(Closed) Excitement and request for advice

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would suggest fertilityfriend.com You can learn so much from that site and lean on some other folks in the community. Plus it’s a great place to keep you temps and they have a smartphone app for ease of plugging the numbers in from bed lol.

Post # 4
959 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Taking Charge of Your Fertility 🙂 And, What to Expect Before You’re Expecting. I also recommend the website http://www.fertilityfriend.com. 

Congratulations- super exciting!!!! 

Post # 5
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Start taking prenatal vitamins. 🙂

Even if you don’t start temping right away at least keep track of your cycle lengths and which day your periods come if you have not already.

Have fun!

Post # 6
4038 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I agree with all the previous advice. I like both tcoyf.com and fertilityfriend.com for charting (I actually use both, because I’m crazy) but I initally chose and liked FF because you can sign up for daily lessons on charting emailed to you. I think there was 2 or so weeks of them. And you can sign up your Darling Husband for them too, or at least I did, so he’d have a better idea of what was happening. I also read and recommend TCOYF. It’s much more indepth then the FF lessons.

You can start prenatals now (I get mine from Target), and I got my basal thermometer from Target as well (I don’t remember exactly how much it was, but I think it was in the $6-$10 range). I also use ovulation predictor kits (OPKs) that I get from Amazon.com…they’re dip-sticks, and you can get something like 50 of them for $10-$15 dollars. They’re harder to read than the digital ones, but I also have a stash of the digitals. I test 2-3 times a day with the dip-sticks starting at about Cycle Day 9 (or 9 days after the first day of my period, which is Cycle Day 1), and once I get a positive (the test detects your LH surge which happens right before you ovulate–the line has to be at least as dark as the control line) I confirm it on the digital. 

Good luck!

Post # 7
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Babycenter.com also has loooooads of information about TTC and pregnancy, and everything! It’s a great resource to start learning 🙂

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