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  #1  
September 19th, 2012, 07:51 PM
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My name is Miranda, I am 21 and married trying to get pregnant. My husband and I have been trying to conceive for only a week. I have been trying to find ways to have a better chance at conceiving. Any advice?
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September 19th, 2012, 08:51 PM
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hi and welcome. im brianna (25) and we are TTC our 1st, it's been 7 cycles.

i can give you some quick tips. you can only conceive a child for roughly 5ish days out of every month. this is considered your fertile time and is before you ovulate. this time is only identifiable by looking at symptoms you have and/or charting your fertility. this time is not always 14 days after your period, it's also not always the same every month. the best and way is you pay attention to how you feel down there. is there a time in your cycle where you feel 'slippery' down there when not arroused? this could indicate you are fertile.

Also, do you have regular cycles, if you are not getting your period monthly or at a fairly regular time each month you could have trouble TTC and may benefit from charting your fertility.

Have you recently stopped birth control pills?
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September 19th, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Hi,

No I haven't been on birth control in quite some time. Its been almost a year since I have been on it. I heard taking prenatal vitamins help, have you heard anything like that?


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September 19th, 2012, 09:11 PM
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it can take a year or more for your body to recover from birth control pills and longer from IUD's or depo shot.

a healthy couple can take up to 6 months to 1 year to conceive and that is considered completely OK.

prentatals will help your body by providing nutrients and vitamins int needs in preparation of being pregnant, it can help a little with your fertility if it has the right things, but I am not aware of it helping with TTC buy itself.

good luck TTC!
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September 19th, 2012, 10:35 PM
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Welcome. Brianna's covered a whole lot of what I could say.

I'm Ashley, my husband and I are on cycle 11 of TTC (we've been ttc since December), we did obtain a pregnancy in July, but it ended in an early miscarriage. We've tried many things including Fertility Charting, Ovulation Prediction Kits, Pre-seed (special lube since regular lube and saliva are not safe while ttc), special herbs in tea form, vitamins etc. And we aren't done yet. LOL.

I do suggest watching your cycles as best you can. You don't necessarily have to chart, but learning the different types of Cervical fluid that you produce is very important!!

We jumped in quickly with the extras because we aren't super young anymore ( we will be 29 and 36 this fall), DH has an illness that can cause sperm quality issues, and I've had multiple miscarriages. If we didn't have that, we'd probably not have jumped in head first so quickly.
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September 20th, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Thank you for the welcomes. :-) I should be in the clear when it comes to the birth control I was on Nuva ring. My husband and I are very healthy. We have both been checked o make sure were both okay and able to have a child. We really would like to have a baby girl but we would love to have a boy too! I have an ovalation kit and I have been keeping track of my cycle too.

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P.s thank you for all the help. It is nice to speak to other woman trying to conceive too :-)
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September 20th, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Just out of curiosity, what did your doctor do to "make sure [you were] able to have a child?"
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September 20th, 2012, 05:27 PM
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I had my uterus checked to make sure I wouldn't have difficulties. They blood tested me for any disease. :-)
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September 20th, 2012, 06:23 PM
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Hi, just thought I'd pop in with a few more things:

* Has DH been checked as well? Most doctors like to do a semen analysis to make sure things are on track with DH's swimmers.
* In addition to checking for diseases via blood work, have you been checked for any egg quality/quantity issues? That can be very important as well.
* In addition to checking your uterus, have you also have your tubes checked?

Just a couple more considerations to toss your way!
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September 20th, 2012, 06:30 PM
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From all the blood and test done, I was told I was perfectly healthy. My tubes are in great condition, I've had a ultrasound done about 3 months ago and was told I look very healthy. :-)

Thank you everyone for all your help, I greatly appreciate it!
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September 20th, 2012, 06:39 PM
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I'm still curious to know if your husband has had his sperm checked and if you have had your egg quality/quantity checked (often measured via FSH or AMH)? Both of these together caused our infertility.
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September 20th, 2012, 06:42 PM
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No I have never had my quantity or quality checked. Yes he has been checked. Maybe I should check with my doctors next time I go about my eggs.
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September 21st, 2012, 05:40 AM
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Hello, I'm Nicholle, I just wanted to say welcome! The ladies here gave you great advice! I'd continue or start charting, checking cm, cp and f/u with ob/gyn as needed. DH and I are on cycle #14. Hopefully this cycle is it for all of us!
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September 21st, 2012, 11:36 AM
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Hiya!! And welcome! You've chosen an AWESOME board to come to as the women here are FAN-FREAKIN-FABULOUS!

I'm Keri-Ann and my husband and I are on cycle # 31 - 2.5 years! but we are dealing with MFI (male factor infertility) and we are doing IVF (in-vitro fertilization).

Everyone has given you some awesome advice so I just wanted to introduce myself and say !
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September 21st, 2012, 01:00 PM
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Thank you for all the hello's and welcomes! :-) I greatly appreciate all the advice and helpful gestures. Quick question for anyone ... My husband and I have had intercourse a couple times in the last week. Today I have been having some slight cramping, does this mean anything?
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September 21st, 2012, 01:01 PM
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Hey there and welcome!! I haven't heard of anything special to do I'm going on month 2 TTC. Good Luck!!!
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September 21st, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Hi Mrs Gandy, it could mean something or it could not. I think when you are paying more attention to your body (in a "could this mean something?" "is this something?" kind of way) you feel the same things you normally feel but usually just dismiss.

So it could be a good sign, or it could just be normal, everyday cramping.
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September 21st, 2012, 03:04 PM
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Thank you for your quick response :-)
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September 21st, 2012, 07:07 PM
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i would say if you haven not yet ovulated it's probably nothing. or it could mena you are ovulating soon. if you have ovulated it may mean something.
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