Getting pregnant

posted 7 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I used the site to keep track of my symtoms. It was a good and bad thing, it tells you how likely your symptoms are to be pregnancy symptoms. 

Post # 3
1615 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I used FertilityFriend and Natural Cycles to track my temp/ovulation strips and I found fertility friend was better. (currently 31 weeks). Just got ovulation strips and cheap tests off amazon or ebay. When I got my first squinter I bought First Response to double check.

Post # 4
238 posts
Helper bee

I used the fertility friend app to track my cycles and then used Clear Blue OPKs to test for ovulation. Might have been just luck but we got pregnant the first month using OPKs (we only tried for 3 months).

Post # 5
1545 posts
Bumble bee

I used Ovia go track my cycles. Then to help figure out my fertile days I bought ine of those ovulation stick kits on Amazon.

Post # 6
7002 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I used the PinkPad app to track my cycles and ovulation. I purchased Wondfo brand ovulation and pregnancy test strips in bulk on amazon. I used First Response to confirm. I also read Taking Charge of Your Fertility which I found really helpful to get a good grasp on the whole process.

Post # 7
2238 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I used the Ovia Fertility app to track my cycles, then I bought the Ava bracelet. I got pregnant on my 2nd cycle with the Ava bracelet (had been casually trying for about 5 months).

Post # 8
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017 - France

I use Ovuview, Glow, and Ovia to track my cycles. Clearblue Opks and to guesstimate when Implantation might happen. You can also calculate your fertile window and predicted due date.

Post # 9
9854 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Fertility friend and temping. 

Post # 11
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I used the Ovia app and cheap OPKs from Amazon. Bought a thermometer for temping after reading so much about it on the Bee and then decided not to use it.

Ended up getting pregnant by luck anyway as my husband and I had sex (for fun rather than baby making) when I thought I wasn’t in my fertile window and turned out I ovulated v early that month!

Post # 12
1212 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

brittneyg :  The Ava bracelet you just wear at night, it tracks your temperature and a few other parameters but I found the temperature tracking to be most useful. For temping the traditional way you have to be pretty strict with it (getting up at the same time every morning, etc.) so having Ava made it a lot easier for me.

I plugged my Ava temps into the Fertility Friend app since I found that FF was more accurate at pinpointing my actual ovulation date than the Ava app. I also started using cheapie ovulation test strips like my 3rd cycle trying (I think they were Wondfos?)- got pregnant after 5th cycle trying and 22 weeks today!

I never actually read Taking Charge of Your Fertility but I know it’s like the Bible for understanding how everything works. I also found the boards on here to be really helpful- I started looking at the POAS boards even before I was officially trying to get a feel of what people were doing and how it was working for them. Good luck!

Post # 13
2238 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

brittneyg :  Like PP said, only at night! I am in such a fog in the morning (not a morning person), so knew traditional temping was not a great option for me, as I’d constantly forget. The Ava bracelent is pricey – but it worked (at least for me), so I’m glad I bit the bullet and bought it. I did use ovulation strips along with it to “confirm” ovulation. I’m 23 weeks now – good luck!

Post # 14
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

brittneyg :  I used the baby centre website to figure out when I may want to plan to get pregnant… I didn’t want a baby before April because of Darling Husband job chages etc. We wanted to plan for a May baby, the website helps you calculate the estimated due date so we started trying in August 2018 to plan for a May 2019 hopefully…

I came off the pill 4 months before but we were using protection and I wanted to make sure I was ovulating so I ordered a cheap $5 or $10 set of ovulation test strips on amazon.


AF came Aug 1st 2018

Ovulation sticks came in the mail on Aug 10th 2018

I think I ovulated around Aug 13th 2018

Positive pregnancy test August 28th 2018… I could not believe our luck/blessing!

Baby is due May 8th, 2019 laughing

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