O window - he hasn't brought this up yet, but I'm self conscious about it. Has anyone else run into this with DH?

#59 furbaby84

Posted 07 October 2018 - 10:49 AM

Peebs, that sounds like a chemical, so I guess its good news that your body can do this, but disappointing at the same time.. I've always said to myself to test late (after AF is due) to avoid disappointment of a chemical, but then again, sometimes its nice to see the 2 lines just to know your body CAN do it?

BeachesBaby - I have a similar problem with my DH. I've just prepped him now when my fertile window is and he's NOT allowed to be hungover! We had huge fights the first cycle because he ate too much at dinner and didn't feel like BDing (!) so I just said if I have to go through treatment, he has to go easy on the booze and big dinners for at least 1 weekend a month! So far its working but its hard for them to understand that they have to make sacrifices too... This has been the hardest part about TTC-ing for us (i.e. DH coming to the party when I need him to).. Hopefully you can get some in tonight or tomorrow and that will be enough? If its any consolation, we had make-up BDing the night after our fight and that resulted in a pregnancy! Haha!!

#60 zeldazonk

Posted 07 October 2018 - 11:57 AM

Peebs that definitely sounds like a chemical to me. I went through something very similar a couple of years ago and my OB was sure it was a chem. I conceived my DD#2 the following month though. I've heard quite a few people who were more fertile and conceived shortly after a chemical, so fingers crossed this is the case for you too.

Beaches that is so hard! The timed BDing is one of the most stressful parts of this process at the moment for us. I hope your DH is feeling better tonight.

Furbaby, my FS suggested DH needed to cut back on alcohol. Getting him to go along with this has been nearly impossible. It makes me so frustrated!

AFM, I am CD6. I'll be away for work CD8 - 10, so I will miss at least a day or two of my expected fertile window. Hoping we can still BD enough this month (and on the right days!) but we'll see. Seeing the FS in a week and a half to plan our IVF process just in case.

#61 maybebabyttc#1

Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:41 PM

So it’s cd14 and first month of CB digital advanced OPK. I had 4 days of negative, 2 days of flashing smiley face and finally a solid smiley this morning. I was a bit dubious based on some reviews but here’s hoping DH will be in a good mood tonight 😉

#62 Elkcin

Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:57 PM

Hello everyone!

I’m new to all of this but have been following along for the last few weeks. DH and I have decided to start trying for our first child. We are both 30 going on 31 in a few months time. I’ve recently stopped taking the pill after taking continuously since I was 16. After feeling like death for the first couple of weeks, now I feel great and wonder why I didn’t stop taking it sooner. I do wonder how long it will take for AF to show up but nothing much I can do at this point besides enjoy the BDing and wait.

#63 Chookieee

Posted 07 October 2018 - 08:59 PM

Peebs I’m so sorry that does sound like a chemical. I felt the same after mine, sad but like you tried to look at the positives at least you know the sperm and egg are meeting up. Fingers crossed next month is your month. Look after yourself.
AFM I’m CD2 with terrible cramps. My hysteroscopy and D&C is next Monday so I’m just in limbo for a little while. Following everyone else’s journey on here. Good luck to those testing x

#64 Pal30

Posted 08 October 2018 - 07:36 AM

Hi everyone and welcome to the newbies, hope you don't need to be here for long!!

So cd5 of cycle no 8?...gyno on Wednesday. So a bit in limbo, i really just dont have it in me to temp or use opks this month :( well at least not yet. called to see how long it takes to get in to see a specialist its only a 4 week wait so will see how gyno goes and hopefully thats all I'll need.

Good luck ladies.

#65 Claire__

Posted 08 October 2018 - 08:17 AM

Joining in here. TTC #2.

2nd month trying, however we were all sick last month so can’t say we really tried hard..! Only BDing once on day of ovulation.

I’m currently CD18 and have BD 3 times leading up to ovulation, so I’m more hopeful this month.

Does anyone get an ‘ovulation temp dip’? I’m sure I did when I TTC with #1 but as we fell pregnant first try so I only have one time to compare that too.. I have also had Temps of 36.2-36.3 and when I had my peak fertility(solid smiley) yesterday my temp went down to 35.9. Back to 36.28 today. Waiting for a temp rise now..

Good luck to everyone, hope we have lots of BFP’s this month 🤞🏻🤞🏻

#66 Snapdragon91

Posted 08 October 2018 - 10:49 AM

9DPO, temp has risen today after a drop below cover line yesterday.. hoping its the magical implantation dip but it doesn't correlate with the sharp sudden pinches I was getting on Friday, I would of thought the dip would have happened then, not a day or two after?

Anyone on here had the temp dip and had AF turn up instead of a BFP?

#67 Nat2910

Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:01 AM

Welcome Elkcin, it took awhile for my cycle to settle down after coming off the pill, though I’m finding my cycles are long and range between 38-46 days. Hopefully yours are shorter and become regular shortly.

Claire, yes had a ovulation dip - only very slight, though and have had a dip 4dpo and temp rise since then. I’m now 7days dpo. I’ve only started charting mid cycle, so very new to it all and only know the basics.

#68 Peebs

Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:30 AM

Thanks everyone x
Welcome Elkcin & Claire!

Snap I've had dips in a couple of my cycles, the one last cycle was at 8dpo which may have been an implantation dip looking back now considering I got my faint BFP on 12dpo that turned into a chem.

The others have all been around 5/6 dpo which I would think would be too early for implantation (?) and each time they occurred I got AF right on schedule those cycles and BFNs when testing prior to AF.

Claire, I get an O dip most cycles yes, usually the day before O is confirmed

#69 BeachesBaby

Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:49 AM

I've gotten a dip between 6-7 DPO for the past few cycles, and this is month #10 for us, with no BFPs through any of the 10, so for me personally I just wait until 10DPO to test with FRER, because I kept getting myself excited over a maybe implantation dip.
Snapdragon, I hope you're luckier than me!

AFM, I think today is O day, and managed to get DH in a better mood last night, so at least I'm not completely out for the month. Would have preferred a few shots at it, especially as I had a weird, single-day temperature rise 2 days before I got my solid smiley, though I'm hoping it was an outlier, and not a weird very early O that my CB ovulation monitor didn't catch correctly.

Fingers crossed for the TWW.

#70 Snapdragon91

Posted 08 October 2018 - 11:49 AM

Thanks Peebs, i'm hoping that's what it is and hoping it sticks but I guess only time will tell...
I haven't had any cramps since the temp dropped over the weekend but the first 6dpo were horrible.

Just sore boobs for now and temps back up, I've read its still way to early to test even if it was a implantation dip on the weekend?

what's the reasons chemicals occur, and how do you know if it happens?

#71 Peebs

Posted 08 October 2018 - 12:40 PM

Yeah I've read a fair bit about implantation dips on Fertility Friend and online and they say you can only look at it retrospectively if you do or don't get a BFP as they occur on both pregnant and non pregnant charts.  Doesn't stop me getting excited each time I get one tho! Fx for you xx

Not entirely sure exactly why chemicals occur, I believe it's to do with chromosomal abnormalities that cause it not to implant properly then it just disappears?  I knew due to massive temp drop and cramping on 13dpo after a faint +ve hpt on 12dpo and then AF arrived at 14dpo. My AF is now a bit heavier than usual and I had a lot of cramping yesterday (14dpo)

Edited by Peebs, 08 October 2018 - 12:44 PM.


#72 Claire__

Posted 08 October 2018 - 03:00 PM

Snapdragon

Do your boobs normally hurt before AF? Mine hurt only before I find out I’m pregnant so fingers crossed for you it is a sign.

#73 Pal30

Posted 08 October 2018 - 05:35 PM

Chemicals can be caused by low progesterone, chromosomal abnormalities...

I read that a chemical is any loss up to 5 weeks AFTER conception. I always thought it was up to 5 weeks gestation....after conception would mean even our first one at 7+3 was almost a chemical too.

#74 MrsLavender

Posted 08 October 2018 - 06:08 PM

Hi everyone. Joining in for October. It’s our first proper month TTC #2. We tried on a whim back in May, but weren’t successful.

I’m CD13 now, so we still have a long time to go before testing.

Wishing everyone lots of luck for this month!

#75 Letsdothis

Posted 08 October 2018 - 08:54 PM

Hi ladies, some of you may remember me from earlier this year. We ended up having a beautiful little boy who was born sleeping on 28 September at 28 weeks. So sadly here I am, back again.


I'm not going to be tracking or temping or anything like that just yet. The emotional rollercoaster of full on TTC would just be too much for us right now. I may just make note of C1D1 once it reappears so I know when to expect it.


Our plan is to not go back on birth control, BD when we are in the mood and feel ready, and start properly 'trying' if nothing happens after a while(maybe next year). Which was originally going to be the plan anyway, had our son survived.


10 days PP and physically I'm feeling great. This experience has brought us closer together as a couple and I can't wait to be intimate with him again. To feel normal again. I'm a bit nervous but hopefully we can try soon. I know that cycles can vary a lot after giving birth, I could O right away or it could take months. So I'm trying not to think about it and instead focus on being close to the man I love.


I feel a lot more calm about the process this time around. I've conceived before, experienced pregnancy, and given birth. There is no more 'fear of the unknown' like I had before. One of the worst things that could possibly happen already has, and the other things I used to worry about seem insignificant by comparison.


Wishing you all luck on your journey towards parenthood xx


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