What is or was your TTC "cocktail"?

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
293 posts
Helper bee

I took prenatals, used OPKs and used preseed. But I think the most effective thing we did was BD a LOT lol. I’m talking every day until I O’d and almost every day after until I got my BFP. Oh, and I stayed lying down for a while after we did it and sometimes put a pillow under my butt! I am 5 weeks pregnant 🙂 

Post # 3
2174 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Prenatals, folic acid (EVERY TTC WOMAN SHOULD TAKE THIS!!!), Vitamin B6, OPKs.

Post # 4
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I didnt have difficulty concieving, but nonetheless I used the following:


Omega 3/DHA




Lots of healthy eating


…..and I followed a mild swaying diet.








  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  urchin.
Post # 5
4674 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Prenatals, vitamin C, Evening Primrose, iron (my gummies have no iron), I will probably pick up some preseed for when DH comes back from his work trip, and I’m thinking of using Yogi Women’s tea.  I’m also taking garlic supplement to help with my circulation, because I’m worried about MC because of my poor circulatory system.  And I’m not even starting TTC till the end of the month.  I’m working really hard to get pregnant soon.  

Post # 6
1305 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012




Worked on my 5th cycle.


Post # 7
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Ummm…..I didnt change very much. I took folic acid. That is all. Luckily we concieved 2nd cycle, with just 1 BD in the fertile window at O-1.

Post # 8
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Folic acid, fish oil and ubiquinol for egg health, and metformin for PCOS. 

Post # 9
2360 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oy.  I’m trying to restart my cycle after coming off of BCP:

  • Pregnitude (recommended by my OB)
  • Prenatal vitamins w/out iron
  • Vitex
  • Red raspberry leaves (capsules, not the tea)

priyawouldntwannabeya:  Congrats!

Post # 10
1022 posts
Bumble bee

-good multi vitamin




-washed down with grapefruit juice

Post # 11
4591 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

This is good info! My FI were talking last weekend about when we think should start TTC, and how when that time comes I shouldn’t be drinking at all (which I agreed with). Both his sister and SIL drank during their TTC time, and both have kids with mental disabilities (not that it was related, but interesting either way). And not that we may not either, but we’re older and you just never know.

I’d rather know that nothing was in the way of conception! I’ve been on BC since I was 21 (will be around 34 when we start TTC)… so I’m hoping that won’t be a problem.

Post # 12
2504 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Kabatchy2be:  Pre-natals or folic acid, Pre-seed, Mucinex once or twice right before O, used an OPK the month we conceived (even though I never got a positive) and the most important, I think: LOTS OF SEX. We started TTC in July and I got my BFP in November.

ETA: I was wary of “self-diagnosing” and taking any supplements, but might’ve tried some if it had taken us longer….

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Post # 13
3360 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We’re starting TTC next month, and here’s what I’m planning so far (or am already doing):

  • prenatal
  • vitex
  • red raspberry leaf tea (at least one cup/day)
  • Preseed (right now just occasionally using it like a regular lube – may start using the applicators during my next fertile window)
  • charting, and will be aiming for BD at least EOD during the fertile window, but hopefully ED


Trying to remind myself that all of this does not guarantee instant success, just trying to give us the best shot possible.

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