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#51 rowd

Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:54 AM

Congrats to the BFP! Great to see some happy news in here.

Gabbitz - that is really frustrating, I'm sorry things didn't line up for you this month. It must be rough with another person involved.

Ljp, I am in the same boat and it's hard not feel discouraged. I am only on my third cycle of TTC # 3, but have had crazy long cycles and it does get to become a chore when you are constantly trying without much hope. I'm CD15 and had some promising signs of O so thought maybe I was getting more regular but OPKs are still very negative, so who really knows. My husband is a shift worker so timing be tricky too.

#52 ausfarmerswife

Posted 12 July 2019 - 07:12 PM

View Postljp89, on 11 July 2019 - 11:09 PM, said:

Happy to see a couple of BFPs in here! Congrats ladies.

I’m going to join in with the ones who are having a hard time though. And I know I don’t have it bad by any means, but I’m already frustrated with TTC number 2 and we’re only on our 2nd cycle TTC. I’ve had irregular cycles. I’m on CD10 with no idea how long my cycle will actually be or when I’m due to ovulate and I just feel like it’s a losing battle. We are DTD every second day and I’m frustrated now because I’m nowhere near testing time and I just want this cycle to be over or be pregnant already and I’m overthinking and it’s making me crazy and making the sex s chore.

Please someone tell me how you chill out when you get all these feels?

I’m going to join you in the feeling of it all being hard, cyle 2 TTC no2, first cycle I had a MC at 6 weeks, I’m currently CD18 (18days after I started bleeding from the MC) and yet to ovulate, I feel like I’m going crazy wondering if my CM is Ovulation related or if I’m still yet to O.

I’m just continuing to check OPKs and bed every other day. Ive followed the SMEP both times I’ve got BFPs so hopefully I can get another one.

#53 CamemBear

Posted 13 July 2019 - 08:20 AM

Hi ladies,

I haven't posted since June, but wanted to let you all know I got a BFP this week and am really hoping things are fine!

To the ladies getting frustrated: This was our fifth cycle TTC#2 and one of those cycles resulted in an early miscarriage. I never really know when I'm Oing either. I have a history of anxiety and refuse to use OPKs or track my BBT for fear of becoming obsessed - I've always just used the SMEP method (BD every two to three days) and hoped for the best. That said, my cycles are always between 26 and 30 days so fairly predictable. It really does get tiring 'having' to DTD, but we often just had quickies!

Good luck to the ladies still trying this month xx

#54 Ollie83

Posted 13 July 2019 - 10:10 PM


We’re back for July too TTC number 2, cycle 2. I really thought I was in with a decent chance for June but AF arrived in a huge way Thursday and hasn’t given me much of a break since. So I’m not sure what’s going on.

Fingers crossed and baby dust to you all.

#55 onetrick

Posted 14 July 2019 - 05:02 PM

Congratulations, CamemBear (hehe- I didnt read your username properly the first time...)! Love that theres  another BFP :) and thank you for your kind words for those of us with no idea what our cycles are doing! It's so frustrating but I know other people have it far worse so dont ever complain to anyone IRL (other than poor DH)...

#56 BellaBella78

Posted 15 July 2019 - 09:22 AM

Hi Everyone, My DP & I are trying for his first & my third child. He has low count/motility and I’ve been told I need to lose about 30kg to be considered for IVF. Despite our challenges FS said we could become pregnant naturally. Although I’m currently 7 days past O & I have sensitive nipples which started yesterday along with lower abdo cramps & back pain. I haven’t had sensitive nipples since I was pregnant with my now 9 year old. Will wait & see :)

#57 loulou1985

Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:22 PM

My period was due today but I hadn't got my pre-af spotting so I tested yesterday and got a faint bfp. It's somewhat stronger today so I'll allow myself to be cautiously optimistic.

#58 rowd

Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:24 PM

Lots of BFPs this month - congrats everyone!

#59 mrs_sam150890

Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:41 PM

Hello! currently day 21 of cycle :) My name is Sam. I have a 3 year old, an hoping to add to our family this month :BFP:

#60 Gabbitz

Posted 16 July 2019 - 08:38 PM

Just to a call from my FS.
She did some bloods last week. We knew that my oestrogen levels were higher than normal, but thought it was just to do with my endo. But she also tested for some other stuff too. They were supposedly cancer markers and I supposedly have slightly elevated levels of them. She can’t tell if they’re just raised because of the endo or if they’re going to need to check stuff out further before we try to do a transfer.
The Doc mentioned cancer and my brain kind of froze on that word.
Great, how to freak me out big time.

#61 First30

Posted 16 July 2019 - 08:40 PM

Congratulations to all the BFP wishing you all the best in the next stages :). I'm in the two week wait but I'm thinking I'll get AF in the next 7 days my cycle is a bit all over the place and I haven't been able to pin point O date like I used to pre TTC haha! The only difference I have this month are my breast are severely killing me and feel like two 10kg bag of spuds. But i have a lot of cramping so I'm certain AF will show. Good luck those waiting

#62 400

Posted 16 July 2019 - 08:47 PM

View PostGabbitz, on 16 July 2019 - 08:38 PM, said:

Just to a call from my FS.
She did some bloods last week. We knew that my oestrogen levels were higher than normal, but thought it was just to do with my endo. But she also tested for some other stuff too. They were supposedly cancer markers and I supposedly have slightly elevated levels of them. She can’t tell if they’re just raised because of the endo or if they’re going to need to check stuff out further before we try to do a transfer.
The Doc mentioned cancer and my brain kind of froze on that word.
Great, how to freak me out big time.

Gabbitz, I don’t belong in this thread anymore but I had to reply. The “cancer markers” are called tumour markers and do not by any means absolutely mean cancer. There is one in particular (called Ca125) which is completely non-specific, (meaning that it can’t actually tell you what thing is making it go higher) and it is frequently raised in endometriosis. It actually is raised when the peritoneum (the lining of the abdomen) is irritated- which endometriosis does, as do certain cancers, for example ovarian. It even goes up a bit when menstruating or ovulating.

Please don’t freak out until you have more information x

#63 Gabbitz

Posted 16 July 2019 - 08:52 PM

Thanks heaps. That does relieve my mind a bit. I think that was one of the tests she mentioned.
I call the specialist tomorrow and hope they can fit me in soon.

#64 400

Posted 16 July 2019 - 08:54 PM

View PostGabbitz, on 16 July 2019 - 08:52 PM, said:

Thanks heaps. That does relieve my mind a bit. I think that was one of the tests she mentioned.
I call the specialist tomorrow and hope they can fit me in soon.

Glad it helped a bit, good luck! x

#65 mama_j

Posted 17 July 2019 - 10:13 AM

Hey all, just checking in on everyone. Hope everyone is travelling along well :)

Gabbitz how scary, good way to get you worried. I hope you get an all clear ASAP xx

Congrats to all the BFP's!

AFM, I'm currently I think 1-2dpo?

Saw a FS last week as our Kariotyping from our last loss came back as a chromosomally normal little girl so they want to start me on a few things in case the issue is me (well duh! I did say that at the start of my last pregnancy!!!)

Starting next cycle I am taking Letrazole days 3-7, and progesterone and Clexane if we are lucky enough to get a BFP.

Today I am off to have bloods to check if I ovulated and also my egg reserves...

Yay for progress I guess!

#66 ausfarmerswife

Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:12 PM

Hi All,

I have no idea wtf is going on this cycle, currently CD23 Had a positive OPK on day on CD20,21,22 & 23 so we’ve just DTD everyday

Has anyone had multiple OPKS? These were all SMU

#67 Kallie88

Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:52 PM

Can I tentatively join? Hubby and I have been talking about possibly trying for #4, which feels crazy and right at the same time. I'm heading into predicted ovulation soon so I guess we'll see if dh is up to try, but cycles can be unpredictable but I think i've gotten better at picking it over the years.

Eta: and congrats to all the bfps so far!! Wishing you all boring sticky pregnancies

Edited by Kallie88, 17 July 2019 - 06:53 PM.

#68 ljp89

Posted 17 July 2019 - 10:25 PM

Oh loulou congrats on the BFP! Fingers crossed it sticks!

Gabbitz, some doctors also don’t word things great when they get test results so try not to stress. Hope you get some answers quickly.

Afm - CD16. Flo app says O was yesterday but I’m not convinced, and I’m not temping or doing OPK’s yet - I tend to rely on O pain and EWCM to tell me when it happens. We’ve DTD every second night since CD4. TMI ahead - Tonight though I had to wake hubby up and excite him (which was fine) but then he slipped out as he was finishing and not sure much of anything went in. I know that’s not the end of the world and some of his swimmers would make it anyway haha but TTC makes me crazy and I’d rather all that end up inside me.

Sorry for the graphic tmi if anyone read that far 😂

I hope everyone else is having a more successful time in the bedroom this month!

#69 Kallie88

Posted 20 July 2019 - 01:32 PM

Oh boy, we dtd last night with no condoms, looks like dh is on board haha

#70 JC 22

Posted 21 July 2019 - 05:47 PM

Hi All, I haven’t been posting just wanted to say a Big congratulations to all the BFP and hope with all my heart that they stick xxx

AFM I’m cd 31 waiting on af after a Mc on the 21st of June looking forward to getting my cycle back on track.
Hope everyone is keeping well x

#71 onetrick

Posted 21 July 2019 - 07:34 PM

I dont know where I'm at... CD39 today. Tested on day 28 and a few days after that and completely negative, but with a cycle this long I have no idea when (if?) I ovulated so I doubt that I'm in with a chance this month. I just wish AF would come along so that we could move on to the next month properly.
I know this isnt uncommon, so for those that have been through weirdly long cycles (I'm stil bf my 14mo twice a day so that may be a thing?), should I chat to my GP or just ride this out? I had very regular 28 day cycles prior to ttc DS, so this isnt normal for me... but I hate going to the doctor when nothing is wrong. wwyd? I'm a fairly anxious person who is trying hard not to be (I'm keeping it confined to this thread and chats with DS so not too bad!!).

#72 Kallie88

Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:12 PM

Might be worth checking that you're ovulating. Blood test at, I think, cd21 should tell you that. We conceived #3 2 weeks after what would have been ovulation in a normal cycle, so I guess you never know what's going to happen xx

#73 onetrick

Posted 21 July 2019 - 08:40 PM

Thanks, Kallie :) I'm happy to just keep trying in the meantime, but a blood test might be good to see if ovulation is happening.

#74 Bellie00

Posted 22 July 2019 - 10:58 AM

Does anyone get horrible pms?? Since coming off the implanon in March 2019 (4months ago) I’d been fine, a regular cycle every 29-30days, no serious symptoms until last month, I had horrible cramps, headaches, very irritable, severe nausea and diarrhea. My whole body aches and zero appetite, I’m so flat and down...totally not like me normally...I’m a week out from AF being due and I’m experiencing all of the above symptoms again like last month. I feel so horrible today I’ve even called in sick to work, I just don’t normally have sick days. But I feel horrible.
Not getting my hopes up that I could be pregs cause that’s what I thought last month when I was having these symptoms and then af arrived.
Just was wondering does anyone else get these symptoms that are almost debilitating a week out from at??

Bellie xx

#75 rowd

Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:04 AM

Onetrick, how many cycles have you had since having your baby? I have been having crazy long cycles too (currently breastfeeding 4 times a day), but each cycle has so far gotten shorter and with a longer luteal phase. I have been taking evening primrose oil this cycle (only pre-o) and then vit b6 and vit c during my luteal phase. Not sure if that's helping or if it's just my body naturally adjusting, but thought it might be helpful for you. I haven't had any blood tests yet as fairly sure I'm ovulating, but it's so frustrating and disheartening waiting weeks!

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